Unlike the past years I’ve reduced my anticipated book releases to the ones I’m really prioritizing reading in the new year. In past years I’ve filled the list to the brim and never manage to make my way through all of them. With this list of 10 I’m more confident I can prioritize these top book releases for 2023.
Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey
grumpy professor+ bubbly neighbor, opposites attract
Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey
28-year old grad student divorcee takes on modern love
Happy Place by Emily Henry
Broken up couple pretends to date during annual vacation with friends
Lesbian Love Story: A Memoir in Archives by Amelia Possanza
The untold lesbian love stories of the 20th century
Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo
Seer of death days plans her own living wake, family reunion + secret revealed.
The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty
Pirates, sorcerers, forbidden artifacts, ancient mysteries, a quest.
Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim
Arabian-land inspired. Secret coveted magic, djinn, protecting loved ones, loyalty.
The Water Outlaws by S.L. Huang
Martial arts retelling, battles, queer love, bandits and outlaws.
A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
Priory of Orange Tree prequel
Younger generation, dragons, epic fantasy
Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee
Manticore kills family, hunting and path to revenge.