Podcast Episode 142: Summer 2023 Book Preview with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Summer 2023 Book Preview

Welcome to the Summer 2023 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books!  

In this episode, Catherine and I share 12 of our most anticipated books releasing in June through mid-August.  

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  • In addition to my annual 2023 Summer Reading Guide, I’m once again offering Superstars Patrons ($7/mo) exclusive access to Summer Shelves, featuring even more recommendations for the season.
  • Summer Shelves features BACKLIST summer reading recommendations from 17 former podcast guests, our team members, and — for the first time — 20+ Superstars patrons!
  • The Summer Shelves design is clean, crisp, and unique and you’ll receive it in a PDF file format via Patreon.
  • If you’d like to get the Summer Shelves companion guide, you can sign up to be a Superstars patron here. You’ll also get access to a monthly bonus podcast series called Double Booked (where Catherine or Susie and I share our own book recommendations in the same format as the big show) and my Rock Your Reading Tracker.
  • Also, one of the many benefits to joining our Patreon Community is that you get access to several bonus podcast episode series, including Book Preview Extras! In these episodes, Catherine and I share at least 4 bonus books we are excited about that we did not share in the big show preview episode. Get more details about all the goodies available to all patrons (Stars and Superstars) and sign up here!
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  • Catherine’s picks include 4 repeat authors!
  • Sarah picked some debuts and several repeat authors.
  • With no July picks, August might be the new September and July might be the new December.
  • Sarah continues with a variety of genres and micro genres, but on the lighter side this season.
  • Two books Sarah has already read, loved, and included in her 2023 Summer Reading Guide, including a 5-star book!
  • Plus, their #1 picks for summer!

Summer 2023 Book Preview [5:13]


Sarah’s Picks:

Catherine’s Picks:

Other Books Mentioned:


Sarah’s Picks:

Catherine’s Picks:

Other Books Mentioned:

About Catherine Gilmore

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Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 10 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle, WA.







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In two weeks (June 14), Abigail K. Perry, Book Coach and host of the podcast, Lit Match, is taking us behind the scenes of book coaching.  Plus, Abigail will share her book recommendations!

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Summer 2023 Book Preview


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