The new year brings us so much promise with its clean slate and possibilities. It also means a brand new year of books to explore! What will be the runaway bestseller? What book are we going to fall in love with? What will be the book no one can stop talking about?
Today I'm going to give you a list of some of the most buzzed about upcoming winter releases. Some I've been fortunate enough to read in advance, others I am excited to read as soon as they hit the shelves. I am giving Killingly readers the inside scoop; if you are interested in any of them, be sure to mark your calendar and get your request in early!
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. (January 9th)
I have been waiting months to share my review with readers of this brilliant book about 4 siblings. They find out their date of death from a fortune teller as children and the book explores how they deal with that information.
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers (January 30th)
This is based on the true story of a Yemeni-American man who wants to bring Yemeni coffee to the world but gets caught in a civil war. An inspirational story about passion, escape, cultural identity, and of course coffee!
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (January 30th)
Alice and her Mother have been on the road her whole life, fleeing one bad luck situation after another. When Alice's Mom gets kidnapped by a character out of her grandmother's fairy stories, Alice has no choice but to turn to her for help. Don't let the fact that this novel is a YA debut turn you off. It's imaginative and spooky!
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (February 6th)
This upcoming novel about a man who is trying to live an ordinary life, despite the fact he has been alive for centuries, is so buzzed about that it already sold the movie rights and has Benedict Cumberbatch attached to star!
Mrs., by Caitlin Macy (February 13th)
Are you jonesing for a Big Little Lies read alike? This novel about the intersecting lives of three women whose children attend the same Upper East Side preschool is promised to deliver.
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (February 27th)
MacNamara, a true crime journalist, spent years obsessively researching a cold case of the serial killer she named "The Golden State Killer". She died before she could complete this masterpiece but her husband and lead researcher were able to use her notes to finish it. True Crime fans will be wowed by the chilling details and wonder how this man has been able to disappear without a trace.
The House of Broken Angels by Kuis Alberto Urrea (March 6th)
This book, centered around the last birthday party of a Mexican American patriarch, highlights the strong family bonds, the difficulty in living on both sides of the Mexican border, and the Mexican American experience.
Tangerine by Christine Mangan (March 20th)
The last person Alice expected on her doorstep in Tangiers was her college friend Lucy. When Alice's husband goes missing after her appearance, she can't help but question everything about her life and decisions she has made.
Which of these books are you putting on your "to be read" list? Was there an upcoming release I didn't mention? Let us know!