2023 Summer Reading Guide (37 New Books)

2023 Summer Reading Guide (37 New Books)

Discover your perfect summer read with our ultimate summer reading guide! Explore 37 handpicked books across romance, historical fiction, thriller, and more.

It’s summer reading season, and I am so excited to share this year’s SUPER-SIZE guide with you with the best books to read this summer.

This year’s guide is more robust than any other year I’ve offered it, with 37 carefully screened books. 

I have read and reviewed each book, ensuring that only the best and most engaging titles make it to your summer reading list. These aren’t just the beach reads this year but an eclectic collection of literary fiction, nonfiction, contemporary, and nonfiction. 

But that’s not all!

We will share exclusive conversations with many talented authors featured in this guide throughout the summer. I hope you’ll connect more deeply with the books and the person who penned them through this summer author series.

Each author has also been assigned a fun summer topic (dates and topics are listed at the end of the guide).

The honest truth, though, is that there will never be a time when I feel like I am done with this guide. Many books will miss the list, but they will be beautiful discoveries for later. 

You can listen to today’s Book Gang podcast with a few highlights from this year’s selections.

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2023 Summer Reading Guide (37 New Books)

2023 Summer Reading Guide (37 New Books)

Let’s dive into this year’s incredible selections! Here are my 37 picks for the best year of summer reading! Thank you to the publishing houses that submitted advanced copies for this year’s guide.

Best Romance Books for 2023

Best Romance Books for 2023

Discover the best romance books to curl up with and lose yourself in a world of love, passion, and happily ever afters. From steamy contemporary romances to heartwarming closed-door romance, I've got you covered!

Best Historical Fiction Books for Summer

Best Historical Fiction Books for Summer

Step back in time with these handpicked selections of the best historical fiction books for summer. From epic sagas set to intimate portraits of everyday people in times of significant change, these gripping tales will transport you to another era. If you love these, don't miss our historical fiction book list with the most-anticipated books for summer.

Best Contemporary Fiction Books for 2023

Best Contemporary Fiction Books for 2023

Discover a world of captivating storytelling this summer with the best contemporary fiction books and women's fiction books. Whether you're a fan of immersive family sagas, coming-of-age journeys, or even time travel, this curated page-turning book list is for you.

Best Literary Fiction Books for 2023

Best Literary Fiction Books for 2023

This list of captivating stories offers thought-provoking narratives with my collection of the best literary fiction for your summer.

Best Books in 2023

Best Fantasy Books in 2023

I know this fantasy book list for 2023 is short, but I promise to expand this later throughout our summer! Please leave a comment and let me know what YOUR favorites were this year.

Best Nonfiction Books of 2023

Discover the captivating world of nonfiction with this curated selections of the best books of 2023. These nonfiction books are as compulsively readable as any fiction read, including memoirs and narrative nonfiction.

Best Thriller Books in 2023 (Mystery and Suspense Novels)

Best Thriller Books in 2023 (Mystery and Suspense Novels)

Experience spine-chilling suspense and heart-pounding thrills with our curated selection of the best thriller books in 2023. We also will delve into the captivating world of mystery and suspense novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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Meet the Authors on the Book Gang Podcast

You can stream Book Gang wherever you get podcasts or check this page for all the past episodes. Please see above for the descriptions and links to purchase these books!

Best Book Club Books to Spark Conversation (Meagan Church, Author of The Last Carolina GirlSTREAMING NOW)

The Spectacular Life Lessons from Books About Road Trips (Colleen Oakley, Author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner and LouiseSTREAMING NOW)

The Best Historical Fiction Books for Summer (Crystal Smith Paul, Author of Did You Hear About Kitty Karr?STREAMING NOW)

The Best Escapist Books Set on Islands (Meg Shaffer, Author of The Wishing Game, airing on May 26th )

The Best Wedding Rom-Com Books (Byron Lane, Author of Big Gay Wedding, airing on June 9th)

The Best Debut Novels of 2023 (Thao Thai, Author of Banyan Moon, airing on June 23rd)

The Best Con Artist Queens in Literature (Wendy Heard, Author of You Can Trust Me, airing on July 7th )

The Best Old Hollywood Books for Summer (Molly Fader, Author of The Sunshine Girls, airing on July 21st )

2023 MomAdvice Summer Book Club (see the full list)

Please note, you must be a member of the FREE MomAdvice Book on Facebook to join these discussions. To interact with our book club bonuses (author interviews, playlists, and extra podcast episodes), join the Patreon!

May Book Club: (Magic Season by Wade Rouse, meeting on 05/26 at 8 PM, RSVP!)

June Book Club: (The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain, meeting on 06/30 at 8 PM, RSVP!)

July Book Club: (Breathe & Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester, on 7/28 at 8 PM RSVP!)

TELL ME: What book are you most excited to read this summer?

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