Sunday, January 1, 2023

Books I'm Looking Forward to Reading in 2023!

Hi, everyone! Every year on January 1st, I post all the Picture Books, Middle Grade, YA, and Adult books that I'm looking forward to reading in that year. I always have so much fun putting this post together! Because I love getting a opportunity to see all the books I'm looking forward to reading, all together in one post! AND because it makes me so happy when someone reads this post and they tell me they added books to their TBR list because of it!

As always, I want to say a few things first! 

I'm trying something new, and not including covers this year. I love covers, BUT I want to try and make this post more cohesive, and since so many books don't yet have covers, I thought this might overall look better. Let me know what you think!

I included a few books here I've already read and enjoyed, because I wanted to encourage people to add them to their TBR list (if they haven't already). I've made a note underneath those books.

I will read books other than the ones listed here! 

I know I missed some books, simply because I know I always miss at least a couple. And this year I know I'm a bit behind on researching them (Plus, I only added books that had Goodreads pages, and some just don't have them yet.). But I'm really happy with the list!

Books are organized by category (PB, MG, YA, etc.) and by authors last name. (In theory, but I was once again tired when I was putting together this post, so I may have messed that up. One day I will not wait until the week between Christmas and New Year's to write this post! But that was not this year.)

I apologize if I got any titles, covers, release dates, etc. wrong. If I did, please let me know and I'll try to fix it!

Here we go! :)

Picture Books:

We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish (a Penelope Rex book) by Ryan T. Higgins

Weather Together by Jessie Sima

I can't believe there were only two PBs on my Goodreads for 2023?!? I need to add more!

Middle Grade Books:

Tessa Miyata Is No Hero by Julie Abe

Nothing Else But Miracles by Kate Albus 

The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía by Alexandra Alessandri

Moko Magic by Tracey Baptiste

Squalo & Mage by Kara Bodegon

Sincerely Sicily by Tamika Burgess

It's Boba Time for Pearl Li! by Nicole Chen

The House Swap by Yvette Clark

The Piper's Promise (Sisters Ever After #3) by Leah Cypess

* This was another great book in this series! A must read for fairytale readers!

Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules by Karina Evans

This Is How I Roll by Debbi Michiko Florence

Monster Camp by Sarah Henning

Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt

Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca

Squished by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter

The Mythics #2: Hailey and the Dragon by Lauren Magaziner, illustrated by Mirelle Ortega

Lo and Behold by Wendy Mass, illustrated by Gabi Mendez

Totally Psychic by Brigid Martin

The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson

Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea

Shannon in the Spotlight by Kalena Miller

Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Carrefour Curse by Dianne K. Salerni

*This was a truly terrifying MG read, that was so well written!

Grace Needs Space! by Benjamin A. Wilgus and Rii Abrego

YA Books:

Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler 

Out of Our League edited by Dahlia Adler & Jennifer Iacopelli

Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell

Make the Fireflies Dance by Rachel Bateman

King Cheer (Arden High #2) by Molly Horton Booth& Stephanie Kate Strohm, illustrated by Jamie Green

Hot Dutch Daydream by Kristy Boyce

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Ab(solutely) Normal: Short Stories That Smash Mental Health Stereotypes edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter & Rocky Callen

Royal Blood by Aimee Carter

*This was so good! I couldn't stop reading it!

Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón

Love & Resistance by Kara H.L. Chen

Mermaids Never Drown: Tales to Dive For edited by Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker

The Broken Hearts Club by Susan Bishop Crispell

Snow & Poison by Melissa de la Cruz

Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by Sayantani DasGupta

Picture Perfect Boyfriend by Becky Dean

Kismat Connection by Ananya Devarajan 

NerdCrush by Alisha Emrich 

An Improbable Season by Rosalyn Eves

Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest 

First-Year Orientation edited by Lauren Gibaldi

Those We Drown by Amy Goldsmith

The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan

Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou

The Baker & the Bard by Fern Haught

Girl Forgotten by April Henry

Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy by Faith Erin Hicks

Not Here To Stay Friends by Kaitlyn Hill 

Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman 

* I have so much love for this YA Fantasy, highly recommend it!

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim

They're Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso

Something More by Jackie Khalilieh

Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee

This Time It's Real by Ann Liang

Bellegarde by Jamie Lilac 

A Spark in the Cinders by Jenny Elder Moke

The Jump by Brittney Morris

The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz

Things I'll Never Say by Cassandra Newbould

Everyone's Thinking It by Aleema Omotoni

Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success by Jessica Parra 

Ghosted: A Northanger Abbey Novel by Amanda Quain

A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid

Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards

Plus One by Kelsey Rodkey 

Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

March & Feather by Emma Saska

*Emma is a friend, and I am so excited for her book to be released!

Love Letters for Joy by Melissa See

Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino

A Ruinous Fate by Kaylie Smith

Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale Graphic Novel by Stephanie Kate Strohm, Liz Braswell, Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews 

The Space Between Here and Now by Sarah Suk

Live Your Best Lie by Jessie Weaver

Stateless by Elizabeth Wein

Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

How to Find a Missing Girl by Victoria Wlosok 

Under This Forgetful Sky by Lauren Yero 

Adult Books:

Not That Kind of Ever After by Luci Adams

Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams

All That Glitters Isn't Old (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery) by Gabby Allan

Just My Type by Falon Ballard 

Marrying Off Morgan McBride by Amy Barry

Curled Up with an Earl by Amy Rose Bennett

One Duke Down by Anna Bennett

*I loved this book so much! This has become one of my favorite historical romance series ever!

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year by Rochelle Bilow

The Last Word by Katy Birchall

Iris Kelly Doesn't Date by Ashley Herring Blake

Ciao For Now by Kate Bromley

Falling in Love on Sweetwater Lane (Mistletoe, Maine #3) by Belle Calhoune

Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn

A Spinster's Guide to Danger and Dukes by Manda Collins

For a Scot's Heart Only by Gina Conkle

The Lady Knows Best (Goode's Guide to Misconduct #1) by Susanna Craig 

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Ana María and the Fox by Liana De la Rosa

The Rom-Com Agenda by Jayne Denker

To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai 

The Duke's Secret Cinderella by Eva Devon

Best Served Hot by Amanda Elliot

A Love by Design (The Secret Scientists of London #3) by Elizabeth Everett

Six Sweets Under by Sarah Fox

*This was a great beginning to a new cozy series!

Ellie Is Cool Now by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren 

How Not to Marry a Duke by Tina Gabrielle

Yours Truly, The Duke by Amelia Grey

Gigi, Listening by Chantel Guertin

Bookshop Cinderella by Laura Lee Guhrke

Of Manners and Murder by Anastasia Hastings

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood 

Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood 

The Counterfeit Scoundrel by Lorraine Heath

The Notorious Lord Knightly by Lorraine Heath

Happy Place by Emily Henry 

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton

A Love Catastrophe by Helena Hunting

What Happens in the Ballroom by Sabrina Jeffries

Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Too Wrong to Be Right by Melonie Johnson

The Countess (The Scandalous Ladies of London: #1) by Sophie Jordan

A Rogue's Rules for Seduction by Eva Leigh

Never Seduce a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

Digging Up Daisy by Sherry Lynn

How to Best A Marquess by Janna MacGregor

Knockout by Sarah MacLean

Take the Honey and Run by Jennie Marts

Against the Currant: A Spice Isle Bakery Mystery by Olivia Matthews

A Kiss in the Moonlight by Cathy Maxwell

Final Cut by Marjorie Mccown

Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay

Say Yes to the Princess by Charis Michaels

The Heiress Swap by Maddison Michaels

That Summer Feeling by Bridget Morrissey

Curds of Prey (Cheese Shop Mystery #3) by Korina Moss

The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley 

The Do-Over by Suzanne Park

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Dukes by Kate Pembrooke

Ashes to Ashes, Crust to Crust (Deep Dish Mysteries #2) by Mindy Quigley

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

End of Story by Kylie Scott

How the Murder Crumbles by Debra Sennefelder 

The Duke Gets Even by Joanna Shupe

Charlotte Illes is Not a Detective by Katie Siegel

The Cassandra Complex by Holly Smale

A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Second You're Single by Cara Tanamachi

The Only Game in Town by Lacie Waldon

To Swoon and to Spar by Martha Waters

Love and Other Flight Delays by Denise Williams

What books are on your '23 TBR list? :)


  1. Well, that just made me TBR explode - in the best possible way of course!

  2. THE CARREFOUR CURSE sounds like something I'll have to watch for! Another MG title I'm excited about is HAMRA AND THE JUNGLE OF LOST MEMORIES by Hanna Alakf.


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