Top Ten Tuesday

Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today is a time to look at the time ahead and that’s fun because I have SO MANY AMAZING UPCOMING RELEASES to look forward to! Here are the 12 releases coming out in the first half of 2023 I’m looking forward to the most:

The Stolen Heir: A Novel of Elfhame by Holly Black

Release date: January 3rd 2023

I loved the Cruel Prince trilogy so of course I’m super excited to go back to Elfhame!

Hell Bent (Alex Stern #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Release date: January 10th 2023

I’m not exactly a fan of the cover, but I am super excited for the release of the sequel to Ninth House (aka one of my all-time favorites)! Bring on the Alex, Dawes and Darlington epicness <3

Mysteries of Thorn Manor (Sorcery of Thorns # 1.5) by Margaret Rogerson

Release date: January 17th 2023

Sorcery of Thorns is one of my favorite stories, so of course I’m super excited we’re getting a sequel novella. Also tremendously happy that Margaret described it as “a cozy, romantic comfort read” which sounds PERFECT to me!

Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus #4) by Katee Robert

Release date: February 7th 2023

This dark romance series based on Greek mythology has only been getting better and better with each book, so I’m already super curious about this next installment (which is about Apollo and Cassandra)!

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley

Release date: March 7th 2023

That title. That cover. And that synopsis? Umm, I never stood a chance.

Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Release date: April 4th 2023

I have loved both of F.T. Lukens previous books – they are the perfect fun, light fantasy reads and this one seems equally great already.

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune

Release date: April 25th 2023

In the words of TJ Klune himself, In The Lives of Puppets is “A queer retelling of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio starring an inventor named Victor, a mysterious android called Hap (Hysterically Angry Puppet), an anxiety-riddled Roomba vacuum named Rambo, and a sociopathic nursing machine, the Registered Automaton To Care, Heal, Educate and Drill (Nurse Ratched, for short).” I mean, what’s not to love? He had me at “anxiety-riddled Roomba vacuum named Rambo“…

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Release date: April 25th 2023

A friendcation and a second-chance romance? By Emily Henry? Yes please!

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Release date: May 2nd 2023

Every Summer After was one of my favorite books of 2023, so of course I’m super excited to read a new novel by Carley Fortune! I’m also getting some Before Sunrise/Before Sunset vibes from the summary, and that’s only further endorsement in my eyes, as I love those movies.

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Release date: May 16th 2023


Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee

Release date: May 16th 2023

Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians? Fake dating? AND that cover?
Of course I’m looking forward to reading this one!

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Release date: June 13th 2023

Ali Hazelwood is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, so of course I’m looking forward to her next release!

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Tell Me:
What are some books you are looking forward to?
Do we have any in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Much as I wanted to, I didn’t love Emily Henry’s first book. But I think she deserves a second chance so someday I need to give another of hers a chance. Plus, her cover art and titles are always so cute and fun. 🙂 Hope you enjoy ALL of these, Lindsey.

    1. Hope you’ll love another Emily Henry book if you decide to give her another chance! And if you don’t, that’s okay too of course 🙂

  2. A witche’s guide to fake dating a demon is so much need. I can’t wait.

    And I put Fake Dates and Mooncakes on my radar because you mentioned it earlier.

    1. A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon just sounds like SO MUCH FUN, I need it so badly! And Fake Dates and Mooncakes looks adorable <3

  3. I had no idea Ali was releasing another book, I need to quickly read them all haha! x

    Rose |

    1. I hope you’ll love the Ali Hazelwood books!

  4. Just got notification that my copy of Hell Bent is arriving tomorrow…so now I need to find something to read today or that I won’t mind dropping like a hot potato tomorrow!

    1. I know, I’m having the same problem, but with my audiobook 😀

  5. Hell Bent has been on so many lists this week. Hope you like it.

    My post:

    1. Thanks! I’m really excited about Hell Bent.

  6. This is the second time I’ve seen Meet Me at the Lake on a list today. It sounds like one I’d enjoy so I need to look it up.

    1. I hope we’ll both end up loving Meet Me at the Lake if you decide to give it a try!

  7. I really need to catch up on Emily Henry’s books!

    1. I hope you’ll love them when you do!

  8. So many great books on this list, Lindsey! Quite a few popular titles, especially Henry’s, but I’m also looking forward to Klune’s and Lee’s book! 😍 I hope you enjoy all these releases!

    1. It’s gonna be an amazing bookish year, I can tell haha 😀

  9. Happy Place has such a cheerful cover.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. It does look so cheerful indeed!

  10. Klune and Hazelwood both made my list today, too. I know we’re going to love those books!

    1. I’m pretty confident we’ll be loving those books too 😀

  11. We have The Stolen Heir, Hell Bent, Mysteries of Thorn Manor, Radiant Sin and Love Theoretically in common!

    1. So many good books to look forward to!!

  12. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    We share five of them and I forgot to post about Emily Henry’s book!

    1. Haha, love that we always have many books in common 🙂

  13. masterspj says:

    I have Meet Me at the Lake on my list this week. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get the opportunity to read them.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Thanks! Hope we’ll both love Meet me at the Lake!

  14. I hope you will enjoy these when you get an opportunity to read them. I think you would like Emma St. Clair’s books, they are clean (not Christian), and hilarious RomComs.

    1. Thanks so much! Indeed, I’ll need to try Emma St. Clair’s books.

  15. I’ve got several of these on my list too. So many great books coming out

  16. Ahh, didn’t get to finish my comment.. lol. Anyways, I can’t believe I forgot about Fake Dates and Mooncakes! I hope you enjoy all of these.

    1. Haha, thanks! There really are so many great books to look forward to!

  17. Yes!!! I’m looking forward to so many of these! I’m starting in the Lives of Puppets tomorrow, and i just got an ARC of Fake Dates and Mooncakes. So excited!!

    1. Oh I hope you’ll love In the Lives of Puppets and Fake Dates and Mooncakes!

  18. Hope you enjoy these new books.

    1. Thanks!

  19. This is a great list – you’ve reminded me of a few that I missed, and I’m really excited about so many of these. Hopefully we love them all when we read the books on our lists!

    1. Thanks! Indeed, hope we’ll love all of these!

  20. Puppets will be on a lot of lists I bet 🙂

    1. I think you’re right 🙂

  21. Hell Bent was on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    1. I just dove in today!

      1. I hope you’re enjoying it!

  22. A new Holly Black! She is so prolific. Enjoy all your choices.

    1. She really is. Thanks!

  23. We share lots of anticipated reads this time. 🙂 I didn’t put Hell Bent on my list, only because I need to re-read Ninth House first, which knowing me, won’t happen until the second half of the year, lol.

    1. Haha, I’m usually also terrible with re-reading, but I just managed to re-read Ninth House in time 🙂

  24. Three of those books are on my TBR too (Happy Place, Meet Me At The Lake, True Love).

    1. Hope we’ll both love those!

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