Another month has flown by which means it’s time to look at the new releases that have caught my eye for January. Were you lucky enough to get bookish gift vouchers for Christmas? Do you like spending them on pre-orders or catching up on backlist titles you’ve missed? I must admit, I’m a bit obsessed with pre-ordering books, it’s like a gift to future me!

All dates are UK print publication unless marked as US (a UK release may or may not happen later) or e (early ebook release).


Base Notes by Lara Elena Donnelly


Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (US)

The Starless Crown by James Rollins (e)


The Raptures by Jan Carson

Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser

The Book of Sand by Theo Clare

Hare House by Sally Hinchcliffe

Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy

Wahala by Nikki May


To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (US)


Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon (US)

The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown


The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (US)


Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

The Maid by Nita Prose

Seven Mercies by Elizabeth May + Laura Lam

Little Wing by Freya North

Thirty Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani

The Anomaly by HervΓ© le Tellier

A Taste for Poison by Neil Bradbury

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle


All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes

Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi (e)

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict (US)

Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser


Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman