The Best New Release Books You Must Read in 2023

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Want to see our picks for the best new release books? We have them all right here. You will not want to miss a single page of these books!

Of course, there are so many amazing books that come out each month, but these new book releases are the ones that we have read or will be reading (so you can always find a review soon). We have done all the hard work for you!

Be sure to come back often as we will be updating the page as soon as we find books we cannot wait to get our hands on!

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Best 2023 New Book Releases

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Best New Release Books for March 2023

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 new release books.

Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

March 2023 Oprah Book Club Pick

I adored this family saga about the four Padavano sisters and the man that enters their family orbit. William Waters grew up in a house with indifferent parents, so he fell head over heels for Julia and then her family.

But William’s inner demons cause a rift between the sisters that shakes the family to its core and dramatically changes the dynamics between all the Padavanos. Told over decades, this story examines the ties that bind us to our family through the ebbs and flows of life.

As one of four children, this story really spoke to me. Napolitano does an incredible job of accurately depicting the individual sibling relationships with one another and the role each person plays within the larger family dynamic. It’s a tall order and a near-impossible challenge to nail the complexities of a big family, but Napolitano does it with aplomb.

It’s going to be one of the best books of 2023 without a doubt. It strikes a balance between creating moments for book club discussion but also being entertaining enough to be a beach read pick. It’s a book about sisters I’ll be recommending to everyone all year.

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 new release books we cannot wait to get our hands on in March

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 from the new release books that is in my TBR stack. And be sure to check out our Ultimate List of Mystery Books.

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 new release books from March 2023. It sounds like the perfect book to go on our list of Books Like a Man Called Ove.

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.

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March 2023 Book Releases by genre

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April 2023 New Release Books

The Soulmate

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Gabe and Pippa have their dream cottage by the sea, so they think. They quickly realize that this is the place people come to when they want to end it all. Gabe never fails to save them the one time he knew the victim. Is this a mere coincidence?

Sally Hepworth never fails to deliver an amazing roller coaster of a ride and this domestic noir is no exception. It is one of the best domestic thriller books of 2023.

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Homecoming by Kate Morton

Genre: Mystery

Plot: We love Kate Morton (Check out our post: The Best Kate Morton Books Ranked by Super Fans) so, to you guess how excited we were to put her newest on our list of new release books. This is a mystery and family saga that spans generations starting with a murder on Christmas Eve, 1959. Years later and many miles away, a journalist finds a book that chronicles the police’s investigation of the murder and a connection to her own family.

Corontation YEar

The Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction takes place in 1953 when a new queen is about to be crowned. If you have been following us for a while, you know how much we love a great Royal Read. We were very excited to find a new book by Robson for our list of Spring 2023 release books. When there are threats to Coronation day and the queen herself, Edie Howard, Stellat Donati, and James Geddes must uncover the truth.

in the lives of puppets

In the Lives of Puppets by T.J Klune

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Let’s be honest, I would read anything that TJ Klune writes. House on the Cerulean Sea was my Best Book of 2020 and Under the Whispering Door was my Best of 2021. It is safe to say that you will find this book from the list of spring 2023 book releases on a best-of-post!

In a forest, safe and hidden, live a human and three robots. When an unfamiliar android reveals a dark shared past of hunting humans, they are no longer safe.

Advika and the Hollywood wives

Advika and the Hollywood Wives by Kirthana Ramisetti

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Advika Srinivasan is trying to overcome the death of their twin sister and working as a bartender when she meets Julian Zelding, a film producer who is 41 years older than she is. After a whirlwind romance, they get married. She is now Julian’s fourth wife. When his first wife dies and leaves Advika $1,000,000 under the stipulation that she divorces him, she starts to question her feelings for him and his sudden desire to start a family. This is a brand new book from GMA Book Club Author and a must-read from this list of new book releases.

The Golden Doves

The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelley

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is the historical fiction from this list of April 2023 new releases books that I want to read the most. If you love historical fiction then this post-WWII book will be right up your alley. From the best-selling author of the Lilac Girls comes a story based on the lives of “The Doves”. These former spies for the French resistance accept an assignment a decade after the war to find the infamous Nazi doctor who committed heinous atrocities during the war.

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35 Most Anticipated New April 2023 Book Releases by Genre

You can check out these new book releases for April 2023

May 2023 New Release Books

Meet me at the lake

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Will and Fern spent one amazing, adventure-filled day together in their early 20s with a promise to meet up again one year later. When Fern shows up and Will doesn’t, she is heartbroken.

Now, nine years later, Fern has inherited the lakeside resort that she never wanted to run, her ex-boyfriend is the resort manager, and she needs help. When Will shows up at the resort with an offer to help get things back in order, she doesn’t know if she can get over her old feelings and trust him again.

I absolutely loved this lake book. Set between Muskoka and Toronto, it reminded me of my childhood and teenage years! This is an absolute must-read romance novel! You can also find this book in our list of Hotel Novels to Indulge in on Vacation, and of course on our Ultimate Beach Reads 2023! If you are looking for books for summer, this one is for you.

Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte: Before the Bridgertons, came the love story that changed the ton…by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

Genre: Romance

Plot: A new book to add to the Birdgerton world?! I mean, we could end the description there and everyone would rush to read this book. This is the story of Charlotte Mecklenburg-Streiltz who married King George III. This is going to be a brand new spin-off series on Netflix as well and we CANNOT wait!

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This is a brand-new novel from the best-selling author of Cutting for Stone. This epic tale takes place in South India from 1900-1977 and follows three generations of a family that is plagued by drownings. The story starts when a 12-year-old girl and future matriarch is sent to meet her husband. This epic saga is perfect for our list of 25+ Beautiful Family Sagas.

True Love

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Genre: Romance

Plot: Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is a romance novelist who has never been in love. Connor Prince is a documentary filmmaker who is thrown off balance when he needs to create a reality tv show. When he convinces Fizzy to be the star of this show, sparks fly. But will this ruin the tv show that is supposed to be about finding Fizzy true love?

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley

Genre: Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to get my hands on this new book from Steven Rowley. He writes with wit and humor and this is one of the new-release books I cannot wait to get my hands on. This is a story of friendship that has lasted decades. Jordyn Vargas has not seen his college friends for 5 years and he has a secret that might change everything. You can find more of Steven Rowley on our list of Ultimate List of 67 Feel-Good Books.

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June 2023 New Book Releases

Lady Tans Circle of women

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women: A Novel by Lisa See

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In the Mong Dynasty, Tan Yunxian became one of only a few female physicians. This novel is based on the incredible true story of a woman who broke free from traditions with the power of friendship and determination. This pick from the June 2023 book releases looks like a fantastic read and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

the spectacular

The Spectacular: A Novel by Fiona Davis

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction is one of the new book releases you are sure to find in our Ultimate List of Best Historical Fiction. Set in New York City in 1956, Marion Brooks decides to audition to become a Radio City Rockette. With the city still in turmoil over the inability to catch the “big Apple Bomber”, Marion finds herself helping the police with the search along with Peter Griggs, a young doctor who wants to use profiling to catch the criminal. This book is also a perfect pick for our 17 Fantastic Books Set in New York

Love Theoretically

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Any romance novel by Ali Hazelwood has become a must-read so, it is no surprise that I jumped at the chance to read her newest STEMinist romcom!

Elsie has learned to live two lives; an adjunct professor in theoretical physicist by day and a fake girlfriend the rest of the time (to make ends meet). She has also learned to read people and become the Elsie that they want her to be.

When she interviews for her dream job as a theoretical physics professor at MIT, her two worlds collide. How? I don’t want to ruin the surprise. Elsie learns what she really wants an how to ask for it in a delightful and charming way.

This steamy romance novel is a must-read from our ultimate list of beach reads. It’s one of my picks for the best romance books of 2023 too! If you are looking for books for summer, this one is for you.

The Only one left

The Only One Left: A Novel by Riley Sager

Genre: Gothic Thriller

Plot: Is there a chance that a new Riley Sager would not appear on a list of new release books? I don’t think so. If you have been following us for a while you know we love Riley Sager enough to create The Best Riley Sager Books Ranked by Super Fans! In this new thriller, Kit McDeere arrives to be the home health aid to care for Lenora Hope who was accused of murdering her whole family. Lenora communicates with a typewriter and there may be more to the story than anyone knows.

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33 Most Anticipated New June 2023 Book Releases by Genre

These new release books are just a few of our favorites from June 2023. If you are looking for more, check out our complete list

107 Sensational New Spring 2023 Book Releases

These new release books for spring are just a few of our favorites. If you are looking for more, check out our complete list

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July 2023 New Book Releases

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 new release books.

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!

Business or Pleasure

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genre: Romance

Plot: From the bestselling author of The Ex Talk, this pick from new release books 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.

the house keepers

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We cannot wait to read this pick from new release books. 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.

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 of 2023 new release books 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 new 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.

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 new 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!

32 Most Anticipated New July 2023 Book Releases by Genre

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August 2023 New Release Books

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 August 2023 book releases.

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 August 2023 new release books is a Romeo and Juliet Retelling you will not want to miss.

The Breakaway

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this pick from the August 2023 new 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.

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 August 2023 new book releases. This fantasy is a story of love, heartbreak, and the magic of books.

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 August 2023 new release books. Alix has a popular podcast and meets Jose while out celebrating her birthday. When they meet a few days later, Joise tells Alix her idea for a podcast. Before long, Josie is gone and has left a terrible legacy in her wake.

The Princess

The Princess by Wendy Holden

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the new book releases of 2023 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.

November 2023 New Release Books


Check and Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Plot: New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, has her YA debut with this new book.

Chess destroyed Mallory’s family four years ago which led to her quitting the sport. Now, she supports her family with a dead-end job. When she plays one last chess game in a tournament and beats the current world champion, Nolan Sawyer, nobody is more shocked than he is.

The cash from the win encourages Mallory to keep playing but she soon realizes not all the games are on the board. This is one of our most anticipated November 2023 new release books.

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