The year 2022 is coming to an end and I’m only looking forward to one thing: my favorite holiday of the year. No, it’s not Christmas. It’s New Year’s Eve. NYE really is the best holiday because it’s about optimism. It’s about celebrating everything that represented the past year and hoping for the best in the year ahead. It’s about reflecting on the past while looking to the future. It’s about opportunities.
We’re all book lovers here at Book Riot, so you know what we’re all looking forward to in 2023: the new books. There are so many exciting new releases to add to your TBR in the new year. But which of the many exciting 2023 readings should be at the top of your to-read stack? There’s only one way to find out…
Tell us how you’re saying goodbye to 2022 and ringing in the new year, and then you’ll find out what book you should read in 2023. One book not enough for you? You’re lucky. Stay to the end to find out all the possible outcomes you could have gotten.
Need more book recommendations for 2023? Here are all the books included in the quiz results. Why not read all?
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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert (Joy Revolution, January 3)
You should definitely read Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert. Bradley Graeme and Celine Bangura are former best friends. They hang out with completely different people and don’t have much to say to each other other than insults. But fate brings them back together when they have to work as fellow competitors in an outdoor survival competition. Will they be able to work together and win?
How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (Berkley, January 17)
You must read one of the most anticipated horror novels of 2023, How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix. Siblings Louise and Mark Joyner are completely different and basically never speak to each other. But when her parents die at the end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark are forced to get back together to put their childhood home on the market. But there is something strange about the house. Before her parents died, they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed the attic door shut. And that’s just the beginning of the disturbing events that Mark and Louise will experience in this house.
Daughters of Victory by Gabrielle Saab (William Morrow, January 24)
Her book for 2023 should be this thrilling historical novel: Daughters of Victory by Gabrielle Saab. Svetlana Petrova is a revolutionary who was imprisoned for years. When she is released from prison in 1917, she discovers that her beloved uncle has been murdered by a mysterious assassin who blinds her victims before killing them. And Svetlana decides to avenge his death. Decades later, in 1941, Svetlana lives in a remote village and meets her 18-year-old granddaughter Mila Rozovskaya for the first time. In Mila, Svetlana recognizes the same passionate idealism that she showed in her youth. When Mila joins the resistance against the Nazis, dangerous secrets and old enemies resurface.
The Life of Another by Lyn Liao Butler (Thomas & Mercer, February 1)
Does a funny psychological thriller set in Hawaii sound appealing to you? Watch Someone Else’s Life by Lyn Liao Butler. Annie Lin’s life falls apart. First her dance studio goes bankrupt. Then her mother dies. And her dog dies. And her son gets into an accident. Annie is desperate for a fresh start, and she believes Kauai could be just that for her and her family. But then inexplicable things happen, and on a stormy night a strange woman appears on Annie’s doorstep.
Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Pantheon, April 4)
Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the book for you. This dystopian novel is set in a world where a controversial program called Criminal Action Penal Entertainment (CAPE) allows prisoners to fight for their freedom to the death. Chain gang all-star Loretta Thurwar is only a few fights away from her freedom. But will the system ever truly allow her to be free?
Looking for more excitement in 2023? Here are 10 book festivals announced for next year! And here are 2023 YA book title catchy tunes. And that list includes a few mid-range novels available for pre-order for 2023. It’s going to be a good year, friends!