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The best new books for summer 2023

Summer is the perfect season to browse new books.Illustration by Francesco Ciccolella, animation by Roman Buchberger for The Boston Globe.

Books are for all seasons, but summer reading is a special joy. Some of our favorite critics offer suggestions for the latest (and up-and-coming!) titles to transport you, whether you’re basking at the beach or hanging in the hammock. Dive on in — the water’s fine. (Publication dates for books not yet released are listed in parenthesis.)



fiction




nonfiction




mystery




young adult

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