Top Ten Tuesday – My Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Most Anticipated Releases of the First Half of 2023.  This is always an easy topic just because, of course, there are always so many books that I’m excited to get my hands on.  I have ARCs for several of these so I’m glad I don’t have to wait too long to dive into them. As always, it’s a mix of romance and historical fiction, with just a hint of thrillers and fantasy.

My Most Anticipated Releases of the First Half of 2023



1. FINLAY DONOVAN JUMPS THE GUN by Elle Cosimano  –  “Author and single mom Finlay Donovan has been in messes before―after all, she’s a pro at removing bloodstains for various unexpected reasons―but none quite like this. When Finlay and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they had “borrowed” in the process of saving the life of Finlay’s ex-husband, the Russian mob did her a favor and bought the car for her. And now Finlay owes them.”

2.  THE TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren – “Sparks fly when a romance novelist and a documentary filmmaker join forces to craft the perfect Hollywood love story and take both of their careers to the next level—but only if they can keep the chemistry between them from taking the whole thing off script—from the New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners .”

3.  CODE NAME SAPPHIRE by Pam Jenoff  – “A woman must rescue her cousin’s family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance, from the bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris.

4.  HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry – “A couple who broke up months ago make a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.”

5. THE PARIS DAUGHTER by Kristin Harmel – “From the bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (PeopleThe Book of Lost Names comes a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation.”

6. THE GOLDEN DOVES by Martha Hall Kelly – “Two former female spies, bound together by their past, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II—an extraordinary novel inspired by true events from the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls.”

7.  IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by T.J. Klune – “New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.”

8.  YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez – “A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances, and the joy in finding your perfect match from “a true talent” (Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author).”

9. THE SPECTACULAR by Fiona Davis – “New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis transports us back to 1950s Manhattan and the glamorous Radio City Music Hall. . .”

10. LOVE, THEORETICALLY by Ali Hazelwood – “Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.”


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Question:  Are you planning to read any of these?

43 replies
  1. Amanda Kay Oaks-Christman
    Amanda Kay Oaks-Christman says:

    I still can’t believe Ali Hazelwood has another one coming out when I still haven’t read Love on the Brain! I need to get moving lol. I’m looking forward to Happy Place and The True Love Experiment as well. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Hazelwood has definitely been on a roll. She also has all of those novellas that came out last year. I’ve read and enjoyed two of those so far.

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I have half of these on my TBR, and I bet you can guess which half. Hope you love each and every one of these books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I was late to the party reading her books but have really enjoyed them all so this new one definitely had to go on my list. 🙂

  3. Lark
    Lark says:

    Yes to both Happy Place and Love Theoretically! I’m very excited for both of those. And that new Christina Lauren book looks good, too. 😀

  4. verushka
    verushka says:

    What a lovely list of books to look forward to! And, I definitely did not expect the Russian mob to be mentioned in any of these blurbs!

  5. Jo
    Jo says:

    Thanks for helping me find some new books to add to my TBR, I’ve added Code Name Sapphire, The Paris Daughter and The Golden Doves from your list!

  6. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    These all sound good! I am looking forward to reading several from your list. Happy Place and Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun are on my list too. I hope you enjoy all of these books when you read them!

  7. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I’m looking forward to several on your list, too! Love Theoretically, Happy Place, and the True Love Experiment. Hope we both love them!

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