NPR’s Book Concierge 2023

National Public Radio (NPR) has just released the Book Concierge for 2023. This is NPR’s annual, interactive, year-end reading guide. They compile their list by requesting staffers and trusted critics to nominate their favorite books of the year. Then, the editors and producers at NPR Books sit down and select their favorites. 

The books on this list cover a variety of genres such as biographies, book club ideas, and nonfiction as well as the more traditional categories like mysteries and thrillers, and historical fiction. We have indicated the categories that NPR assigned each book beneath the title in BOLD.

The Texas Talking Book Program has a good number of them in our collection. We even have some of them in Spanish. We have placed those at the top of the list under the heading En Español. No matter which genre you enjoy, the staff at National Public Radio have chosen a favorite book published this year. Contact us and we can help you find your next favorite book.

For more information: https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=list&year=2023

En Español

ALAS DE SANGRA por by Rebecca Yarros (DB en proceso)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
EDAD DEL VICIO por Deepti Kapoor (DB 115648 en proceso)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
INVENCIBLE VERANO DE LILIANA por Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 107986)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
NUESTRA PARTE DE NOCHE por Mariana Enriquez (DBG 17386)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
OTRA GRAN OBRA MAESTRA DEL CINE por Tom Hanks (DB en proceso)
(Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
 PACTO DEL AGUA por Abraham Verghese (DB en proceso)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
SPARE: EN LA SOMBRA por Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 114176)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
TRENZA DEL MAR ESMERALDA por Brandon Sanderson (DB 114177)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
VIENTO CONOCE MI NOMBRE por Isabel Allende (DB 115997)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)

English Language

ABOVE GROUND by Clint Smith (DB 113995, BR 24835 IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks)
ABSOLUTION by Alice McDermott (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
AGE OF VICE by Deepti Kapoor (DB 111733, LB 14194)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
ALL THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ME by Patrick Bringley (DB 113368)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For Art Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Staff Picks)
ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
(Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
AMERICAN STORY by Kwame Alexander (DB 111856)
(For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Nonfiction)
ASTOR: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN FORTUNE by Anderson Cooper (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
BEAST YOU ARE: STORIES by Paul Tremblay (DB IN PROCESS)
(Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, The Dark Side)
BEE STING by Paul Murray (DB IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BETTER THE BLOOD by Michael Bennett (DB 114557)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BIG SWISS by Jen Beagin (DB 113281)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
BIOGRAPHY OF X by Catherine Lacey (DB 113971)
(Book Club Ideas, For History Lovers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton (DB 115924)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BLACKOUTS by Justin Torres (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Let’s Talk About Sex, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN by Jessica Knoll (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Staff Picks)
BURN IT DOWN: POWER, COMPLICITY, AND A CALL FOR CHANGE IN HOLLYWOOD by Maureen Ryan (DB 115381)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
BUT WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW?: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE 60S GIRL GROUPS by Laura Flam and Emily Seiu Liebowitz (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, For Music Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
CASSANDRA IN REVERSE by Holly Smale (DB 115359)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
CENTRE by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi (DB IN PROCESS)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around the World, The Dark Side)
CHAIN GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (DB 114336)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For Sports Lovers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
CHOOSING FAMILY: A MEMOIR OF QUEER MOTHERHOOD AND BLACK RESISTANCE by Francesca T. Royster (DB 114746)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction)
COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A MEMOIR AT THE END OF SIGHT by Andrew Leland (DB 115575, BR 25166)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Science!)
COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese (DB 114896)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
CROOK MANIFESTO by Colson Whitehead (DB 115398)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
CUBAN HEIRESS by Chanel Cleeton (DB 113946)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Tales From Around The World)
DAY by Michael Cunningham (IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
DOS AND DONUTS OF LOVE by Adiba Jaigirdar (DB 116288)
(Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Young Adult)
EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAERIES by Heather Fawcett (DB 112234, BR 24964 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
EMPTY THEATRE: OR THE LIVES OF KING LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA AND EMPRESS SISI OF AUSTRIA (QUEEN OF HUNGARY), COUSINS, IN THEIR PURSUIT OF CONNECTION AND BEAUTY DESPITE THE EXPECTATIONS PLACED ON THEM BECAUSE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL GOOD FORTUNE OF THEIR STATUS AS BELOVED NATIONAL FIGURES by Jac Jemc (DB 114965)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
ENCHANTERS by James Ellroy (DB IN PROCESS)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Rather Long, The Dark Side)
EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers (DB 116273)
(For Art Lovers, Kids’ Books, Seriously Great Writing)
FAMILY LORE by Elizabeth Acevedo (DB 116553 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
FAMILY MEAL by Bryan Washington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KU KLUX KLAN’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA, AND THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED THEM by Timothy Egan (DB 114864)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant (DB 116220)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Science!, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR IN PROCESS)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
FRAUD by Zadie Smith (DB 116592 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
GHOST AT THE FEAST: AMERICA AND THE COLLAPSE OF WORLD ORDER by Robert Kagan (DB 112901)
(For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
GOLDEN SPOON by Jessa Maxwell (DB IN PROCESS)
(Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Staff Picks)
GONE TO THE WOLVES by John Wray (DB IN PROCESS)
(For Music Lovers, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
GOOD NIGHT, IRENE by Luis Alberto Urrea (DB 114929)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
GREAT ESCAPE: A TRUE STORY OF FORCED LABOR AND IMMIGRANT DREAMS IN AMERICA by Saket Soni (DB 113144)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
GUEST by Emma Cline (DB 114407, LB 14446, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Let’s Talk About Sex, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
HALF KNOWN LIFE: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE by Pico Iyer (DB 114178)
(Biography & Memoir, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
HANG THE MOON by Jeannette Walls (DB 114958, BR 25113 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, The States We’re In)
HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST: LIFE AND DEATH ON A SCORCHED PLANET by Jeff Goodell (DB 116475 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Science!, Staff Picks)
HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBride (DB 115655 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano (DB 113288, LB 14282, BR 25090 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, For Sports Lovers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
HOLLY by Stephen King (DB 116600 IN PROCESS, BR 25169 IN PROCESS)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, The Dark Side)
HOUSE OF EVE by Sadeqa Johnson (DB 112651)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance)
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix (DB 112120, LB 14730)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Mysteries & Thriller, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU by Rebecca Makkai (DB 112960, LB 14575)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
IMMORTAL LONGINGS by Chloe Gong (DB 116607)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND OTHER CONFESSIONS OF ALEJANDRA KIM by Patricia Park (DB 113468)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Young Adult)
IN MEMORIAM by Alice Winn (DB 116108)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
INVISIBLE SON by Kim Johnson (DB 116471 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, The Dark Side, Young Adult)
JOVITA WORE PANTS: THE STORY OF A MEXICAN FREEDOM FIGHTER by Aida Salazar (DB 114313)
(Biography & Memoir, For History Lovers, Kids’ Books, Nonfiction, Tales From Around The World)
JULIETA AND THE ROMEOS by Maria E. Andreu (DB IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Young Adult)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig (DB 115189, BR IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
KüNSTLERS IN PARADISE by Cathleen Schine (DB 115236)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, The States We’re In)
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by C. Pam Zhang (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Cookbooks & Food, Eye-Opening Reads, Rather Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
LAST ANIMAL by Ramona Ausubel (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Science!, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
LAST DEVIL TO DIE by Richard Osman (DB 116412 IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World)
LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWitt (DB 116100, LB 14519, BR 25013 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
LIKE LAVA IN MY VEINS by Derrick Barnes (DB 116558 IN PROCESS, BR 25048 IN PROCESS)
(Comics & Graphic Novels, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Staff Picks)
LILIANA’S INVINCIBLE SUMMER: A SISTER’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE by Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 115091)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
LONE WOMEN by Victor LaValle (DB 114718)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
LONELY HEARTS BOOK CLUB by Lucy Gilmore (DB 114734)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
LOOT by Tania James (DB 115153)
(For History Lovers, Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
MADONNA: A REBEL LIFE by Mary Gabriel (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, For Music Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER by H. G. Parry (DB 113984)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction)
MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE by Tom Hanks (DB 114593, LB 14418)
(Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
MAMA SHAMSI AT THE BAZAAR by Mojdeh Hassani (DB 114019 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Kids’ Books, Tales From Around The World)
MANY ASSASSINATIONS OF SAMIR, THE SELLER OF DREAMS by Daniel Nayeri (DB 114135)
(Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Kids’ Books, Tales From Around The World)
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo (DB 112758)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, The States We’re In)
MONSTERS: A FAN’S DILEMMA by Claire Dederer (DB 114924)
(Book Club Ideas, For Art Lovers, For Music Lovers, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NADA by Uzma Jalaluddin (DB 116291)
(Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
MUSEUM OF FAILURES by Thirty N. Umrigar (DB 116437 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
MY MURDER by Katie Williams (DB 115403, LB 14422)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
MY NAME IS BARBRA by Barbra Streisand (DB 116687 IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, For Music Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell (DB 116345 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
NORTH WOODS by Daniel Mason (DB 116389 IN PROCESSS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
OLD GOD’S TIME by Sebastian Barry (DB 114027)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING by Elissa Sussman (DB 115336)
(For Music Lovers, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, No Biz Like Show Biz, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ORDINARY NOTES by Christina Elizabeth Sharpe (DB 114934)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
OSCAR WARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD IN GOLD, SWEAT, AND TEARS by Michael Schulman (DB 114470)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
OUR MIGRANT SOULS: A MEDITATION ON RACE AND THE MEANINGS AND MYTHS OF “LATINO” by Hector Tobar (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, The States We’re In)
OUR SHARE OF NIGHT by Mariana Enriquez (DB 115900)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
PINEAPPLE STREET by Jenny Jackson (DB 113575, BR 24904 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
POSTCARD by Anne Berest (DB 115072)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
PROMISES OF GOLD/ PROMESAS DE ORO by Jose Olivarez (DB 114551 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Staff Picks)
QUEEN OF DIRT ISLAND by Donal Ryan (DB 114146, BR 24899 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
QUIETLY HOSTILE: ESSAYS by Samantha Irby (DB 115194)
(Biography & Memoir, Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Staff Picks)
RACHEL INCIDENT by Caroline O’Donoghue (DB 115387, LB 14692)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
RAW DOG: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HOT DOGS by Jamie Loftus (DB 115180)
(Biography & Memoir, Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
REDISCOVERY OF AMERICA: NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE UNMASKING OF U. S.  HISTORY by Ned Blackhawk (DB 115217 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
REMEMBER by Joy Harjo (DB 115904, BR 25039 IN PROCESS)
(For Art Lovers, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry)
RINGMASTER: VINCE MCMAHON AND THE UNMAKING OF AMERICA by Abraham Riesman (DB 114335)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For Sports Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
ROMAN STORIES by Jhumpa Lahiri (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Idea, Identity & Culture, Rather Short, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Tales From Around The World)
ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld (DB 113860, LB 14285, BR 24945 IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ROUGH SLEEPERS: DR JIM O’CONNELL’S URGENT MISSION TO BRING HEALING TO HOMELESS PEOPLE by Tracy Kidder (IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
SING HER DOWN by Ivy Pochoda (DB 114455)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SMALL MERCIES by Dennis Lehane (DB 114456, LB 14406)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SOIL: THE STORY OF A BLACK MOTHER’S GARDEN by Camille T. Dungy (IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Emily Tesh (BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction)
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes (DB 112338, LB 14576, BR 25197 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
SPARE by Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 112017, LB 14392)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
SPELL OF GOOD THINGS by Ayobami Adebayo (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow (DB 116445 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
STUDY IN DROWNING by Ava Reid (DB 116420 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, Young Adult)
STOLEN COAST by Dwyer Murphy (DB 115407)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SYMPHONY OF SECRETS by Brendan Slocumb (DB 114928)
(Book Club Ideas, For Music Lovers, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction)
THERE WILL BE FIRE: MARGARET THATCHER, THE IRA, AND TWO MINUTES THAT CHANGED HISTORY by Rory Carroll (DB 113821)
(Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
THICKER THAN WATER: A MEMOIR by Kerry Washington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN by Susanna Hoffs (DB 115330)
(Book Club Ideas, For Music Lovers, Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World)
THIS OTHER EDEN by Paul Harding (DB 113243, BR 24845 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Short, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
THORNHEDGE by T. Kingfisher (DB 116446 IN PROCESS, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Rather Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett (DB 116555 IN PROCESS, BR 25129 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
TRANSLATION STATE by Ann Leckie (DB 116532 IN PROCESS)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
TRESS OF THE EMERALD SEA by Brandon Sanderson (DB 115506 IN PROCESS, BR 24995 IN PROCESS)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren (DB 115235)
(Family Matters, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ULTRA-PROCESSED PEOPLE: THE SCIENCE BEHIND FOOD THAT ISN’T FOOD by Chris van Tulleken (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Cookbooks & Food, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Science!, Staff Picks)
UNRAVELING: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE WHILE SHEARING SHEEP, DYEING WOOL, AND MAKING THE WORLD’S UGLIEST SWEATER by Peggy Orenstein (DB 113482)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Book Family Matters, For History Lovers, It’s All Geek To Me, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Staff Picks)
VAMPIRES OF EL NORTE by Isabel Cañas (DB 116478 IN PROCESS)
(Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
VASTER WILDS by Lauren Groff (DB 116370, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto (DB 113039, LB 14540)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
VICTORY CITY by Salman Rushdie (DB 112519, LB 14581)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY, & MURDER by David Grann (DB 113965, LB 14399)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WARRIOR GIRL UNEARTHED by Angeline Boulley (DB 114761, BR 25116 IN PROCESS)
(Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In, Young Adult)
WE COULD BE SO GOOD by Cat Sebastian (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance)
WE WERE ONCE A FAMILY: A STORY OF LOVE, DEATH, AND CHILD REMOVAL IN AMERICA by Roxanna Asgarian (DB 114060)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
WELLNESS by Nathan Hill (DB 116388 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
WICKED BARGAIN by Gabe Cole Novoa (DB 113355)
(Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Tales From Around The World, Young Adult)
WIND KNOWS MY NAME by Isabel Allende (DB 115139, LB 14397, BR 25001 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WITCH KING by Marth Wells (DB 114938)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction)
WITHOUT CHILDREN: THE LONG HISTORY OF NOT BEING A MOTHER by Peggy O’Donnell Heffington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WITNESS: STORIES by Jamel Brinkley (DB IN PROCESS)
(Rather Short, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, The States We’re In)
WOLVES OF ETERNITY by Karl Ove Knausgard (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
WOMAN IN ME by Briteny Spears (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, For Music Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WRECK: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR OF BECOMING A MOTHER by Cassandra Jackson (DB 115198)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
WREN, THE WREN by Anne Enright (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
YEAR MY LIFE WENT DOWN THE TOILET by Jake Maia Arlow (DB IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A MEMOIR by Maggie Smith (DB 115170)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks)

Conserje de libros de la Radio Pública Nacional para 2023

El Radio Publico Nacional (NPR siglas en inglés) acaba de lanzar Conserje de Libro para 2023. Esta es un guía de lectura anual interactivo de fin de año de NPR. Recopila su lista solicitando al personal y a críticos de confianza que nominen a sus libros favoritos del año.  Luego, los editores y productores de NPR se sientan y seleccionan sus favoritos.

Los libros de esta lista cubren una variedad de géneros como biografías, ideas para clubes de lectura y no ficción, así como las categorías más tradicionales como misterios y thrillers, y ficción histórica. Hemos indicado las categorías que NPR asignó a cada libro debajo del título en negrita.

Para más información: https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=list&year=2023

ALAS DE SANGRA por by Rebecca Yarros (DB en proceso)
(Hablemos De Sexo, Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
EDAD DEL VICIO por Deepti Kapoor (DB 115648 en proceso)
(Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Identidad y Cultura, Misterios y Novelas de Suspenso, Bastante Largo, Ficción Realista, Cuentos de Todo El Mundo, El Lado Oscuro)
INVENCIBLE VERANO DE LILIANA por Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 107986)
(Biografía y Memorias, Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, No Ficción, Escritura Realmente Genial, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
NUESTRA PARTE DE NOCHE por Mariana Enríquez (DBG 17386)
(Novela Histórica, Misterios y Novelas de Suspenso, Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Lectura Realmente Genial, Cuentos de Todo El Mundo)
OTRA GRAN OBRA MAESTRA DEL CINE por Tom Hanks (DB en proceso)
(Material Cómico, No Hay Negocio Como el Mundo del Espectáculo, Ficción Realista, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
PACTO DEL AGUA por Abraham Verghese (DB en proceso)
(Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Asuntos Familiares, Novela Histórica, Bastante Largo, Lectura Realmente Genial, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
SPARE: EN LA SOMBRA por Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 114176)
(Biografía y Memorias, Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, No Ficción, Bastante Largo, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
TRENZA DEL MAR ESMERALDA por Brandon Sanderson (DB 114177)
(Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
VIENTO CONOCE MI NOMBRE por Isabel Allende (DB 115997)
(Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, Novela Histórica, Identidad y Cultura, Ficción Realista, Lectura Realmente Genial)