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The Best Books in eBooks & Audiobooks of 2023

It’s one of our favourite times of the year at Rakuten Kobo… the end of it! That’s when we get to share our picks for the best books of 2023 in every genre. These are the ones we couldn’t stop talking about at the office, discussed in our book clubs, and recommended to every book lover we could. Here’s a sampling of some of our picks to whet your reading appetite.

A Kobo Fiction Pick

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley

An instant global bestseller, the epic final book in the Seven Sisters series draws Lucinda Riley's family saga to its unforgettable conclusion.

A Kobo Mystery Pick

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past.

A Kobo Romance Pick

Happy Place by Emily Henry

In the latest from the author of Beach Read, an annual cottage vacation with friends forces a recently-broken up couple to fake it just for the week—or risk breaking the news to their friends and wrecking the vibe.

A Kobo Sci-Fi & Fantasy Pick

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Packed with Bardugo’s signature twists, the second book in the Ninth House series brings to life all too real monsters.

A Kobo Nonfiction Pick

Fire Weather by John Vaillant

A stunning account of a colossal wildfire that collided with a city, and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind.

A Kobo Biography & Memoir Pick

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

She’s been Miss American Dream since she was 17. And now, Britney tells her own story, on her own terms, at last.

And that’s only six books! Discover more of our picks for best eBooks and audiobooks of 2023 in a wide variety of categories and start your next year of reading with a book we guarantee you’ll love as much as we did.