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14 books to read in 2023

14 books to read in 2023

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I am sharing some of my best book picks for this year.   There’s some romance, thrillers, historical fiction, new releases and even a few non-fiction and memoirs. Scroll down to see the 14 books you need to read in 2023.

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14 Books To Read In 2023

Big Swiss by Jen Beagin

This book already has plans to be made into a movie. The main character is a transcriptionist for a sex therapist and becomes infatuated with one of the clients.


The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

This thriller is a Reese’s Book Club pick. It’s a story about female friendship and a seven year journey to try to solve a “Who Done It?”.

Books to read in 2023 The House in The Pines


Spare by Prince Harry

By now, I don’t think there is a single soul who hasn’t heard of Prince Harry’s memoir. I hear that the best way to enjoy this one is by listening to it on audiobook. If you don’t already have it, click here to try audible plus.

books to read in 2023 Prince Harry Spare


The Family Secret by Kiersten Modglin

A newly engaged couple head out to live at the family estate after his parent’s die. But once there, the woman realizes that not only is she being watched by the house staff but they are covering family secrets. It sounds a little to me like the beginnings of the Dollaganger’s for any of you who read “If There Be Thorns” or “Flowers in The Attic”.

The Family Secret: An utterly gripping domestic thriller with a mind-blowing twist by [Kiersten Modglin]


You Just Need To Lose Weight And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon

This New York Times Bestseller delves into the myths surrounding fat culture and offers fresh perspectives to bodies of all sizes.

“You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People (Myths Made in America) by [Aubrey Gordon]


Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon

The reviews say that if you loved “Mystic River” or “Little Fires Everywhere” then you will like this one. A young woman is found dead in an affluent New England town. The three suspects are kids who were seen partying with her that night and each of their parents get involved, only muddying the waters.

books to read in 2023 locust lane


Happy Place by Emily Henry

This one debuts April 25th, 2023.

From the author who brought “Beach Read” and “The People We Meet On Vacation”. A couple who has been secretly broken up must fake it in front of their friends while away for a week in Maine.


This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

This is a good read for anyone who is in the medical profession or if you’re interested in the healthcare system at all. It follows a Junior Doctor in the United Kingdom and shows the contrast of a government run healthcare system compared to that in the United States.

books to read in 2023 this is going to hurt


Someone Else’s Shoes by JoJoe Moyes

Nisha lives an affluent lifestyle until her wealthy husband files for divorce. At the same time, Sam is at the lowest point until she finds Nisha’s gym bag and puts on her Laboutins inspiring her to change her life around. If you’re looking for a heartwarming story, read this one!

books to read in 2023 in someone else's shoes


The Woman With The Cure by Lynn Cullen

The story takes place in the 1940s and 50’s when Polio is wiping across America and causing many cities to go into lockdown. It’s based on the true story about a woman who races to find a cure. Set to be released on 2/21!

Books to read in 2023 the woman with the cure


The Lost Girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

This story is based on the real institution Willowbrook known for it’s shocking abuse to it’s residents.  Sage is a twin and she has always known that her sister was a little bit different. After their mother dies, Sage sets out to find her sister at Willowbrook but she is mistaken for her sister once she arrives.

books to read in 2023 the lost girls of willowbrook


The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden

This one sounds like a twisty page turning. A young woman is employed as a housekeeper for a stunning penthouse. She has yet to meet the lady of the house and was told not to step foot into the guest bedroom until one day she decides to knock on the door.

14 books to read in 2023 the housemaid's secret


The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

To be released March 7th 2023. A group of bakers set out to a Vermont estate for a baking competition but then a body is discovered. The reviews say that it combines the likes of The Great British Bakeoff with Clue.

14 books to read in 2023 The Golden Spoon


Girls And Their Horses by Eliza Jane Brazier

This one doesn’t come out until June 6th, 2023 and I can’t wait! All about horse girl cliques, barn moms drinking wine, gossip, backstabbing and a suspicious death. You can pre-order it now!

Girls and Their Horses by [Eliza Jane Brazier]


Happy Reading!!! Now go get lost in a book.

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    February 20, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Great post! Think I’ll try some of these, thank you

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    February 20, 2023 at 8:52 am

    I already have a couple of these on my list but hadn’t heard of a handful of the others! Thanks for sharing — my TBR pile is growing by the day this year!!

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    February 20, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    This looks like a great list of books! I nearly downloaded Spare onto my Libby app this morning when I saw it was available but I just wasn’t sure I’d like it. Which is rather silly of me since I can easily return if I don’t!

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      February 21, 2023 at 6:44 am

      Yes I need to get the Libby app!!!

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    Deanna | Life By Deanna
    February 20, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Happy Place is on my list!! Emily Henry is an auto-buy author for me!

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      February 21, 2023 at 6:43 am

      Same! I love her!!!

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    Crystal Green
    March 3, 2023 at 9:59 am

    I finished Family Secrets. I have some of these on my to-read list too, but I keep getting sidetracked by more Kiersten books.

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    Lydia C. Lee
    April 19, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I loved this is going to hurt. I gave it to all my dr friends. I didn’t like the series so much. Very bleak. #MonthlyBookworms

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    Sarah MumofThree World
    April 22, 2023 at 2:11 am

    There sounds like some great reads here! I like the sound of most of them. I still haven’t read Spare, but will probably read it when it comes out in paperback.
    The only one I’ve read is This is Going to Hurt, which slightly scared me about the medical profession! My son is studying to be a doctor and I hate the thought of him being under so much pressure.
    Popping over from At Home a Lot Bookworms Monthly.

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      April 22, 2023 at 6:45 am

      I know I want to listen to Spare on Audible I heard thats the way to go! I just finished Daisy Jones and The Six and am looking for another good one! Do you have any suggestions?

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