2023 Top Picks
I just wanted to share about 6 new/forthcoming books I am excited to read in 2023! This list is not genre specific or all inclusive, just books that have caught my eye because the promise to transport me to another time or place. It feels strange not to have my own book coming out this summer, but that just means more time to read or listen (when I'm not revising)!
THE LAST LIFEBOAT by Hazel Gaynor
When a Nazi U-boat torpedoes the S. S. Carlisle carrying a ship of children to Canada, a single lifeboat is left adrift in the storm-tossed Atlantic. Alice and Lily, strangers to each other—one on land, the other at sea—will quickly become one another’s very best hope as their lives are fatefully entwined.
THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF TANNER AND LOUISE by Colleen Oakley
An unforgettable pairing of a college dropout and an eighty-four-year-old woman on the run from the law in this story full of tremendous heart, humor, and wit.
HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry
A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel.
HOMECOMING by Kate Morton
A breathtaking mystery of love, lies and a cold case come back to life, told with Morton's trademark intricacy and beauty.
THE SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA by Patti Callahan Henry
When a woman stumbles across a mysterious children’s book, long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood spent in the English countryside during World War II are revealed in this “transporting, heartfelt, and atmospheric” novel.
THE LAST ANIMAL by Ramona Ausubel
A playful, witty, and resonant novel in which a single mother and her two teen daughters engage in a wild scientific experiment and discover themselves in the process.
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