With every new year, there are new trends, topics, and TV shows to look forward too. But there are also new books, which are always fun to discuss. So, today, I’m sharing 12 books I’m excited to read in 2023.

Types of Books I’m Excited To Read In 2023

If you’re anything like me, you probably have certain genres, tropes, or even authors that you return to time and again. Especially when I’m in a reading slump (ahem, like right now) it’s helpful to draw upon this list of favorite book types.

My personal favorites include psychological and domestic thrillers, book-club fiction, and novels about fictional celebrities or the ultra-wealthy behaving badly. And luckily, there are several of those coming out this year!

I also included some books by my favorite authors because that’s always a plus.

12 Books I’m Excited to Read in 2023

1. Small World

Laura Zigman  •  Women’s Fiction  •  January 2023

A heartwarming novel that tells the story of two sisters (both newly divorced) who move in together as adults and finally reckon with their childhood.

2. The Villa

Rachel Hawkins  •  Domestic Thriller  •  January 2023

A twisty thriller about authors, musicians, fame, and murder inspired by Fleetwood Mac and the Manson murders.

*update: I’ve just finished reading this one and WOW it did not disappoint.

3. Really Good, Actually

Monica Heisey  •  Women’s Fiction  •  January 2023

A debut novel about a 29 year old, recently divorced woman, searching for happiness in the wake of an unexpected breakup. Written by comedian and screenwriter for TV shows like Schitt’s Creek.

4. Hayley Aldridge Is Still Here

Elissa R. Sloan  •  Women’s Fiction •  February 2023

A celebrity-gossip inspired novel about a child star and former Hollywood “It” Girl, Hayley Aldridge, fighting back against the conservatorship that has controlled her life for the past decade.

I’ve read (and loved!) her previous book, The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes

5. A Death At The Party

Amy Stuart •  Domestic Fiction •  March 2023

On the day of her summer garden party, Nadine, devoted wife and mother, finds herself standing over a dead body in her basement. The thriller is set over the course of a single day as she prepares for the party that inevitably goes terribly wrong.

6. The Guest

Emma Cline  •  Women’s Fiction  •  May 2023

A young woman pretends to be someone she isn’t. Written by the author of the bestselling book The Girls.

7. Beware The Woman

Megan Abbott  •  Psychological Thriller  •  May 2023

In this prescient novel, a family outing takes a terrifying turn. From bestselling author of eleven novels including Dare Me and Give Me Your Hand.

8. The Daydreams

Laura Hankin •  Women’s Fiction •  May 2023

Kat, Noah, Liana, and Summer were stars of a popular teen show in the early 2000’s that ended in scandal. Now, 13 years later, they’re brought back together for a reunion special.

Written by one of my favorite writers, author of A Special Place For Women.

More Books I’m Excited To Read In 2023
9. The Whispers

Ashley Audrain  •  Women’s Fiction  •  June 2023

A mother sits by her son’s hospital bed after he falls from his bedroom window in the middle of the night, refusing to speak to anyone. Meanwhile, her neighbors must reckon with the roles they played in the tragedy.

Written by the author of The Push, which was easily one of my favorite books last year.

10. The Five Star Weekend

Elin Hilderbrand  •  General Fiction  •  June 2023

After experiencing a tragedy, Hollis Shaw gathers four friends from different stages of her life together for a weekend in Nantucket.

Ms. Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read and her books never fail to impress and entertain.

11. Everyone Here Is Lying

Shari Lapena  •  Psychological Thriller  •  July 2023

William seems like a family man and devoted father living in a safe, wholesome neighborhood, but he’s been having an affair. When it ends horribly, he comes home to find his 9-year-old daughter, Avery, unexpectedly home from school and loses his temper. Hours later, she’s declared missing.

A domestic thriller by the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.

12. The Hurricane Blonde

Halley Sutton •  Psychological Thriller  •  August 2023

A former child star finds herself pulled back into the dangerous world of Hollywood after discovering the body of a young actress.

What do you think of the books I’m excited to read in 2023? Are there any on your list as well?


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    Mind Beauty Simplicity says:

    I want to read Elin Hilderbrand’s books this summer – I’ve yet to read any!! But I’ve heard wonderful things.

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    We haven’t read any of these, but we’ve heard great things about The Villa.

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      I really enjoyed reading that one! Not sure how I feel about the ending, but overall great book

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      I really enjoyed that one!

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    They all sound like brilliant reads, might have to add a couple to my TBR!

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      I’ve read The Villa so far and currently reading Hayley Aldridge is Still Here.

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    Charity says:

    I will have to add these to my TBR list too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Glad you enjoyed!

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    I’m very thrilled on reading The Villa really got me sold out with the Fleetwood Mac and Everyone Is Lying

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      Was definitely a good read!

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