The Book Releases of 2023 We're Most Looking Forward To

We’re already clearing space on our bookshelves.


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Even though our to-read lists are a mile long, we’re always looking forward to exciting new releases. Luckily, 2023 is shaping up to be another great year for books, so we’ve put together a list of the most anticipated new book releases that are already on our radar. There’s mystery. There’s romance. There’s a beach read or two. With a story for every taste–no matter your reading styles or genre preferences–there’s a book here that is sure to pique your interest. We’re already clearing space on our bookshelves in anticipation for a bookstore run; won’t you join us? Check out the list, and then tell us what we missed. What are you most looking forward to reading next year? 

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Happy Place by Emily Henry

From the author of the bestselling novels Beach Read and Book Lovers comes a new story that finds a former couple trying to keep the status of their relationship from their friends during an annual gathering in Maine. Publication date: April 25, 2023

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Pineapple Street

Love is at the heart of this sparkling debut novel by Jenny Jackson, which excavates old money and contemporary problems with satiric flair. Publication date: March 7, 2023

Letters from My Sister by Valerie Fraser Luesse 

Letters from My Sister

From Southern Living’s former senior travel editor comes a beautiful new book about two sisters in Alabama at the turn of the century and the mysteries that bind them. Publication date: August 15, 2023

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

I Have Some Questions For You

Rebecca Makkai, the author of the unforgettable 2018 novel The Great Believers, is back with a page-turning story about a mystery at a New Hampshire boarding school and the potentially crime-solving perspective that comes decades later. Publication date: February 21, 2023

Victory City by Salman Rushdie

Victory City

The highly anticipated new novel from Salman Rushdie is a century-spanning epic that delves into magic, geography, and the past as it tells the story of a young girl imbued with special powers. Publication date: February 7, 2023

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

The Villa

If historic real estate and a twisty mystery is what you’re after, check out this new novel from Rachel Hawkins, which is set in an Italian villa that’s filled with secrets. Publication date: January 3, 2023

A Thousand Miles to Graceland by Kristen Mei Chase

A Thousand Miles To Graceland

A mother-daughter road trip to Graceland sees the duo at the heart of this novel making their way from El Paso to Memphis to celebrate a 70th birthday–and finding adventure along the way. Publication date: January 24, 2023

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise

A college dropout and the eighty-four-year-old woman she’s supposed to be taking care of go on the run in this fun new novel by Colleen Oakley. Publication date: March 28, 2023

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez 

Yours Truly

Poor first impressions turn into something more when two doctors’ lives collide in this new romance from Abby Jimenez. Publication date: April 11, 2023

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert 

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

Rom-com readers will be eager to dig into this new novel from Talia Hibbert, a story about finding unexpected connection in the great outdoors. Publication date: January 3, 2023

How To Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix 

How To Sell a Haunted House

Set in Charleston, this new book from Grady Hendrix (the writer behind The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires) combines the humorous with the downright scary as it follows a daughter dealing with her family home after the passing of her parents. Publication date: January 17, 2023 

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

Someone Else's Shoes

A mix-up involving a gym bag and a pair of red heels leads to a story full of second chances in Jojo Moyes’ latest novel, which is due out in February. Publication date: February 7, 2023

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