Our 10 Best Books of 2023 (So Far)

In Episode 109 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their favorites of 2023- so far. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about what’s been working -and not- in their reading lives. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

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Loving Lately
5:19 Picture This Plant App (T) 
8:11 Voltaren Arthritis Gel (R)

Latest Reads
6:26 Big Gay Wedding |Byron Lane
A Star is Bored
13:29 Moby Dyke :An Obsessive Quest to Track Down the Last Remaining Lesbian Bars in America |Krista Burton 🎧(R)

18:23 Book Talk
23:31 Almost Made Its
The Creative Act |Rick Rubin (R)
Indiscretion |Charles Dubow (R)
Hello Beautiful |Ann Napolitano (R)
Rootless |Krystle Zara Appeigh (R)
Adrift |Lisa Brideau (T)
Adelaide |Genevieve Wheeler (T)
Before I Go to Sleep | SJ Watson (T)
Notes on An Execution |Danya Kukafka (T)

25:18 Least Favorite Books
Anyman |Amber Tamblin (T) 
Nice Girls |Catherine Dang (R) 

26:16 Biggest Disappointment
Age of Vice |Deepti Kapoor (T)
Small Mercies |Dennis Lehane (R)
28:28 Expected to Enjoy More than We Did
Homebodies |Tembe Denton Hurst (T) 
Everyone Here is Lying |Shari Lapena (R) 

29:44 Biggest Surprise
Fourth Wing |Rebecca Yarros (T) 
Rage of Angels |Sidney Sheldon (R) 

31:08 Future Hopefuls to Make Our End of Year Favorites
The Deluge |Stephen Marklay(T) 
Tom Lake |Ann Patchett (R) 

38:49 Rootless |Krystle Zara Appeigh (T)
Sycamore |Bryn Chancellor (R)
All the Sinner’s Bleed |SA Cosby (T)
Behold the Dreamer’s |Imbolo Mbue (R)
Fourth Wing |Rebecca Yarros (T)
Still Life |Sarah Winman (R)
In Memoriam |Alice Winn (T)
Thirst For Salt |Madeline Lucas (R)
Hello Beautiful |Ann Napolitano (T)
The Singer’s Gun |Emily St. John Mandel (R) 

Shelf Additions
Birdie and Harlow |Taylor Wolfe(T) 
The Last Ranger |Peter

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