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Winners Announced: The Zibby Awards 2023

Sunday, November 12, 2023



The 3rd Annual Zibby Awards is pleased to announced the winners and runners-up of the 2023 year!! Thanks to everyone for entering!

The categories were based on the different shelves at Zibby’s Bookshop, part of our unique curation system called Zibbacle.

An in-person awards celebration for the winners and runners-up will be held at Zibby’s Bookshop in 2024 (date TBD)!!

Best Beach Read

WINNER: Neely Tubati Alexander, Love Buzz

RUNNER-UP: Erika Montgomery, Our Place on the Island

RUNNER-UP: Kaira Rouda, Beneath the Surface





Best Book for the Best Friend

WINNER: JJ Elliott, There Are No Rules for This

RUNNER-UP: Audrey Lynden aka Tricia Quinnies, The Artful Bargain



Best Book for the Griever

WINNER: Eirinie Carson, The Dead Are Gods

RUNNER-UP: Jenny Lisk, Widowed Parents Unite: 52 Tips to Get Through the First Year, One Widowed Parent to Another

RUNNER-UP: Dina Gachman, So Sorry for Your Loss



Best Book for the Health & Wellness Guru

WINNER: Meg Nocero, The Magical Guide to Bliss: Daily Keys to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit & Inner Bliss

RUNNER-UP: Lauren Belfer, A Fierce Radiance



Best Book for the History Lover

WINNER: Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill, My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy

RUNNER-UP: Lauren Belfer, City of Light 

RUNNER-UP: Susan Blumberg-Kason, Bernardine’s Shanghai Salon





Best Book for the Music Lover

WINNER: Lauren Belfer, And After the Fire

RUNNER-UP: Audrey Lynden aka Tricia Quinnies, The Artful Bargain



Best Book for the Parent

WINNER: Sarah Ezrin, The Yoga of Parenting

RUNNER-UP: Meagan Gordon Scheuerman, Babies Are the Worst: A Memoir about Motherhood, PPD, & Beyond

RUNNER-UP: Kay Paschal, Insert Giggle Giggle: Laughing Your Way Through Raising Kids and Running a Business



Best Book for the Pop Culture Lover

WINNER: Alan Bryce Grossman, Because of Rachel