Most Anticipated January Releases

It's January. Sigh. For most of us, January means dark mornings, dark nights, feeling cold, being broke and feeling fat (WHY DID I HAVE AN ENTIRE TUB OF QUALITY STREET TO MYSELF?)
However, there is a speck of light on the horizon...January signifies the release of a SHED-LOAD of awesome-sounding books. What better way is there of cheering yourself up than grabbing a hot chocolate, climbing under the duvet and devouring a cracking read? The only thing that would complete the ensemble is a gooey strawberry cream (NO. Stay away from the Quality Street.)
Whilst I try and distract myself from those shiny wrappers, here's a wrap-up (geddit?) of my most anticipated January releases... Enjoy!

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris
Released 10th January with Simon & Schuster

Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.

Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.

It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about …

Dry Hard by Nick Spalding
Released 8th January with Lake Union Publishing.

Kate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun, with alcohol at the heart of it. After all, what’s more entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink… or six?
But recently, those relaxing drinks have become more crutch than comfort—and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other sober.
Then their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades, which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud—and goes horrifyingly viral.
In a last-ditch attempt to prove to the world they’re more than just boozy idiots, Kate and Scott quit alcohol completely. But with Holly’s… er… ‘help’, what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon: #DryHard!

Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen
Released 24th January with Orion


Louis and Louise are the same person born in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor and a final 'e'.
They have the same best friends, the same red hair, the same dream of being a writer, the same excellent whistle. They both suffer one catastrophic night, with life-changing consequences.
Thirteen years later, they are both coming home.

A tender, insightful and timely novel about the things that bring us together - and those which separate us.

Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard
Released 4th January with Scholastic

Life as a half-mortal teenager should be epic.
But, for Helen Thomas, it's tragic.

She's just moved in with her dorky dad and self-absorbed older siblings - who happen to be the ancient Greek gods, living incognito in London! Between keeping her family's true identities secret, trying to impress her new friends, and meeting an actually cute boy, Helen's stress levels are higher than Mount Olympus. She needs to rein in her chaotic family before they blow their cover AND her chances at a half-normal social life.  Or is Helen fated for an embarrassment of mythical proportions?

Something to Tell You by Lucy Diamond
Released 24th Jan with Macmillan

When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her . . . until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shockwaves through them all.
Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband John has become distant, and a chance remark from a friend leads Robyn to wonder exactly what he’s not been saying. Dare she find out more?
As for Bunny, she fell head over heels in love with Dave Mortimer when she first arrived in town, but now it seems her past is catching up with her. She can’t help wondering if he’ll still feel the same way about her if he discovers who she really is – and what she did.
As secrets tumble out and loyalties are tested, the Mortimers have to face up to some difficult decisions. With love, betrayal and dramatic revelations in the mix, this is one summer they’ll never forget.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
Released 24th January with HarperCollins
Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
The outsider
The victim.
Not an accident – a murder among friends.


  1. I like the look of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris and The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.

  2. Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard is the book which caught my eye on your list of anticipated Jan releases.. Now that's my kinda book!

  3. I've not heard of any of these but I'm looking into them right meow! Great post!

  4. Don't have any of these on my list

  5. I've never heard of any of these! My most anticipated for January came out this past Tuesday-In An Absent Dream from the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire

  6. Haven't heard of any of these but they look interesting!

  7. I haven't heard of any of these. They look good!

  8. Great post and great list of books I only heard about some of these books the rest of them I have not heard about, but they all looks and sounds absolutely amazingly fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting some of these books on my radar.