Top 10 Books of 2023


February 13, 2024

The Top 10 Books are listed below. Check out the collection of 100 top titles in HathiTrust’s Most Popular Titles of 2023.

In this black and white photo, students sit around long tables in the madras university library.


The five laws of library science, by S. R. Ranganathan, with a foreword by Sir P. S. Sivaswami Aiyer and an introduction by W. C. Berwick Sayers

The ISCC-NBS method of designating colors and a dictionary of color names by Kenneth L. Kelly and Deane B. Judd

Passing by Nella Larsen


Dozens of colored fabric swatches displayed on a catalog page.

Sears Catalog, 1922

The Medical world, periodical


An auditorium full of people watch a performer on a stage as in a play.

Outward bound a play by Sutton Vane (Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash)

America is in the heart, a personal history, by Carlos Bulosan

Quicksand, by Nella Larsen

The Papyrus Ebers  translated from the German version by Cyril P. Bryan with an introduction by G. Elliot Smith

Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, made to the two Houses of Congress February 19, 1872.


Other titles

Basic marketing, a managerial approach by Jerome E. McCarthy

The lady’s assistant for regulating and supplying the table: being a complete system of cookery by Charlotte Mason

A change is gonna come: music, race & the soul of America  by Craig Werner

Not without laughter by Langston Hughes