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Something special happens when we share stories.

We might find that we have a lot in common, despite our differences. Or that we’re not so alone in our experiences. We might discover something that makes us feel seen for the first time. We might discover something we didn’t even know we needed.

These are the stories we shared in 2023.

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The Stories We Couldn’t Stop Talking About

These popular books of 2023 are everywhere, and they’re guaranteed conversation starters.

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The Stories That Made Us Feel Alive

From romances to thrillers, these books get our heart racing.

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The Stories That Inspired Us

From the kitchen to the boardroom and beyond, these help us reimagine what is possible.

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The Stories That Sparked Young Imaginations

New and classic children’s books inspire the kids in our lives to dream BIG.

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The Stories That Stayed With Us

Discover all that connects us – through time, space, and our shared experiences.

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