As we approach the final chapters of 2022, we cast our minds forward to its sequel. 2023 is on the way and there's already some exciting new fiction on the horizon. We're always looking for new books to fall in love with and share, so of course we've already been compiling a collection of books we're waiting with baited breath to see on our shelves.

Whether you've recently rediscovered reading or are awaiting with anticipation the latest offering from your favourite author you'll find a selection of fiction here that will entice any eager bookworm. From old favourites we're looking forward to the new Thursday Murder Club Series from Richard Osman, although we're going to have to wait until September. There's also new releases from Linwood Barclay, David Gilman, David Baldacci, Beth O'Leary and Cassandra Clare to name just a few. 

We expect Bookstagram and BookTok recommendations to keep going from strength to strength and readers will no doubt be anticipating Ali Hazelwood's Love Theoretically and the follow up to Things we Never Got Over by Lucy Score. There's also the "at once heartfelt and hilarious" Fling by Joseph Murray on it's way in February. 

Fantasy fans will be excited for Samantha Shannon's A Day of Fallen Night, prequel to A Priory and the Orange Tree, whereas those looking for something a bit darker and loved Ninth House won't want to miss Leigh Bardugo's sequel Hell Bent, which is out in January. 

There are some books we've already managed to get a sneak peek at, Liz Robinson says of The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi "The haunting power and rich tradition of the fairy tale combines with a modern Gothic twist in this must-read stunning story". Meanwhile Joanne Owen, described River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer as "an ode to the love that can be found in a cruel world" and "a truly dazzling debut"

Keep scrolling to see the tip of the iceberg of brilliant books on their way to us in 2023. You can also explore what's coming up next year for younger readers in our LoveReading4Kids Preview. Or take a look back at our Books of the Year and see if there are any 2022 highlights you may have missed. More of a non-fiction fan? Take a look at our 2023 non-fiction preview.

Here's to another cracking year ahead of reading together.