New Year, New Books, New You! Book Recommendations Based on Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions and plans for the future, dust off our TBR piles, and think about adding more books to the list! What’s a new year without exciting new reads, anyway? No matter what your resolution is this year, there’s an exciting new book for you.

If your New Year’s resolution is to go on a grand adventure, you should read fantasy!

We recommend Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian.

Castles in Their Bones

Castles in Their Bones

A spellbinding story of three princesses and the destiny they were born for: seduction, conquest, and the crown. Immerse yourself in the first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Ash Princess series.

If your New Year’s resolution is to take more risks, you should read a thriller!

We recommend It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh.

It Will End Like This

It Will End Like This

For fans of They Wish They Were Us and Sadie comes a propulsive thriller that reminds us that in real life, endings are rarely as neat as happily ever after. A contemporary take on the Lizzie Borden story that explores how grief can cut deep.

If your New Year’s resolution is to delve into the unknown, you should read a mystery!

We recommend As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson.

As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you’ll never think of good girls the same way again . . .

If your New Year’s resolution is to become the best version of yourself, we have a perfect inspiration:

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne

Vinyl Moon

Vinyl Moon

A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain.

If your New Year’s resolution is to make yourself a more informed citizen, you should read:

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.

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