So, I figured I would start the new year off a bit differently and highlight all the new releases I am looking forward to each month of 2018.
Here are my top 20 new releases of January 2018.
Are any of these books on your list?
The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer (Jan 2) – Time Travel – With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Jan 2)- YA – A heartbreaking and lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate—whether they inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease.
Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy (Jan 2) – YA Thriller – Penelope is trying to figure out who’s killing all her friends (and frenemies), but there’s also this guy hanging around who claims he wants to help her and he’s, like, super good looking. But can she trust him? Can she trust anyone? Penelope just hopes she isn’t the next victim!
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (Jan 9) – Fiction/Fantasy – If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Jan 9) – Mystery/Historical Fiction – A mystery set in 1920s Bombay.
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (Jan 16) – Dystopian – Five women. One question. What is a woman for? Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo.
Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block (Jan 16) – Fiction – From a celebrated literary talent comes a brilliant, propulsive novel about family, the traumas and secrets that test our deepest bonds, and the stories that hold us together.
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee (Jan 16) – Fiction – Told from alternating perspectives, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its core, a heart-wrenching family drama about relationships and tough choices — how much we’re willing to sacrifice for the ones we love, and when it’s time to let go and save ourselves.
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk (Jan 16) Historical Fiction – Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire—an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves. (I do have to say Spartacus was one of my all time favorite TV series. So, a book about the gladiators is high on my list to read)
If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar (Jan 23) – Thriller – The perfect life?
Or the perfect lie . . .
The Wife by Alafair Burke (Jan 23) – Mystery – When two women level troubling accusations of sexual misconduct against renowned economist and public intellectual, Jason Powell, his wife, Angela, is torn between defending her husband and saving herself.
My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari (Jan 23) – Romance/Fiction – Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she’ll have his baby so that a piece of him lives on, and second, that she’ll reconcile with her old flame, who just happens to be their mutual best friend.
Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt (Jan 23) – Thriller – How well do you really know your best friend?
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi (Jan 23) – YA – In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future.
Brass by Xhenet Aliu (Jan 23) – Fiction – A fierce debut novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream
Peach by Emma Glass (Jan 23) – Fiction – Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can’t seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Jan 2) – Thriller – It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (Jan 30) – Romance – A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.
The Girlfriend by Michelle Francis (Jan 30) – Thriller – A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she’ll wish she’d never told.
The Taster by V.S. Alexander (Jan 30) – Fiction – Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined–one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . .