11 Great Lists To Plunder During Winter Break

From the Farnsworth Room 

Our home-grown, glorious grab bag  of genres -- with everything from mysteries to popular histories to graphic novels, cookbooks, crafting books, travel writing, and more.  In 2023, we added more than 400 new titles. 

Browse online or browse on-site, if you want to take a good book or two with you  over the break. You can even search the collection by adding keywords to this special HOLLIS search

Harvard Bookstore Holiday Hundred

And there's a 20% discount on the Hundred, with your Frequent Buyer card. 

Boston Public Library's Staff Picks: Best Reads for 2023 

Forty-two titles that the BPL deemed standouts. There's an amazing variety of other lists, too, pitched to audience, theme and taste: Radical Reads 2023, Native Lives 2023, Queer Holiday Books, Vida Latina 2023, and more.

New York Public Library, Best Books of 2023 

Chosen by librarians, with an eye toward excellence, and as a reflection of the diverse and vibrant NYC community that the NYPL serves. You 'll find a list of 70 titles for adults, 50 for teens, and 114 for kids.

New York Times Notable Books for 2023

Probably the most famous annual newspaper list, selected by staff of the NYT's Book Review. 

Guardian Best Books of the Year 

Sports, politics, "ideas," science, graphic novels, crime/mystery, romance, poetry and more.

The Atlantic Ten

A selection of titles that made the magazine's Culture Desk "think" this year. 

The Economist's Best Books of 2023

Categories include current affairs and politics; business and economics; biography and memoir; history; fiction; culture and ideas; science and technology.

NPR's Books We Love 2023

In addition to staff picks, you'll find a myriad of categories and themes -- as well as an archive of yearly picks all the way back to 2013.

Vulture: Best Books of 2023

You'll find a separate list for memoirs, if that's your thing. 

GoodReads Listopia: Best Books of 2023