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World Book Day! 23 book recommendations for 2023

23 book recommendations for 2023

In celebration of World Book Day 2023, we’ve put together the following list of 23 books to read in 2023. From crime fiction to historic family sagas – we’ve got you covered! The following titles have either been published already or are on their way this year:

Contemporary Fiction:
1. Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey
2. Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson
3. Y Gwyliau by Sioned Wiliam
4. The Memory Of Animals by Claire Fuller
5. A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo

Historical Fiction:
6. Salem by Haf Llewelyn
7. No Life for a Lady by Hannah Dolby
8. Vulcana by Rebecca F. John
9. The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks

Fantastical Fiction:
10. Y Cylch by Gareth Evans-Jones
11. Victory City by Salman Rushdie
12. A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
13. Atalanta by Jennifer Saint

Crime and Thriller Fiction:
14. The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd
15. Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
16. Dal Arni by Iwan ‘Iwcs’ Roberts

Love Stories:
17. Ar Adain Cân by Gareth Thomas
18. The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary
19. Happy Place by Emily Henry

20. Sarn Helen: A Journey Through Wales, Past, Present and Future by Tom Bullough
21. The Turning Tide by Jon Gower
22. You Are Not Alone by Cariad Lloyd
23. All the Wide Border : Wales, England and the Places in Between by Mike Parker

All of these titles are, or will be, available to borrow from Aura libraries as either books, e-books or audiobooks. Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue!

All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found here.

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