Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami was my favorite book that I read in 2023. It was published in 2020.
Other books that made my 2023 shortlist include Auē by Becky Manawatu, Kindred by Octavia Butler, Matrix by Lauren Groff, and Normal People by Sally Rooney, and Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan.
Related: everything I read in 2023.
Javelin by Sujfan Stevens was my favorite record that I listened to in 2023.
Other records that made my 2023 shortlist include Jenny from Thebes by The Mountain Goats, Joy'All by Jenny Lewis, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We by Mitski, and Sorry I Haven't Called by Vagabon.