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100 of the most anticipated books of 2023


Jan 03, 2023

Last year was a banner year for books. But now that the champagne has been poured, the confetti has dropped and the resolutions have been made, it’s time to look ahead at what’s in store for us in the new year. And friends, 2023 is going to be a good one.

From books by celebrity authors to prolific writers like Salman Rushdie and Colson Whitehead, there’s something for every reader coming down the publishing pipeline. For those resolving to read more this year, this list of 100 of the most anticipated books should give you a very good start.

Many libraries purchase pre-order copies of the biggest books, so find yours in the Libby reading app and place a hold on a title so that after it’s released, you’ll be notified when it’s your turn to read.



Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

Release date: January 2023

Love, Pamela

Love, Pamela by Pamela Anderson

Release date: January 2023

Walk the Blue Line

Walk the Blue Line by James Patterson

Release date: February 2023

You Could Make This Place Beautiful

You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith

Release date: April 2023

A Living Remedy

A Living Remedy by Nicole Chung

Release date: April 2023


The Cabinet of Dr. Leng

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Release date: January 2023

The Villa

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Release date: January 2023


Exiles by Jane Harper

Release date: January 2023

Never Never

Never Never by Colleen Hoover

Release date: February 2023

Someone Else's Shoes

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

Release date: February 2023

The Cradle of Ice

The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins

Release date: February 2023

Victory City

Victory City by Salman Rushdie

Release date: February 2023

Happy Place

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Release date: April 2023

Swamp Story

Swamp Story by Dave Barry

Release date: May 2023

The True Love Experiment

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Release date: May 2023

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece

The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks

Release date: May 2023


Yellowface by R. F. Kuang

Release date: May 2023

The Ferryman

The Ferryman by Justin Cronin

Release date: May 2023

Love, Theoretically

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Release date: June 2023

Lady Tan's Circle of Women

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See

Release date: June 2023

Crook Manifesto

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Release date: July 2023

Family Lore

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Release date: August 2023

Learned by Heart

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue

Release date: August 2023


How to Be a (Young) Antiracist

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Release date: January 2023

The Stolen Heir

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

Release date: January 2023

The One and Only Ruby

The One and Only Ruby by Katherine Applegate

Release date: May 2023

There’s more!

For the rest of the most anticipated reads, check out this list, and then borrow through the Libby app from your local library.


About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers or buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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