It’s a brand new year, so why not start it off right with some brand new reads? If you’re anything like us, your resolution list is largely book-related, so now that your hangover’s gone, it’s time to get cracking. We’ve already taken an early look at our most anticipated reads for the year as a whole, but after the jump, we delve a little deeper into January’s fine offerings. Keep warm and keep your resolve this month with short story collections, debut novels, and series-ending fantasy galore — check out the books we’re most looking forward to reading over the next few weeks after the jump, and let us know which ones look best to you in the comments.
The Death of Bees, Lisa O’Donnell (January 2)
“Today is Christmas Eve,” this book begins. “Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved.” A grim coming-of-age story for two sisters both freed and trapped by the loss of their parents, this one might just keep you up at night.