TTT #271| Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023 Part 2

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023. Seeing how we just recently talked about our anticipated releases for January 2023 I won’t be talking about any releases this month. Let’s see what the other months have in store that I’m excited about!

Out of Character – Jenna Miller (February 7th)

I’ve said this many times, but I love when characters love a book series or are a part of some type of fandom. Our main character is on a role playing community for the book series she loves. Except she tends to spend a lot of time there and may even be falling for her internet bestie. This could definitely make things in her real life complicated. I got an eARC and I’m so excited to read it!

This Time It’s Real – Ann Liang (February 7th)

As a big fan of fake dating once I read the synopsis for This Time It’s Real, I knew I needed it in my life. Our main character writes an essay about meeting the love of her life and it goes viral. The only problem? She’s not in a relationship and never has been. Eliza doesn’t want this to ruin her life, so starts a fake relationship. We all know that this is going to go as planned.

The Jump – Brittney Morris (March 7th)

Even though I haven’t read The Cost of Knowing yet I loved SLAY by this author. The Jump sounds like another book I’ll love. Four teens join a scavenger hunt that could be dangerous, but the rewards could save their families and community. I have a feeling this one will be hard to put down.

Missing Clarissa – Ripley Jones (March 7th)

Even though I don’t listen to podcasts, I love when books involve podcasts. The few I’ve read involve some type of crime, so the synopsis of Missing Clarissa caught my attention. Two friends starts about a podcast about a girl that went missing 20 years ago. Except they may accidentally help the killer with this podcast. I’m intrigued!

Blood Debts – Terry J. Benton-Walker (April 4th)

Cristina and Clement must come together to find out who cursed their mother. It seems this book will hold lots of magic, betrayal, and mystery. I love stories with royal, magic, and with some twists and turns.

Not Here to Stay Friends – Kaitlyn Hill (April 4th)

Even though I don’t watch reality dating shows, I do like reading about them. It’s even more fun when childhood besties reunite and expect to spend the summer together when things turn out differently. He’s working for his father behind the scenes and she ends up on the show when they’re short one contestant. I’m sure this is going to get messy.

Imogen, Obviously – Becky Albertalli (May 2nd)

Becky Albertalli is an author that’s written quite a few books I’ve enjoyed, so I don’t really need to know much when I see she’s written a new book. Imogen, Obviously is a book about our main character learning more about herself, her sexuality, and friendships.

Lying in the Deep – Diana Urban (May 2nd)

A thriller set on a Semester at Sea-inpsired cruise ship. Our main character gets stuck on board with her ex-boyfriend and best friend that betrayed her. She gets obsessed and everyone starts dropping like flies. Is she really behind it? I have a feeling this book will be one you just can’t put down!

Going Bicoastal – Dahlia Adler (June 13th)

Our main character has to make the hardest decision of her life. Does she spend the summer with her father and girl she’s always wanted? Or with her mom and the guy she’s always wanted? So she can’t choose and both play out in alternating timelines. I love books that have the alternating timelines.

Someone You Loved – Robin Constantine (June 27th)

Grieving isn’t easy, but it’s nice when you have someone who understands. That’s the case in this story, but when they start developing feelings for each other things get tricky. He thinks he’s taking over his friend’s life and she think she’s betraying her boyfriend. Feelings can be complicated and I’m probably going to cry while reading this.


Some Recent TTT Posts:

TTT #266 | Books on My Winter 2022-2023 To-Read List Part 1
TTT #267 | Books On My Winter 2022-2023 To Read List Part 2
TTT #268| Books I Hope Santa Brings This Year
TTT #269 | Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection
TTT #270| Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023

There are so many books releasing in 2023 that sound amazing! What books are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for books that sound amazing.

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