9 best Zoe Ball book recommendations from her Radio 2 book club for summer 2023

The best Zoe Ball book recommendations from Radio 2's book club to get stuck into this summer

Three Zoe Ball book recommendations from 2023 on a pink, purple and white background.
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We round up all of Zoe Ball's book recommendations from her Radio 2 book club so far this year, from brilliant beach reads to page-turning thrillers.

The Zoe Ball Book Club previously aired on her ITV weekend show, but since January 2023, the Radio 2 Book Club (as it's now called) has been hosted by the presenter on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. As well as being available on her Radio 2 show, all episodes of the book club can be listened to as short podcast episodes on the BBC Sounds app.

In each season of the Radio 2 Book Club, Zoe recommends a range of brand-new reads, often from upcoming authors and debut novelists. Alongside interviewing the authors on her show, Zoe also chats with librarians to find out which books are proving the most popular at the moment, and speaks to Radio 2 listeners to discover the best book club books they are currently enjoying. 

From twisty thrillers to historical fiction and swoon-worthy romance books, discover all of Zoe Ball's book recommendations for 2023 below. 

Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 Book Club.

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Hannah Holway
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Hannah is the UK Shopping Writer for woman&home. As a shopping writer, Hannah has written on everything from period pants to wine subscriptions, and is especially interested in sustainable alternatives to well-known products, as well as books and homeware accessories. 

Before she joined the team at woman&home Hannah headed up the social media accounts for Wonderland in 2019, where she was also a Contributing Editor for the magazine’s sister titles. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hannah also explored evolving shopping trends at New York Magazine’s The Strategist UK, researching everything from face masks to status candles and even pens.