Title of this list and book recommendations on this list shamelessly stolen from Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN.
"Parnassus Books is the independent bookstore for independent people located in Nashville, Tennessee. Our shop was opened in 2011 by novelist Ann Patchett and her business partner, Karen Hayes, and Ann took over as the sole owner in the summer of 2022 after Karen retired."
~from their website https://www.parnassusbooks.net/
We are serious here. You must follow them on Instagram at @parnassusbooks for book recommendations. They recommend bestsellers from your favorite authors and beautifully-written literary novels by authors you have been meaning to read or amazing debuts written by authors you've never heard of. You'll also find a sprinkling of self-help, biographies and memoirs on this list.
Get out of your reading comfort zone and try something new to you!
Books on this list satisfy January 2023 Book Talks Reading Challenge.... as long as they are new to you!
If you are participating in our 2023 Challenge, remember to write a review. Pick up a paper review bookmark at the library or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: January 2023 book review to be eligible for our book giveaway raffle.