Happy Monday everyone! It’s a pretty good Monday for me since I’m feeling 100 times better than last Monday! Today I want to talk about some January book releases. These books have been all over the blogosphere since their publications, and they’ll probably still be talked about long after January has come and gone. A few of them I’ve already read, but all of them I plan on reading after seeing some stellar reviews for all of them. They are a pretty unique bunch of books, so I think there’s something here for everyone!
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
I have yet to read this book, but I do have it in my possession. Since its release on January 2nd, it has remained in the top 5 of the New York Times Bestseller list. The story follows a recluse woman who is the unreliable witness to what she believes is a crime committed by her new neighbors. The Woman in the Window is a deeply unsettling thriller praised by both Gillian Flynn and Stephen King.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Another new release I haven’t read yet, I’m still contemplating treating myself to a copy. It looks like a great character-driven page-turner. The Immortalists has also graced the New York Times Bestseller list since its release on January 9th. Four siblings visit a fortune-teller in 1969 New York City and learn the exact dates of their deaths. What follows is how each of them live their lives, testing familial their familial bonds.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us was my first read of 2018, and it was a whirlwind domestic thriller that I absolutely enjoyed. Its synopsis is short and vague, but it gives away the least amount of information while equally intriguing the reader. It centers on the relationship between a woman, her ex-husband and his new bride-to-be, but nothing is as it seems. After spending two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, it is a favorite for thriller enthusiasts everywhere. Check out my in-depth review HERE.
A River In Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masai Ishikawa
I have vowed to read more nonfiction in 2018, and River In Darkness looks like one of the best nonfiction books of this year. It came out on January 1st and has already become Amazon’s most read and sold book. It describes the harrowing tale of how one man, half-Korean and half-Japanese, and his family moved to the new North Korea and joins the lowest social caste in the country. This memoir explores his thirty-six years living in North Korea. I’m fascinated by this book, and am really looking forward to reading it!
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
I was anticipating this release for months before 2018 even began, and I’m so glad I got the chance to read The Chalk Man both through Netgalley and Book of the Month. For me, it absolutely didn’t disappoint! It reminded me a lot of Stranger Things, with 80s flashbacks and four friends running around town trying to figure stuff out. But there is a serious crime amidst the 80s vibes, and years later, people are still ending up dead. This did have some gory aspects to it, so if you can’t handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen. Check out my in-depth review HERE.
Red Clocks by Leni Zuma
I’m a little disappointed in myself that I didn’t choose Red Clocks through Book of the Month. Now that it’s released, I’ve seen so many glowing reviews for it that place it right next to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Abortion and other women’s choices have been taken away again, and five different women must navigate these new rules in a small Oregon fishing town. I really loved The Handmaid’s Tale and the thoughts it gave me, so I’m sure Red Clocks will be no different.
This year is full of amazing new releases that I can’t wait to read. I’m hoping that I have enough time to get to them all, but we’ll just have to wait and see! What new releases are you most looking forward to reading? Let me know below!