25 Fall & Winter Books to Have on Your Radar

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NetGalley members are always looking for exciting upcoming releases to add to their TBR piles. Here are 25 fall and winter books that readers won’t want to miss—some are even available to request on NetGalley!

Psst: Consider making a List of Fall & Winter Reads on NetGalley to keep track of all of the books you want to check out!

Shoot the Moon by Isa Arsén

Isa Arsén charts numerous scientific achievements by women through the use of a wormhole discovered by Annie Fisk, a NASA secretary-turned-programmer during the Apollo 11 mission in this work of historical fiction.

The Dead Take the A Train by Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw

Reader favorites Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw team up to blend horror with fantasy in a tale of New York’s magical underground and the burnt-out millennial who may be the only one standing between salvation and the end of the world.

The Duke Gets Desperate by Diana Quincy

An Arab-American woman and a disentailed duke clash over the ownership of a castle in the English countryside in this historical romance. Anthony is determined to restore the home to its former glory, if only Raya would get out of his way.

Midnight Is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead

After the discovery of a skull beside strange carved symbols sends the small religious Louisiana town of Bottom Springs reeling, librarian Ruth must seek the help of an old friend to uncover who it belongs to in this gothic Southern thriller.

All the Fighting Parts by Hannah V. Sawyerr

A sixteen-year-old must find her voice and the courage to confront the pastor who abused her, even as she fears her community may choose to support him instead of her, in this powerful young adult novel in verse.

Dazzling by Chikodili Emelumadu

Chikodili Emelumadu’s debut novel explores West African mythology through the eyes of two girls—one who is offered a change of fortune by a spirit and another who is destined to become a Leopard to protect her land and people.

Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison

Horror fans are in for an eerie Halloween with this book on their shelf. After leaving the religious community she grew up in, Vesper is invited back for a family wedding. But once there, will she be allowed to leave again?

Second Chances in New Port Stephen by TJ Alexander

Exes reunite in this holiday rom com. Eli, a trans TV writer, returns home to Florida for Christmas after a career disaster only to run into Nick, a divorced father and Eli’s old high school boyfriend.

There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh takes readers to a remote estate in New Zealand’s Southern Alps in this new thriller. When a snowstorm traps seven friends together, secrets come out about an old friend’s death from nearly a decade ago.

Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher

Queer medieval YA rom com? Sold! King Arthur’s descendant, Arthur, is betrothed to Princess Gwendoline. But during a summer in Camelot, Arthur falls for Gwen’s brother, while her heart is taken by a lady knight.

The Sun Sets in Singapore by Kehinde Fadipe

NetGalley members have been raving about this debut novel from ​​British-Nigerian actress and screenwriter Kehinde Fadipe, who explores themes of classism, racism, and more through the lives of three expats.

A River of Golden Bones by A.K. Mulford

A.K. Mulford blends fantasy, adventure, and romance in this trilogy starter about a girl who must step out of hiding to save her twin and their kingdom from the sleeping curse of an evil sorceress.

Calamity by Constance Fay

One of the books launching Tor’s new Bramble imprint is this space romance debut featuring a mercenary ship captain forced to work with the son of a noble family in order to pay off her debt and save her ship.

Murder by Degrees by Ritu Mukerji

Take a trip to 19th-century Philadelphia in this historical mystery. Dr. Lydia Weston is on the case of a chambermaid’s recent death with the help of strange poetry left behind in the girl’s diary.

Sinner’s Isle by Angela Montoya

YA readers craving a romantic fantasy will want to climb abroad and set sail for Sinner’s Isle, where the witch Rosalinda is plotting her escape and Mariano, the Prince of Pirates, has just been marooned.

People Collide by Isle McElroy

Through the lens of a husband who wakes up one day inhabiting his wife’s body, author Isle McElroy explores gender, identity, and the state of a marriage as Eli travels from Europe to America in search of Elizabeth.

The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport by Samit Basu

“Aladdin” meets Murderbot is all we needed to hear to add Samit Basu’s science fiction novel—about a girl and her monkey bot brother asked to procure a reality-bending artifact—to our TBRs!

Hunt on Dark Waters by Katee Robert

Katee Robert, the purveyor of some of our favorite sizzling romances, kicks off a new fantasy romance series this fall following a pickpocketing witch who falls into another realm and comes face-to-face with a pirate captain.

The Engagement Party by Darby Kane

A private island in Maine is the chilling location for Darby Kane’s latest thriller, where an engagement party draws out deadly secrets connected to the deaths of two college students from 12 years before.

Find Him Where You Left Him Dead by Kristen Simmons

In this YA horror novel, a seemingly innocent card-match game transports a group of teenagers to Japanese underworlds where they must complete seven challenges or risk being trapped there forever.

The House of Doors by Tan Twan Eng

Featured in one of our must-read books of 2023 roundups, this work of historical fiction follows a struggling author who finds new inspiration in the secrets his friends are keeping when visiting them in 1921 Penang.

The Circumference of the World by Lavie Tidhar

A mysterious novel that is said to contain the true nature of reality draws together four characters, each with their own reason for wanting to possess the book, in this science fiction novel.

Never Met a Duke Like You by Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard returns to the Taming of the Dukes series this fall with this Clueless reimagining about a duke in a tight financial spot and the once-friend-now-enemy matchmaking heiress living next door.

Never Whistle at Night edited by Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

Just in time for spooky season: This dark fiction anthology draws inspiration from various Indigenous beliefs about the witches, spirits, and evil forces that can be summoned by whistling at night.

Seven Minutes in Candyland by Brian Wasson

As the son of two famous therapists, Kalvin isn’t shy about stepping up as a relationship therapist for his fellow high school classmates—especially if it means spending more time with his crush.

Which late 2023 release are you most looking forward to?

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Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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