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My 2023 Summer Reading List!

2023 summer reading list

It’s here!

This is one of my favorite days of the year – sharing my summer reading list. Oh my gosh – there are SO many great books this year. My list doesn’t even cover them all. I am so excited about all of these reads for the season!

The first half of the list is full of books that are already released, with the second half in order by release date. There are some weeks where I just can’t even wait for a new release. I have 99% of the books linked below to If you are able to purchase the books through bookshop, it would mean so much to me! Bookshop supports YOUR local independent bookstore. To me, bookstores are MAGICAL. I walk in and instantly feel like I’m in a Nancy Meyers movie and could stay there all day.

If you prefer to purchase on amazon, I’ve also made a 2023 summer reading list shop here for easy access.

Also! If you’re new around here, my go-to reads and favorites picks are most types of women’s fiction. Light, fun, beachy reads are my #1 choice. I love to listen to nonfiction, memoirs and autobiographies on audible. I like thrillers, but have a few triggers that I stay away from. I read to escape, to get lost in the story, to feel like the characters are my friends. And I actually love the day after I finish a great book and can’t even stand to start a new one because I’m mourning my new (character) friends. It’s the best worst feeling.

I can’t WAIT to hear your recommendations in the comments, what you’re reading now and what’s on your list!


Happy Place by Emily Henry

Advika and the Hollywood Wives by Kirthana Ramisetti

Lucky Girl by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

The Comeback Summer by Ali Brady

The Kingdom of Prep The Inside Story of the Rise and (Near) Fall of J.Crew by Maggie Bullock

The Half Moon – Mary Beth Keane 

The Daydreams by Laura Hankin

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfield 

Social Engagement by Avery Carpenter Forrey 

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

The Guest by Emma Cline

It Goes So Fast by Mary Louise Kelly 

Someone Else’s Bucket List by Amy T Matthews

Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst 

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang 

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore 

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune 

True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

The Boyfriend Candidate by Ashley Winstead

The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters 

Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brennan

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Once More with Feeling by Elissa Sussman (5/30)

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley (5/30)

The Girls Of Summer by Katie Bishop (6/6)

A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins (6/6)

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan (6/6)

Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood  (6/13)

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand (6/13)

The Spectacular by Fiona Davis (6/13)

The Sweetheart List by Jill Shalvis (6/13)

Zero Days by Ruth Ware (6/20)

The Only One Left by Riley Sager (6/20) 

The Whispers by Ashley Audrain (6/20)

The Spare Room by Andrea Bartz (6/20)

What The Neighbors Saw by Melissa Adelman (6/20)

Where Echoes Die by Courtney Gould (6/20)

The Happiness Plan by Susan Mallery (6/20)

The Apartment by Ana Menendez (6/27)

Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano (6/27)

The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams (6/27)

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston (6/27)

The Rachel Incident by Caroline O’Donoghue (6/27) 

The Housekeepers by Alex Hay (7/4)

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon (7/4) 

The Sunset Crowd by Karin Tanabe (7/4)

Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen (7/4) 

Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (7/11)

Thicker Than Water by Megan Collins (7/11)

You, with a View by Jessica Joyce (7/11) 

Forever Hold Your Peace by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke (7/11)

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey (7/11)

To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai (7/18) 

The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy (7/18) 

The Block Party by Jamie Day (7/18)

Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker (7/18)

Prom Mom by Laura Lippman (7/25)

The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George (7/25)

Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena (7/25)

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (8/1)

The Connellys of County Down by Tracey Lange (8/1)

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister (8/1) 

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo (8/1)

Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen (8/1)

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell (8/8) 

California Golden by Melanie Benjamin (8/8)

Congratulations, the Best Is Over! by R. Eric Thomas (8/8)

The Blond Identity by Ally Carter (8/8)

Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney (8/29)

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner (8/29)

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue (8/29)

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim (9/5)


you can check out all of my reading lists here!

Especially my 2022 summer reading list, 2021 summer reading list2020 summer reading list2020 fall reading list2020 winter reading list2019 fall reading list2019 winter reading listmy 2018 summer reading list and my 2017 summer reading list!

(This is not sponsored and I purchase all books myself! There are a few affiliate links above to bookshop and amazon. Thank you!)

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    14 Comments on “My 2023 Summer Reading List!”

  1. Yaaaay! I love the summer reading post!

  2. Love these lists! I already have many of these on my radar for this summer. I just finished The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer and it was so heartwarming and you fall in love with each of the characters. Next up for me is Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto and Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune — I loved Every Summer After so I have high hopes for her new one.

  3. I love, love, love that you’re linking to! What a brilliant idea. I’m going to do that on my own blog. I usually link to goodreads when I mention titles because I don’t want to link anyone to Amazon for book buying, but is a great alternative! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I’m totally in love with all covers, I am fashinating a lot about The Guest

  5. I love your lists! I’m reading Happy Place right now – I wish that she wouldn’t write books so quickly – I feel like since Beach Read, each book has gotten progressively worse… Take your time, edit, and rewrite! I LOVED Beach Read.

    Romantic Comedy was SO GOOD! Love Curtis.

    • Agreed… Beach Read is one of my favorites, and still makes me laugh to think about. But I like each one less and less.

  6. Love this list! So many great ideas. :) I just recently read “It. Goes. So. Fast.” and it was great! (Yet also a little heart-breaking about kiddos growing up!!)

  7. Just want to thank you for linking to Bookshop rather than Amazon! So great to support our local bookstores :)

  8. Thank you so much for this list! So much inspiration! 

  9. Chain Gang All-Stars is incredible!

  10. What a wonderfully comprehensive list. I love it. I do try to shop through Love what they do.

  11. I LOVE your book lists! Immediately going to add these all to my ever-growing list. I devoured Happy Place in one day because it was just so good! I’m mostly excited for The Summer of Songbirds, I love KWH’s writing style.

  12. Such a great list! 🎉 I finished Happy Place last week and loved it. You always have the best book lists! I love shopping via rather than Amazon. Try to go off in to my local Brooklyn bookstore, but when I buy a line is all the way.

  13. Thank you for publishing your reading lists! Since I’m not a prolific reader, it helps so much to read your reviews!

    I finished “Scandalized” earlier this year and wanted to recommend one that reminded me of it. ”

    “My Secret Positano” by Tess Rini is another beautiful story of a whirlwind, unlikely romance could be the real deal… I love the main character and the setting in Italy! Would be a great book to do a cooking companion series alongside…