85+ Amazing New Winter 2023 Book Releases

Winter 2023 Book releases

We created a list of Winter 2023 book releases from January through March 2023! These books are the books we are most excited about reading. As the weather starts to get colder, the books get cozier too.

We have everything on this list from non-fiction to fantasy and everything in between listed by release date. We will always keep you updated with the newest books on the market.

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Winter 2023 Book Releases:

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Winter 2023 Book Releases: January 2023

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January 3

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins and more January 2023 book releases

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is a gothic suspense novel set in an Italian villa. It is inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the Mansion murders, and Percy and Mary Shelley’s time with Lord Byron at a lake Geneva castle. Emily and Chess are reconnecting and spending a summer together at an Italian villa with a history that includes not only being the place of inspiration for art and music but the site of a murder as well. This is one of the Winter 2023 book releases we cannot wait to read.

The Bandit Queens

The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

Geeta lost her husband 5 years ago, but now her small Indian village thinks she killed him! The rumors have helped her for a few years, but now other local women are asking for her help in getting rid of their own husbands.

I found myself laughing at this band of friends and their antics. If you liked Dial A for Aunties, this book about thieves is for you. It is a perfect fit for our best books for summer 2023 post.

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

Genre: Romance

Plot: From the best-selling author of the Brown Sisters Trilogy comes this new rom-com. Bradley Graeme is a football player, top of his class, and managing his OCD. Celine is a content creator/ conspiracy theorist who has a ton of followers but isn’t cool enough to sit at the popular kids table. The two used to be best friends and haven’t spoken in years. When they find themselves forced to work as a team in a survival course in the woods, they might find a whole new type of relationship.

Age of Vice

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This fast-paced thrillers shifts through time and perspective in this story centered around corruption, romance, wealth, and violence. The Wadia family is loved, loathed, and feared and are at the center of this thrilling family saga.

Ghost 19 by Simone St. James and more January 2023 book releases

Ghost 19 by Simone St. James

Genre: Thriller (Short Story)

Plot: From the best-selling author of The Book of Cold Cases comes a new short story about a women who is stuck inside her house. She spends the day looking out the window but cannot leave the house because of a ghost or her own madness. Jackie read and loved this Ghost Book and it is a perfect quick read in this list of Winter 2023 book releases.

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Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy and the Sister She Betrayed by Jim Popkin

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: This is the true story of Ana Montes, an officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and double agent working for Cuba. Her father was a US Army colonel and bother her brother and sister-in-law were FBI agents. Her sister also worked for the FBO. This is the ultimate story of betrayal.

The Love Match

The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this rom-com. Zahra Khan is basically a Bangladeshi princess but her mother needs to secure her a match for the family’s financial security. When Zahra’s feelings become mixed up between who she is supposed to be with and who she wants to be with, she must choose.

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black and more January 2023 book releases

Stolen Heir by Holly Black

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black. 

A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.

January 10

The Spare

The Spare by Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex is telling his story in his words. The entire world saw William and Harry walk behind their mother’s coffin at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. But never before have we heard how the lives of her sons have continued since. This is that story and we have already pre-ordered a copy. This is the book from the Winter 2023 Book Releases that Kirsten is most looking forward to reading. If you love all things royal, check out our Royal Reads: Ultimate List of 42 Books about Royalty.

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Small World by Laura Zigman

Small World is a novel about sisterhood and hope. Joyce has been divorced for a year and is looking forward to being single when her newly divorced sister comes to live with her. Living together will force them to reconcile the loss of their sister years ago when she was just 10 and deal with their family history that has secrets.

Phaedra by Laura Shepperson

Phaedra by Laura Shepperson

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Debut novelist Laura Shepperson offers a powerful feminist retelling of Phaedra and her unyielding quest for justice, perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Natalie Haynes.

Lunar Love

Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen

Genre: Romance

Plot: Olivia is excited to take over her grandmother’s matchmaking business which is based on the traditional Chinese zodiac. When she finds out that La’s most eligible bachelor has taken this idea and turned it into an app, Liv is furious. The two go head to head in this enemies-to-lovers romance by a debut author.

Just the Nicest Couple

Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Nina has had a fight with her husband Jake so when he doesn’t come home, she thinks he is just calming down for a night. When he doesn’t return, Nina will not stop looking for him until she finds out what happened. Nina’s coworker, Lily, thinks she was the last person to see Jake before he went missing and when she confesses to her husband, they decide nobody can know. Two couples are linked in this twisty thriller.

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo and more January 2023 book releases

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: This is the much anticipated second book in the Alex Stern series (Ninth House) by best-selling author Leigh Bardugo. Alex is determined to Darlington out of purgatory even if it means the end of her time at Yale and her future at Lethe. This book is one of the January 2023 book releases I really hope to get my hands on!

The Nazi Conspiracy

The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mencsh

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: From best-selling author, Josh Meltzer comes a true story about the nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Stalin, and Churchill during WWII. This assassination would have changed history. If you want to read more WWII books, you can check out our list.

January 17

The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict and more January 2023 book releases

The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Probing the torrid political climate in the lead-up to World War II and the ways that seemingly sensible people can be sucked into radical action, The Mitford Affair follows Nancy’s valiant efforts to stop the Nazis from taking over Great Britain, and the complicated choices she must make between the personal and the political.

A Guide to Being Just Friends

A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan

Genre: Romance

Plot: Hailey Sharp has one goal and she doesn’t want any distractions. Work is what is important. Wes does not want a relationship because they all end badly. When the two meet, they start a friendship because that is all it can be. We loved How to Love Your Neighbor and think this romance from our list of Winter 2023 Book Releases will be a great romance.

Locust Lane

Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

Genre: Thriller

Plot: For fans of Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgStephen Amidon’s Locust Lane is a taut and utterly propulsive story about the search for justice and the fault lines of power and influence in a seemingly idyllic town. Can anyone be trusted? We have this book from the Winter 2023 book releases on our list of books to read!

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix and more January 2023 book releases

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

Genre: Thriller

Plot: I am so excited to read this book from the Winter 2023 book releases and think it will go perfectly on our haunted house book list. When Louise finds out her parents have died, she does not want to pack up the house of the people who loved her the most. She also does not want to ask her brother for help with the house. But, some houses do not want to be sold.

Queen Among the Dead

Queen Among the Dead by Lesley Livingston

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This is a Celtic YA fantasy inspired by the first queen of Ireland. Neve is the King’s youngest daughter and Ronan is a Druid’s apprentice who makes a living selling stolen spells. The king has outlawed magic which is horded by his priests. Now, Neve must take her place at the thrown and rely on Ronan for help.

The Fraud Squad and more January 2023 book releases

The Fraud Squad by Kyla Zhao

Genre: YA Fiction

Plot: Samantha Song has dreamed of becoming part of Singapore’s social scene but her dream is impossible as a working-class woman. With the help of two friends, Samantha borrows designer clothes to infiltrate the elite but will her fraud be discovered and end everything she is working toward?

January 24

Make a Wish and more January 2023 book releases

Make a Wish by Helena Hunting

Genre: Romance

Plot: Harley Spark has tried to move on from the time she nearly kissed the widowed father of the girl she nannied. Now, seven years later, Gavin Rhodes and his 9-year-old daughter come to spark house for a princess-themed party, and Harley is forced to deal with her error from those years ago. Only it seems that Gavin is oblivious to her inner turmoil. Helena Hunting’s Starry-Eyed Love is on our list of Hot Office Romances You Need to Read. And we are sure this book from January 2023 Book Releases is one you will not want to miss.

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A Thousand Miles to Graceland by Kristen Mei Chase

Genre: Thriller

Plot: When Grace’s husband asks for a divorce, she has no excuse not to grant her mother her 70th birthday wish and take a road trip to Graceland. On the trip, Grace starts to understand her mother better, repair their relationship, and find a second chance at love.

miniscule mansion

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Myra Malone blogs about a dollhouse mansion and has thousands of followers. But the mansion is more than it seems as rooms disappear and reappear overnight. Across the country, Alex is shocked to see someone recreating his bedroom. Alex and Myra correspond to trace the stories that entwine them.

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Begin Again by Emma Lord

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: This is a YA romance about finding yourself, finding love, and starting over. Andie Rose has a plan and she intends to follow it through but, even the best plans can be set off course and soon, Andie learns that sometimes going off course may be for the best.

January 31


Maame by Jessica George

February 2023 Read with Jenna Book Club Pick

This story about Maddie, known as Maame to her family, was immersive and beautifully complex. Dealing with friendships, racism, familial obligations, and then grief, this story swept me away. Maddie lives in London as the primary caretaker of her father who has Parkinson’s. Her mother spends most of her time in Ghana.

I felt fiercely protective of Maddie while reading this book. There were times I wanted to swoop in to relieve some of the burdens of this wonderful character with a heart of gold. But it was more rewarding to see Maddie finding her inner strength and learning to prioritize herself and her dreams.

I can’t recommend this coming-of-age book about grief enough – especially as a book for book clubs. It’s one of the best books of 2023 and a great pick for a list of book club books. This is one of the heavier books in our beach reads 2023 post, but the list would not be complete without it. This is also one of the best novels about Africa I have ever read.

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The Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: The USA Today bestselling author of The Gown returns with another enthralling and royal-adjacent historical novel—as the lives of three very different residents of London’s historic Blue Lion hotel converge in a potentially explosive climax on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation.

River Sing me home

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

February 2023 Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Prior to reading this story, I had little concept of what the end of slavery meant in the Caribbean. I knew nothing of the apprenticeships and horrible conditions formerly enslaved people were forced to endure.

And I certainly had no idea of what it would take to reunite a family of formerly enslaved individuals who had been ripped apart when they were sold by their owners.

Rachel’s story changes that. She runs away from the plantation in Barbados to reunite with her family. She sets off on a journey to find her 5 children. What she finds out about each encompasses some of the many ways a formerly enslaved person’s life could turn out.

 I don’t think anyone will be able to read this story without shedding a tear and thinking hard about colonialism and the ripple effects it has had on generations. This is another book that is heavier in our ultimate beach reads 2023 post but you will not want to miss reading this pick.

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Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn

Genre: Fiction

Plot: With writing Jasmine Guillory has described as “emotional and real,” the acclaimed author of Love Lettering and Love at First weaves stories both transporting and relatable – modern love stories that readers immediately identify with and take to heart. Wise and witty, threaded through with a complex, emotionally fulfilling romance, Kate Clayborn’s unforgettable new novel echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your way.

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun and more January 2023 book releases

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun (Finlay Donovan #3) by Elle Cosimano

Genre: Mystery

Plot: From USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun―the hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series.

Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can’t have fun?

Exiles by Jane Harper and more January 2023 book releases

Exiles by Jane Harper

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Aaron Falk is a Federal Investigator headed to Southern Australia for a christening. When Kim’s daughter makes a plea to help find Kim on the one-year anniversary of the day she went missing, Aaron beings his investigation that may show cracks in Kim’s friend group. What happened to Kim Gillespie? Harper’s book, The Survivors kept us guessing until the last page. I am sure this mystery from our list of Winter 2023 book releases will not disappoint.

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The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Genre: YA Historical Fiction Romance

Plot: The YA Historical fiction is inspired by the life of C.R Patterson and his family. Set in Chicago in 1910, the story is about the Davenports, one of the few Black families of immense wealth. This is the story of four young Black women navigating life and love.

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Winter 2023 Book Releases: February 2023

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February 7

Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff  and more February 2023 book releases

Code Name Sapphire: A World War 2 Novel by Pam Jenoff

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Inspired by true stories of WWII, this is a story about love, family, loyalty, and sacrifice. In 1942 Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany. Now, she must go back and join a secret resistance network to save her family. When she finds that they are bound for Auschwitz on a train she must decide what she is willing to do to save them. We love Pam Janoff and this is one of the Winter 2023 book releases we cannot wait to read.

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Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Nisha Cantor lives a glamorous and wealthy lifestyle and is determined to keep up with that lifestyle even after her husband announces he is filing for divorce. Sam Kemp is at a low point in her life when she accidentally takes Nisha’s bag from the gym. The fabulous Louboutins within makes her realize that something has to change.

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Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey

Genre: Romance

Plot: Opposites attract in this newest romance from Tessa Bailey. Hallie has thought about Julian ever since their almost kiss at 14. Now, Hallie is revamping the gardens in his family’s vineyard and in a drunken impulse, let Julian a secret admirer letter. Julian is on sabbatical from his job as a professor and he cannot get Hallie off his mind even if he cannot afford a distraction while trying to write his book.

Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson

Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Alice writes a story for her best friend Gabby. She wants to cheer her up after a break-up Inexplicabley, Gabby meets the man of her dreams. Thinking the story is magic, Gabby gives it to her friends who also find love. Now, Alice must learn to harness her gift and if she opened up her heart, perhaps there is a love story waiting for her as well.

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The Friendship Breakup by Annie Cathryn

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Fallon is a mother of one and trying to figure things out with the help of her mom friends. So when her best friend starts to ghost her, she decides to try and win them back. Fallon realizes that in order to move forward, she has to address the issues of her past.

the house of eve

The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: From the award-winning author of Yellow Wife, a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

Stone Blind

Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

Genre: Mythology

Plot: This novel is a reconstruction of the story of Medusa who was transformed into the monster we all know as a punishment for being assaulted by Poseidon. The age-old story in which women are blamed for the actions of powerful men is masterfully told in this new book.

Seven Faceless saints

Seven Faceless Saints by MK Lobb

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Discover what’s lurking in the shadows in this dark fantasy debut with a murder-mystery twist, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kerri Maniscalco.

Just my Type

Just My Type by Falon Ballard

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Lana Parker is a serial monogamist who bounces from one long-term relationship to another. She even has a dating column on a trendy website. When she suddenly finds herself single and pitted against her high school ex who cannot stay in a relationship for any length of time, to land her dream job. The problem? She is pitted against her ex who wants the same job. They both must write out of their comfort zones to land the job. She has to write about being single and he has to write about a steady relationship.

February 14

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: In this fairy-tale-like romantic fantasy, a man who believes in fairy tales marries a beautiful woman named Indigo. When she hears that her aunt is dying, the couple heads back to the family home. There, the groom finds himself drawn to the edge of reality and fantasy. Inside the walls of the family house, lurks the memories of Azure, Indigo’s best friend who disappeared suddenly. Slowly, secrets are revealed that might threaten their marriage.

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The Sweet Spot by Amy Peoppel

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Lauren and her family live in a brownstone in Greenwich Village. Olivia works in a trendy boutique and Melinda has just been dumped by her husband of thirty years. The three women are brought together when Melinda’s husband and mistress travel across the country and leave their baby behind. Now the three women try to track down the parents while finding the village and the love they deserve.

Varina Palladinos Jersery Italian Love Story

Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story: A Novel by Terri-Lynne DeFino

Genre: Family Drama

Plot: Varina Paladino has a loud Jersey Italian family. Much to her 92-year-old mother’s dismay, she is not interested in dating. Silvia, with the help of her granddaughter, concocts a plan to find Varina a husband. But, the three men of the family are each planning their own life changes and this will throw off the whole plan.

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Stone Cold Fox by Rachel Koller Croft

Genre: Thriller

Plot: After spending a lifetime conning different men with tutelage from her mother, Bea is ready to engage her ultimate and last target- the uber-rich, Collin Case. Bea knows that she can get the ring but what she really wants is the approval of Collin’s friends and family, particularly Collin’s best friend, Gale. What starts as a fun game quickly becomes dangerous and Bea has to decide what she is willing to do to get what she wants.


Revelle by Lyssa Mia Smith

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Inspired by Moulin Rouge! and set on an island in a magical version of Prohibition-era New York, Revelle is a breathtaking YA stand-alone fantasy full of dazzling magic, romance, and mystery from debut author Lyssa Mia Smith.

February 21

I have some questions for you

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is a brand new thriller from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist author of The Great Believers. Bodie Cane is a film professor who wishes she could forget her past at a boarding school where a classmate was murdered. Now, she has been invited to return and lecture and she cannot stop feeling that she may have known more about the murder than she originally thought

The Writing Retreat

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

Genre: Mystery/ Thriller

Plot: Alex has almost given up her dream of being a writer when she is invited to a month-long writing retreat by a famous horror writer. When she arrives, she is told that she must, along with the other attendees, must write a novel in during the retreat and the best novel will win a huge publishing deal. When strange things start happening and people start disappearing, Alex must save herself.

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The Porcelain Moon: A Novel of France, the Grear War, and Forbidden Love by Janie Chang

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot:From the critically acclaimed author of The Library of Legends comes a vividly rendered novel set in WWI France about two young women—one Chinese, one French—whose lives intersect with unexpected, potentially dangerous consequences.

The woman with the cure

The Woman with the Cure by Lynn Cullen

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is based on the true story of Dorothy Horstmann, the woman who stopped the Polio pandemic. In the 1940s and 1950s, Polio was a terrifying disease that killed or paralyzed children. Dorothy wanted to find a vaccine, not engage in a competition. She was forced to decide what could and should be sacrificed for a cure.

The Curse of the Marquis de Sade

The Curse of the Marquis de Sade by Joel Warner

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: The captivating, deeply reported true story of how one of the most notorious novels ever written—Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom—landed at the heart of one of the biggest scams in modern literary history.


Nocturne by Alyssa Wees

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: A talented ballerina is torn between her dreams and her desires in 1930s Chicago. Grace is a prima ballerina who has attracted the attention of a patron. What does he want from her? This fantasy is one of the Winter 2023 book releases we cannot wait to read.

February 28


Immortality: A Love Story (The Anatomy Duology 2) by Dana Schwartz

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Plot: This much-anticipated sequel to Anatomy: A Love Story sees Hazel Sinnet first arrested for saving a life and then summoned to the British Court to be the personal physician for Princess Charlotte. Hazel is dragged into the court and a social club known as the Companions to the Death. Hazel discovers evil forces at work against the monarchy and may be the only one to be able to fix it.

I loved the first book in this series and it was the Winter 2022 YA choice for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. This is one of the February 2023 book releases I cannot wait to get my hands on.

The Angel Maker

The Angel Maker by Alex North

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Katie Shaw had everything she wanted until a stranger changed the fate of the family forever. Now, with a child of her own, Katie is having a hard time differentiating between real vs imagined threats. Then, she gets a call that her brother Chris, once the victim of violence has gone missing. When a horrible attack happens, the leads point to Chris and a notorious serial killer. This thriller is one of the Winter 2023 book releases that I cannot wait to read.


Marvelous by Molly Greeley

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot:A mesmerizing novel set in the French royal court of Catherine de’ Medici during the Renaissance, which recreates the touching and surprising true story behind the Beauty and the Beast legend, from the acclaimed author of The Clergyman’s Wife and The Heiress

Its one of us

It’s One of Us by JT Ellison

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Olivia Bender wants nothing more than to be a mother but all of her attempts keep failing. Then, the police come to deliver news to Olivia and her husband, Park. Park’s son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Park reveals that he donated sperm years ago and has no idea how many children he may have. Now, Olivia must decide if she can hold PArk accountable for fathering a murderer, especially since she has so many secrets of her own.

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Winter 2023 Book Releases: March 2022

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Off the Map by Trish Doller

Off the Map by Trish Doller

Genre: Romance

Plot: Carla Black has lived on the road for a decade. Eamon Sullivan is a cartographer who is unhappy in his work. When Carla arrives in Dublin for her best friend’s wedding, Eamon is the one who picks her up from the airport in Ireland. What should have been a quick trip turns into something so much more.

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Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Genre: Fiction

Plot:A deliciously funny, sharply observed debut of family, love, and class, this zeitgeisty novel follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan“.

This is one of the winter 2023 book releases that looks perfect for our list of 24 best family drama books you will love.


Clytemnestra by Costanza Casati

Genre: Fantasy

Plot:Madeline Miller’s Circe meets Cersei Lannister in a stunning debut following Clytemnestra, the most notorious heroine of the ancient world and the events that forged her into the legendary queen.

As for queens, they are either hated or forgotten. She already knows which option suits her best…


Stash: My Life in Hiding by Laura Cathcart Robbins

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: This memoir from the podcast “The Only One in the Room” is Laura’s story of hiding her addiction from everyone in a world filled with privilege and pain. Divorce, a custody battle, and internalized racism are all a part of this true story. This is one of the winter 2023 book releases that is perfect for our ultimate list of non-fiction books

Now You See Us

Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Corazon, Donita, and Angel are Filipina domestic workers who are living and working in Singapore. When a new story explodes, the three women are shocked. A domestic Filipina maid has been arrested for murdering her employer. Now the three women come together to solve the mystery of what really happened on the day of the murder. This is one of the mysteries in our winter 2023 book releases we cannot wait to read. And be sure to check out our Ultimate List of Mystery Books.

What Have We Done

What Have We Done by Alex Finlay

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Twenty-five years ago, Jenn, Donnie, and Nico were best friends through the horrific experiences they had at the group home they lived in together as teens. Now, someone is trying to kill them and they will have to revisit the nightmares of their childhood to survive. We are looking forward to reading this thriller from our list of winter 2023 book releases.

The Golden Spoon

The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Every summer for the past ten years, bakers come to a Vermont estate for filming a hit television show with the famous host, Betsy Martin. This year, something is off with the competition as things start to go awry on the set. Suddenly, a body is discovered in this locked room mystery. I cannot wait to read this mystery from our list of winter 2023 book releases.

Theory of not quite everything

The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything by Kara Gnodde

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Art and Mimi Brotherton are siblings and housemates whose bond was solidified by the death of their parents. Art is a Mathematical genius and Mimi decides she needs his skills to find her a soulmate. When she finds Frank, she is intrigued and Art is wary. Will their relationship drive a wedge between the siblings?

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jiménez

Genre: Fiction

Plot:A deeply powerful, raw debut novel that’s “equal measures hilarious and haunting” (Crystal Hana Kim), of a Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discovers their long‑missing sister is potentially alive and cast on a reality TV show, and they set out to bring her home.

The Adventures of Amina al Sirafi

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Amina al-Sirafti thought she was done with her career as a pirate when she is offered one last job with a huge payday. She will be paid to find the kidnapped daughter of her old crewman. Soon, it becomes clear that there is a lot more to this job than what it first seems. This is one of the winter 2023 book releases that is sure to find its way to our list of Historical Fantasy Books to Capture your Imagination.

Missing Clarissa

Missing Clarissa: A Novel by Ripley Jones

Genre: YA Thriller

Plot: Clarissa Campbell was a popular cheerleader who went missing in 1999 and was never seen again- dead or alive. Now, 20 years later, best friends Blair and Cameron, start a true crime podcast and decide to find out what happened to Clarissa. There are a lot of secrets in this town. Will the teenagers find a true killer or destroy the life of an innocent man?

My Dear Heanry

My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: In 1885 London, 17-year-old Gabriel Utterson returned to London to find his friend Henry Jekyll. Henry was expelled from medical school with rumors about their relationship. Now, Gabriel finds Hyde, a stranger to is familiar and claims to be friends with Henry. This is one of our winter 2023 book releases that is perfect for our list of 18 classic book retellings.

March 14

A Likely Story

A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan Abramson

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Isabelle wants to be a successful writer like her father, but after the death of her mother, she discovers shocking secrets that makes her wonder about her family and how much of her life is a lie. This book-within-a-book about a man who cheated his way to the top will leave you questioning who is the author. This book from our winter 2023 book releases is sure to find its way to our Fiction Books About Writers post.

When in Rome

When in Rome by Liam Callanan

Genre: Fiction

Plot:From nationally bestselling, award-winning author Liam Callanan, the story of an opportunity to start over at midlife, a chance to save a struggling convent in the Eternal City, and the dramatic re-emergence of an old flame . . .

The Other Family Doctor

The Other Family Doctor by Karen Fine, D.V. M.

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This is a memoir about Karen Fine who always wanted to be a vet even though it was a male-dominated industry in the 80s. She persevered and opened her own practice. This book shares stories from her life as a doctor to beloved pets including a colony of ferrets, a huge pot-bellied pig and more.

Vera Wongs Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Vera Wong lives above her tea shop in Chinatown in San Francisco. When she finds a dead body in the shop, she calls the police immediately but also takes the flash drive the man has in his hands. She is sure that she can do a better job of finding the murderer than the police. And when she starts investigating her customers, she finds that she starts to care for them. I cannot wait to read this book from our Winter 2023 Book Releases. It sounds like the perfect book to go on our list of Books Like a Man Called Ove.

Dust Child

Dust Child by Nguyēn Phan Que Mai

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This book is written by the author of The Mountains Sing, a book in our list of 52 Best Books for Book Clubs to Read. This is about two sisters who are trying to help their parents pay off their debts by going to work in a bar in Saigon, in 1969. This book is a perfect choice for the April prompt of the Beyond The Bookends’ 2023 Reading Challenge.

Künstlers in Paradise

Künstlers in Paradise by Cathleen Schine

Genre: Historical Fiction / Contemporary Fiction

Plot: In 1939 Mamie Künstler escaped Nazi Germany to Los Angeles, California when she was just 11 years old. Now, it is 2020. Julian has come to stay with his grandmother while trying to make it in Hollywood. When the pandemic hits, Julian’s visit has no end in sight and Mamie begins to open up about her life before she came to the United States. This dual-timeline historical fiction from the winter 2023 book releases is perfect for anyone who wants to read WWII Historical Fiction.

March 21

The London Séance Society

The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner

Genre: Historical Mystery

Plot: We are so excited about this new book written by the author of the Lost Apothocary, a book on our Ultimate List of Best Historical Fiction Books. The newest book takes place in 1873 as a renowned spiritualist and a woman seeking answers about her dead sister team up with the men of the Seance Society. This is definitely one of the winter 2023 book releases we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Two Wars and A Wedding

Two Wars and A Wedding by Lauren Willig

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Lauren Willig’s book Band of Sisters, is one of our favorite WW1 Books. Now, her latest is a book in our list of Winter 2023 book releases that we cannot wait to read. This is a dual-timeline story with a single heroine who finds herself caught in a war between Greece and Turkey in 1896 and in the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Strangers in the Night

Strangers in the Night: A Novel of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner by Heather Webb

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner are Hollywood icons. Individually they were unstoppable but together, they were explosive. This biographical historical fiction tells their love story with an amazing cast of characters. This book from our winter 2023 book releases should not be missed.


Infamous by Lex Croucher

Genre: Historical Romance

Plot: Edith (Eddie) Miller is a 22-year-old aspiring writer. She has always done everything with rose so she is horrified when rose starts to talk about marriage. When Eddie is invited into the world of a poet named Nash, she becomes torn between her relationship with rose and the complicated dynamic with Nash.

Beyond that the Sea

Beyond that, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: in 1940, Millie and Reginald Thompson have to make the horrible decision to send their 11-year-old daughter, Beatrix to America as bombs fall on London. Bea arrives in Boston where she integrates into the world of the Gregorys. Bea is torn between the world to which she was born and her new life that feels like her own.

March 28

The Perfumist of Paris

The Perfumist of Paris by Alka Joshi

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is the final book in the trilogy written by the author of the Henna Artist, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. Radha is living in Paris with her husband and two daughters. The year is 1974 and she is still grieving the baby boy she gave up years ago. When a position with a master perfumer comes up and Radha travels to India, she finds out the boy she never told her husband about is headed to find her in Paris.

The Mostly True Story

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Tanner needs a place to live where he can sit and play video games to his heart’s content. Louise Wilt needs a caregiver- according to her daughter. Being Louise’s caregiver seems like the perfect gig for Tanner and the two ignore each other happily. When Tanner starts to notice that Louise has a close resemblance to a jewel thief and Louise suddenly insists on a road trip, their adventure begins. This is one of my most anticipated books from the list of Winter 2023 book releases.

Community Board

Community Board: A Novel by Tara Conklin

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Darcy Clipper is 30 years old and has just moved home to Murbridge Massachusetts. Darcy thinks that her hometown will welcome her back with open arms but, just like everything else, Murbridge has changed. Now Darcy must decide what she owes her town and what they owe her in return.

Hang the Moon

Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Jeanette Walls is the bestselling author of the book The Glass Castle, a book we included in our post of Books Like Where the Crawdads Sing. Now, she has a new novel about a young woman named Sallie Kincaid that takes place in Virginia during prohibition. We think this book about a fearless woman will be a great pick from our Winter 2023 book releases.

Her Lost Words

Her Lost Words by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This biographical fiction tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft, an author who was radical for her time and wrote the book A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Years later, her daughter, Mary Shelley, will be the groundbreaking author of Frankenstein. This novel about two remarkable women is a must-read from this list of Winter 2023 book releases.

Hotel of Secrets

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

Genre: Historical Romance

Plot: This Historical romance is perfect for our list of The Best Historical Romances Novels. Maria Wallner wants to restore her family’s hotel to its former glory but the random attacks from an assassin is an issue. Eli Whittaker is an American Secret agent who is on a mission. But, when he arrives in Vienna, he is swept up in the balls, the chaos, and perhaps with Maria as well.

Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: William Waters grew up in a house with tragedy. When he meets Julia, he falls head over heels, and with Julia, comes her sisters as well. When the darkness from William’s past surfaces, it will shake up the relationship between Julia and her sisters. This pick from Winter 2023 book releases is from Read with Jenna Book List author of Dear Edward.

Evil Eye

Evil Eye by Etaf Rum

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: From the bestselling author of A Woman is No Man, a Read with Jenna Book List pick and a book on our 52 Best Books for Book Clubs to Read, comes a brand-new book. Yara was raised in a conservative Palestinian household that was emotionally volatile. She thought that she left that all behind, but when her carefully constructed world starts to fall apart around her, she must come to terms with the childhood she thought she left in the past.

Quarantine Princess Diaries

Quarantine Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This is a brand-new installment of the princess diaries and is what happens when Mia Thermopolis of Genovia has her diaries written over the pandemic leaked. For anyone who loves a Royal Read, this is the perfect pick for you from this list of Winter 2023 Book Releases.

For more March books, check out our list of March 2023 New Books by Genre

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Did you find any Winter 2023 book releases to add to your to-read list?

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