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Book of the Month – January 2023

The selections for this month were (all information comes from the BOTM website):

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall
    • Thriller
    • 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. The Reunion by Kayla Olson
    • Romance
    • 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
  7. 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?

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