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The 2023 Spring Reading Guide: Discover New Books

Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts, so let’s start this season with some great books.

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The 2023 Spring Reading Guide

The third annual BiblioLifestyle Spring Reading Guide is finally here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the reading world!  Especially because Spring is a time for new beginnings, and it’s the perfect time to refresh and renew your reading life and discover lots of good books.

About The 2023 Spring Reading Guide

The Spring Reading Guide has a total of twenty-one new releases organized across seven categories.  There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader.  The Minimalist Reads List is for those readers who are only planning to pick up a few books this season.  Because we’re all about lifestyle here, you’ll also find fun things to do at home this season, along with spring-themed recipes.  In addition, I’ve also included some tips to help you improve your reading life.

2023 Spring Reading Guide

More About The 2023 Spring Reading Guide

The Spring Reading Guide isn’t a comprehensive list of all the books that will be gracing bookshelves this season.  The books you will find in the guide are my favorites from the books I have read and now I’m sharing them with you.  Plus, I’ve included summaries to help you decide if that book sounds right for you based on your taste, interests, and current reading mood. 

All books in the guide are organized into categories and I’ve also included publication dates so you’ll know what comes out when (although these dates may change.)  

Some of these titles have heavy themes, so if you need trigger warnings, please email me at hello[at]bibliolifestyle.com, and I will do my best to advise you accordingly.  I also recommend using The StoryGraph for trigger warnings as well.

If you like what I’ve put together in The Spring Reading Guide, please don’t keep it to yourself! Share the guide’s homepage on your favorite social media channels or directly with your favorite bookish friends.  Also, don’t forget to tag @bibliolifestyle and use the hashtag #bibliolifestyleSRG in your posts so we can see what you’re reading as well.

I hope you’ll find plenty of books you love in this guide, and I’m looking forward to hearing about your favorites!

List of Books from The 2023 Summer Reading Guide

LITERARY FICTION BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

Tells the love story of two young men who are classmates, and how they grapple with the realities of war when they both enlist during WWI.

Y/N by Esther Yi

When a writer becomes obsessed with a K-pop idol she begins writing stories about meeting him and then flies to Seoul to find him but she finds even more.  

The Only Daughter by A.B. Yehoshua, Translated by Stuart Schoffman

A coming of age story set in Padua, Italy, where a curious and intelligent young girl has a crisis of faith while also dealing with her father’s severe illness.  

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Historical Fiction

HISTORICAL FICTION BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

Two Wars and a Wedding by Lauren Willig

Tells the story of a young woman who finds herself caught up in two very different wars on both sides of the Atlantic in the late 19th century.

Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

Tells the story of feuding families, prohibition, and a woman who rises to the top of her family’s bootlegging empire in post World War I Virginia.

The Lost Wife by Susanna Moore

Tells the story of a woman who tries to build a new life on the American frontier and finds herself at the crossroads of the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Family and Friendship

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez

A Staten Island Puerto Rican family deals with the disappearance of thirteen-year-old Ruthy and what happens when they discover she is potentially alive and on a reality TV show.

Listen to my interview with Claire on this episode on The Reader’s Couch podcast: What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jiménez.

Commitment by Mona Simpson

Follows three siblings and how they navigate life after their mother signs herself into a psychiatric hospital after a mental health breakdown.

Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan Stradal

A multi-generational novel about a fractured family finding their way back to each other and at it’s center is the supper club and the difficulties and joys of that legacy.

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Nonfiction

NONFICTION BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

The Dead are Gods by Eirinie Carson

An intimate exploration of of grief, friendship, love, and recovery that seeks to make sense of the sudden death of a very dear friend.  

The Forgotten Girls by Monica Potts

An examination of the lives of two childhood friends and the forces that allowed one to escape and how poverty, trauma, and substance abuse sent the other on a downward spiral.

Mott Street by Ava Chin

Seeking to understand her family history, Chin unfolds an epic multigenerational history and legacy of exclusion and resilience which is still alive today.

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Mysteries and Thrillers

MYSTERIES & THRILLER BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

How I’ll Kill You by Ren DeStefano

A serial killer thriller about identical triplets who seduce their marks before killing them but when one sister falls in love she has to decide where her loyalties lie.

Listen to my interview with Claire on this episode on The Reader’s Couch podcast: How I’ll Kill You by Ren DeStefano.

The Last Word by Taylor Adams 

When a school teacher and avid reader gives a book a one-star review and refuses to take it down, it pushes the unhinged psychopath author off the edge.

The Eden Test by Adam Sternbergh

A couple signs up for a retreat to save their marriage but the lies are piling up, the program veers off course, and they have to save themselves.

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Science Fiction Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

Set in medieval Oman, a mother who was once one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirate returns to the sea to secure her daughter’s future.

Infinity Gate by M. R. Carey

To avoid Earth’s environmental collapse a scientist finds respires in alternate universes and ends up enmeshed in a war with the empire over these unsanctioned trips.

Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling

In a near-future settlement in northern Canada, a group of climate change refugees finds their family commitments intertwined in an ever-chaotic world. 

2023 Spring Reading Guide - Romance

ROMANCE BOOKS FROM THE 2023 SPRING READING GUIDE

The Nanny by Lana Ferguson

In this will-they-won’t-they romance, a live-in nanny discovers the anonymous fan she had a connection with on OnlyFans is the man she is nannying for.

Learn more about Lana Ferguson in our author feature: MEET: Lana Ferguson author of “The Nanny”.

Zora Books Her Happy Ever After by Taj McCoy

A bookstore owner who finds herself torn between the author she’s had a crush on for years and his best friend.

Watch the Epigraph Literary Festival replays and see Taj McCoy share more about Zora Books Her Happy Ever After.

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Exes pretend they’re still together for their annual vacation with their friends but soon they fall back into a familiar dynamic and old flames reignite. 

Interested in reading more Emily Henry books? Check out my article: The Ultimate Guide to Reading Emily Henry Books.

What books are you planning to read this spring?

Are you looking forward to reading any books from the 2023 spring reading guide?  What are some of your most anticipated spring books?

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