Twenty Books to Read in January

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Happy almost-New Year, friends! Are you making any bookish resolutions this year?

As I like to do, I’m highlighting the book releases I have my eye on this month. December was pretty much a reading fail for me what with the holidays and illness slowing me down – but traditionally January is a great reading month for me. So, let’s get to the books!

Twenty Books to Read in January:


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Built by Jay Crownover – Jan. 5, William Morrow Paperbacks. The first book in the Saints of Denver series is Sayer and Zeb’s story.

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian – Jan. 5, Doubleday. A bachelor party goes too far in this story about family, scandal and human trafficking,

Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy – Jan. 5, Bantam. This is the first book of a duology about secrets and forbidden love.

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross – Jan. 5, Gallery. A woman kidnaps a baby in a superstore and gets away with it for 21 years.

The Score by Elle Kennedy – Jan. 11, Elle Kennedy. The third book in the Off-Campus series centers on Allie and Dean.

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth – Jan. 19, St. Martin’s Press. Anna has early-onset Alzheimer’s and finds love at an assisted living facility.

The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley – Jan. 19, Bantam. An estranged family comes together during an emergency and disturbing truths come to the surface.

Between Shadows by Chanel Cleeton – Jan. 19, Chanel Cleeton. This New Adult thriller is set in London and is about a teenage assassin.

Girl Through Glass: A Novel by Sari Wilson – Jan. 26, Harper. A past (1977) and present coming-of-age about a NYC ballerina.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin – Jan. 26, Delacorte. This 1950s NYC high society story centers on Truman Capote and Babe Paley.


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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – Jan. 5, Disney-Hyperion. This historical time travel story is about a violin prodigy who meets a stranger in an unfamiliar world.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – Jan. 5, Tor Teen. Safiya has the gift to tell truths from lies but hides her gift so it doesn’t get in the wrong hands in this first book in the Witchlands series.

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Jan. 5, Sourcebooks Fire. This multi-pov story centers on 54 minutes of a school shooting.

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt – Jan. 12, Farrar, Straus  & Giroux. Morgan tries to face the past and move on from the part she played in a deadly tragedy.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson – Jan. 19, Simon Pulse. This light sci-fi is about grief, life, and saving yourself.

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo – Jan. 19, Random House. Harper is an aspiring ballerina who somehow ends up in Antarctica.

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Jay Burns & Melinda Metz – Jan. 19, St. Martin’s Griffin. A foster child ends up at an exclusive prep school but things aren’t as they seem.

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder – Jan. 26, Mira. The second book in the Soulfinders trilogy finds Yelena trying to reclaim her magic.

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry – Jan. 26, Razorbill. This time travel story is described as “Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin – Jan. 26, Simon Pulse. This second-chance love story is about a girl dealing with her mother’s cancer and trying to repair a friendship.

So, what will you be reading in January? Let me know if you’ve already read/loved any of the books above! 


2 thoughts on “Twenty Books to Read in January

  1. Great choices. I read What was Mine and I loved it.

  2. Wow, I can’t remember the last time I read 20 books in a month. Good luck!

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