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  • Gabby Womack

My Favorite Reads of 2023!

Let’s get into my favorite books of 2023! I read 119 books this past year and here are my top 27.


  • Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan

  • Full Moon Over Freedom by Angelina M. Lopez

  • Mickey Chambers Shakes It Up by Charish Reid

  • A Dish Best Served Hot by Natalie Caña

  • Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma

  • Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura

  • Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

  • The Fall of Whit Rivera by Crystal Maldonado

Historical Fiction

  • The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

  • Tempest by Beverly Jenkins (and romance)

  • An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera (and romance)

  • Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas (horror & romance)


  • To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

  • The Name-Bearer by Natalia Hernandez

  • Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee

  • Babel by R.F. Kuang

  • The Wicked Bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa

  • The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport

  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Literary Fiction & Contemporary Fiction

  • Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Magical Realism

  • High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez

  • A Tall Dark Trouble by Vanessa Montalban


  • Incantations for Rest: Poems, Meditations, and Other Magic by Atena O. Danner

  • Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

  • State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built by Tamika D. Mallory

  • “You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon

Keep calling your reps to demand a ceasefire! #FreePalestine #CeasefireNow

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