I have hundreds of books in my physical and digital libraries and my TBR list is miles long, but that won't stop me from being excited over upcoming books. 2023 is a huge year for book lovers, there are so many incredible novels, memoirs and self help books coming out and I cannot wait to read them all. 

I've never done a post like this before, but I've done similar things in my email newsletter so I'm excited to share it with you all. Truthfully, most of these books are on the list because of the authors, because I will read anything these people write so I'm automatically excited. 

I'll call out the books that I'm excited about because of the *plot* and not just the author! Let's get into it...

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Release Date: April 25th, 2023

I just finished Book Lovers by EH and it is hands down my favorite book of hers (review coming soon!) so I cannot wait for her latest and greatest. Happy Place is summarized as "A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends." It very much gives me People We Meet on Vacation vibes and a classic 2000 rom com. I cannot wait! 

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Release Date: May 16th, 2023

The Soulmate Equation was one of my favorite books last year so I'm fairly confident the next in the series, "The True Love Experiment" will not disappoint. Christina Lauren is such a talented duo, they never steer me wrong. I have an ARC of this novel waiting in my Kindle so stay tuned for a review soon!

Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler 

Release Date: April 18th, 2023 

Genevieve Wheeler is a journalist I've followed on Twitter for years and her debut novel, Adelaide, is being released this year, and I simply cannot wait. I remember reading some very early reviews last year from other favorites in the book community so when I got approved for a Netgalley ARC, I was over the moon. It's being released in April but I'm hoping to read soon to get a review up! 

For twenty-six-year-old Adelaide Williams, an American living in dreamy London, meeting Rory Hughes was like a lightning bolt out of the blue: this charming Englishman was The One she wasn’t even looking for.

Is it enough?

Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica 

Release Date: January 10th, 2023

I've been loving Mary Kubica lately; I just finished "The Other Wife" and it threw me for a loop (review coming soon!) and I loved last year's release "Not a Happy Family" so I know "Just The Nicest Couple" will be incredible. It has the most ominous summary of all time so you know it's going to be good.

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that 
nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.

The Chateau by Jaclyn Goldis

Release Date: May 23rd, 2023

This is a new author for me so The Chateau is definitely a 'for the plot' book. I've been obsessed with all things French lately so a thriller taking place at a French chateau sounds incredible. 

"A dream girls trip to a luxurious French chateau devolves into a deadly nightmare of secrets and murder"

I have an ARC waiting for me in my Kindle so I'll be reading this very soon! 

Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena

Release Date: July 25th, 2023

Shari Lapena is another one of my favorite thriller authors and there is hardly a book by her that I don't like. "Everyone Here is Lying" will be released this summer and I know I'm going to love it. Below is the summary - it sounds very predictable which means it will probably be the complete opposite. 

William Wooler is a family man, on the surface. But he’s been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road. So when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, to find his difficult nine-year-old daughter, Avery, unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper. 

Hours later, Avery’s family declares her missing. 

Suddenly Stanhope doesn’t feel so safe. And William isn’t the only one on his street who’s hiding a lie. As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery's neighbors become increasingly unhinged. 

Who took Avery Wooler?

Spare by Prince Harry

Release Date: January 10th, 2023

Do I have to explain this one? I don't think so. Spare might be one of the most anticipated memoirs of our generation. Whether you agree with how how he left his family, or if you don't believe him (which is insane), you're curious about what he has to say. I cannot wait to listen to this on audiobook because Prince Harry will be reading it. 

Enchantment: Awakening in an Anxious Age by Katherine May

Release Date: February 28th, 2023

I read Katherine May's other book, Wintering, last year and I loved it. I'm anxious (pun intended) to read this one about being anxious and trying to find your way in the world. It's going to be really good and I can't wait! Below is a small summary of Enchantment

Many of us feel trapped in a grind of constant change: rolling news cycles, the chatter of social media, our families split along partisan lines. We feel fearful and tired, on edge in our bodies, not quite knowing what has us perpetually depleted. For Katherine May, this low hum of fatigue and anxiety made her wonder what she was missing. Could there be a different way to relate to the world, one that would allow her to feel more rested and at ease, even as seismic changes unfold on the planet? Might there be a way for all of us to move through life with curiosity and tenderness, sensitized to the subtle magic all around?

Swipe Up for More by Stephanie McNeal

Release Date: June 6th, 2023

I think this is my personal most anticipated of the year. Stephanie McNeal is a journalist that I've been following for years and she covers all things influencer. Well, she wrote a book about it and it's called "Swipe Up For More" and I know it's going to be fascinating on all accounts. I cannot wait! 


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