In 2023 I had 70 five-star reads, 45 of which were published in 2023! I’m so excited to share my list of favorite reads again this year!
Let’s dive in!
My Favorite Books That I Read In 2023 –
My Favorite Reads Published in 2023 –
Below is my list of new 2023 releases that I was able to read and loved. This list is organized in alphabetical order by title:
- Collected Christmas Horror Shorts III by KJK Publishing
- Dark Highways: The Cellar Door Issue #3 edited by Aric Sundquist
- Horrors Untold Volume 6 by Matt Wildasin
- Impulses of a Necrotic Heart: and Other Afflictions by Red Lagoe
- Last Stay by Brennan LaFaro
- Lost Oblivion by Katherine Silva
- Mosaic by Catherine McCarthy
- Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology by edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.
- October Screams Anthology edited by Kenneth W. Cain
- SICK! Stories from the Goop Troop by Lor Gislason, Shelley LaVigne, Eric Raglin
- Silent Key by Laurel Hightower
- The Black Lord by Colin Hinckley
- The Leaves Forget by Alan Baxter
- The Only Safe Place Left is the Dark by Warren Wagner
- The Perfectly Fine Neighborhood edited by Kayleigh Dobbs, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Wile E. Young
- The Spirit of the Season by Somer Canon
- The Thing Under Your Bed by Stephen Kozeniewski
- Twisting Parallels by Steve L Clark
- You’re Mine by Somer Canon
My Favorite Back-List Reads I Read in 2023 –
Below is my list of back-list books that I read in 2023 and loved, organized by title.
- Bishop by Candace Nola
- Cryptid Club by Sarah Andersen
- Dark Thoughts by Kevin J Kennedy
- Death Blooms by Somer Canon & Wesley Southard
- Depart, Depart by Sim Kern
- DOGS by Mike Sullivan
- Femina by Caitlin Marceau
- Ghosts of Acadia by Marcus LaBrizzi
- Hallowed Oblivion by Katherine Silva
- Inside the Devil’s Nest by John Durgin
- My Glass is Runn by Die Booth
- Orchards by Katherine Silva
- Rain by Joe Hill
- Six Rooms by Gemma Amor
- Taboo in Four Colors by Tim McGregor
- The Auld Mither by William Meikle
- The Circus of Hungry Clowns by Caesar Ruell
- The Horror Collection: Gold Edition by KJK Publishing
- The Wild Dark by Katherine Silva
- Vampiro by Kevin J. Kennedy
- Vicky Beautiful by Somer Canon
- You Only Get One Shot by Kevin J Kennedy & J.C. Michael
My Favorite Reads from 2023 That Haven’t Yet Been Published Yet –
There are three books that I cannot wait to revisit in 2024 when they are published! Make sure to keep an eye on the following authors:
- Brennan LaFaro
- Cody J. Thompson
- John Durgin
Thanks for reading!
What were some of your favorite books that you read in 2023? Did any on my list also make your list? Let me know in the comments!
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