The Best New Release Books You Must Read in 2023

Best New Release Books
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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

Best New Release Books for January 2023

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The Villa by Rachel Hawkins and more January 2023 book releases

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

I always love a great gothic suspense novel and what could be better than one set in an Italian villa?

Emily’s husband filed for divorce and she cannot seem to get her life and career back on track so when her childhood best friend and hugely successful writer, Chess. suggests they spend a summer together in an Italian villa where they can write and reconnect what could go wrong?

Oh, did I mention the mansion has a history that includes murder? This is one of the new release books from January that I read and loved.

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. Of all the new release books from 2023, this is the book 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.

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 new release books that I really hope to get my hands on! This Dark Academia / Adult Fantasy book is sure to be amazing!

Ghost 19 by Simone St. James

Ghost 19 by Simone St. James

This is the first short story by Simone St. James and I loved it. Ginette Cox has moved to a suburb of NY from NYC. Her doctors have told her that she needs a break. Slowly, she becomes obsessed with watching the people in her neighborhood all the while feeling that she cannot leave her house.

As time goes by, Ginette cannot figure out of she is suffering from severe anxiety or if it is the house that has a hold on her. This short, supernatural thriller is perfect for Halloween and is also one of the new release books we read and loved

These new release books are just a few of our favorites from January 2023. If you are looking for more, check out our complete list of 29 Most Anticipated New January 2023 Book Releases by Genre

Best New Release Books for February 2023

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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 the 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 new release books we cannot wait to read.

Stone Blind and more February 2023 book releases

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.

Nocture and more February 2023 book releases

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 new release books that is already on my list of books to read. I do love a great Adult Fantasy book.

I Have Some Questions for you by Rebecca Makkai and more February 2023 book releases

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

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.

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

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

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 the new release books is Kirsten’s pick for March and is written by Read with Jenna Book List author of Dear Edward.

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.

These new release books are just a few of our favorites from March 2023. If you are looking for more, check out our complete list of March 2023 Book Releases by genre OR you can check out all the New Release Books for Winter 2023

April 2023 New Release Books

The Soulmate

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Sally Hepworth never fails to deliver an amazing roller coaster of a ride and this thriller from the spring of 2023 new release books looks like it is no exception. 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?

kate Morton

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

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.

May 2023 book releases

40 Most Anticipated New May 2023 Book Releases by Genre

Check out these new book releases for May 2023

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

Genre: Romance

Plot: Any romance by Ali Hazelwood has become a must-read romance so, it is no surprise that her newest would be found on this list of new book releases. I love this new genre of STEMinist romcom! Elise lives two lives- a theoretical physicist by day and fake girlfriend the rest of the time. When the two worlds come crashing together, she is in for a bumpy ride.

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.

July 2023 New Book Releases

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!

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.

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