9 Bookish Things We Can’t Wait for in 2023

With 2023 right around the corner, there are many things to look forward to in the bookish world. Here are nine that you should keep your eye out for!

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The ball hasn’t even dropped in Times Square and 2023 is already looking great for the bookish community. Movies are being released left and right, and long-awaited novels written by favorite authors are about to hit the shelves. There is so much to look forward to at all times of next year starting as early as January 31! Here are nine bookish things to get excited about next year!

2023 Movie Adaptations

Red, White, & Royal Blue

Early 2023

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The popular Red, White & Royal Blue novel is becoming a movie! This is one novel that has been on my TBR list for a while now. This magical LGBTQ+ romance follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the first woman president, and Henry, a British prince. The two men are butting heads and their people are anxious to fix it thus beginning a fake friendship that spirals into much, much more. Taylor Zakhar Perez is set to play Alex, while Nicholas Galitzine will play Prince Henry.

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Dune: Part 2

October 20

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Dune: Part 2 is part of the budding Dune movie series that has gained immense popularity. The second film follows the novel, Dune Messiah and will continue to show us the plot just as the first film did. They may be plot heavy but it’s all to set us up for what’s to come. This film will be about Paul’s rise to power among the Freman thus organizing a revenge rebellion against the Padishah Emperor. Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya carried the last film, and in the sequel, there will be more shining stars joining the franchise including Florence Pugh and Austin Butler.

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

November 17

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The long-awaited The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes hits the theaters at the end of next year. The Hunger Games movie franchise ended in 2014, so the announcement of this movie shook the fandom back to life. The movie will follow Coriolanus Snow, who we know as President Snow, during the 10th Hunger Games, 64 years before the first novel takes place. With the hatred I have for Snow, this movie will sure be interesting!

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It Ends With Us

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The incredibly popular It Ends With Us movie is hopefully hitting theaters sometime next year! Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni is directing the film under Colleen Hoover’s guidance. The long-awaited love story between Lily Bloom and Ryle as well as Lily and childhood love Atlas will unfold on screen. I am always so excited to see romance novels come to life and compare them to the version I had of them in my head.

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2023 Book Releases

Final Offer by Lauren Asher

January 31

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Final Offer by Lauren Asher is the anticipated third novel in the Dreamland Billionaires series. Asher has become very popular on TikTok so I am sure the bookstores will be flooded on January 31. This novel will follow the Kane brother, Callahan, Lana Castillo, his only love, and Alana the woman who deeply loves Callahan. This sounds like one heck of a love triangle to me!

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Secretly Yours: A Novel by Tessa Bailey

February 7

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Secretly Yours: A Novel is one spicy romance! It follows Julian Vos a grumpy professor and Hallie Welch the gardener on his estate. The best part about this novel is that the two have a history that never played out! In my opinion, those can be the best stories; I love a round two! However, Julian gets an anonymous letter sent by a woman from his past. Who is it? Hallie? Does this uproot the obsession he has for Hallie? This is a must-read! I’m so curious!

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Happy Place by Emily Henry

April 25

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Happy Place follows a couple who broke up but made a pact to attend their friend’s annual weeklong vacation as if nothing has changed. This is bittersweet because they want it to be the same for their friends, but it’ll be tough for them to pretend. The thing is, these are their best friends, they know Harriet and Wyn all too well. Will they see through their facade?

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Unfortunately Yours: A Novel by Tessa Bailey

June 6

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Heiress, Natalie Vos in Unfortunately Yours: A Novel is required to marry before she can have the money to finance her new business. That’s one heck of a start. She decides to propose to August Cates who she loves and loathes. They both need this marriage for money advantages and the time spent together couldn’t hurt. Will this flourish into something more or will they continue to hate each other?

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Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

June 13th

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Love, Theoretically is another science-based novel by Ali Hazelwood. Elsie Hannaway is a theoretical physicist and a fake girlfriend. This works for her for a little while until she meets Jack Smith, a big part of the physics department at MIT, Elsie’s dream job. What is she going to do to work her way into arrogant Jack’s heart to get the job she’s always wanted?

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I am sure 2023 will be filled with bookish news, but be sure to mark your calendars with these releases!

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