New books in early January!

It’s almost a new year, and that means another whole year of new books to look forward to. Here are some of the books our staff is most looking forward to that will be released in the first two weeks of January.

Jan. 3: Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman — Hoffman takes and fresh and irreverent look at the organizing/decluttering/neatening movement that seems to be everywhere these days. This is a practical guide for the rest of us, based on a 20/10 system, 20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break. It has a 3.71 rating on Goodreads.

Jan 10: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #2) — the intrepid Miss Speedwell finds herself in a new adventure following an invitation from the mysterious Lady Sundridge. Her task? Save a prominent patron of the arts, who has been accused of murdering his mistress, from hanging. Veronica and Stoker find themselves in a grotto, Bohemian art colony and a royal palace as they race the clock to find the true killer. It has a 4.08 rating on Goodreads.

Jan. 10: The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Arden — A debut novel described as magical, this book tells the story of Vasilia, who lives at the edge of the Russian wilderness. Vasilia’s father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife after Vasilia’s mother dies. When Vasilia’s stepmother forbids the family from honoring the household spirits, danger begins to circle and Vasilia calls on gifts she has long concealed. 4.32 stars (out of 5) on Goodreads

Jan. 10: A List of Cages by Robin Roe — Another debut novel, this one for young adults, follows Adam Blake during his senior year, when he lands his dream class-serving as an aide to the school psychologist. When a request from the doctor to find a troubled freshman leads him to his former foster brother, life gets crazy. Robin Roe drew on her own life experiences in writing her first novel. A List of Cages has a 4.48 rating on Goodreads.

What new releases are you looking forward to?

Alyssa Larue
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Author: Alyssa Larue

I am the teen librarian at DPL and the epitome of a book nerd. When I'm not producing our teen or tween short films or getting glue everywhere while making a teen zine, I can usually be found with my nose in a classic, historical fiction, or fantasy read!

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