05 January 2017

12 Novels to Read in January; Or What's on My eReader

It's a new month (and a new year), and I'm in the mood to look forward. Although I still have plenty of backlist books that live near the top of my reading list, today I'm all about what's coming out in January. I was just looking at my ebooks for my next read, and found 12 novels that caught my eye.

Thrills and Chills

12 Novels to Read in January
  • Different Class by Joanne Harris (Touchstone): Harris's newest novel is a thriller set in a British prep school and involves a Latin teacher, a new headmaster, and a past scandal.
  • Containment by Hank Parker (Touchstone): The first sign of trouble is seen in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in this bioterrorism thriller that pits a mad scientist against the good ones.
  • My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry (Pamela Dorman): A newly married London lawyer makes some questionable friends who, years later, threaten to turn her world and marriage upside down.
Leave the USA Behind

12 Novels to Read in January
  • Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac (Soho): Set in Argentina, this novel in translation tells the story of a student gone slightly off-kilter and explores humanity: past, present, and future.
  • Dance on the Volcano by Marie Vieux-Chauvet (Archipelago): Newly translated into English this story about sisters is set during the Haitian revolution and looks at racial and economic divides.
  • A Word for Love by Emily Robbins (Riverhead): An American exchange student in Syria gets caught up in the life, loves, and secrets of her host family.
Past Wars

12 Novels to Read in January
  • Days without End by Sebastian Barry (Viking): In the mid-1800s, a young man, newly arrived from Ireland, joins the U.S. Army to fight first the western Indians and then the southern Rebels.
  • The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak (Scribner): Set in the Vietnam War era in a small town in Pennsylvania, this novel focuses on the effects of war on three generations of men and their families.
  • The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn (Berkley): In 1914 England, a young woman accepts a position as lady's maid for a Northumberland family, unprepared for how war would affect her relationship with the family.
Contemporary Life

12 Novels to Read in January
  • The Antiques by Kris D'Agostino (Scribner): Set in upstate New York, this book is about a dysfunctional family reunited as their father lies dying during a hurricane; humor lightens the mood.
  • Traveling Light by Lynne Branard (Berkley): This road trip story is about a woman who decides to leave North Carolina for the west after inadvertently becoming the caretaker of a stranger's ashes.
  • Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson (Ecco): In a psych experiment / utopia gone wrong, can a young mother and an idealistic child psychologist find a brighter future?


Sarah's Book Shelves 1/5/17, 7:31 AM  

I've been seeing Perfect Little World around and am interested. I feel like I could either love this one or not be able to get through it b/c of all the parenting stuff...as a young mom, that stuff generally either perfectly speaks to me or turns me off completely.

bermudaonion 1/5/17, 8:50 AM  

I keep telling myself I'm going to read an ebook next and then I forget. You've got some great titles on your reader.

Amanda 1/5/17, 8:56 AM  

Thank you for bringing Different Class to my attention! Gentlemen and Players - at this same school, with the same Latin teacher - is one of my favorites ever! I wish Audible had an audio version of it but if I have to go hardcopy, I will!

Daryl 1/5/17, 8:59 AM  

i am so behind ... but i am making notes, thanks!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf 1/5/17, 10:19 AM  

oooh...Perfect Little World sounds interesting!

(Diane) bookchickdi 1/5/17, 12:51 PM  

My Husband's Wife looks interesting, I'll have to add it to my ever-increasing TBR list.

Katherine P 1/5/17, 5:05 PM  

This post is incredibly dangerous for my TBR! I basically want them all - especially the thrillers and the Past Wars section!

Kailana 1/5/17, 5:12 PM  

The Echo of Twilight catches my eye. Looks like you have some great reading ahead!

Unknown 1/5/17, 5:25 PM  

Nice list. My Husband's Wife keeps catching my eye, perhaps it's the cover and the twisted title. I was send The Echo of Twilight, but not sure when I'll get to it, it was unsolicited and I've got so many other I want to read. I'm reading a lot of e galleys this month too.
Happy Reading.

Nise' 1/6/17, 2:10 PM  

The only one I am familiar with is Echos of Twilight. I do like the sound of a couple of others.

Iliana 1/7/17, 4:50 PM  

I'm really looking forward to the new Joanne Harris book. Lots of other good titles here!

Unknown 1/8/17, 8:44 AM  

I like how My Husband's Wife sound! An I think after finish Wild, I will be craving for more traveling reading so I'll check out Traveling Light. Thanks for sharing this list!

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