The Best New Release Books You Must Read in 2023 and Beyond

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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!

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Best 2023 New Book Releases

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2023 Book Releases

July // August // September // October// November // December

2024 Book Releases

January // February // March

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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!

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July 2023 Book Releases

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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.

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September 2023 New Release Books

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 release books for September that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

The Vaster Wilds

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In this pick from the September 2023 new 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 new release books from September 2023. 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!


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

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This pick from the new release books 2023 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.

Three Holidays and a Wedding

Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley

Genre: Holiday Romance

Plot: This pick from September 2023 new 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.

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32 Most Anticipated New September 2023 Book Releases by Genre

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October 2023 Book Releases

Let Us Descend

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from fall 2023 new book releases is an enslaved girl’s odyssey in the years leading up to the Civil War. With the spirit of Dante’s Inferno as their guide, readers are transported through the treacherous landscapes of rice fields, slave markets, and Louisiana plantations. Annis, weaves a tapestry of memories and ancestral tales, in a world teeming with mystical spirits and the resilient essence of rebirth.

Bright Young Women

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This pick from new release books 2023 is inspired by real events, this captivating tale takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the lives of two women determined to seek justice and forge an unbreakable bond. With secrets, suspense, and a pursuit that spans decades, get ready to unravel the mystery and shine a spotlight on the extraordinary women who defy the odds.

The List

The List by Yomi Adegoke

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: In this pick from fall 2023 new book releases Ola Olajide, a renowned journalist, is thrown into disarray when her fiancé’s name appears on a viral social media post. As secrets and lies intertwine with the digital culture, readers are taken on a mesmerizing journey through the lives of these millennial characters in this debut novel.

A Winter in New York

A Winter in New York by Josie Silver

Genre: Romance

Plot: Get ready for a sweet and delectable adventure in the bustling streets of New York City! In this pick from fall 2023 new release books, Iris uncovers a hidden family recipe, discovers love, and learns the power of mouthwatering gelato. With secrets, romance, and a dash of culinary magic, this charming tale will leave you craving for more. This pick is also perfect for a list of Delicious Books About Food

A Curse for True Love

A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Plot: I have already pre-ordered this pick from the fall 2023 new release books. This YA Fantasy is the third book in the Once Upon a Broken Heart series. Evangaline Fox has what she always wanted, her fairytale castle and prince. However, she cannot remember what she lost and her husband is going to make sure that she never remembers Jacks.

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November 2023 New Release Books

iron flame

Iron Flame (Empyrean Series #2) by Rebecca Yarros

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance

Plot: There are currently no details about book #2 in the Fourth Wing Series. It will be published on November 7, 2023. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? I will be receiving a hard copy and a Kindle version so I can read it easier and not mess up the physical version. If you have read Fourth Wing, you will want to make sure to pre-order this book from the epic series. For me, this is the most anticipated of all the new release books on the list


Check and Mate by Ali Hazelwood

I am so honored that I was able to read a copy of this debut YA novel from master romance writer and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Love Hypothesis.

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 as a paid fellowship but soon things become even more complicated than the game when she starts to love chess and have feelings for Nolan. This is one of our most anticipated November 2023 new release books and is one of the best YA romances I have read in a long time

The Mystery Guest

The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Oh how I love Molly Gray, the Head Maide at the Regency Grand Hotel and I cannot wait to read this pick from 2023 book releases!

When a renowned mystery author drops dead on the floor of the hotel’s tea room, Molly knows that it is up to her to solve the murder because if there is one thing she knows, it’s that secrets do not stay buried forever!

My Name Is Barbra

My Name Is Barbra Kindle Edition by Barbra Streisand 

Genre: Memoir

Plot: At last we have a memoir from the living legend. Barbra Streisand’s career has spanned six decades and she has shown there is nothing she cannot do. This pick from fall 2023 book releases is going to be an instant best-seller!

Class A Memoir

Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: Land’s first book, Maid was an eye-opening book into the lives of the working poor. This sophomore book takes us on a journey with Land as she finishes college and pursues her career as a writer. This book is a portrayal of motherhood and survival with the goal of pursuing higher education, despite poverty and food insecurity. This non-fiction pick from new release books looks fantastic and is sure to find itself on our list on our ultimate list of nonfiction books.

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December 2023 Book Releases

The Frozen River

The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: I’m so excited to read this pick from the 2023 book releases. This historical mystery is inspired by the diary of Martha Ballard, an 18th-century midwife, who investigated a murder in her small community. When a man found entombed in ice, also happens to be the same man accused of an attack, Martha is sure what happened, and six justice on behalf of those that no one else wants to protect.

This Spells Love

This Spells Love by Kate Robb

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: When Gemma’s heart gets shattered, she and her eccentric crew turn to magic margaritas and cast a spell to erase her ex from existence. But the spell actually erases her entire life, including her adorable best friend Dax. To restore the world she knew, Gemma must make Dax remember her by planting a smooch on him, but in the process, she discovers that he might just be the one she’s been searching for all along. Love, mischief, and a dash of enchantment make this rom-com adventure a delightful ride in this pick from December 2023 book releases!

The Gentlemans Gambit

The Gentleman’s Gambit by Evie Dunmore

Genre: Historical Romance

Plot: We love Evie Dunmore and cannot wait for this pick from the new December books. Catriona fought for the women’s suffrage movement. She has given up on finding love. Elias has decided to win. Catriona’s fever is the key to taking back his homeland. Soon, they found that they might have more chemistry than they thought.

2024 Book Releases

January 2024 Book Releases

The Heiress

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins

Genre: Thriller

Plot: If you have been following us for a while, you know that we LOVE Rachel Hawkins. We cannot wait to read this book from the new releases books. Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore has died. She is North Carolina’s, richest woman, and is also famous for being the victim of a kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over. Now, after her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants nothing to do with any part of her inheritance. 10 years later, Cam and his wife are pulled back into the family and truths will start to arise.

The fury

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Genre: Mystery-Thriller

Plot: Everything about this pick from new release books for 2024 screams my name. This is a murder thriller told by Elliot Chase. A private island, old friendships, a movie star, and a murder all come together in this isolation thriller. If you are a fan of Alex Michaelides books, this third one is sure to be the best one yet.

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Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

Genre: Fiction

Plot: I cannot believe that we are looking at the new release books for January 2024! Millie Cousins is a senior resident assistant at the University of Arkansas, who wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. When a visiting professor gives Millie an opportunity that might be more of a hustle, she jumps at the chance.

This book looks at money, greed, and what lengths people will go to for success.

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

Genre: Mystery

Plot: The Alperton angles were a cult that almost convinced a teenage girl that her baby was the anti-Christ and needed to be killed. She called the police and disappeared. True Crime author Amanda Bailey wants to write a book about the case and revive her career. Oliver is another author who is also on the case. When they decide to collaborate, the truth may reveal more secrets than they thought possible. I already have this pick from the new January books for 2024 on my TBR.

February 2024 Book Releases

The Women

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Kristin Hannah’s newest book, takes us on a journey through the 1960s. It follows the coming-of-age tale of Frances “Frankie” McGrath, a good girl turned hero, as she navigates the chaos of war and a divided America.

This novel is true to Kirstin Hannah and shines a light on the forgotten sacrifices and courage of women who put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good.

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