The Most Anticipated Book Releases in December 2023

Tis’ the season to be reading

As the new year is just around the corner, that means it’s time to start finishing your reading goals for the year. And, what better way to do it than by reading some of the most anticipated book releases in December 2023. From historical fantasies to dark romances and contemporary fiction, your TBR list is going to be stacked with bookish delights.

Scroll below to see some of the most anticipated books releases in December 2023.

All the books you should read in December 2023:

Same Time Next Year

Tessa Bailey

If you’re looking for something sinful, fun and quick, then get your hands on this steamy novella full of hope and humour. Following a couple’s fake marriage, this short story will leave you swooning for your own.

Release Date: 1 December

A River of Golden Bones

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A.K. Mulford

From bestselling author and TikTok sensation A.K. Mulford, A River of Golden Bones follows Calla’s journey through treacherous wolf kingdoms, monster-filled realms and the depths of their own heart in this thrilling romantic fantasy. Full of adventure, love, gender exploration, and self-discovery, this enchanting book sees Calla coming out of hiding to save her sister from a malicious powerful sorceress and her dangerous sleeping curse.

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Release Date: 5 December

This Spells Love

Kate Robb

Fans of romantic comedies will devour this instantly. Delivering a classic and fun friends-to-lovers, this book follows Gemma Wilde who tries to heal her heartbreak with a spell, only to wake up in an alternate reality where she’s lost more than what she wished for. In this swoon-worthy romance, you see Gemma trying to reverse the spell, while unexpectedly falling for her best friend Dax.

Release Date: 5 December

God of Fury

Rina Kent

If you’re looking for a little dark romance and something unorthodox then this book should be at the top of your list. This standalone college romance follows a quiet artist golden boy and a mafia heir, who unexpectedly falls for one another. Despite their push and pull, the two men can’t stay away from each other even when they are opposites and even when there’s a rift between their families.

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Release Date: 6 December

Sable Peak

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Devney Perry

If you’re looking for a love recipe that hits, then Devney Perry’s books are perfect for you. More than just a girl meets boy, Sable Peak is a sweet single-parent and small-town romance that will have you kicking and giggling. This contemporary romance book follows Vera Gallagher who unexpectedly falls for the handsome and charming Mateo Eden, who ends up giving her an unrequited love at first. But, as they spend more time together, Mateo finally starts seeing who she truly is. 

Release Date: 7 December


Raven Kennedy

Fans of The Plated Prisoner Series are in for a treat this month. Book 5 of this adult fantasy series continues in this epic story inspired by the myth of King Midas, fae and fated romance.

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Release Date: 7 December

Ruthless Vow

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Rebecca Ross

If you couldn’t put down Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross, we’re sure you will be similarly enthralled with her follow-up book in the duology, Ruthless Vow. Peppered with an epic conclusion, romance, magic and adventures, this book follows Iris Winnow two weeks after the war that separated her and Roman. However, the war is still not over and both Iris and Roman have to fight to the death to get back what they once had — risking hearts and changing the tides of the war. 

Release Date: 26 December

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.