A new month means it’s time for new book releases; and while the end of the year typically means that publications slow down, it certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t books out there that we’re absolutely dying to get our hands on. So go ahead and open that Amazon tab so you can get your order in, today we’re sharing our most anticipated reads of the month! Let’s get started.
Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey
Okay you rom-com loving bibliophiles, think You’ve Got Mail but present day! In this delightful read, author Jane and bookstore owner Rosie meet online and share an instant connection; the problem is that Jane’s family business is in the process of terminating the lease of Rosie’s bookstore, so what are two humans in love to do? You’ll just have to nab the book and find out. And are we suggesting that after reading this you have a little movie night featuring You’ve Got Mail complete with popcorn, candy, and wine? Yes, we absolutely are. Buy here!
A History of Wild Places by Shea Earnshaw
If you love a good thriller (and who doesn’t?) then you’ll for sure want to get your hands on a copy of A History of Wild Places. This story takes place in Pastoral, a small community buried deep in the woods, one of those places that nobody ever goes to, but nobody ever leaves. So Theo is pretty bewildered when he stumbles upon an abandoned truck. And the bigger question is: what do his wife and sister-in-law know that he doesn’t? Buy here.
Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding
This could potentially be a tough read if you’ve ever dealt with alcoholism in any capacity, so please be mindful of the subject matter, especially if that content is triggering to you. This intense novel is the story of Sonya, a former stage star who adores her son more than anything in the world, and when her battle with alcohol suddenly begins to threaten her ability to keep her own son in her life, she battles her addiction head on. Buy here.
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
If you’re like most of us then your entire faith in humanity was restored as you watched Amanda Gorman recite her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at President Joe Biden’s Innaguartion, and lucky for the whole world, Gorman has released another poetry collection titled, ‘Call Us What We Carry’. Buy here!