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Our Most Anticipated Books of January 2024

New Year, new reading. If your resolutions for 2024 include reading more, or reading authors and/or genres who are new to you, well, we have some terrific recommendations from you. From debut novels inspired by world events, classic novels and poetry, to inspired coming-of-age stories and new novels from authors we’ve loved (and championed) for a very long time, to narrative nonfiction that will leave you smarter for having reading it, to poetry that will make your heart sing, these are the books you should start with this month.

The Storm We Made: A Novel

Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

The Storm We Made: A Novel

The Storm We Made: A Novel

By Vanessa Chan

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Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

With a full cast of characters telling their stories, all orbiting the devastation wrought on a family caught up in war, this is a sweeping narrative, gorgeously written and emotionally resonant. Altogether, a resounding debut.

Vanessa joins us on our Poured Over podcast in January. Catch the show on your favorite podcast app, stream from our blog, or watch on our YouTube channel.

With a full cast of characters telling their stories, all orbiting the devastation wrought on a family caught up in war, this is a sweeping narrative, gorgeously written and emotionally resonant. Altogether, a resounding debut.

Vanessa joins us on our Poured Over podcast in January. Catch the show on your favorite podcast app, stream from our blog, or watch on our YouTube channel.

Mercury (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Hardcover $23.20 $29.00

Mercury (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Mercury (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Amy Jo Burns

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Hardcover $23.20 $29.00

From the author who blessed us with Shiner comes a story packed with the twists of a propulsive mystery and the meaningful character connections of a good literary tale. It’s the story of dysfunctional family, finding oneself and the gray area between heroes and villains. Great for fans of The People We Keep.

From the author who blessed us with Shiner comes a story packed with the twists of a propulsive mystery and the meaningful character connections of a good literary tale. It’s the story of dysfunctional family, finding oneself and the gray area between heroes and villains. Great for fans of The People We Keep.

Wild and Distant Seas: A Novel

Hardcover $27.99

Wild and Distant Seas: A Novel

Wild and Distant Seas: A Novel

By Tara Karr Roberts

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Using Moby Dick as a starting point, Tara Karr Roberts crafts a gorgeous, character-driven narrative that is part retelling and part wholly original historical fiction. With a massive scope and a sprinkle of magic, this is ideal for fans of The Essex Serpent and Great Circle.

Using Moby Dick as a starting point, Tara Karr Roberts crafts a gorgeous, character-driven narrative that is part retelling and part wholly original historical fiction. With a massive scope and a sprinkle of magic, this is ideal for fans of The Essex Serpent and Great Circle.

The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbors

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbors

The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbors

By Erika Howsare

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Exploring pressing issues of climate change, habitat loss and conservation, The Age of Deer revolves around humanity’s relationship with deer, drawing universal and powerful conclusions from our cohabitation. Written in engaging prose, this is an important narrative with the power to make a difference.

Exploring pressing issues of climate change, habitat loss and conservation, The Age of Deer revolves around humanity’s relationship with deer, drawing universal and powerful conclusions from our cohabitation. Written in engaging prose, this is an important narrative with the power to make a difference.

Poor Deer: A Novel

Hardcover $24.29 $26.99

Poor Deer: A Novel

Poor Deer: A Novel

By Claire Oshetsky

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A game gone wrong, leaving one little girl dead and the other haunted by the namesake of the novel. This is a story about facing the truth that is at times devastating and at times hopeful, but at all times sharp and inventive.

A game gone wrong, leaving one little girl dead and the other haunted by the namesake of the novel. This is a story about facing the truth that is at times devastating and at times hopeful, but at all times sharp and inventive.

I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt: Everything I Wish I Never Had to Learn About Money

Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt: Everything I Wish I Never Had to Learn About Money

I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt: Everything I Wish I Never Had to Learn About Money

By Madeline Pendleton

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If you’ve been craving a delicious anti-capitalist worldview delivered with as much heart as humor, then look no further. This down-to-earth and deeply personal narrative pulls no punches, delivering a crucial narrative that will educate and inspire.

If you’ve been craving a delicious anti-capitalist worldview delivered with as much heart as humor, then look no further. This down-to-earth and deeply personal narrative pulls no punches, delivering a crucial narrative that will educate and inspire.

Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands (Emily Wilde Series #2)

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands (Emily Wilde Series #2)

Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands (Emily Wilde Series #2)

By Heather Fawcett

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A stunning debut that’s as whimsical and charming as it is dark and mysterious. Inspired by Icelandic folklore and written in an epistolary fashion, this fairy tale is full of witty prose with a grumpy supernatural love story. It’s dark academia with a cozy fantasy twist!

A stunning debut that’s as whimsical and charming as it is dark and mysterious. Inspired by Icelandic folklore and written in an epistolary fashion, this fairy tale is full of witty prose with a grumpy supernatural love story. It’s dark academia with a cozy fantasy twist!

The Fury

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

The Fury

The Fury

By Alex Michaelides

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With a deviously unreliable narrator providing a constant and consistent supply of twists, turns and surprises, this character-rich story is dripping in readability. Rounded out with a propulsive plot and saturated in suspense, The Fury is immensely compelling and a joy to read.

With a deviously unreliable narrator providing a constant and consistent supply of twists, turns and surprises, this character-rich story is dripping in readability. Rounded out with a propulsive plot and saturated in suspense, The Fury is immensely compelling and a joy to read.

Martyr!

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

Martyr!

Martyr!

By Kaveh Akbar

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The fiction debut of a poetic master, Kaveh Akbar’s Martyr! is teeming with all the life you’ll find in his poems, fleshed out over an entire novel. This is the story of a young man in search of purpose, and all the places he looks for it. Beautifully written, with a buoyant tone that will sustain any reader, this is the kind of novel that makes a difference.

Kaveh joins us on our Poured Over podcast in January. Catch the show on your favorite podcast app, stream from our blog, or watch on our YouTube channel.

The fiction debut of a poetic master, Kaveh Akbar’s Martyr! is teeming with all the life you’ll find in his poems, fleshed out over an entire novel. This is the story of a young man in search of purpose, and all the places he looks for it. Beautifully written, with a buoyant tone that will sustain any reader, this is the kind of novel that makes a difference.

Kaveh joins us on our Poured Over podcast in January. Catch the show on your favorite podcast app, stream from our blog, or watch on our YouTube channel.

Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

Hardcover $20.69 $22.99

Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

By Pádraig Ó Tuama

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A gorgeous collection of prayers and thoughts to guide you to a deeper spiritual understanding of every day. This is as much a prayer guide as it is an exploration of the power of prayer, and all from a trusted theologian and spiritual paragon.

A gorgeous collection of prayers and thoughts to guide you to a deeper spiritual understanding of every day. This is as much a prayer guide as it is an exploration of the power of prayer, and all from a trusted theologian and spiritual paragon.

Come and Get It

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

Come and Get It

Come and Get It

By Kiley Reid

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From the author who debuted with the brilliant Such A Fun Age comes another incisive and empathetic novel that bandies with real-world themes of race, class and privilege with equal parts wit and heart. With human characters propelling a thick plot, this is a dazzling follow-up for an author worth keeping an eye on.

From the author who debuted with the brilliant Such A Fun Age comes another incisive and empathetic novel that bandies with real-world themes of race, class and privilege with equal parts wit and heart. With human characters propelling a thick plot, this is a dazzling follow-up for an author worth keeping an eye on.

Wolves of Winter: A Novel

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

Wolves of Winter: A Novel

Wolves of Winter: A Novel

By Dan Jones

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The second in the Essex Dogs series, this is another easily accessible historical narrative that puts you in a time and a place you’ve never been. Meticulously researched, the rich details only add to the dynamic cast of characters that guide you through piracy, magic mushrooms and more. And the series isn’t done!

The second in the Essex Dogs series, this is another easily accessible historical narrative that puts you in a time and a place you’ve never been. Meticulously researched, the rich details only add to the dynamic cast of characters that guide you through piracy, magic mushrooms and more. And the series isn’t done!

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect

By Benjamin Stevenson

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If the title, the premise and the comparison to Richard Osman weren’t enough to win you over, know that this is a ridiculously clever locked-room mystery that is as full of hilarity as it is of suspects. Benjamin Stevenson already announced himself with his debut Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, but this will only announce him more.

If the title, the premise and the comparison to Richard Osman weren’t enough to win you over, know that this is a ridiculously clever locked-room mystery that is as full of hilarity as it is of suspects. Benjamin Stevenson already announced himself with his debut Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, but this will only announce him more.

The City of Stardust

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The City of Stardust

The City of Stardust

By Georgia Summers

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Leaning into the lush possibilities of dark academia, The City of Stardust is full of cutthroat scholars, a dark and dangerous education and a secret society of magicians. It’s perfect for fans of The Atlas Six or R.F. Kuang’s Babel.

Leaning into the lush possibilities of dark academia, The City of Stardust is full of cutthroat scholars, a dark and dangerous education and a secret society of magicians. It’s perfect for fans of The Atlas Six or R.F. Kuang’s Babel.

Heartsong (Green Creek #3)

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Heartsong (Green Creek #3)

Heartsong (Green Creek #3)

By TJ Klune

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TJ Klune’s star continues to rise and the Green Creek series is a big reason why. With Robbie Fontaine in the spotlight, family bonds are tested by betrayals and secrets capable of fraying even the stoutest familial bonds.

TJ Klune’s star continues to rise and the Green Creek series is a big reason why. With Robbie Fontaine in the spotlight, family bonds are tested by betrayals and secrets capable of fraying even the stoutest familial bonds.

House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City Series #3)

Hardcover $28.80 $32.00

House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City Series #3)

House of Flame and Shadow (Crescent City Series #3)

By Sarah J. Maas

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The Crescent City series sizzles on with your favorite, dynamic heroine pitted against a gorgeous, fully realized fantasy realm. With a steamy romance at its core, this series keeps delivering the goods we love to see in the genre.

The Crescent City series sizzles on with your favorite, dynamic heroine pitted against a gorgeous, fully realized fantasy realm. With a steamy romance at its core, this series keeps delivering the goods we love to see in the genre.

Subculture Vulture: A Memoir in Six Scenes

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

Subculture Vulture: A Memoir in Six Scenes

Subculture Vulture: A Memoir in Six Scenes

By Moshe Kasher

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From a well-known stand-up comic comes an insightful and, naturally, hilarious exploration of his own upbringing and the various communities he comes from. This is a ferocious memoir, packed with incision while maintaining a warm, welcoming feel.

From a well-known stand-up comic comes an insightful and, naturally, hilarious exploration of his own upbringing and the various communities he comes from. This is a ferocious memoir, packed with incision while maintaining a warm, welcoming feel.

This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

Hardcover $31.50 $35.00

This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

By Kwame Alexander

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A gorgeously curated anthology of contemporary Black poets, this is a collection with all the biggest names in the business, curated by poetic mainstay Kwame Alexander. It’s a celebration of Black joy, an uplifting of Black voices and a hopeful, incisive exploration of America.

A gorgeously curated anthology of contemporary Black poets, this is a collection with all the biggest names in the business, curated by poetic mainstay Kwame Alexander. It’s a celebration of Black joy, an uplifting of Black voices and a hopeful, incisive exploration of America.

Good Material

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

Good Material

Good Material

By Dolly Alderton

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Witty, clever and full of heart, Good Material is an exploration of friendship, love and the many forms a relationship can take. Great for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld and Emily Henry.

Witty, clever and full of heart, Good Material is an exploration of friendship, love and the many forms a relationship can take. Great for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld and Emily Henry.