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The King County Library System (KCLS) has released its 2023 Best Books list. The annual list reveals KCLS’ top 125 books of the year and includes 25 titles in each of the following categories:

vis mere fiction, nonfiction, children, teen — and, new this year — audiobook.

Best Books are nominated by KCLS librarians and staff members who, collectively, read thousands of books each year. A selection committee then reviews the submissions and determines the final list. The 156 nominations received this year span a range of genres, from history to fantasy and science fiction.

“KCLS is thrilled to present our 2023 Best Books list," stated KCLS Director of Collection Management Services Tracey Thompson. "We’re pleased to offer the new audiobook category this year, and we hope you enjoy all of these fantastic titles as much as we did!” vis mindre

Kategorier:
Alle, Audiobooks (25), Children's Books (221), Fiction Books (378), Nonfiction Books (320), Teen Books (220)
Years:
Alle, 2023 (25), 2022 (25), 2021 (25), 2020 (25), 2019 (25), 2018 (25), 2017 (25), 2016 (25), 2015 (20)
Announced:
december 2023: 2023 Nyeste
VærkÅr
Imogen, Obviously af Becky Albertalli
2023
Those Who Saw the Sun: African American Oral Histories from the Jim Crow South af Jaha Nailah Avery
2023
Blood Debts af Terry J. Benton-Walker
2023
The Stolen Heir af Holly Black
2023
Simon Sort of Says af Erin Bow
2023
Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling af Elise Bryant
2023
Ander and Santi Were Here af Jonny Garza Villa
2023
Spice Road af Maiya Ibrahim
2023
The Davenports af Krystal Marquis
2023
Your Freedom, Your Power: A Kid's Guide to the First Amendment af Allison Matulli
2023
Those Who Helped Us: Assisting Japanese Americans During the War af Ken Mochizuki
2023
The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich af Deya Muniz
2023
Different for Boys af Patrick Ness
2023
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim af Patricia Park
2023
Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam af Thien Pham
2023
Lion's Legacy af L. C. Rosen
2023
A First Time for Everything af Dan Santat
2023
The Next New Syrian Girl af Ream Shukairy
2023
Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed af Dashka Slater
2023
An Echo in the City af K. X. Song
2023
¡Ay, Mija! (A Graphic Novel): My Bilingual Summer in Mexico af Christine Suggs
2023
Darkhearts af James L. Sutter
2023
She Is a Haunting af Trang Thanh Tran
2023
Brooms af Jasmine Walls
2023
That Self-Same Metal af Brittany N. Williams
2023
Queen of the Tiles af Hanna Alkaf
2022
Himawari House af Harmony Becker
2022
Skin of the Sea af Natasha Bowen
2022
Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions af Navdeep Singh Dhillon
2022
Huda F Are You? af Huda Fahmy
2022
Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime af Candace Fleming
2022
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American af Laura Gao
2022
Boys I Know af Anna Gracia
2022
Icebreaker af A. L. Graziadei
2022
The Red Palace af June Hur
2022
The Weight of Blood af Tiffany D. Jackson
2022
One for All af Lillie Lainoff
2022
A Magic Steeped in Poison af Judy I. Lin
2022
Year of the Reaper af Makiia Lucier
2022
Lakelore af Anna-Marie McLemore
2022
Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories af Yamile Saied Méndez
2022
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea af Axie Oh
2022
Northwind af Gary Paulsen
2022
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School af Sonora Reyes
2022
You Truly Assumed af Laila Sabreen
2022
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice af Tommie Smith
2022
Breathe and Count Back from Ten af Natalia Sylvester
2022
All My Rage af Sabaa Tahir
2022
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present af David Treuer
2022
Nothing Burns as Bright as You af Ashley Woodfolk
2022
Indivisible af Daniel Aleman
2021
The Electric Kingdom af David Arnold
2021
Ace of Spades af Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
2021
Firekeeper's Daughter af Angeline Boulley
2021
In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks af Don Brown
2021
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling af Wai Chim
2021
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre af Brandy Colbert
2021
The Taking of Jake Livingston af Ryan Douglass
2021
Home Is Not a Country af Safia Elhillo
2021
The Forest of Stolen Girls af June Hur
2021
Before We Disappear af Shaun David Hutchinson
2021
Tokyo Ever After af Emiko Jean
2021
Luck of the Titanic af Stacey Lee
2021
A Pho Love Story af Loan Le
2021
A Snake Falls to Earth af Darcie Little Badger
2021
Last Night at the Telegraph Club af Malinda Lo
2021
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People af Kekla Magoon
2021
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega af Crystal Maldonado
2021
The Mirror Season af Anna-Marie McLemore
2021
The Cost of Knowing af Brittney Morris
2021
The Girl from the Sea af Molly Knox Ostertag
2021
The Darkness Outside Us af Eliot Schrefer
2021
Jade Fire Gold af June C. L. Tan
2021
Instructions for Dancing af Nicola Yoon
2021
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement af Paula Yoo
2021
Clap When You Land af Elizabeth Acevedo
2020
Red Hood af Elana K. Arnold
2020
The Black Flamingo af Dean Atta
2020
Girl, Serpent, Thorn af Melissa Bashardoust
2020
Black Girl Unlimited af Echo Brown
2020
Girl, Unframed af Deb Caletti
2020
Felix Ever After af Kacen Callender
2020
We Are Not Free af Traci Chee
2020
Flamer af Mike Curato
2020
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh af Candace Fleming
2020
Lobizona af Romina Garber
2020
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir af Robin Ha
2020
Raybearer af Jordan Ifueko
2020
Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America af Tommy Jenkins
2020
All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto af George M. Johnson
2020
This Is My America af Kim Johnson
2020
You Should See Me in a Crown af Leah Johnson
2020
Snapdragon af Kat Leyh
2020
Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier af Jim Ottaviani
2020
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning af Jason Reynolds
2020
Cemetery Boys af Aiden Thomas
2020
We Are Not from Here af Jenny Torres Sanchez
2020
Kent State af Deborah Wiles
2020
Dragon Hoops af Gene Luen Yang
2020
Punching the Air af Ibi Zoboi
2020
With the Fire on High af Elizabeth Acevedo
2019
Internment af Samira Ahmed
2019
SHOUT af Laurie Halse Anderson
2019
Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday af Natalie C. Anderson
2019
This Was Our Pact af Ryan Andrews
2019
Lovely War af Julie Berry
2019
The Gilded Wolves af Roshani Chokshi
2019
I Wish You All the Best af Mason Deaver
2019
A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending af India Desjardins
2019
Pet af Akwaeke Emezi
2019
Dig af A. S. King
2019
Two Can Keep a Secret af Karen M. McManus
2019
Queen of the Sea af Dylan Meconis
2019
Bloom af Kevin Panetta
2019
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks af Jason Reynolds
2019
Patron Saints of Nothing af Randy Ribay
2019
Pumpkinheads af Rainbow Rowell
2019
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All af Laura Ruby
2019
Tell Me How You Really Feel af Aminah Mae Safi
2019
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me af Mariko Tamaki
2019
On the Come Up af Angie Thomas
2019
Kiss Number 8 af Colleen A. F. Venable
2019
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II af Elizabeth Wein
2019
Frankly in Love af David Yoon
2019
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America af Ibi Zoboi
2019
The Poet X af Elizabeth Acevedo
2018
Children of Blood and Bone af Tomi Adeyemi
2018
Leah on the Offbeat af Becky Albertalli
2018
The Hazel Wood af Melissa Albert
2018
Rebound af Kwame Alexander
2018
Speak af Laurie Halse Anderson
2018
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World af Pénélope Bagieu
2018
The Cruel Prince af Holly Black
2018
A Heart in a Body in the World af Deb Caletti
2018
American Panda af Gloria Chao
2018
Illegal af Eoin Colfer
2018
Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot af Winifred Conkling
2018
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle af Leslie Connor
2018
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope af Diane Guerrero
2018
Dread Nation af Justina Ireland
2018
Darius the Great Is Not Okay af Adib Khorram
2018
Hey, Kiddo af Jarrett J. Krosoczka
2018
All Summer Long af Hope Larson
2018
The Astonishing Color of After af Emily X. R. Pan
2018
Ghost Boys af Jewell Parker Rhodes
2018
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card af Sara Saedi
2018
Thunderhead af Neal Shusterman
2018
Sadie af Courtney Summers
2018
Check, Please! Year One af Ngozi Ukazu
2018
The Prince and the Dressmaker af Jen Wang
2018
The Upside of Unrequited af Becky Albertalli
2017
City of Saints & Thieves af Natalie C. Anderson
2017
A Crack in the Sea af H. M. Bouwman
2017
Pashmina af Nidhi Chanani
2017
Spellbook of the Lost and Found af Moira Fowley-Doyle
2017
Turtles All the Way Down af John Green
2017
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers af Deborah Heiligman
2017
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World af Kelly Jensen
2017
Amina's Voice af Hena Khan
2017
We Are Okay af Nina LaCour
2017
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue af Mackenzi Lee
2017
Genuine Fraud af E. Lockhart
2017
One of Us Is Lying af Karen M. McManus
2017
When Dimple Met Rishi af Sandhya Menon
2017
Ramona Blue af Julie Murphy
2017
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case af Patricia Hruby Powell
2017
Long Way Down af Jason Reynolds
2017
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life af Benjamin Alire Sáenz
2017
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team af Steve Sheinkin
2017
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter af Erika L. Sánchez
2017
Strange the Dreamer af Laini Taylor
2017
The Hate U Give af Angie Thomas
2017
Thick as Thieves af Megan Whalen Turner
2017
Piecing Me Together af Renée Watson
2017
American Street af Ibi Zoboi
2017
Booked af Kwame Alexander
2016
The Passion of Dolssa af Julie Berry
2016
Dan Versus Nature af Don Calame
2016
The Star-Touched Queen af Roshani Chokshi
2016
Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book One af Ta-Nehisi Coates
2016
Unbecoming af Jenny Downham
2016
The Great American Whatever af Tim Federle
2016
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler af Russell Freedman
2016
The Lie Tree af Frances Hardinge
2016
The Girl from Everywhere af Heidi Heilig
2016
Girl in the Blue Coat af Monica Hesse
2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses af Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
2016
Exit, Pursued by a Bear af E. K. Johnston
2016
Learning to Swear in America af Katie Kennedy
2016
Still Life with Tornado af A. S. King
2016
This Is Where It Ends af Marieke Nijkamp
2016
Snow White: A Graphic Novel af Matt Phelan
2016
Ghost af Jason Reynolds
2016
Salt to the Sea af Ruta Sepetys
2016
The Memory of Light af Francisco X. Stork
2016
Wink Poppy Midnight af April Genevieve Tucholke
2016
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune af Pamela S. Turner
2016
Wolf Hollow af Lauren Wolk
2016
The Sun is Also a Star af Nicola Yoon
2016
The Serpent King af Jeff Zentner
2016
The Wrath and the Dawn af Renée Ahdieh
2015
Never Always Sometimes af Adi Alsaid
2015
Mosquitoland af David Arnold
2015
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America af Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2015
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America af Karen Blumenthal
2015
Untwine af Edwidge Danticat
2015
Boys Don't Knit af T. S. Easton
2015
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race af Tim Grove
2015
The Truth Commission af Susan Juby
2015
Scarlett Undercover af Jennifer Latham
2015
Ink and Ashes af Valynne E. Maetani
2015
The Weight of Feathers af Anna-Marie McLemore
2015
All the Bright Places af Jennifer Niven
2015
Shadowshaper af Daniel José Older
2015
Bone Gap af Laura Ruby
2015
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War af Steve Sheinkin
2015
More Happy than Not af Adam Silvera
2015
Nimona af ND Stevenson
2015
The Walls Around Us af Nova Ren Suma
2015
An Ember in the Ashes af Sabaa Tahir
2015

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