The Most Popular Books and Audiobooks on NetGalley in 2023

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Cheers to 2023, readers! As the year draws to a close, the NetGalley team has been reflecting on the great books we read and the ones we can’t wait to read next year. Now we want to look at the buzziest books, audiobooks, and covers on NetGalley this year.  

The books below were the most popular on NetGalley in 2023 based on total member activity (including approved requests, widget invites, Read Now access, and auto-approved access). Click on the covers to learn more about each book and submit your review if you’ve read it!

Most Popular Books

General Fiction (Adult)

Romance

Mystery & Thrillers

Women’s Fiction

Sci Fi & Fantasy

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

The Fragile Threads of Power by V. E. Schwab

Teens & YA

Historical Fiction

LGBTQIAP+

Literary Fiction

Nonfiction (Adult)

A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft

The Spectacular by Fiona Davis

10 Things That Never Happened by Alexis Hall

The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill

Behold the Monster by Jillian Lauren

Horror

Multicultural Interest

Biographies & Memoirs

New Adult

Children’s Fiction

Dead of Winter by Darcy Coates

This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan

The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin

The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass

Most Popular Audiobooks

General Fiction (Adult)

Romance

Mystery & Thrillers

Women’s Fiction

Sci Fi & Fantasy

Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney, narrated by Katherine Press and Stephanie Racine

Hello Stranger by Katherine Center, narrated by Patti Murin

The Coworker by Freida McFadden, narrated by Alyson Krawchuk

The Lonely Hearts Book Club by Lucy Gilmore, narrated by Angie Kane

Bookshops & Bonedust written and narrated by Travis Baldree

Teens & YA

Historical Fiction

LGBTQIAP+

Literary Fiction

Nonfiction (Adult)

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Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher, narrated by Alex Singh and Sarah Ovens

The Butterfly Collector by Tea Cooper, narrated by Emily Barrett

10 Things That Never Happened by Alexis Hall, narrated by Will Watt

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang, narrated by Helen Laser

American Black Widow by Gregg Olsen, narrated by Karen Peakes

Horror

Multicultural Interest

Biographies & Memoirs

New Adult

Children’s Fiction

Who Haunts You by Mark Wheaton, narrated by Annalee Scott

Being Henry written and narrated by Henry Winkler

French Holiday by Sarah Ready, narrated by Kelsey Navarro

Most Liked Covers

The Fragile Threads of Power by V. E. Schwab

Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree

We want to know the authors, books, narrators, and covers that stood out to YOU this year! Join us on Instagram for #MyNetGalleyYear story templates and to discover what your fellow readers loved this year.

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