Welldoing's 12 Books of the Year for 2023 was announced today with the final addition of Emmanuel Jal's memoir of moving from child soldier in Africa to living and making art in Canada. His book My Life is Art was December's pick, so it completed the array of 12 books which Welldoing staff had chosen to recommend and promote to our readers.

As Welldoing's Louise Chunn explains, "The idea of the Book of the Month is for us to identify and help to promote books that we believe are useful to the visitors to our platform. There is a book that deals directly with therapy by Graham Johnston and Matt Wotton, but we also have hunted out memoirs from people who exhibit resilience, such as Hadley Freeman on anorexia and Suzanne Heywood on her dysfunctional childhood, and books that examine difficult, emotive subjects such as Daniel Schreiber on loneliness, and Lucy Jones's book on the action of becoming a mother and the turmoil it can provoke."

You can see all the books individually reviewed by Alice McGurran or Louise Chunn here, plus all but Prince Harry's memoir include a video interview with Welldoing. All the books are available for sale here. And if you read any or all of them, do let us know what you think!