90+ Sensational New Summer 2023 Book Releases

New Summer 2023 Book releases

The summer 2023 book releases are fantastic and we cannot wait to dive into these amazing books. This is the post where we divide the book releases by publication date for the entire season!

We know that it can seem like a lot but, feel free to jump around. There are so many books we cannot wait to read, it’s hard to pick which to read first.

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Summer 2023 Book Releases: July 2023

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July 4

The Sunset Crowd

The Sunset Crowd by Karin Tanabe

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is set in Los Angeles in the 1970s. In the backdrop of Hollywood, three women with ambition try and stay on top with their unrelenting ambition in a time when men ruled the industry. This book is perfect for our list of Faux Celebrity Fiction and Influencer Books.

The Librarianist

The Librarianist by Patrick DeWitt

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Bob Comet is a retired librarian who lives his life through the books he adores. When he encounters an elderly and confused woman, he brings her back to the retirement home in which she lives. He decides to distract himself from his loneliness by volunteering at the senior center. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is perfect for anyone looking for Books about Libraries and Librarians

Penance

Penance by Eliza Clark

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a disturbing look at gender and class while also questioning the media’s told in our obsession with the macabre. A 16-year-old is set on fire and murdered by three classmates. Now, a decade later, a journalist has written a detailed account of the murder.

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The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Ray Hanrahan is an artist preparing for his first exhibition in years. His three children will all be in attendance. His wife is a different story. She is an artist who has always put that role behind her roles as a wife and mother. Now, she must decide what she wants from her life and whether or not to pursue her passion. This book about art and artist looks like a fabulous pick from summer 2023 book releases.

Sunshine Nails

Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Debbie and Phil Tran are Vietnamese refugees who live in Toronto and run their nail salon. Their entire life is put in jeopardy when a fancy nail salon chain opens across the street. They can lose everything. Together with their family, they set out to sabotage their competition. This pick from summer 2023 book releases obviously made us think of nails. Check out our link to save 20% off at Olive and June

the house keepers

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. Mrs. King is a housekeeper for one of the biggest homes in Mayfair. While she was born into a life of con artists, she is reformed…until she is fired suddenly. Now, she is out to get revenge. With the help of a group of women, they set out to remove all the possessions from the mansion in the middle of a costume ball.

Owner of a lonely heart

Owner of a Lonely Heart by Beth Nguyen

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: When Beth was 8 months old, she left Vietnam at the end of the war with her father, sister, grandmother, and uncles. Her mother stayed behind (or was left behind) and she did not meet her again until she was an adult. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is a memoir about family, parenthood, and life as a refugee.

Business or Pleasure

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genre: Romance

Plot: From the bestselling author of The Ex Talk, this pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a steamy romance we cannot wait to read. Chandler Cohen is a ghostwriter who hooks up with a guy only to find out that she is ghostwriting his next book. When Chandler admits that their night together was not the mind-blowing experience he thought, she starts to school him on the art of satisfaction.

July 11

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Hello stranger

Hello Stranger by Catherine Center

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Plot: Sadie is a finalist in a national portrait competition when she finds herself suffering from facial blindness. It’s like experiencing a new language.

And as if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, add in some family drama and Sadie having not one, but two love interests! We love Catherine Center and cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

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The Air Raid Book Club by Annie Lyons

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Set in London in 1938, this pick from summer 2023 book releases is the perfect pick for book clubs. Gertie Bingham owns and runs a bookshop. With the loss of her husband, things are not the same and she takes in Hedy, a Jewish girl who is fleeing Hitler. Together the two decide to start the air raid book club.

Forever Hold Your Peace

Forever Hold Your Peace by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: This looks like an absolutely hilarious pick from our summer 2023 book releases. Four divorced parents agree to meet when their children become engaged. It turns our that the two mothers are ex-best friends who have not spoken in 25 years. The tables turn as the two moms battle it out for “most enthusiastic”. If you love books about weddings or family dramas, this pick is for you.

A Likeable Woman

A Likeable Woman by May Cobb

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Kira’s mother was a troublemaker whose death remains a mystery. Now, Kira ventures back home for a vow renewal and her grandmother gives Kira the memoir her mother was working on. It seems to point to murder and someone wants to leave the past where it belongs. This mystery book looks like a fun read from the summer 2023 book releases.

Little Monsters

Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This family drama is loosely based on the story of Cain and Abel. Ken and Abby lost their mother at a young age and had to depend on each other. As adults, their relationship is strained as they each fight for top spot in the family. This literary fiction pick from the summer 2023 new releases is sure to be riveting.

You with a View

You, with a View by Jessica Joyce

Genre: Romance

Plot: Noelle Shepherd finds a picture of her recently lost, beloved grandmother with an unknown mad and a love letter. She is determined to find the man and find out about her Gram as a young woman. The catch? His grandson is her high school nemesis named Theo. She cannot let him stand in the way of learning about her grandmother. This romance looks like an adorable pick from summer 2023 book releases.

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Queen of Exiles by Vanessa Riley

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is based on Queen Marie-Louise Coidavid who escaped a coup in Haiti and set up her own royal court in Italy. The Queen and her daughters found a way into royal European society. We cannot wait to read this pick from summer 2023 new book releases. Powerful, Black women in a male-dominated world? Yes, please.

The Prince and the Apocolypse

The Prince & The Apocalypse by Kara McDowell

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: There is something about the plot of the crazy pick from summer 2023 book releases that looks irresistible. Wren Wheeler meets the prince while on a trip to London. When she helps him escape the paparazzi, he owes her a favor. When they find out a meteor is headed toward earth in eight days, she asks him to help her get home to her family. Can they find a happy ending when the world is ending in 8 days?

Thicker than water

Thicker Than Water by Megan Collins

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Julia and Sienna are best friends, business partners, and sisters-in-law. Julia’s husband, Jason, is Sienna’s brother. When Jason’s boss is murdered and Jason is put into a medically induced coma, the police identify him as the prime suspect. As Julia and Sienna try to prove his innocence, Julia becomes less sure she can defend him. This pick from summer 2023 book releases looks filled with twists and turns.

The Summer Skies

The Summer Skies by Jenny Colgan

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: If you know us, you know how much we love Jenny Colgan. We even reviewed and ranked The Best Jenny Colgan Books! This brand-new book from the summer 2023 book releases brings us to northern Scotland. Morag McGinty is a third-generation pilot whose boyfriend wants her to move with him to Dubai. When she has to make a quick landing on a small island, in a storm, she meets Gregor Cameron who might change everything.

The Summer of Songbirds

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: We Love Kristy Woodson Harvey so it is no surprise that this book about camp made its way to our most anticipated summer 2023 book releases. Daphne, Lanier, and Mary have been best friends for thirty years- since their first summer together at camp. Now, when they find out the camp is in trouble, they come together to save it.

July 18

To Have and to Heist

To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai

Genre: Romance

Plot: A wedding, a jewelry heist, and a romance all rolled into one book? I cannot think of a pick from summer 2023 book releases that looks like more fun. Simi has had bad luck and now her best friend is accused of stealing a multi-million dollar necklace. The only solution os to put together a heist crew and steal the necklace back.

Canary Girls

Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We are so excited to read this WWI historical fiction pick from our summer 2023 book releases. This is based on the true story of “munitionettes” who built bombs and also played soccer together! This book is also a perfect pick for our post 8 Sensational Books about Women in Sports!

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Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Darby, Mary Beth, and Rhea are each trying to find themselves. Their personal identities have become linked to motherhood. Suddenly, their children develop a medical condition in which they all crave blood. When a teacher is found dead, the only witnesses are a group of four-year-olds who are also the prime suspects. This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a thrilling story about the standards mothers must uphold.

Encounterism

Encounterism: The Neglected Joys of Being Person by Andy Field

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: in this book, the author examines the way encounters with other people help us shape our future for the better. By staging 12 different encounters, Any Feilds brings together history, science, and other theories to create the possibility for connections,

Crook Manifesto

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Colson Whitehead takes place in 1970s New York. This is a follow-up to The Harlem Shuffle. We follow Rey Craney through the 70s in this book which is sure to be an epic tale, like all of Whitehead’s other work. It was an easy pick from our summer 2023 book releases.

The Summer Girl

The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy

Genre: Romance

Plot: Cassie’s grandmother is selling the hotel in Avalon Bay that has been in the family for decades. Now, Cassie heads there for the last time to celebrate her 21st birthday and find a summer fling. She finds Tate- the perfect candidate. As the two walk the lines between friends and lovers, they discover there is so much more beneath the surface.

July 25

The Weaver and the Witch Queen

The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: This is a story of magic, history, and sisterhood. One woman is trying to save her sister and the other is a witch who is destined to become the queen of Norway. This pick from the summer 2023 new releases is great for our list of witch books.

The Sweetest Revenge

The Sweetest Revenge by Lizzy Dent

Genre: Romance

Plot: Amy moved to London to escape the night she took revenge on her boss/ex. The drunken episode ruined her career and now she is content in her mediocre job. When things start to look up, her ex is suddenly hired as her new boss and she finds a way to get the best revenge.

The Little Village of Book Lovers

The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Plot: I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am for this book! We LOVE the Little Paris Bookshop so much- you can find it on our list of books about Paris, France, and best book club books as well. . In the book, jean Perdu creates his bookstore after reading a book about a young woman and a gift. This is that book. This might be my most anticipated pick in the summer 2023 book releases.

immortal longings

Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Chloe Gong makes her adult fantasy debut with this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. This magical fantasy is inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Every year, people come to the Kingdom of Talin to watch an epic set of games where competitors leap from body to body to win epic riches. Three competitors, each with their own reasons to win, form alliances and are forced to decide what they are willing to do to win. We cannot wait to read this pick.

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The Legacies by Jessica Goodman

Genre: YA

Plot: The Legacy Clun in New York is an exclusive club whose members have power and wealth. Three Excelsior Prep seniors have had their names on the list since birth. Scholarship student Tori Tasso is an unexpected addition to the list. On the night of the Legacy Ball, everyone expects luxury. Nobody expects a body. Secrets will be revealed in this pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

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Prom Mom by Laura Lippman

Genre: Mystery

Plot: New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman tells the story of Amber Glass, desperately trying to get away from her tabloid past but compulsively drawn back to the city of her youth and the prom date who destroyed everything she was reaching for.  

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Summer 2023 Book Releases: August 2023

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August 1

The Deja Glitch

The Deja Glitch by Holly James

Genre: Romance

Plot: Jack has been reliving the sea day for months and believes that the only way out is to get Gemma Peters to fall in love with him. The Problem? Gemma has a feeling of deja vu but she cannot remember Jack and, she has made a vow to not date musicians again (after her last boyfriend used her). We cannot wait for this pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

Tastes like Shakkar

Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma

Genre: Romance

Plot: This book is a steamy remake of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Bobbi us trying to plan the best wedding for her best friend but is faced with two obstacles. Chef Benjamin “Bunty” Padda is the groom’s best friend and is supposed to be helping Bobbi but has been nothing but trouble and someone is sabotaging the wedding! This pick from summer 2023 book releases looks like an adorable retelling.

The Princess

The Princess by Wendy Holden

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from summer 2023 book releases is a biographical fiction that explores the life of the late Princess Diana. If you know anything about us, you know how much we love anything royal. You can check out our Dazzling Royal Reads: The Ultimate List of 43 Books about Royalty.

Family Lore

The Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genre: Fiction

Plot: We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. This is the first adult book from National Book Award Winner Elizabeth Acevedo. Flor has the ability to know the date of people’s death. When she wants a living wake, she will not tell her family whose death she has seen.

A Most Anticipated Book of 2023 from: Today.com * Time * Electric Literature * Seattle Times * Telemundo * Washington Post * HipLatina * Harper’s Bazaar * Elle

The Hundred Loves of Juliet

The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: Helene dreamed of a perfect marriage. But, after a terrible divorce, she moves to a small town in Alaska to write her novel. When she meets Sebastian, a handsome fisherman, he is the personification of all the dreams she ever had of her perfect man. Helene is determined to find the truth and Sebastian is determined to keep it from her. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is a Romeo and Juliet Retelling you will not want to miss.

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Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Catherine and Ruth Sterling have always had each other. Now that Catherine is ready to begin a new career and separate herself from her mother, Ruth will do anything to prevent that from happening. Ruth has secrets from her past and she will not share those with anyone. Is Ruth being paranoid or is danger coming for Catherine? This thriller from the summer 2023 book releases is sure to keep us on her toes.

The Connellys of County Downs

The Connellys of County Downs by Tracey Lange

Genre: Fiction

Plot: From the author of We Are the Brennans comes another family drama about love, loyalty, family, and love. When Tara Conelly is released from prison after serving a sentence for drugs, she has to start over and return home to live with her siblings. As she works to build a new life, secrets start to unravel. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is sure to be fantastic.

Tom Lake

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Ann Patchett is an amazing storyteller and we love all her books. We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return home and beg their mother to tell the story of her romance from long ago. They all re-examine their lives and relationships.

Bring Me Your Midnight

Bring Me Your Midnight by Rachel Griffin

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Since the day she was born, Tana’s life was planned. Her job is to secure an alliance between the witches of her island and the mainlanders by marrying the governor’s son. When Tana missed the monthly ritual of sending their magic into the sea, she must turn to Wolfe. His coven practices dark magic and can help her learn to control hers. Now she will have to choose between the alliance and everything else. This pick from the summer 2023 book releases looks like the perfect book for our The Ultimate List of YA Fantasy Books: 70+ Best Picks

Western Alliances

Western Alliances by Wilton Barnhardt

Genre: Fiction

Plot: When an absurdly rich family loses everything in the 2008 financial crisis, they all must come to terms with their new lives. Roberto and Rachel, who have never worked a day in their lives, must face their father’s choices. This pick from summer 2023 book releases looks like the perfect family drama.

August 8

The Blonde Identity

The Blonde Identity by Ally Carter

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. From the NY Times bestselling author Ally Carter comes a story about a woman with amnesia who discovers her identical twin sister is a spy and the only thing stopping her from getting killed is the gorgeous operative who agrees to help her.

The Heaven Earth Grocery Store

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

This pick from the best books to read in 2023 is from the National Book Award-winning author of The Good Lord Bird. When workers find a skeleton at the bottom of a well while doing work, who the skeleton was and what happened reveals some old secrets of the residents of Chicken Hill.

It is clear from the incredible writing in this book why it has been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book by NPR, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and Time Magazine.

This is more than a mystery. It is a history of Pottstown, Pennsylvania where Moshe and Chona Ludlow, a Jewish couple, worked with the unofficial leader of the Black community to keep a deaf boy safe from authorities. It is a story of family, love community and survival. #gifted

California Golden

California Golden by Melanie Benjamin

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is an emotional story about mothers and daughters that is a must-read from our summer 2023 book releases. Carol Donnelly breaks all the molds as a female surfer in the 60s. Her two daughters each react differently. From Playboy clubs and a USO tour in Vietnam to drugs and cults.

None of This is True

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Genre: Thriller

Plot: We love Lisa Jewell and you can check out our The Best Lisa Jewell Books Ranked: Complete List for 2023. This book is a must-read thriller from our list of summer 2023 book releases. Alix has a popular podcast and meets Jose while out celebrating her birthday. When they meet a few day later, Joise tells Alix her idea for a podcast. Before long, Josie is gone and has left a terrible legacy in her wake.

Forged by Blood

Forged by Blood by Ehigbor Okosun

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This is a YA fantasy from our list of summer 2023 book releases that is a tale of rebellion, redemption, race, class, love, trust, and betrayal. This first book in a duology is inspired by Nigerian mythology and we cannot wait to read it.

The Hurricane Blonde

The Hurricane Blonde by Halley Sutton

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Salma Lowe, daughter of Hollywood royalty and once a promising child star, now takes people on tours of Stars Six Feet Under. Which is ironic considering that her sister is one of those stars. When she finds a dead body on a tour in the same spot as her sister, she thinks this is the key to solving her sister’s murder. I cannot wait to read this thriller from the summer 2023 book releases.

August 15

The Trade off

The Trade Off by Sandie Jones

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This thriller from the summer 2023 book releases is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club author of The Other Woman. Jess is a rookie report for The Globe- a stop an nothing to get the story tabloid. When a celebrity pays the ultimate price, Hess is determined to show the world the truth, but there are others who will stop and nothing to kill this story.

The Invisible Hour

The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Alice Hoffman has a place in our hearts with all of her books, including Practical Magic (one of our favorite series). So it is no surprise that her newest book is on our list of most anticipated summer 2023 book releases. This fantasy is a story of love, heartbreak, and the magic of books.

The Presidents Wife

The President’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is an incredible story of the First Lady who clandestinely assumed the presidency. Based on the life of socialite Edith Bolling who would later marry President Woodrow Wilson and become a crucial part of his presidency. We cannot wait for this pick from summer 2023 book releases. And if you love books about women in politics, we have an entire post.

Tilly in Technicolor

Tilly in Technicolor by Mazey Eddings

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: This is a YA debut about two neurodivergent teens who form a connection with one another over the course of a summer. Tilly has flawed executive functioning and has no idea what she wants to do after high school. Oliver knows exactly what he wants. He is autistic and his love of color helps him balance out his difficulty forming relationships. As the two spend time together, they couldn’t be more different but they form a deep connection. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is a must-read.

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The One That Got Away by Charlotte Rixon

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a story of first love, mistakes, regret, and the one chance to make it right. In 2000 Benjamin and Clara meet, they know they are meant for each other until something goes terribly wrong. 20 years later, Clara is married and cannot stop thinking about Benjamin. When there is a bombing in the city they first met, Clara is forced to confront the truth.

Althea The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson

Althea: The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson by Sally H. Jacobs

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This nonfiction pick from the 2023 summer releases tells the story of Althea Gibson, the first Black woman to play the game of tennis professionally. Seven years later, She also became the first Black woman to join the Ladies Professional Gold Association (LPGA). If you love books about women in sports, this is perfect for your TBR.

August 22

Forty Words for Love

Forty Words for Love by Aisha Saeed

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Plot: After a tragic death, the Magical town of Moonlite Bay slowly becomes devoid of life and energy. Tensions between townspeople are growing. Yasmine and Rafay have been friends for ten years and even though their friendship seems like it could be more, forest elders have forbidden falling in love with outsiders. We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

Unexpecting by Jen Bailey

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: In this touching novel from our summer 2023 book releases, Benjamin Morrison must face the consequences of an experiment at science club gone wrong. Benjamin, who is gay, is going to be a father and raise the baby on his own. This decision has effects on his friendships, his grades, every aspect of his life. He must make some hard choices.

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Burlington by Heather Dixon

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Mae Roberts it’s trying hard to fit in with the beautiful and rich mothers of River Park Elementary. When one mother goes missing, followed by another, Mae must decide if fitting in is more important than uncovering the truth. This pic from the summer 2023 book releases, looks like a page-turner and is perfect for our The Ultimate List of Mystery Books.

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Board to Death by C.J. Connor

Genre: Mystery

Plot: If you know us, then you know how much we love video games so when we saw this mystery we knew we had to put it on our list of summer 2023 book releases. Ben is recently divorced and has returned home to run his family’s order game shop. When Clive approaches Ben with a suspicious opportunity, Ben turns him down. When Clive turns up dead, Ben becomes the number one suspect.

Star Crossed

Star Crossed: A True Romeo and Juliet Story in Hitler’s Paris by Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: this is the true story of a 19-year-old Jewish woman named Annette Zelman, who falls in love with a young Catholic poet named Jean Jausion. This is a true Romeo and Juliet story of forbidden love in Nazi-occupied Paris. This pic from the summer 2023 book releases is perfect for our list of Best Books about WWII.

House of Odysseus

House of Odysseus by Claire North

Genre: Fantasy

Plot:House of Odysseus continues award-winning author Claire North’s Penelope trilogy, “a powerful, fresh, and unflinching” reimagining (Jennifer Saint) that breathes life into ancient myth and gives voice to the women who stand defiant in a world ruled by ruthless men”

August 29

The Breakaway

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this pick from the Summer 2023 book releases. 34-year-old. Abby Stearn has good friends, her bike, her bike club, and has come to terms with her plus-size body. When she is given the chance to lead a group bike trip from New York City to Niagara Falls she is happy to have the time to make some hard life choices.

Is her fiance the man for her and if so, why is her one-night stand from years ago still haunting her thoughts? When he shows up on the bike trip and her mother shows up as well, Abby will have to deal with a lot of truths.

Terrace Story

Terrace Story by Hilary Leichter

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This fiction is based on the National Magazine Award-winning story. Anne, Edward, and their daughter, Rose, live in a small apartment. One night, when their friend Stephanie visits, they find Hatteras hidden in their closet. They soon realize that the extra space has a hidden cost and sets off a chain of events that changes the shape of their home and the world. This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a story about loss and moving on.

Kissing Kosher

Kissing Kosher by Jean Meltzer

Genre: Romance

Plot: The Matzah Ball was one of the best romances of the Christmas Season and we cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. Avital Cohen has chronic pain and needs help at her family’s kosher bakery. They hire Ethan who has come to steal the recipe of Avital’s grandfather’s pumpkin spice Babka recipe for his own family’s mass-produced kosher baked goods. Soon, Ethan is more interested in Avital than in stealing her family’s recipes.

Reign

American Royals IV: Reign by Katharine McGee

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: There is something completely addicting about this series and the newest book on our list of summer 2023 book releases is sure to be a page-turner. The Queen is in a coma and the family’s decisions about what to do will change the course of history. Everybody is in a fight for power in the conclusion of the best-selling series.

Learned by Heart

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is based on the true story of two girls at The Manor School for Young Ladies in New York in 1805. Eliza was an orphan heiress who was sent from India to England at the age of six. Anne was a tomboy. The two met and fell in love at the school. This is a love story for the ages and we cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

The Brothers Hawthrone

The Brothers Hawthrone by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: If you read and loved the Inheritance Games, you will not want to miss this new book from the summer 2023 book releases. Grayson and Jameson Hawthorne each have a mission. Both are suced into more twisted games with the help of their brothers and the girl who inherited billions from their grandfather.

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September 5

The River Runs South

The River Runs South by Audrey Ingram

Genre: Fiction

Plot: After Camille’s Husband dies, she packs up her daughter to move back home to the Alabama coast. There she meets a local fisherman named Mack who is suing developers for polluting the water. Camille’s father is one of those developers. She joins her father’s legal team but soon questions if she is on the right side when she sees the impact on the environment and starts to develop feelings for Mack. We cannot wait to read this pick from summer 2023 book releases.

While You Were Out

While You Were Out by Meg Kissinger

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: This is a memoir of Meg Kinninger’s family who, from the outside, appeared to be the ideal family with eight kids and two loving parents. But, behind closed doors, Her mother suffered from severe, anxiety and depression, her father was manic and violent, and her siblings had bipolar disorder and depression. Two of them would take their own lives. If you love non-fiction, you will love this pick from summer 2023 book releases.

The Fraud

The Fraud by Zadie Smith

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is based on real historical events in which a lower-class butcher from Australia claimed to be the rightful heir to an estate in England. This novel has a cast of characters and is set against the Legal trial that divided Victorian England. This is one of the new summer books for 2023 we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Suddenly a Murder

Suddenly a Murder by Lauren Muñoz

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: This is a locked room mystery that is a perfect pick for summer 2023 book releases. For a high school graduation party, Izzy, Ksssidy, and their five friends have a 1920s-themed party where Kassidy’s boyfriend ends up dead. To find the killer, they all must stay locked in the estate to be interrogated. We love mysteries and this looks like one of the new summer books for 2023 that is a must-read.

Happiness Falls

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Happiness Falls is a captivating and heartwrenching tale about a quirky Korean American family in Virginia. When their dad and little brother mysteriously vanish, Mia is convinced there’s a logical explanation. But as the search unfolds, family secrets unravel, and Mia’s younger brother, who can’t speak due to a genetic condition, becomes the only witness. Packed with shocking twists and thought-provoking questions, this book explores love, language, and the lengths a family will go to understand one another. This is a perfect pick for our summer 2023 book releases.

A Beautiful Rival

A Beautiful Rival by Gill Paul

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Prepare for a clash of epic proportions in this captivating novel! Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, the fierce titans of the beauty industry, go head-to-head in a battle of business brilliance. With scandals, spies, and relentless ambition, these women stop at nothing to reign supreme, proving that in the world of beauty, competition is anything but pretty. As summer books for 2023 go, this one is not to be missed.

The Long Game

The Long Game by Elena Armas

Genre: Romance

Plot: When Adalyn Reyes, a disgraced soccer exec, is sent to coach a struggling children’s team in North Carolina, she’s in for a wild ride. With tutus and pet goats as a start, Adalyn’s redemption becomes a comedic challenge, especially when she crosses paths with the mysterious goalkeeping prodigy, Cameron Caldani. Filled with mishaps, misadventures, and unexpected connections, this pick from summer 2023 book releases leave you cheering for the underdogs.

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Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: Jessica Gold is a plus-size witch with a ban from the World Council of Witches, as she encounters the unexpected arrival of the tall and handsome Derrick Winters, who claims she’s the Chosen One. With humor, magic, and a dash of romance, Jessica must navigate saving her village from an otherworldly threat while also protecting her own heart in this pick from summer 2023 book releases

The Library of Shadows

The Library of Shadows by Rachel Moore

Genre: Romance

Plot: This romantic, paranormal debut looks like a pick from summer 2023 new releases we cannot wait to read. Este Logano has enrolled in Radcliffe Prep, the third spookiest school around, on a mission to uncover the truth about her deceased father. Along the way, she encounters Mateo, a charmingly annoying ghost, and together they embark on a wild journey through trapdoors, hidden passages, and ghost-filled halls. Get ready for a dose of mystery, romance, and a haunted library that’ll leave you begging for more! If you love books set in a library, we have an entire list for you!

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Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: This romantic comedy throws two high school seniors into their adult lives overnight. After a prom mishap, Charlotte and her annoying nemesis, J.T., wake up as thirty-year-olds engaged to each other. As they navigate the challenges of adulthood in their teenage bodies, they discover new things about themselves while desperately trying to find a way back to their teen years. It’s a story about embracing the present and realizing that life’s milestones aren’t as important as the journey. This pick from summer 2023 book releases is perfect for our list of Best Time Travel Books.

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The Six: The Untold Story of the First Women Astronauts by Loren Grush

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is the incredible journey of six women who defied the odds and became America’s first female astronauts. From enduring media frenzy and survival training to making groundbreaking contributions to the space program, these women prove that the sky is no limit when it comes to determination, bravery, and breaking barriers.

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The Second Chance Hotel by Sierra Godfrey

Genre: Romance

Plot: Amelia’s messy life takes an unexpected turn in this pick from the summer books for 2023. When Amelia escapes her narcissistic mother and ex-boyfriend on a European trip, she accidentally marries James and discovers they have also inherited the hotel! Will Amelia find her way back home or discover that sometimes the best surprises come when life takes an unexpected detour?

Fall of Ruin and Wrath

Fall of Ruin and Wrath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: In a world destroyed by gods, Calista, a talented courtesan, finds herself caught between a power-hungry baron and a charming prince in need. With monsters, rebellion, and a sizzling romance, this fantasy will have you on the edge of your seat and rooting for Calista as she follows her intuition and heart to find her own happily ever after. This book is a must-read from summer 2023 book releases and for fantasy fans, check out our list of Best Adult Fantasy Books!

The Vaster Wilds

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In this pick from the summer 2023 book releases, a servant girl embarks on an unexpected adventure, armed only with her wits and the spark of god within her. With thrilling escapades and thought-provoking fables, this book takes you on a journey through America’s history, reminding us to adapt and find new ways of living before it’s too late.

Playing the Witch Card

Playing the Witch Card by K.J. Dell’Antonia

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Prepare for a delightful blend of Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic in the new novel from the bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters! Flair Hardwicke must navigate three generations of magic, two pesky exes, and a mischievous Tarot deck in this pick from the summer 2023 book releases. This whimsical tale will have you rooting for Flair as she embraces her reluctant witchy side to save the day and find her own magical happily ever after. And if you love witch books, check out the Best Witch Books post!

This is How We End Things

This is How We End Things by R.J. Jacobs

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This pick from the summer 2023 book releases is a chilling psychological thriller for Riley Sager Fans. In Forest, North Carolina, a group of graduate students studying deception find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and murder when one of them is killed during an experiment. Trapped by a snowstorm on an abandoned campus, they must unravel the truth amidst a looming sense of danger, as lies and hidden motives threaten to consume them all. This isolation thriller is. a must-read!

Nineteen Steps

Nineteen Steps by Millie Bobby Brown

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This summer 2023 book release is based on the events of Millie Bobbie Borwn’s family during WWII. This story portrays one young woman’s bravery and strength in the midst of a war. You can check out our entire list if you want more of the Best Books about WWII.

September 19

Cleat Cute

Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner

Genre: Romance

Plot: A
In the enchanting realm of women’s soccer, “Cleat Cute” is the perfect rivals-to-lovers tale romance from our list of summer 2023 book releases. Grace, the seasoned star, finds her world turned upside down when the playful newcomer Phoebe steps onto the field. Grace has been sidelined with an injury and is trying to make her way back in time for the world cup. These two soccer stars must decide if which is more important: love or the game.

The Phoenix Crown

The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In San Francisco, 1906 two women are hoping to change their fortunes. Gemma, a soprano, and Suling who is an embroideress chase are drawn to a charming railroad magnate who is in the possession of the fabled Pheonix Crown. When the earthquake hits and the crown disappears, only to reappear 5 years later, the two women are on a quest for justice. This historical fiction is a must-read from the summer books of 2023.

All You Have to Do is Call

All You Have to Do is Call by Kerri Maher

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is based on the true story of the Jane Collective, the women’s health organization that fought for reproductive rights for women in the early 1970s. Led by Veronica, these women join forces to provide reproductive counseling and safe, illegal abortions while juggling their double lives. With love, sisterhood, and a dash of historical upheaval, this novel takes you on a captivating journey. This is a must-read from summer 2023 book releases.

The Unfortunate Side Effects

The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic by Breanne Randall

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: In this pick from summer 2023 book releases, Sadie Revelare discovers the bittersweet side effects of heartbreak and magic. When Sadie discovers her grandmother has cancer and only has a short time to live, she is devastated. When her first love Jake, returns to town, Sadie’s carefully constructed life takes a magical rollercoaster ride. Will she choose to protect her heart or embrace the enchantment of love?

September 26

The Wake Up Call

The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary

Genre: Romance

Plot: In this delightful romantic comedy, rival hotel receptionists Izzy and Lucas must set aside their differences and work together when they stumble upon a collection of lost wedding rings. As they compete to return the rings and save their struggling hotel, their rivalry transforms into a love story that might just mend more than just the business. With their hearts on the line, can Izzy and Lucas survive the chaotic holiday season and find their own happily ever after?

The Scarlet Veil

The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Step into the thrilling world of Belterra in this vampire romance, a captivating spin-off from the bestselling Serpent & Dove series. As Célie embraces her role as a huntswoman and battles her haunting past, a new evil emerges, testing her resolve to protect her newfound home. Get ready for an enchanting adventure in this vampire book pick from summer 2023 book releases.

The Armour of Light

The Armour of Light by Ken Follett

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In this Sequel to A Column of Fire, Ken Follett latest takes us back to the Kingsbridge series in this pick from summer 2023 book releases. Set against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution and Napoleon’s ambitions, we follow a diverse cast of characters who navigate love, tragedy, and the winds of change. With each turn of the page, you’ll be captivated by the clash between progress and tradition, as lives intertwine and history unfolds.

The Witches of Bone Hill

The Witches of Bone Hill by Ava Morgyn

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: We cannot wait to read this pick from summer 2023 book releases. Cordelia and Eustace are sisters who discover their hidden Nordic witch heritage. With a dash of mystery, a touch of romance, and a sprinkle of spooky ancestors, the sisters must navigate a quirky Victorian mansion, a captivating groundskeeper, and the secrets that have been haunting their family for generations. It’s a whimsical tale where they’ll need to embrace their powers, mend their bond, and uncover the truth to save themselves at Bone Hill.

Three Holidays and a Wedding

Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley

Genre: Holiday Romance

Plot: This pick from summer 2023 book releases is a whirlwind of holiday enchantment! When Maryam and Anna find themselves sharing a turbulent flight, their confessions spark unexpected connections. With a charming small town, a snowbound inn, and a touch of fate, love blossoms amidst the chaos, proving that sometimes the best surprises happen when you’re least expecting them.

The Ex Mas Holidays

The Ex-Mas Holidays by Zoe Allison

Genre: Holiday Romance

Plot: When Maya bumps into her ex, Sam, at a festive party, she never imagined she would see him again and certainly not naked and serving drinks. She also never expected that they would end up working together in the picturesque Scottish Highlands as ski instructors. With secrets revealed and old wounds healing, will they seize the opportunity for a merry romance or let it slip away like melting snow? This is an adorable pick from the summer 2023 book releases.

Wrapped With a Beau

Wrapped With a Beau by Lillie Vale

Genre: Holiday Romance

Plot: Elisha, a film liaison, is determined to revive her town. So when she has a chance to film a sequel to Sleighbells, she finds herself tangled in a charming predicament when she clashes with the handsome Ves over the historic Christmas house. With frosty attitudes and warm hearts, they embark on a journey that proves love and the magic of the season can melt even the chilliest of hearts. Christmas in the summer? Why not, with this delightful pick from summer 2023 book releases.

The Christmas Wager

The Christmas Wager by Holly Cassidy

Genre: Holiday Romance

Plot: This is a delightful enemies-to-lovers romance from our summer 2023 book releases. Bella is. areal-estate developer who has her eye on a Christmas shop. Jeese, the owner’s grandson wants nothing to do with her. To settle the deal, they agree to compete in the Maple Falls Holiday games where the winner takes all, but when they start to feel a spark, will they be able to admit their feelings?

Faking Christmas

Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey

Genre: Romance

Plot: In this pick from summer 2023 book releases, social media manager Laurel Grant accidentally convinces her boss she owns her sister’s farm, leading to a hilarious charade to keep her job. With an unexpected guest and a snowstorm, Laurel must navigate fake family dynamics and survive a chaotic Christmas like never before.

Bright Lights Big Christmas

Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

Genre: Christmas Women’s Fiction

Plot: In this holiday tale from summer 2023 book releases, Kerry Tolliver finds herself selling Christmas trees in Greenwich Village, living in a vintage camper with her brother and his dog. As she embraces the charm of the city and falls for a single dad and his dragon-loving son, Kerry’s Christmas takes an unexpected turn when she becomes entangled in the search for a missing neighbor. Will she choose small-town roots or the enchantment of the big city?

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