Top Ten Tuesday

2023 Debut Books I’m Excited About

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re highlighting the 2023 debut books we’re looking forward to reading and I must admit…. I struggled with this topic. Turns out I have a tendency to go with authors I’ve read other books from already or who already have a backlist of books, not debut authors. I only came up with seven authors relesing their debut book in 2023, but these seven do all look intriguing to me! And who knows, after browsing my fellow bloggers’ posts on this topic, I’ll probably have a ton of new books to add to my TBR!

So let’s dive into my selection for today:

The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

Release date: 3 January 2023

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else.” Sounds like an adorable read.

Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O’Clover

Release date: 17 January 2023

This YA contemporary romance about a girl who developed an app that can match users with their soulmates sounds super adorable and emotional all at the same time – my kind of read.

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

Release date: 7 March 2023

A demon and a witch and the fake dating trope. Be still my beating heart.

The Nanny by Lana Ferguson

Release date: 11 April 2023

“A woman discovers the father of the child she is nannying may be her biggest (Only)Fan” Umm, yes please!

Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee

Release date: 16 May 2023

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

Something More by Jackie Khalilieh

Release date: 6 June 2023

I fell for the cover first. And then found out it’s about a a Palestinian-Canadian girl trying to hide her autism diagnosis while navigating, and I fell harder.

Forget Me Not by Julie Soto

Release date: 11 July 2023

Honestly, the cover is what drew me in here first. But then the blurb sounds pretty good too: a second-chance romance between a pessimistic wedding planner and a grumpy florist, forced to work together on a high-profile wedding. And also, that cover!

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Tell Me:
What are some 2023 debut books you are looking forward to?
Do we have any in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I read The Nanny already! You are going to love it!

    1. I’m glad you loved The Nanny, I’m really excited for that one!

  2. Pretty sure I read about Ellen’s and it sounded fun. I’ll have to look it up again. Always fun to discover new authors even if I don’t always read their books promptly. 😉

    1. It does sound like a fun read! And totally, it’s always good to have a list of books ready for whenever we’re in the mood to read them 🙂

  3. Oh I didn’t realize A witches guide was also a debut! And Something More sounds really good. I’ll have to keep that one in mind

    1. I know, A Witch’s Guide being a debut surprised me too! I think because the cover has something familiar maybe? Either way, I’m super excited for it 🙂

  4. masterspj says:

    I have A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon on my TBR. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Me too, it sounds so good!

  5. I struggled a bit, too. I hope you love all of these books.

    My post:

    1. Thanks! Yes, I do have the feeling a lot of us struggled with this topic this week.

  6. I felt a bit like all the debuts I’m excited for, I’ve put in several lists already lately, so I’ve skipped this week. But I’m enjoying seeing what others have highlighted.

    1. That’s totally okay – I’m also super curious to browse the other lists this week.

  7. Lauren Becker says:

    I had to do some research for this week’s topic for sure. LOL Forget Me Not sounds good! Loving the premise.

    Lauren @

    1. Haha, glad to hear I wasn’t the only one 🙂 I’m so excited for Forget Me Not.

  8. I’m the same, I don’t often have a lot of debut authors on my TBR. The Nanny looks fun!

    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂 The Nanny does look like such a fun read!

  9. I’m curious about The Love Match, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. It does sound so much fun!

  10. I’m also looking forward to A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating A Demon and The Nanny!!

    1. They both sound so good!

  11. This is a much harder topic than normal. I hope you enjoy these when you get an opportunity to read them.

    1. Indeed, it really wasn’t an easy topic, but that’s okay 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Although I don’t necessarily search out debut authors, I seem to read a lot of them. It’s interesting which topics different bloggers find difficult…..but I’m always open to a twist; lots of time they’re more interesting!
    Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. So true about the twists, i’s great to come across some fun and surprising topics that way!

  13. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I have some of these on my list too!

    1. Hope we’ll love them all!

  14. I have trouble with debut authors some times too- like you said, I tend more towards authors I’ve read! The Nanny does sound fun.

    1. Same, though thankfully blogging helps because we get introduced to more books and new authors by other bloggers a lot 🙂

  15. I had like two 2023 debut authors on my 2023 releases shelf, so I went off on a different topic altogether this week!
    My TTT:

    1. It was such a tough topic for me too!

      1. Glad I wasn’t the only one!

  16. That cover for Forget Me Not is so gorgeous!

    1. It really is!

  17. Looks like you found some fun-looking ones. Enjoy!

    Happy TTT!


    1. Thanks!

  18. I’m not surprised to see that we have a bunch in common! Let’s hope that 2023 is really good to us!

    1. Indeed, hope we’ll enjoy all of these books!

  19. I’m excited for The Nanny and A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon. I didn’t realize those were debuts or else I would have added them to my list as well.

    1. I was also surprised they were debuts! Hope we’ll both love those.

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