Tampa’s most popular books of 2023

Here’s what the adults and kids couldn’t stop checking out from their local libraries.


Take a peek at the books that colored TBAY’s world in 2023.

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What’d you read in 2023? Let us make an educated guess... without spying on your Goodreads “Year in Books.”

Hillsborough County residents checked out 8.5 million library materials in 2023 — breaking down to 3.6+ million books, audiobooks, and movies + 4.9+ million digital items (think eBooks and eMagazines). The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system just released its list of the most checked out books last year for both adults and the kiddos, and here are the volumes TBAY couldn’t put down:

2023 Top 5 Adult Fiction

2023 Top Young Adult Fiction

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