‘Tis the season for cozying up by the fire with a hot cocoa and a new book. Whether you’re looking for your next read or the perfect gift for that booknerd on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered. Take a literary trip back in time to 1670s England, dive into emotional family dramas, and give yourself an adrenaline rush with the latest dark and twisty thrillers. Happy reading!
9 NEW BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR WINTER READING LIST
Dark Tides, by Philippa Gregory | Available Here
Philippa Gregory, of Hollywood hit The Other Boleyn Girl and Starz TV show The Spanish Princess fame, is back with a new historical novel. Dark Tides opens in 1670s and traverses from Restoration London to Venice to the American frontier. It continues the story of the characters first introduced in her 2019 Tidelands, exploring themes of love, greed, and home.
You Will Never Know, by S. A. Prentiss | Available Here
The heroine of this new thriller has come a long way—from financial scarcity to security and from widowhood to a new wedding. But when a student at the local high school is murdered and suspicions take hold of her small suburban town, her life is turned upside down yet again.
The Once and Future Witches, by Alix E. Harrow | Available Here
After devouring Alix E. Harrow’s 2019 Ten Thousand Doors of January, I couldn’t wait for her to release a new novel—her unique lyrical writing is simply a treat to read. In a similar fashion, her new novel The Once and Future Witches is historical fiction-meets-fantasy and turns the story of the 19th-century Suffragette movement on its head by granting her protagonists the ancient powers of witchcraft.
The Push, by Ashley Audrain | Available January 5, Here
This debut novel is one that has already been gaining a lot of attention, and for good reason. It’s a psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, told through the eyes of a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for. The characters are vivid, it’s brilliantly plotted and filled with twists and secrets. Stunning.
Bride of Sea, by Eman Quotah | Available Here
In this emotional cross-cultural and multigenerational novel, a family is broken apart by divorce and a young girl is caught in the middle. Saeedah, afraid of losing her daughter, flees with their only child, leaving Muneer, who is set to return to Saudi Arabia, left desperately searching for her for years to come.
The Kindest Lie, by Nancy Johnson | Available Here
You’ll have to wait till February for this one, but it’ll be worth it. The Kindest Lie is set in America after the 2008 inauguration of President Barack Obama and tells the story of a Black woman uncertain about starting a family with her husband, still heartbroken about the baby she was forced to leave behind as a teenager. It explores themes of racial division, hope, and motherhood.
The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life, by Karma Brown | Available Here
This one is the only non-fiction book on our list, but it’s because it’s just so perfect for a fresh start to a new, hopefully much better year. In The 4% Fix, Karma Brown discusses the latest research about time management and goal-setting and shares strategies that have worked for her as well as for others. Refreshingly, her approach doesn’t include difficult-to-achieve tips. It’s all about using one hour of your day to change your life.
Under a Gilded Moon, by Joy Jordan-Lake | Available Here
This novel brings readers to Biltmore House, the palatial Vanderbilt mansion in construction in North Carolina. It is a historical novel meets murder mystery, tackling themes of wealth, corruption, war, and pride.
If I Disappear, by Eliza Jane Brazier | Available Here
And last but not least, here is another must-read title to add to your pre-order list. Out this January, this thriller tells the story of a young woman obsessed with true crime podcasts who finds herself thrown into a real-life crime investigation.