For Your Consideration: January 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite January titles for the January 2022 LibraryReads list!

Votes due December 1!

BAD LUCK BRIDESMAID by Alison Rose Greenberg
ISBN 9781250791597 | on sale 1/11/22
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“Debut author Greenberg pairs a marriage-averse woman with a man looking for forever in this bittersweet treat… This multilayered, skillfully plotted novel won’t be for all romance fans, but it’s still a celebration of love in all its forms.”–Publishers Weekly

ISBN 9781250819994 | on sale 1/25/22
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“Barnes, who writes YA as Stacey Kade (the Project Paper Doll series), plays nicely on human fears of both madness and of ghosts, carefully blurring the line between science fiction and horror…. Those with a taste for blending genres will enjoy this combo.”–Publishers Weekly

DEVIL HOUSE by John Darnielle
ISBN 9780374212230 | on sale 1/25/22
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“In this riveting metafictional epic, Mountain Goats singer-songwriter Darnielle flays the conventions of true crime to reveal the macabre and ordinary brutality behind sensationalized stories of violence… It operates perfectly on many levels, resulting in a must-read for true crime addicts and experimental fiction fans alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE FIELDS by Erin Young
ISBN 9781250799395 | on sale 1/25/22
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“Young delivers a disturbing, twist-riddled thriller stocked with well-drawn characters. Fans of Midwestern crime fiction will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

A FLICKER IN THE DARK by Stacy Willingham
ISBN 9781250803825 | on sale 1/11/22
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“Atmospheric prose and abundant red herrings amplify the tale’s intensity. Willingham is a writer to watch.”–Publishers Weekly

GOLIATH by Tochi Onyebuchi
ISBN 9781250782953 | on sale 1/25/22
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“In the 2050s, those with the means are leaving the big U.S. cities for colonial outposts in space, and the infrastructure left behind is sinking groundward as materials are pilfered for transport to the colonies. For anyone who remains, that means scrambling to survive. A Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and NAACP Image Award finalist and Alex and New England Book Award winner, Onyebuchi weaves together the stories including a space dweller seeking his beloved in New Haven, civil servants trying to rescue what’s left of the cities, and a marshal wondering if justice is possible any longer to examine issues of race, class, and gentrification.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

ISBN 9781250624185 | on sale 1/18/22
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“The result is a refreshing romance with a strong sense of setting and a charismatic cast. Readers will fall in love right alongside Grace and Noah.”–Publishers Weekly

ISBN 9781250267962 | on sale 1/11/22
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“In the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Chamberlain’s THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, Kayla Carter is mourning the husband who died building their dream house in a North Carolina community as warnings from not one but two older women not to move into the house eventually lead to a story of prejudice and violence that rocked the community a half-century earlier.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez
ISBN 9781250786173 | on sale 1/4/22
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“Warmhearted but tough-minded story of a sister and brother grappling with identity, family, and life goals in gentrifying Brooklyn… Atmospheric, intelligent, and well informed: an impressive debut.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

REAL EASY by Marie Rutkoski
ISBN 9781250788245 | on sale 1/18/22
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A compulsive, tenacious, and unexpectedly hopeful thriller set in a midwestern strip club, told by New York Times bestselling author Marie Rutkoski in the spirit of Gillian Flynn and Tana French.

RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins
ISBN 9781250274250 | on 1/4/22
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“Though several of the startling twists leading up to a killer climax are as arbitrary as those in Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (itself among Hawkins’s apparent inspirations), this thriller still makes for dangerously addictive reading.”–Publishers Weekly

ROAD OF BONES by Christopher Golden
ISBN 9781250274304 | on sale 1/25/22
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“Golden’s latest is a horror-thriller hybrid that will chill even the most jaded readers.”–Booklist, starred review

“An essential read for horror and supernatural thriller fans.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Golden is writing at the top of his game.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

ISBN 9781250816771 | on sale 1/4/22
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“An interesting blend of science and magic, flying ships and prophetic gods, propel this fantasy into epic territories.”–Library Journal

SUCH A PRETTY SMILE by Kristi DeMeester
ISBN 9781250274212 | on sale 1/18/22
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“DeMeester’s darkly visceral imagery draws a fine line between mental illness and supernatural events that will leave readers doubting reality as the uncanny merges with the real-world horrors of a young girl coming of age.”–Publishers Weekly

A THOUSAND STEPS by T. Jefferson Parker
ISBN 9781250793539 | on sale 1/11/22
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“Yes, this is as much sensitive coming-of-age novel as it is edgy thriller, but there are definitely some noirish-looking clouds on the horizon. Parker juggles his disparate elements superbly, making us wonder if hard-working Matt may one day transform himself into the Dude from The Big Lebowski.”–Booklist

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