What books are you most excited for next year?
A good way to start the year is to fill your to-read lists with upcoming releases. Whether you are seeking a sweet romance to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling or a mystery that will keep you enthralled, we came up with a list of book titles for you to enjoy in 2023. Scroll through!
Georgie, All Along
Release date: January 24, 2023
Ever wonder about the might-have-beens of your life? This heartwarming tale of self-discovery by acclaimed author Kate Clayborn is about reconciling with the past, being present, and making your way into the future.
In Georgie, All Along, Georgie Mulcahy returns to her childhood hometown after losing her job, no longer sure of what she wants in life. She rediscovers her teenage diary, filled with memories of a time when she was happy, using it as a guidebook to reinvent herself. Georgie finds herself having an unexpected roommate—Levi Fanning, former troublemaker, and current town hermit. Levi offers to help Georgie with her quest and as they work through her high school bucket list, Georgie begins to realize that chasing her teenage dreams is actually leading her toward what her heart truly wants.
The Miniscule Mansion of Myra Malone
Release date: January 24, 2023
In this poignant tale of love and loss, Audrey Burges tells the story of a reclusive woman whose world slowly expands as she learns to let love inside.
Myra Malone writes about a dollhouse mansion in her blog, captivating thousands of readers with her stories. Myra is drawn to the mysteries of the Mansion, with music playing randomly and its rooms disappearing overnight. In this story, readers meet Alex Rakes, too, a furniture seller who recognizes his own family home when he encounters Mansion fans trying to create a scale model. Alex corresponds with Myra, and she becomes intrigued by the man who is living in the life-size mansion that matches her minuscule one. Their worlds entwine as the two realize that they were connected in so many ways.
All The Dangerous Things
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release date: January 10, 2023
This gripping thriller by Stacy Willingham explores how immense trauma and grief can affect the mind, distorting memories and perceptions of reality. In All The Dangerous Things, Isabelle Drake lives every mother’s worst nightmare.
Isabelle’s toddler son Mason disappears from his crib in the middle of the night and the police are unable to solve the case. Despite her marriage deteriorating and her insomnia threatening her mental health, she remains determined to discover what happened to Mason. Speaking at a true-crime conference, Isabelle meets Waylon Spencer, a podcaster who was successful in solving a cold case in the past. As she accepts Waylon’s help in putting the clues together, Isabelle begins to question her own sanity and wonders if she can even trust herself.
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: January 24, 2023
This young adult romance novel by Emma Lord is about finding yourself and starting over.
Keeping her goal of becoming an iconic self-help figure in mind, Andie Rose transfers to her dream college halfway through freshman year with a clear plan that she intends to follow. Despite Andie’s careful planning, everything, unfortunately, starts falling apart. But when her resident advisor Milo convinces her to do the school’s radio show with him, Andie discovers that sometimes, going off course from one’s initial plans might be for the best.
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride
Release date: February 14, 2023
The adult debut novel of bestselling author Roshani Chokshi, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride is a lush and gothic modern fairy tale about secrets and lies, and the nature of friendship and love.
A man who has a deep fascination for fantasy stories marries Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada, a beautiful and mysterious heiress. In exchange for her love, he makes a promise to never pry into her past. But when Indigo’s estranged aunt forces them to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, dark revelations from the past threaten the couple’s lives and test the strength of their love.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: February 2, 2023
Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women, Emilia Hart’s debut novel Weyward is about a magical bond that transcends five centuries and the healing power of the natural world.
In 2019, Kate flees from her abusive partner and seeks refuge in Weyward Cottage, situated in a remote village away from London. As Kate settles in the ramshackle home that she inherited from her eccentric Aunt Violet, she discovers a family secret about her ancestor Altha who was accused of practicing witchcraft in 1619. This riveting tale is about strong and unconventional women who discover the power within them as they break free from the shackles of male violence.
The London Séance Society
Release date: March 21, 2023
A spellbinding tale from Sarah Penner, author of the bestseller The Lost Apothecary, this Victorian whodunnit explores the blurred lines between truth and illusion.
In 1873, Lenna Wickes has come to Paris, seeking the medium Vaudeline D’Allaire who was known for conjuring the spirits of murder victims to reveal their killers. Despite her skepticism of the occult, Lenna apprentices for Vaudeline so she can solve the mystery of her sister Evie’s death. When a high-profile murder occurs in London and Vaudeline’s services are requested, the two women join with members of the exclusively male London Séance Society to solve the crime. As they unravel the mystery, they find themselves in a wider conspiracy that puts their own lives on the line.
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Release date: April 11, 2023
A beguiling novel by renowned author Kate Morton, Homecoming is about the dangers of tightly held secrets and the healing power of truth.
In 2018, after almost twenty years of working and living in London, Jessica Turner-Bridges finds herself laid off from her full-time job as a journalist. When her beloved grandmother ends up in the hospital after a fall, Jess rushes back from London to Sydney to take care of the woman who raised her. While going through her grandmother’s house, Jess discovers a true crime journal, chronicling an inexplicable tragedy that occurred on Christmas Eve of 1959. As she begins to look into the mystery, Jess finds a shocking connection between the unsolved crime and her family’s history.
Have you decided on which books to read yet? Be sure to visit your favorite bookshops and check out if the titles that you are looking forward to reading are available on the release dates!