We are delighted to have some of our favourite authors share the books they most enjoyed in 2023. From powerful politics titles and illuminating history books to spellbinding fiction and breathtaking poetry, discover these exclusive recommendations on our blog.

Mary Beard's Favourite Reads of 2023

The acclaimed historian and Professor of Classics shares her favourite books from this year.

Katherine Rundell's Favourite Reads of 2023

The winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year for Impossible Creatures shares her top five books from this year.

Alice Winn's Favourite Reads of 2023

The winner of the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize 2023 recommends her favourite books from this year.

Rebecca Yarros' Favourite Reads of 2023

The bestselling author of Fourth Wing and Iron Flame shares the books she's loved most in 2023.

Ian Dunt's Favourite Reads of 2023

The author of How Westminster Works and Why It Doesn't reveals his top five books published in 2023.

Caitlin Moran's Favourite Reads of 2023

The author of How to Be a Woman and What About Men? shares her top five books from this year.

Mick Herron's Favourite Reads of 2023

The bestselling author of the Slough House series shares his top books from 2023.

Naomi Alderman's Favourite Reads of 2023

The author of The Power and The Future shares her book favourites from 2023.

Sophie Hannah's Favourite Reads of 2023

The bestselling crime novelist and author of Hercule Poirot's Silent Night shares her top books from this year.

Nadia Mikail's Favourite Reads of 2023

The Overall Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 shares her favourite books from this year.

Peter Bellerby's Favourite Reads of 2023

The author of Globemakers shares his top five books from 2023.

Alexina Anatole's Favourite Reads of 2023

The author of Bitter shares the five most delicious things she's read in 2023.

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