Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2023

2023 is going to be a great reading year. There are so many new releases coming by some of my favorite authors! My top three genres right now are suspense, historical, and split time, and you’ll definitely see that reflected in my list. Here’s what I’m looking forward to the most in the first half of 2023.

February: A Cry in the Dark by Jessica R. Patch

Maybe this is a little bit of a cheat since I got to read an early copy of this book, but wow, I love this series! Patch writes some creepy serial killers that would give the Criminal Minds team a run for their money. If you love suspense, you have to check out this series!

February: The Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy

I’ve become fascinated with historical circus books over the past couple of years. This is an author I’ve wanted to read for a while, and I’m really excited about this book! And this cover is so gorgeous.

March: The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

Another historical fiction from a new-to-me author I’ve heard great things about.

March: Under Fire by Lynn H. Blackburn

Another favorite suspense author has the third book in her newest series releasing in March, and I can’t wait!

April: The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright

Jaime Jo Wright’s books are the perfect amount of creepy, with a ghost story feel (minus any actual ghosts). I’m so excited for this book!

April: Broker of Lies by Steven James

James is another Criminal Minds style suspense author. I loved his Bowers Files series!

June: A Fatal Illusion by Anna Lee Huber

The Lady Darby Mysteries are some of my absolute favorite books right now. Great characters, a wonderful setting, and an absolutely fabulous narrator for the audiobooks (which are the only copies my library has) make this a can’t-miss series.

June: To Calm a Storm by Heather Day Gilbert and Jen Cudmore

I love reading about the Vikings, and I loved book one in this series. Gilbert spins beautifully written stories with unforgettable characters.

June: The Best Summer of our Lives by Rachel Hauck

I don’t even have to know what a Rachel Hauck book is about—if she wrote it, I’ll read it, and I know it will be great.

What books are you looking forward to most this year?

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  1. Great list! I read Green’s The Windy City saga and enjoyed it, so I’m definitely up for another book by her. I didn’t realize she had a new one coming out, so thanks for the heads-up. THE WEIGHT OF AIR also looks really good and, I agree, that cover is stunning. I hope you enjoy all these.

    Happy TTT!



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