Best Fiction Books of 2023 You Should Read in 2024

As avid readers, we always seek captivating narratives that transport us to different worlds, challenge our perspectives, and leave an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.

In the ever-expansive realm of fiction, each year brings forth a plethora of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Reflecting on the literary landscape of 2023, we’ve curated a list of the most enthralling and thought-provoking fiction books that emerged, poised to captivate readers in 2024 and beyond.

From enchanting tales of love and adventure to gripping mysteries that keep us on the edge of our seats, the literary offerings of 2023 have something to offer every reader.

Whether you’re drawn to intricately woven plots, richly developed characters, or poignant explorations of the human condition, these novels promise to ignite your imagination and leave you yearning for more.

Here are the best fiction books of 2023 that deserve a cherished spot on your reading list for this year……..

(How many novels have you read from these? If You have any other suggestions Please tell us in the comment box.)

1. Yellowface:

YELLOWFACE BOOK

Our Rating: 4.5/5

“Yellowface” is a hilarious and eye-opening novel that exposes racism and tokenization in publishing and entertainment, as well as the obsession with social media and the extremes people will go to stay famous.

2. Hello Beautiful:

hello beautiful

Our Rating: 4.7/5

ONE OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Washington Post, Time, Vogue,

“Hello Beautiful” is a touching and powerful story about family, love, and overcoming hardships. With beautiful writing, Ann Napolitano shows us the importance of staying true to ourselves and our loved ones, even when it’s hard. It’s a book you’ll want to keep close and recommend to everyone you know.

3. The Wishing Game:

Our Rating: 4.6/5

No list of great fiction books is complete without one that reminds us how special this book can be. In Meg Shaffer’s “The Wishing Game,” even though there’s no magic, the story feels like a magical journey through the pages. It’s a whimsical tale that feels real and enchanting all at once.

4. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett:

tom lake

Our Rating: 4.4/5

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

Ann Patchett is amazing at capturing the emotions of her characters’ relationships. I loved how she unveiled the history between a mother and her daughters, keeping me hooked with tension and mystery. I also felt a connection to Lara, the young actress, and her innocence as she navigated love with Duke.

5. The Five Star Weekend:

five star weekend

Our Rating: 4.6/5

The drama and complexity of the women on The Five Star Weekend made for an exhilarating journey. Each character had their own story to unravel, and the dynamics between them were intense. Throughout the weekend, they all grappled with finding their place in the group and dealing with their own personal struggles.

To me, it was a touching tale of friendship, navigating new phases of life, and the challenges that arise when dealing with grief.

6. Someone Else’s Shoes:

someone else shoes

Our Rating: 4.6/5

“Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them.”A story of mix-ups, mess-ups, and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes.

“This novel explores the lives of women who reach a certain age and feel like they’ve become invisible to those around them – their partners, coworkers, and society at large. But amidst this feeling of invisibility, they discover a newfound joy in truly being seen and appreciated by each other.”

7. The Invisible Hour:

the invisible hour

Our Rating: 4.5/5


“Alice Hoffman’s ‘The Invisible Hour’ is an enchanting and captivating read that immerses you in a world of magic and wonder. This stunning novel delves into the tales women share, the ones that offer solace and salvation. It explores the challenges of motherhood, the struggles women have endured in shaping their destinies throughout history. As the master of magical realism, Hoffman invites readers on a mesmerizing journey that celebrates the magic of storytelling and encourages us to embrace the extraordinary.”

8. Maame:

maame

Our Rating: 4.4/5

“Maame” by Jessica George is a refreshing take on addressing difficult themes like grief and mental health, while still keeping readers engaged with its humor and relatable point of view. It skillfully balances serious moments with lighthearted ones, seamlessly transitioning from laughter to heartfelt emotions, keeping you hooked throughout the journey.

9. The Collected Regrets of Clover:

The Collected Regrets of Clover

Our Rating: 4.7/5

‘The Collected Regrets of Clover’ uplifts with its poignant reminder that grief isn’t something to simply ‘get over,’ but rather a path to navigate, finding solace, companionship, and ultimately, a renewed sense of purpose. It’s a story of friendship, love, and the importance of listening to one another’s stories.”

10. Pineapple Street:

pineapple street

Our Rating: 4.5/5


This story revolves around a wealthy family residing in New York City. The couple, Chip and Tilda, have three children: Cord, Dalia, and the youngest, Georgiana, who is 26 years old. Cord works alongside his father in the family business and has recently tied the knot with Sasha, who comes from a middle-class background and isn’t fully embraced by the family’s elite circles.

Dalia is married to Malcolm and they have two children, although Malcolm’s job loss puts strain on their financial stability. Georgiana and Davis, the other daughter, are portrayed as privileged and entitled individuals. Georgiana finds herself in love with a married man, unaware of his marital status until it’s too late. The dynamics within the family, particularly regarding money and status, lead to tensions, with Sasha bearing the brunt of her sisters-in-law’s resentment.

Through their experiences, the family learns valuable lessons about the true meaning of happiness and the limitations of wealth. Overall, it’s a compelling tale that offers insightful life lessons and comes highly recommended.

11. Big Swiss:

big swiss

Our Rating: 4.5/5

One of the funniest books of the last few years” (Los Angeles Times) about a sex therapist’s transcriptionist and her affair with one of the patients.

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