Another year is almost upon us! 2022 was one for the books for us and went by way to quickly. With my holiday vacation coming up, it’s now time to start looking ahead at 2023. The vast number of upcoming releases that are on my TBR is unbelievable and making me feel slightly overwhelmed. January is front heavy with some awesome looking books. A few of these I’ve read already but most are sitting on my iPad waiting to be read. I tried my best to read all ARCs I receive in a timely manner and be able to share my reviews with you but to be honest, I’m quite behind on reviews at the moment. I’ll be spending the last week of the year trying to catch up, so be sure to come back soon for lots of new reviews.
I normally try to highlight 4-6 books that I’m the most excited for, however this month I could barely narrowed it down to 12! I have copies of all of these except Hell Bent, and have four 4 so far and hoping to get through the other 7 in the next 2 weeks. As I’ve already started two of them, that should hopefully not be an issue!
The Drift – You’re missing out if you have yet to read a C.J. Tudor book. Her upcoming release The Drift had me staying up way to late, and was 100% a page turner. The only reason it was not a 5 star read was because the ended was left too open for me. Also, it’s still a little soon for pandemic stories for me.
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun – Finlay Donovan is back and into more mischief. I adored the first book in this series, thought the second one was just okay, and ended up really enjoying this third installment. It wasn’t quite as outlandish as the second book, but had all the humor and I really enjoyed the direction it took.
Finlay donovan Jumps the Gun review
All the Dangerous Things – Stacey Willingham’s sophomore novel really focuses on motherhood and the struggles it brings. I read it at 9 months postpartum and I’m glad I didn’t read it any sooner. There is some child death, postpartum struggles, and a few other triggers that could be hard for new moms to read about.
Back in a Spell – The third installment in the Witches of Thistle Grove series. It wasn’t my favorite in the series and I never felt super connected to the main characters. Still a cute read but I would have liked more from it.
The Devil You Know is the third installment in the Margarat Nolan series, and while I loved the first two books in the series, this one was a miss for me.
I adore Grady Hendrix’s books and was so excited to get an Advanced Reader Copy from Berkley Publishing. As always, his newest book How to Sell a Haunted House is creepier and weird in the best way.
The Villa is Rachel Hawkin’s newest release and while it was entertaining it fell a bit flat for me.
The remaining three books (Just the Nicest Couple, Do I know You?, and Don’t Open the Door) are next up on my TBR and I can’t wait to jump into them.
While those might be my top most anticipated books, there are still so many more I’m excited to read. As I always do, books are broken down by releases date. I don’t go into detail on the books below, if something catches your attention be sure to click the image for more information and the synopsis. These are just some of the upcoming January releases that I’m excited for. If you keep scrolling, there are so many other amazing books coming out soon. Be sure to subscribe to get weekly updates from SPEAKING OF…, and make sure to follow us on Instagram @speakingof.books for reviews of all books I’m reading and other recommendation lists!
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For more great books coming soon & out now check out my Winter 2023 Most Anticipated List.