Yes, it’s Christmas. Yes, you’re busy thinking of the perfect gift for the brother-in-law you barely know while simultaneously wondering if you deserve that set of four Waterfall Coupe Glasses from Anthropologie (you do), so maybe you aren’t focused on the books that are coming out after the New Year. But that’s what I’m here for.
January New Releases That You’ll Want to Read
Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn
If you don’t remember Love Lettering, just know what it cemented Kate Clayborn as one of our must-read romance writers. She’s back in January with a new witty novel about a woman who has been too-much looking out for others and who must begin looking out for who she always wanted to be. And who is going to help her, but her grumpy, unexpected trouble-making roommate. Available January 24.
Make a Wish by Helena Hunting
Former nanny in a second chance romance with a widowed DILF? Even better, he’s a girl-dad and wears a tutu? This might be too sweet for winter reading. Available January 24.
Exes and O’s by Amy Lea
A romance-novel obsessed social media influencer tries to reconnect with her exes with the aid of her reluctant-to-love firefighter roommate. Bitch, please. Available January 10.
Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman
What happens when Nick goes off to university a whole year ahead of anxious, precious Charlie? Well, you could have found out when this little lovely book came out seven years ago, but on January 3rd, you can get a brand new hardcover edition so why not wait?
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
Former friends to rivals to reluctant allies on an adventure weekend with academic stakes??? They have history and they have to work together??? A young adult romcom from the author of the Brown Sisters trilogy???? Why am I using so many question marks???? This is happening. Available January 3.
This is also published by Joy Revolution, the imprint for young adult authors of color started by Nicola and David Yoon. Definitely worth supporting.
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
A young adult series debut set in 1910’s Chicago and inspired by the real-life story of C.R. Patterson and his family. Four determined and passionate young Black women who want love and their own ways in life. Available January 31.
Queen of Dust by H.E.Dare
I’m not even going to try to write something better than this book’s blurb to sell you on it. Behold: “Anastasia meets The Bodyguard in this riveting, sexy science fiction romance about a seductress forced to guard her heart against the enemy soldier duty-bound to protect her.” YEAH. Available January 24.
The Keeper’s Six by Kate Elliot
A mother fights an alien landscape and the space-time continuum to rescue her adult son from a dragon lord. I am very here for middle-aged mother protags. Available January 17.
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
The MUCH anticipated (even though they didn’t tell us it was coming AT ALL that long ago) sequel to Ninth House, the dark academia book of my dreams. I need historic haunts and twisty taunts and for Darlington and Alex to SNOG. Available January 10.
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
Two friends reconnect for the summer in an infamous Italian villa that inspired a acclaimed horror novel, led to a great rock album and culminated in a brutal murder in the 1970s. While they explore the history of the setting, they start to have their own exposures and betrayals. Available January 3.
Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
A family saga and a crime thriller with forbidden love, gangsters and ridiculous wealth. Succession but set it in New Delhi. Available January 3.
Spare by Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex
I’m only putting this one on this list to remind the rest of you not to bother me between midnight January 10th and midnight January 11th. It’s my birthday and I will be gifting myself alone time with HRH Prince Harry.
@thecool_table Don’t pretend you aren’t making your New Year’s TBR list already let me help you #newreleases #janiarybooks #tbrlist #tbrshelf #hellbent #spare #georgieallalong #queenofdust ##thekeeperssix ♬ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
What January new releases are you putting on your list for the beginning of 2023?
Beth is the proud sponsor of two little women and a huge fan of fandom. She took 3 years of Latin in high school and now speaks fluent pretension, which fully explains her current preference for gay wizard regency novels. She will roll over for a giant book with a map in the front. She takes comic book recommendations every day but Wednesday and TV recommendations never (she knows what's good).