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Road of Bones
By Christopher Golden
January's Anticipated Reads!
Here’s to a new year filled with health, happiness, love…and books! As always, I’ve been perusing the upcoming releases for 2022, and I must say, that it is shaping up to be a wonderful year for reading. I’ve already been filling my TBR list with books that I am looking forward to (no surprise there). Here are the books that are releasing in January that have caught my eye.
- January 4 – Love at First Spite – By Anna E. Collins - This book sounds fun!
...an interior designer who teams up with an enigmatic architect at her firm to get revenge on her ex...
- January 11 – Weather Girl – By Rachel Lynn Solomon - Do I judge a book by its cover? Yes. Does this book have an adorable cover? Also, yes. It also had me at the synopsis, though.
A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this electrifying romance...
- January 18 – Reminders of Him – By Colleen Hoover - It really doesn't matter what this book is about, it's written by Colleen Hoover, so, that's all this reader needs to know.
- January 18 – How to Love Your Neighbor – By Sophie Sullivan - An enemies-to-lovers romance with house renovations!
Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.
Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately...
- January 18 – On a Night Like This – By Lindsey Kelk - You can always count on this author for an entertaining read.
What if “meant to be” happened twice?
Lucy is at a crossroads. The same night she quits her thankless job she meets Caleb, a local photographer in her seaside town, and has a run-in with Max—the once love of her life. As Lucy decides the right path forward—finally pursue her dream of becoming a writer, or move to London and revive her career—her choice will change her life in unimaginable ways...
- January 18 – Made in Manhattan – By Lauren Layne - A reverse My Fair Lady!
A pampered and privileged Manhattan socialite who must teach an unpolished and denim-loving nobody from the Louisiana Bayou how to fit in with the upper crust of New York City...
- January 25 – Running Wild – By K.A. Tucker - A trip back to Alaska with K.A. Tucker? Yes, please!
- January 25 – The Roughest Draft – By Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten book topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven't spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract...
By Tory Henwood Hoen
January's Anticipated Reads!
January is always filled with these new year-new you ideas. Well, the new year is here and I’m looking forward to starting this one off with a reading bang. I’ve got a new set of goals and a big list of books to read. So, let’s get the year started with some incredible options.
- January 4 – Reckless Girls – By Rachel Hawkins
There are certain checkmarks that I look for when looking for a new book from a new-to-me author: an isolated location with a mysterious past – check; a group of youths experimenting with their mortality – check; a whole lot of finger-pointing in a “who done it” – three checks are a charm. Reckless Girls looks like it could be a great way to kickoff the new year.
- January 18 – Such a Pretty Smile – By Kristi Demeester
Such a Pretty Smile comes with a whole lot of praise from some of the top new voices in horror. A mother and daughter against a serial killer(?). I love it when a synopsis gives just enough away to pique my interest without giving the whole story away; build the mystery / suspense before I even crack it open.
- January 25 – Road of Bones – By Christopher Golden
I’m a long-time fan of the Nordic Noir genre and the atmosphere that it creates; but I find there are some authors on this side of the pond who are creating a similar atmosphere within the horror genre, and I love that both of these have come together. I’ve always enjoyed Golden’s melange of horror and mythology/folklore. To date, it has been following the adventures of Ben Walker. I appreciate that Golden is going to go with a new protagonist this time around. I’m looking forward to traversing the permafrost of Siberia from the comfort of my own cozy chair.
Week of January 17/22
Week of January 17/22
I wanted to get my new year of reading off to a good start. From the description in the synopsis, Reckless Girls had this kind of ‘80s slasher-final girl / Lord of the Flies feel going on. I cannot think of a better way to kick 2022 into gear other than with a Jason-meets-Piggy story.
There was so much more to Reckless Girls than I expected. Hawkins tossed together an incredibly deceitful cast.
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