Best Books to Read in 2023

January 27, 2023 10:18 pm Published by

What books are on your must-read radar for 2023? This year promises to be a phenomenal year in books, with plenty of upcoming or recent releases that deserve a coveted spot on your “gotta-read-it” list. 

Reading books is not only great for your mind, but it also helps to reduce stress and promote empathy. Curling up with a good book and some warm Texas sunshine can be just the thing to beat the winter blues. 

Happy Place by Emily Henry – Expected to be released on Apr 25, 2023

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes another romance novel that is on everyone’s must-read list this year. Happy Place follows a recently-broken-up couple who makes a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their group of friends. 

“After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week… in front of those who know you best?”

Spare by Prince Harry – Published on January 10th, 2023

If you’re a royal family follower, Spare needs to be at the top of your list to read this year! 

“For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix – Published January 17th, 2023

Love the thrill of a good horror story? The New York Times bestselling author brings a story of two almost-totally-enstranged siblings whose parents die at the end of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving them with a house to sell and bank accounts that have suffered the damage of the economic meltdown. 

“As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.”

A Touch of Chaos by Scarlett St. Clair – Expected to be released in 2023

For the fantasy-genre fans, this is the fourth book in the Hades & Persephone series.

“A fight for humanity and battles between gods, it’s a world Persephone never thought she would see. To end the chaos, she must draw upon her darkness and embrace who she’s become—Goddess, Wife, Queen of the Underworld.

Once, Persephone made bargains to save those she loves, now she will go to war for them.”

Check out this list of Most Popular Books published in 2023 on goodreads for more!

Reading Spots

At The Colony, we have plenty of spots that are waiting for you to claim as your book nook, including the Overlook, a peaceful enclave of towering oaks, and the stunning Colorado River. Overlook Park features three acres of open space with covered tables and a trail that leads right to the river. The perfect backdrop for an evening in a book! This is just one of many resident-exclusive spots in The Colony that is waiting for you and your next read—right outside your front door. Contact our team at The Colony to find your dream home in Bastrop, Texas.

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman