The selections for this month were (all information comes from the BOTM website):
- Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
- Literary Fiction / Debut
- Quick Take: In this grand Indian tale—part crime story, part family saga—everyone is at risk from the corrupting gravity of greed.
- Good to Know: 400+ pages / Nonlinear Timeline / International / Glamorous
- Content Warning: This book contains scenes that depict suicide and sexual assault.
- Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen
- Romance / Debut
- Quick Take: While helping clients achieve #RelationshipGoals, two matchmakers learn the most amazing love story may be their own.
- Good to Know: LOL / Tech World / Foodie / Enemies to Lovers
- What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall
- Quick Take: Haunted by a killer lie from their youth, a group of friends begins to unravel when one member starts asking questions.
- Good to Know: Female Friendships / Creepy / Rural / Whodunit
- Content Warning: This book contains mentions of sexual assault.
- Queen of Thieves by Beezy Marsh
- Historical Fiction
- Quick Take: Post-WWII-London might look like a boys club but in reality, a shadowy gang of female thieves runs these mean streets.
- Good to Know: Multiple Viewpoints / Feminist / Action Packed / Real Life Characters
- Content Warning: This book contains scenes that depict sexual assault.
- Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
- Fantasy / Repeat Author
- Quick Take: In this epic follow-up to Ninth House, Alex Stern thinks one can just casually go to hell and bring friends back . . .
- Good to Know: 400+ pages / Second in Series / Academic / Unsettling
- The Reunion by Kayla Olson
- Quick Take: They might not have got a Hollywood ending first time around but a revived show might just give love a fighting chance.
- Good to Know: Light Read / Movie-ish / Millennial / Second Chance Romance
- Independence by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Historical Fiction
- Quick Take: This riveting Partition story captures the tumultuous moment when a nation and family are torn irreparably apart.
- Good to Know: Emotional / Forbidden Love / War / Siblings
The book I decided to grab is Queen of Thieves. I was stuck between choosing This book and What Lies in the Woods. They both seemed like they could be really good books, but I decided to add a Historical Fiction to my physical book collection. I also received a free birthday credit and decided to grab The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling, which is the second book to The Ex Hex. I enjoyed The Ex Hex and since I have the BOTM version of it, I decided to grab the second book in the BOTM version as well.
Are any of these books on your TBR? Which one’s are you interested in?
One thought on “Book of the Month – January 2023”
Hell Bent is on my tbr! I loved Ninth House.
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