January TBR + New Releases

Monday, December 31, 2018

I've been meaning to pick up Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng for a while now, and one of my goals for 2019—that I never mentioned, oops—is to read more books that include Asian representation. (If you have any recs, please let me know!) I'm a little nervous because I've heard this is a character-driven story, which I struggle with, but I want to challenge myself in this area. Note to self: it's okay to take your time!!!

Another one of my goals for 2019 is to finish series I've started, and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo fits the bill. Apparently I really loved Shadow and Bone, which I remember approximately 10% of ...

I would love Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda to be the first thing I read in 2019! It's the perfect little book to finish in one sitting and I can avoid the stress of getting through ~book number one~ ๐Ÿ˜Œ

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum is another book I am nervous for. I have absolutely no idea what it's about, but it's on this list because I'll be reading it as part of the Dragons & Tea Book Club created by Melanie and Amy!


The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker // January 15th
"One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn't wake up. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what?"

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills // January 15th
"For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends—loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for—she can weather any storm. But when Sophie's beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it's her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town's only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival. The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return. What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything—along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own."

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro // January 15th
"In the spring of 2016, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history—the life she had lived—crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets—secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in—a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover."

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner // January 22nd
Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed.


What are you planning to read in January?

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