A new year has already brought with it a crop of impressive, headline-driving books (see: Prince Harry’s explosive memoir Spare, and Kashana Cauley’s inventive The Survivalists), but the rest of 2023’s library promises to be just as enthralling. Apologies in advance to your mile-high TBR list; it’s about to get a lot taller.
Ahead, you’ll find 65 hand-picked titles, many of which ELLE has already had the chance to flip through and assess. These recently published and soon-to-be-released books come from a broad range of categories, including fantasy novels, historical nonfiction, celebrity memoirs, essay collections, romance, and literary fiction. (The only thing you won’t find here is young-adult books and series, which we reserve for other, more specific lists.)
Narrowing down the most anticipated titles from a list of thousands is never not a daunting task, and so to make up for any gems we’ve missed, you can check back on this page as we update it throughout the year with the true best of the best. Better prepare your pre-orders, and happy reading.