What to Read if You Already Failed your New Year’s Resolution
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Remember New Year’s Eve, that night when you were so full of determination to start anew in 2023? You declared your New Year’s resolution with gusto, absolutely determined to make this your year to finally get in shape, see the world, fall in love, organize that TBR pile, or actually read that entire TBR pile. Yet, as January 1st has turned into January 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th . . . has your stick-to-it energy waned? Have you already failed your New Year’s resolution before January is even over?
You’re not alone, but this doesn’t have to be the final failure. Here are the books we recommend to help get you back on track.
Nova Albright was going to be the first Black homecoming queen at Lovett High—but now she’s dead. Murdered on coronation night. Fans of One of Us Is Lying and The Other Black Girl will love this unputdownable thriller.
It’s too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A novel about finding yourself, falling in love, and celebrating what makes you you. Friday I’m in Love is the perfect love letter to romantic comedies, sweet sixteen blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride to lift your spirits.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors—and each other—in order to win a grand prize.
Evie has the power to see other people’s romantic fates. As she tries to understand her powers, she finds herself at a dance studio learning ballroom dance with the kind of boy she never thought she’d fall for. What will happen when she finally sees her own romantic fate?
The first book in an epic fantasy series set in an Arabian-inspired land with secret spice magic. Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, sixteen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother, whose betrayal is now the country’s greatest threat.
A deeply moving portrait of a girl in a world that owes her nothing, and has taken so much, and the journey she undergoes to put herself back together. Kathleen Glasgow’s debut is heartbreakingly real and unflinchingly honest. It’s a story you won’t be able to look away from.
An empowering collection written by Jenna Ortega, the award-winning actress starring in the hit Netflix series Wednesday. These deeply personal stories and quotes are accompanied by beautiful illustrations that explore Jenna’s struggles with depression, experiences falling in—and out of—love, the loss of close family members, and growing up Latina in Hollywood.