Reader’s Choice 2023

The most popular book in 2023, as voted by you, was

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus!

Garmus’ runaway bestseller has been borrowed hundreds of times since its release in 2022, and it continues to be an extremely popular title with many borrowers keen to see what all the fuss is about!

Here’s what voters loved about it: 

“A true depiction of life for a single mother & working woman in the 1950’s. Well written and touched on relatable themes such as inequity, loneliness, and courage. Relevant for so many individuals.” 

“It was quirky, humorous and such a good read that I bought a copy and loaned it to friends. My favourite quote in the book is on the first page. It says ….’ it’s not your imagination. Most people are awful’” 

“Page turning, funny, poignant” 

“Very intelligent, dark sense of humour, inspiring, and fantastic characters. Kept me hooked the whole time and was exactly what I needed to get me out of my reading rut.” 

“It was completely empowering and tackled sexism in an interesting way.” 

“The characters were beautifully detailed & the story was captivating.” 

Congratulations to Author Bonnie Garmus, and to all the other nominees!

Our voter prize of a $150 Readings voucher, was awarded to Your Library member, Laura. Congratulations, Laura – happy reading!