What books did you love in 2023?

by Alexis Kenyon/Dalle

We asked listeners to share their favorite books of 2023. Here is the list of what you said. If you want to share your favorite book recommendations from 2023, post on our Facebook page here.


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  1. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelades.
  2. “Covenant of Water” by Abraham Verghese.
  3. “Women” by Eduardo Galeano.
  4. “All the Sinners Bleed” by S. A. Cosby.
  5. “The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks.
  6. “Britney Spears biography.”
  7. “10th of December” by George Saunders.
  8. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  9. “Sometimes Brilliant” by Larry Brilliant.
  10. “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander.
  11. “Poverty by America” by Matthew Desmond.
  12. “Quantum Supremacy” by Michio Kaku.
  13. “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell.
  14. “The World We Knew” by Alice Hoffman.
  15. “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco.
  16. “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki.
  17. “Down River: Future of Water in the West” by Heather Hansman.
  18. “Excellent Advice for Living” by Kevin Kelly.
  19. “Daisy Jones and the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
  20. “Wish You Were Here” by Jody Picoult.
  21. “The Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles” by Ned Palmer.
  22. “Democracy Awakening” by Heather Cox Richardson.
  23. “Heart to Heart” by the Dalai Lama.
  24. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus.
  25. “The Power of Neurodiversity” by Thomas Armstrong.
  26. “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.
  27. “Endurance” by Alfred Lansing.
  28. “I Contain Multitudes” by Ed Yong.
  29. “Exposure” by Robert Bilott.
  30. “Spillover” by David Quammen.
  31. “The Coming Plagues” by Laurie Garrett.
  32. “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold.
  33. “Emerging World” by Roger Briggs.
  34. “Our Migrant Souls” by Hector Tovar.
  35. “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison.
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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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