’Tis the season for book recommendations!
What are your favorite books of the year? What are you wishing for this holiday season?
Here are some to consider (with links to buy on Bookshop.org or Libro.fm, which both support independent bookstores!):
There are so many different bestseller lists out there, but we love Bookshop.org, so here’s their top five of 2023:
Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter
Cross-Stitch by Jazmina Barrera
Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Western Lane by Chetna Maroo
The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut
My Personal Favorites
Not counting Indigo books (see below), some of my favorite reads this year were:
Sleeping Giants (available for preorder) by Rene Denfeld
Family Family (available for preorder) by Laurie Frankel
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Wish List: Soul Jar, edited by Annie Carl
Indigo Client Hot Topics
Of course, this is my favorite list because I’m so dang proud of the hard work Indigo clients put into launching incredible books. Check out these ones, out new in 2023:
Tools and Treats for Writers
You know we love our writing community, and we would welcome your beloved writers with open arms. If you know someone who’s nearly ready for editing, design, or submission support, consider an Indigo gift certificate to support them in their goals.
And if they’re still in the writing process, here are some other excellent gift ideas:
Ali Shaw grew up sneaking reading time after dark with a flashlight under her blankets. She still sneaks it in while dinner is simmering on the stove. Despite her best efforts, her to-be-read pile (TBR) is still far too large and always growing. She knows she’s in good company for that dilemma, though! Ali specializes in editing memoir and nonfiction, and she reads fiction on the side for entertainment.
* None of these are paid placements. Aside from Indigo gift certificates, we make no financial gain by recommending any of these books or products.