Coventry Staff’s Favorite Reads of 2023

In honor of the new year, I asked my colleagues here at the Coventry Village Branch about the best books they read in 2023. You can see what we’re reading here at Coventry year round by visiting our Staff Picks Display!


The Forgotten Girl  and The Girl in the Lake  by India Hill Brown

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

Deafinitely Awesome: The Story of Acorn by Timy Sullivan, Mary L. Motley and Jenny Campbell

Out There by Seaerra Miller 

The Golden Hour by Niki Smith 

Northranger by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo

Adult Fiction

Cuyahoga: A Novel by Pete Beatty

What Wild Women Do: A Novel by Karma Brown

Pineapple Street: A Novel by Jenny Jackson

Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher   

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna 

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

Commitment: A Novel by Mona Simpson

The Wise Women: A Novel by Gina Sorell

Clock Dance: A Novel by Anne Tyler

Adult Nonfiction

Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors, and

Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction by David G. Haskell 

Lost Ghost Stories of Cleveland by William G. Krejci 

The World Record Book of Racist Stories by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar 

When the World Didn’t End: A Memoir by Guinevere Turner 

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