Prince Harry’s memoir, Salman Rushdie’s Victory City & more: Most anticipated book releases for 2023

Dec 23, 2022

By: BI India Bureau

‘Readers' Most Anticipated Books of 2023’ by Goodreads

Amazon’s subsidiary Goodreads is the world’s largest social cataloging website. It recently released the ‘Readers' Most Anticipated Books of 2023’ list. The list was curated by taking into account the number of readers marking these books as 'Want to Read'.

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Fantasy fiction to memoirs - a diverse list

Prince Harry’s autobiography, a crime thriller by Deepti Kapoor, Salman Rushdie’s new mythological novel are some of the books to have made it to the Goodreads list. Here are some of the popular titles releasing next year:

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Spare by Prince Harry- January 10

The recent Netflix documentary on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle immediately hooked the audience. Naturally then, Spare–the memoir by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex–is one of the most awaited books of 2023 on both Amazon and Goodreads.

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Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor- January 10

Journalist-turned-author Deepti Kapoor has penned down a much-awaited crime thriller and family saga, based on the upper echelons of Delhi. The Guardian called it ‘India’s answer to The Godfather’. Her last novel, A Bad Character, came out in 2014.

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Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo- January 10

A fantasy fiction, Hell Bent is the second novel in Bardugo’s Alex Stern series. The Israeli-American novelist Leigh Bardugo is famous for her Grishaverse series which includes the Shadow & Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology - both of which have been adapted into the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone.

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How to sell a haunted House by Grady Hendrix- January 17

Grady Hendrix is an American author, public speaker and journalist whose upcoming novel is about elderly siblings embroiled in a fight regarding the sale of the family house - which might just be haunted!

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Victory City by Salman Rushdie- February 7

A promising literary fantasy, Salman Rushdie’s Victory City revolves around a young girl living in 14th century India who becomes a vessel for Goddess Parvati. The Indian-American author lost an eye in a stabbing incident earlier this year.

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The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Choksi- February 14

Globally regarded as one of the most famous mythology and folklore writers in the Young Adult category, Roshani Choksi debuts in adult fiction with this tale of gothic dark romance.

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A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe by Mark Dawidziak- February 14

Author Edgar Allan Poe, famous for his tales of macabre mysteries, died mysteriously in October, 1849. His biography, written by Mark Dawidziak, takes a look at Poe's life, the events surrounding his death and everything in between.

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I have some questions for you by Rebecca Makkai- February 21

American novelist Rebecca Makkai was shortlisted for the Pulitzer for her previous work, The Great Believers. Her upcoming novel traces the journey of a 40-year-old teacher who returns to her childhood boarding school - the site of a 20-year-old tragedy.

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Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling- April 4

A science-fiction novel, Sterling’s book is a story of climate change survivors who discover a suspicious camp called Camp Zero. A group of women soldiers, a daughter helping her immigrant mother and a mysterious architect - the novel covers it all.

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A Living Remedy: A Memoir by Nicole Chung-April 4

‘In this country, unless you attain extraordinary wealth, you will likely be unable to help your loved ones in all the ways you’d hoped.’ - American journalist and writer Nicole Chung pens down her experiences of losing her adoptive parents during Covid-19.

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Happy Place by Emily Henry- April 25

A couple who already ended their relationship months ago pretend to be together for a weekend vacation with their best friends. Know the reason why in this highly anticipated romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

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