New Book Releases in 2023
As we’re almost halfway through 2023 I thought I would update my most anticipated reads of 2023 post with a new book releases in 2023 as several more books have been announced.
New Book Releases Summer 2023
Fair Rosaline by Natasha Solomons – 3rd August
First up is a novel that I’m completely biased about as I’m part of the team publishing it, but I love it! This is an untelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It’s not a retelling as the original story of Shakespeare is not changed, instead, we see it through the eyes of Romeo’s ‘first’ love, Rosaline. It will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about Romeo & Juliet.
Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi – 14th September
I love this series of Japanese-translated fiction. This is the 4th book in the series and, as with the others, we’re introduced to another set of characters in need of the cafe’s magical transportation to say goodbye, ask for forgiveness and find peace.
Morgan is My Name by Sophie Keetch – 15th June
I love a legend or fairytale retelling and I’m so glad we’re finally getting some Arthurian ones! This story follows Morgan le Fay, the famous villain of the Legend of King Arthur. This retelling introduces us to Morgan as a teenager, after seeing her mother tricked into marriage to the evil Uther Pendragon. I can’t wait to read it.
Heartstopper Vol. 5 by Alice Oseman – 9th November
One of mine – and many other’s – most anticipated reads of 2023. This is the 5th and penultimate volume of the Heartstopper graphic novel series. The Netflix series returns in August and the next book is out in November, a good spread of Heartstopper content for the year.
The Book of Fire by Christy Lefteri – 17th August
Another title I’m biased about, as I’m part of the team publishing it, but Christy Lefteri is back. Her first two novels – The Beekeeper of Aleppo and Songbirds – were powerful and unforgettable and The Book of Fire is exactly the same. Set in Greece, the story follows a family through a time of tragedy. It will move you to tears.
Making It So by Sir Patrick Stewart – 3rd October
When I heard Sir Patrick Stewart was finally releasing a memoir I had to add it to my to-read list. I love a good memoir and I think his will be particularly interesting. From tales of his time on stage, to his TV and Film career in the Star Trek and X-Men series respectively.
Weirdo by Sara Pascoe – 14th September
The debut novel from the comedian and writer Sara Pascoe. I’ve previously read her non-fiction book Animals and I’m looking forward to this contemporary read about the one that got away.
The Wake Up Call by Beth O’Leary – 26th September
The next contemporary romance from the author of The Flatshare. Izzy and Lucas both work at the Forest Manor Hotel and if they don’t work together then the hotel won’t last beyond Christmas. This looks like an enemies-to-lover romance set during the Christmas season, always a winning combo!
Divine Might by Natalie Haynes – 28th September
This non-fiction title from the author of Pandora’s Jar is giving voice to the goddess of Greek Mythology. From Hera to Hestia and Aphrodite to Athena.
Oh Miriam! by Miriam Margoyles – 14th September
I loved Miriam Margoyle’s first autobiography and I can’t wait to read her next. This memoir covers more of her outrageous antics throughout her career, from being escorted off the Today Show to sharing unpredictable tales on Graham Norton’s couch. I can’t wait.
Upon a Frosted Star by M.A. Kaznir – 28th September
From the author of Midnight in Everwood, which was a retelling of The Nutcracker, comes a new novel. This time it’s a retelling of Swan Lake.
What new book releases are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below.