Southwest Books of the Year

Southwest Books of the Year

Southwest Books of the Year considers titles published during the calendar year that are about Southwest subjects, or are set in the Southwest.

The Southwest Books of the Year panel of reviewers—subject specialists and voracious consumers of Southwest literature all—are pleased to offer up their personal favorite titles of the year, complete with brief reviews to whet your appetite and leave you wanting more.

Books selected by two or more panelists become Southwest Books of the Year Top Picks, our designation for the best of the best. Their choices are published in our annual publication, Southwest Books of the Year.

For more information, contact Margie Trujillo-Farmer, margie.farmer@pima.gov.

Southwest Books of the Year 2023 for Adults

Southwest Books of the Year considers titles published during the previous year about Southwest subjects, or are set in the Southwest.

Southwest Books of the Year 2023 for Children & Young Adults

Coming-of-age, Sonoran ecology, Mexican-American biography, and more are highlighted in the Southwest Books selections for children & teens.

2023 Titles

Past Years

Acknowledgments

Southwest Books of the Year is made possible by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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