I find that I either dive head first into New Releases and completely forget about backlist books, or vice versa. One of my 2020 reading goals is to read 50% New Releases (to stay on top of the book world!) and 50% backlist books I have yet to get around to. So, instead of publishing a quarterly/seasonal New Release post, I’m going to do a (smaller) monthly post of books I actually really, really want to read. Many of these have been pre-ordered (I’ll note which) and I will be eagerly awaiting them come January!
All release dates are based on the UK Release of the paperback or hardcover (according to Amazon), not the digital edition. So some of these may already be out in your location in preferred format – definitely head over to the Amazon link included if you’re interested!
January New Releases on my TBR
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
I read the description of Such a Fun Age and immediately pre-ordered it. This sounds like it would be perfect for a book club discussion, a la This Is How It Always Is and All We Ever Wanted (two books that I read before I joined a book club that I’ve always been desperate to discuss!). I love unlikely friendships and books that bring up current issues in a way that isn’t too overbearing and this seems to tick both boxes.
Release Date: 7 January [Hardcover] | Pre-Order (I did!)
Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
This sounds like such a cute YA book that also tackles the very common situation of split households. Adam and Jolene get to know each other every other weekend where they face their own issues, support each other, and fall in love.
Release Date: 7 January [Hardcover] | Pre-Order
Followers by Megan Angelo
First of all, this cover is really fun, so I immediately pre-ordered a copy. I also love books that include a unique point of view about an everyday topic – this one takes a look at social media and influencers. I’m sure there will be plenty of talking points within!
Release Date: 9 January [Paperback] | Pre-Order (I did!)
Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
I’m jumping the gun a bit here because I actually still need to read the third book in this series, but I was still so excited to see a fourth one coming out. I’ve read the first two books in Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake series and found them both to be so incredibly addicting. If you’re looking through something to tear through, I highly recommend the series – start with the first book, Stillhouse Lake.
Release Date: 21 January [Paperback] | Pre-Order
Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau
I just finished The Night Circus and enjoyed it so much that I find myself drawn toward anything even slightly whimsical. The cover of Dreamland is no exception – and a historical fiction novel based at Coney Island? Yes, please! And the book involves a bookstore so, yes, it really does sound like a dreamland! Given that January is Historical Fiction month for the 2020 Diversify Your Reading Challenge, I’m thinking I’ll need to read this as soon a it comes out!
Release Date: 16 January [Paperback] | Pre-Order
Which of these do you want to read?
I’m eager to get my hands on a copy of Followers! I think I just entered a Goodreads giveaway for Dreamland too. Lots of interesting picks!