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Best Reads 2021

2023 Best Reads

Each year, Colby Community Library Director Vicky Calmes compiles a list of favorite books.

The list for 2023 contains her top fiction reads, from 40th favorite counting down to #1 best choice.

      40. The Exchange: After the Firm by John Grisham

      39. Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister

      38. An Honest Man by Michael Koryta

      37. How It Had to Be by Marissa Vanskike

      36. Watch Us Shine by Marisa de los Santos

      35. Where Coyotes Howl by Sandra Dallas

      34. The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda

      33. Her Deadly Game by Robert Dugoni

      32. Heart of Disaster by Rachel Wesson

      31. The Nurse’s Secret by Amanda Skenandore

      30. Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

      29. What the Neighbors Saw by Melissa Adelman

      28. What She Found by Robert Dugoni

      27. Stolen from Her Mother by Rachel Wesson

      26. The Zero Night by Brian Freeman

      25. The Only One Left by Riley Sager

      24. Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney

      23. I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

      22. Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena

      21. Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen

      20a.    The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple (Read this first)

      20b.   The Final Wish of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple (Read this second)

      19. My Child is Missing by Lisa Regan

      18. Exiles by Jane Harper

      17. Go As a River by Shelley Read

      16. The Whispers by Ashley Audrain

      15. The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey

      14. Listen to Me by Tess Gerritsen

      13. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

      12. October in the Earth by Olivia Hawker

      11. The Rise of Light by Olivia Hawker

      10. One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker

      9. The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker

      8. The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

      7. The Memory of an Elephant by Alex Lasker

      6. West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

      5. The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelley

      4. The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff

      3. Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See

      2. All the Broken Places by John Boyne

      …And the Number One Choice for 2023 (Do not be intimidated by the length of this book!):

      1. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese