With 2022 coming to a close it can feel very bittersweet, but one thing to look forward to is, with a new year comes new books! I will be highlighting my top 6 in this post but these are by no means all the books I am anticipating for next year. If you’d like to check out the full list over on my goodreads, here’s a link! https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/95838307-johanna-burton?page=2&ref=nav_mybooks&shelf=cant-wait-2023

These six books will all be published in the first half of 2023 (and I’ll include the exact date along with a short summary) but if anyone is interested in a part two of this post with books from the second half of the year I am happy to oblige!

~The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim (Publication Date: January 3rd, 2023)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else.”

~The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be by Shannon Gibney (Publication Date: January 10th, 2023)

“Part memoir, part speculative fiction, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee.”

~We Are All so Good at Smiling by Amber McBride (Publication Date: January 10th, 2023)

They Both Die at the End meets The Bell Jar in this haunting, beautiful young adult novel-in-verse about clinical depression and healing from trauma, from National Book Award Finalist Amber McBride.”

~Secret of the Moon Conch by David Bowles and Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Publication Date: May 16th, 2023)

“Award-winning authors David Bowles and Guadalupe García McCall join forces to craft a sweeping fantasy romance about falling in love despite all odds.”

~Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou (Publication Date: June 13th, 2023)

“In a world where the children of the gods inherit their powers, a descendant of the Greek Fates must solve a series of impossible murders to save her sisters, her soulmate, and her city.”

~This Town is On Fire by Pamela N. Harris (Publication Date: June 20th, 2023)

“From the critically acclaimed author of When You Look Like Us comes a page-turning YA contemporary novel about what happens when the latest “Becky” on the internet is your best friend.”

That’s all for now but be sure to let me know in the comments what 2023 release you are most excited for! Happy Reading 🙂


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