10 New Books You Absolutely Must Read This January
New year, new books!
These Are the Only Books I Care About This Month (and You Should Too)
A new year means a new fresh crop of books and this January delivers! From heart-pounding mysteries to hilarious short stories that'll have you thinking about them long after you turned the last page, there are so many good books out this month.
Below I've listened out some of my absolute favorite books that are coming out this month, add them to your Amazon cart and get ready when they arrive at your front door later this month. Maybe your New Years resolution was to read more, and if that's the case, you have to start somewhere. So scroll down and start reading!
Nothing like a juicy memoir to start off the new year, am I right? Dani Shapiro details the moment her entire life changed, a simple DNA test uncovered a family secret that would call into question who we are and what makes us family. If you've ordered a genetic test or DNA recently, you'll find humor and horror in what results can affect our entire existence.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can't wait to see Looker on the big (or small) screen one day. The unnamed narrator is fixated on her neighbor, a successful actress with the perfect life. She becomes attached, viewing this celebrity life through her lonely window. An encounter goes awry at the block party and the thriller heats up. If you loved The Woman in the Window or Girl on the Train, you won't be able to put Laura Sim's book down this January.
3. You Know You Want This
I am so SO so excited about this collection!!!!!!!! If you haven't heard of Cat Person then pick this January release up immediately! Kristen Roupenian is a talented writer who showcases her imagination and prose in this collection of short stories. She dives writes about gender, relationships, and sex in this wildly entertaining and sometimes horrifying, ride.
4. Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose
New year, new you, right? Be Fearless will help you learn how to let go of the things that are holding you back and dive into the unknown, even if that's a terrifying endeavor. You can change the world, or yourself, but do it with help from this must-read January release.
5. To Keep The Sun Alive
A beautiful novel to start your year, To Keep The Sun Alive weaves a family story over a lifetime effortlessly. The characters grow up, relationships blossom and fall apart, war is emanate yet life is always surrounded by the families orchard. What the apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries do for the family is up to you to decide.
6. No Exit
No Exit is a thrill-ride you won't put down. It'll be hard not to read it before bed but you run the risk of a late night if you choose to do so. Darby Throne must pull off to a rest stop on the side of the road during a terrible blizzard. There, she meets four strangers but she's desperate for service to call for help. When she enters back out into the cold she sees a girl, locked in a cage in a car. Darby must now navigate between strangers and the snow to save herself and this little girl.
7. Two Can Keep A Secret
This YA thriller is too fun to pass up this month. Ellery has to move to the small town of Echo Ridge but it's a town filled with secrets. Her aunt went missing seventeen years ago and another girl has vanished. Ellery is learning that maybe keeping secrets isn't so safe in this page-turning thrill ride.
8. The Eulogist
The Givens family has arrived to America from Northern Ireland in 1819. Their family estate was taken from them so they must find opportunity elsewhere. Their struggles are real; racism, slavery, religious evangelism, and other new world implications create struggle for the Irish family. When their parents gone, Olivia and Erasmus are left to fend for themselves and the two go off in two different directions. The Eulogist is an interesting read with historic accuracies throughout.
Scrublands is a spellbinding mystery that will throw you for a loop time and time again. Just when you think one mystery is settled, a whole sea of problems come back to protagonist, Martin Scarsden, a journalist who must find answers in the small town of Riversend. It's a great addition to any book club this winter.
10. An Anonymous Girl
From the authors of The Wife Between Us comes a crazy thriller that suggests paranoia and punishment might go hand in hand. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study, she gets much more than she bargained for and realizes she doesn't know who she can trust anymore.
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What book do you want to read this January? We want to know!