Are you an avid reader looking to be transported to a school campus or academic setting? Look no further! Whether you’re a student yourself or just feeling nostalgic for the academic world, there’s nothing quite like a good campus novel to get you in the back-to-school spirit. These books capture the excitement, the drama, and the challenges of college life and are guaranteed to transport you back to your own university days – or make you wish you’d attended a school like the ones in these stories. Here are some new 2023 campus novels to add to your reading list!
New 2023 Campus Novels to Add to Your Reading List
My Last Innocent Year by Daisy Alpert Florin
An incisive, deeply resonant debut novel about a nonconsensual sexual encounter that propels one woman’s final semester at an elite New England college into controversy and chaos—and into an ill-advised affair with a married professor.
The Unfortunates by J K Chukwu
An edgy, bitingly funny debut about a queer, half-Nigerian college sophomore who, enraged and exhausted by the racism at her elite college, sets out to find truth about The Unfortunates—the unlucky subset of Black undergrads who have been mysteriously dying.
The Things We Do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent
She’s an outsider desperate to belong, but the cost of entry might be her darkest secret in this intoxicating debut of literary suspense following a clique of dangerously ambitious students at the University of Edinburgh.
Old Enough by Haley Jakobson
A debut novel “as astute, funny, and loving as your best friend from college”* about a young bisexual woman who is pulled between the new life she’s creating for herself and the life she worked so hard to escape.
The Night It Ended by Katie Garner
The Night It Ended by Katie Garner intertwines the narrative with the transcript of an anonymous interview, this stunning suspense debut from Katie Garner will take you on a twisting path where nothing—and no one—is what it seems.
What do you think of the 2023 campus novels on this list?
Have you read any of these books on our list? What are some of your favorite academic or campus novels? Let me know your thoughts, ideas, and book suggestions in the comments below!
Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle