A collage of book covers featuring titles being published in April 2023

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April’s biggest books


Apr 04, 2023

Forget May flowers. April showers bring a lot of wet, rainy days perfect for sprawling out on the couch with a new book. Despite the endless drizzle, your mood will soar with these dazzling new novels—from rom-coms to searing thrillers, there’s something for everyone’s TBR.

Even though it feels light-years away, summer’s right around the corner, and with it comes beach reads and romantic comedies that beg to be read with piña colada in hand. Just in time for summer reading, Happy Place by Emily Henry will be released on April 25. Named a “Most Anticipated Book of 2023” by BuzzFeed, this glittering new book about a couple that pretends to still be together for a weeklong vacation with their best friends will charm you. More funny romance is coming your way with Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld (April 4), Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez (April 11) and The Nanny by Lana Ferguson (April 11).

For an edgier read, fans of the hit Netflix series You will be ready to devour Caroline Kepnes’ new book out April 25. For You and Only You follows our unreliable narrator Joe Goldberg to the hallowed halls of Harvard, where he earns a coveted place in a writing fellowship...and leaves crimson in his wake. The audiobook, narrated to perfection by Santino Fontana (aka Prince Hans in Frozen), is a must-listen.

Two highly anticipated memoirs of self-discovery make their debut this month: A Living Remedy by Nicole Chung (April 4) and You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith (April 11). For more personal exploration, Gretchen Rubin’s latest discovery on the path to happiness will have all of your senses engaged.

Find them in your library’s digital collection on the Libby reading app. To see the latest book releases each month, subscribe to the Libby Life newsletter.

💡 Did you know you can make your own TBR list in Libby? On the title details page, tap Tag. You can tap the plus sign to create a new tag for all of the titles you’re interested in reading.

*Title availability varies by region.


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 and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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