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UPDATE 29 November 2023

Apple unveils the top books

of 2023 and a new Year in Review experience

Users can browse the top books and audiobooks of 2023 and explore personalised insights about the books they enjoyed this year
A user’s Year in Review is shown in Apple Books on 11-inch iPad Pro and iPhone 15 Pro.
Year in Review is a new Apple Books experience that helps readers celebrate the titles, authors and genres that defined their year.
Apple Books is the single destination for all the books and audiobooks readers love, featuring the ability to set Reading Goals, organise books into collections, share purchases using Family Sharing and browse personalised recommendations for new titles.
Today, Apple Books unveiled the top books and audiobooks of 2023 and launched Year in Review, a new in-app experience that helps readers to celebrate the titles, authors and genres that defined their year. With Year in Review, users can view personalised reading highlights about the books and audiobooks they enjoyed in 2023, including their total time spent reading, the longest book or audiobook they read, the series they completed, their most-read author and genre, and their highest-rated book — all presented in a simple and engaging experience with visuals that are easy to share.
Here’s how to access Year in Review on Apple Books:

Discover Year in Review

Year in Review is available on iPhone and iPad within the Read Now tab under Top Picks to users with at least three titles marked as finished.
To add books or audiobooks, readers can tap and hold on any book in the app and choose Mark as Finished. To change the finished date shown, users can hold down on the book and select Edit Finished Date. For titles read elsewhere, such as in hardcover or paperback, users can search for them in Apple Books and select Mark as Finished to add them to their Year in Review.

Find Reader Types

Year in Review uses anonymised reader insights to determine a personal reading type. There are six reader types to discover, including The Contemporary for readers of trendy titles; The Completist for readers of multiple books in a series; The Seeker for nonfiction readers; The Wanderer for multigenre readers; The Deep Diver for single-genre readers; or The Free Spirit for readers with wide-ranging interests across the book world.
At the end of a user’s Year in Review, they can see an overview of their year in Books, featuring the total books read and total minutes spent reading, with an accompanying grid of book covers they’ve finished.

Explore the Best and Top Books and Audiobooks of 2023

To close the chapter on a remarkable year, Apple Books published the Best of 2023, an editorially curated collection of standout books and audiobooks across a variety of genres, and the most popular titles of the year. Topping the charts in many countries were two prominent celebrity memoirs that bookended 2023: Prince Harry’s Spare in January and Britney Spears’s The Woman in Me, narrated by actor Michelle Williams, in October. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros was also a must-read for fans of romance and fantasy this year. Check out the most popular books and audiobooks of 2023 and browse the top charts for all titles on Apple Books.
Top Nonfiction Books of 2023
  1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
  2. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
  3. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  4. The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
  5. Did I Ever Tell You This? by Sam Neill
Top Fiction Books of 2023
  1. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  2. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  3. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  4. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
  5. Homecoming by Kate Morton
Top Nonfiction Audiobooks of 2023
  1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
  2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  3. Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within by David Goggins
  4. Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  5. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears
Top Fiction Audiobooks of 2023
  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Year in Review is available for free for Apple Books users in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
  • Year in Review is available on iPhone with iOS 17.1 and iPad with iPadOS 17.1 at
  • Users can share purchased titles with up to five family members using Family Sharing.
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