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Heading Into 2023 with So Many Good Books to Read

Cindy Burnett
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The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland is a must read for 2023.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and healthy holiday. For 2022, I set a goal of reading outside my comfort zone and managed to achieve that goal. I have begun pondering my reading goals for 2023, and one thing I really want to focus on is reading more. With everything I do related to books, crazily enough sometimes it is hard to find enough time to read.

2022 was a fantastic year for books, and if early 2023 is any indication, it will be the same. Today I am highlighting some titles coming out in January through April about which I am most excited. I have read some of these books already (I starred those and only included those that I really liked), and the rest are high on my list to read very soon.


  • The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page (Jan. 24) 
  • *The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges (Jan. 24)
  • Maame by Jessica George (Jan. 31) 
  • *The Sweet Spot by Amy Poeppel (Jan. 31)
  • *The Love Scribe by Amy Meyerson (Feb. 7) 
  • Maureen by Rachel Joyce (Feb. 7) 
  • Someone Else’s Shoes by JoJo Moyes (Feb. 7) 
  • *The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton (Mar. 14) 
  • A Likely Story by Leigh Abramson (Mar. 14) 
  • *Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano (Mar. 28) 
  • *The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley (Mar. 28) 
  • This Bird has Flown by Susanna Hoffs (Apr. 4) 
  • The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz (Apr. 18) 
Homecoming by Kate Morton

Kate Morton returns in 2023 with a stunning tale set in Australia.

Historical Fiction:

  • *Moonrise Over New Jessup by Jamila Minnicks (Jan. 10) 
  • Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff (Feb. 7)
  • *The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson (Feb. 7) 
  • Skull Water by Heinz Insu Fenkl (Feb. 7)
  • Prize Women by Caroline Lea (Feb. 14)
  • The Woman with the Cure by Lynn Cullen (Feb. 21)
  • Time's Undoing by Cheryl A. Head (Feb. 28)
  • The Farewell Tour by Stephanie Clifford (Mar. 7)
  • *Go As a River by Shelley Read (Mar. 7)
  • Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt (Mar. 14)
  • Dust Child by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (Mar. 14)
  • Once We Were Home by Jennifer Rosner (Mar. 14)
  • *Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash (Mar. 21)
  • *Two Wars and a Wedding by Lauren Willig (Mar. 21)
  • *The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland (April 4)
  • *Homecoming by Kate Morton (Apr. 11)
  • The Trackers by Charles Frazier (Apr. 11)
  • Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl by Renee Rosen (Apr. 25)


  • *Better the Blood by Michael Bennett (Jan. 10)
  • *Devil’s Way by Robert Brynzda (Jan 10)
  • *Exiles by Jane Harper (Jan. 31) 
  • *The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell (Mar. 7)
  • *Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Mar. 7)
  • A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn (Mar. 7)
  • Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Mar. 14) 
  • *The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear (Mar. 21) 
  • A Death in Denmark by Amulya Malladi (Mar. 28) 
  • I’ll Stop the World by Lauren Thoman (Apr. 1) 
  • The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth (Apr. 4)
  • The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda (Apr. 11)

What books are you excited for in 2023?

For more book recommendations and bookish thoughts, see Cindy’s monthly Buzz Reads column, her Thoughts from a Page Podcast or follow @ThoughtsFromaPage on Instagram. Find upcoming Conversations from a Page events here.

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