Like This? Read That! Book Recommendations for January

Finding something new to read can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many books out there just waiting to be read! How can you possibly choose one? And if you absolutely loved the book you just finished reading, it can be so hard to leave the world of that book behind in favor of something totally different.

Never fear! We’ve been in your shoes, which is why we love the “like this? read that!” approach to book recommendations. These new books have elements in common with books you may have already read which can make that transition to a new book just a little bit easier. So go ahead! Take a peek at our list of “Like This? Read That!” book recommendations for January.

Like The Hunger Games? Read Snowglobe by Soyoung Park, translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort.

If you love the dystopian world and determined female lead of The Hunger Games, you’ll enjoy Snowglobe! The story is set in a world of constant winter, where only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart.



In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart. A groundbreaking Korean novel translated into English for the first time!

The Hunger Games meets Squid Game in Soyoung Park’s dystopian thriller Snowglobe” –Entertainment Weekly

Like Song of Silver, Flame Like Night? Read Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White by Amélie Wen Zhao.

If you enjoyed reading the first book in this epic fantasy series inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China, you definitely won’t want to miss the sequel, Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White! The Demon Gods have risen. Skies’ End has fallen to the colonizers. And Lan and Zen have chosen sides. But they will not fight together.

Like The Black Queen? Read Wander in the Dark by Jumata Emill.

If you enjoyed the thrilling and unputdownable mystery of The Black Queen, you’re going to want to read Jumata Emill’s latest book, Wander in the Dark! This time yet another popular girl has been killed, and two brothers are out to solve her murder after one of them is caught fleeing the scene of her death.

Like Dungeons and Dragons? Read Dungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce.

If Dungeons and Dragons is your favorite game, you’ll want to read Dungeons and Drama! It’s a YA romcom about teen girl Riley who agrees to fake date her nerdy co-worker Nathan to make his gamer-girl crush jealous, as long as he’ll cover her shifts so she can sneak off to save the spring musical. Thing is, she didn’t realize fake flirting with Nathan meant joining his D&D game, or that role playing would be so much fun (in more ways than one) . . .

Dungeons and Drama

Dungeons and Drama

When it comes to romance, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to play games. A fun YA romcom full of fake dating hijinks!

Like The Inheritance Cycle? Read Murtagh by Christopher Paolini.

If you enjoyed reading Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, you won’t want to miss Christopher Paolini’s latest book, Murtagh! Return to the World of Eragon in this epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle. Join Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon as they confront a perilous new enemy!

Like The Summer I Turned Pretty? Read Sunkissed by Kasie West.

Whether you’ve enjoyed the latest season of The Summer I Turned Pretty or the book, you’ll enjoy Sunkissed! It’s another perfect, swoony summer romance that reminds us falling in love is full of wonder, heartache, and—most of all—surprises.



A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined . . . and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

Like See You on Venus? Read See You on Venus by Victoria Vinuesa.

Nope, not a typo! If you enjoyed the Netflix movie See You on Venus, check out the book that inspired the movie. (After all, isn’t the book always better than the movie?)

See You on Venus

See You on Venus

Fall in love with this runaway romance now a major motion picture on Netflix! Two star-crossed teens embark on a journey to Spain to discover the meaning of love, death and everything in between.

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