I’m waiting for… 2023 edition

Proving that I don’t actually care about my never-really-shrinking-TBR-list is this list of new releases that are on my radar for 2023.

From authors I’ve read (and loved) before:

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
Zero Sum by Joyce Carol Oates
August Blue by Deborah Levy
Old Babes in the Wood by Margaret Atwood
The Guest by Emma Cline

For the superb covers alone…

The Apartment by Ana Menéndez
Commitment by Mona Simpson
Little Plum by Laura McPhee-Browne

For something light/ funny/ thrilling:

The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan
The Daydreams by Laura Hankin
Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
Shirley by Ronnie Scott
Prettier If She Smiled More by Toni Jordan

Nonfiction/ Memoir:

Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell
The Good Life by Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz
Spare by Prince Harry
Wifedom by Anna Funder
Enchantment by Katherine May

Not my usual thing but I’m curious:

Becky by Sarah May
Rosewater by Liv Little
After the Funeral and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
I Laugh Me Broken by Bridget van der Zijpp
Biography of X by Catherine Lacey

What’s on your radar? What have I missed?

14 responses

  1. I already read too much about Harold Windsor on Twitter. And if I side with Meaghan, I still think he’s as much an entitled, inbred twit as his father and brother. But like the Kardashians, whom they most closely resemble, I’m sure the RF will go on providing endless amusement.

    As for the others, I await your reviews. Surely you will come up with another Pink Mountain on Locust Island sooner or later.

    • I have steered clear of the latest H & M drama but when I look at Harry I see grief walking. Will be reading his book purely out of mental-health and grief curiosity. And despite the amount of crap TV I watch, I’m yet to see an episode of the Kardashians! (what am I missing…🤔).

      I see that you have Lau’s latest – I’ll give it a miss but will look forward to hearing your thoughts!

  2. The only one that *might* interest me is Wifedom.
    But I have a bad feeling that it’s one I could have written myself using Annabel Crabb’s book as a reference…
    (I haven’t read it, but it’s had so much air especially on the ABC that I don’t need to.)

  3. Keen to read the Sittenfield and Dolan. I’ve read Pineapple Street which fits the heading you’ve listed it under well, and Becky which I enjoyed much more than I’d expected. Currently reading Colin Walsh’s Kala which is excellent

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  5. Well, it just goes to show that you can’t believe the papers! SMH had Wifedom down as fiction so I assumed it was historical fiction, but having researched it now after seeing your list I have edited my list! I have not read Annabel Crabb’s book – feel I know the story well enough – but Funder and Orwell are an altogether different kettle of fish. This will be one of my really want-to reads – indeed I think I’ll put it on my reading group’s suggestion list.

    I’d like to read more Tessa Hadley, and Toni Jordan and Mona Simpson interest me. I read Mona Simpson’s debut novel (Anywhere but here, I think it was called – if I’m getting the right author here) and liked it. A mother-daughter story!!

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