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January ‘19 TBR List

Get the scoop on what we're reading this month!

January ‘19 TBR List

It's a new year, which means new challenges... but also new books! And based on our TBR piles, it looks like we're starting 2019 on the right page.*

Take a tour of our January stacks below, then leave a comment with your first reads of the year!

*Yessiree, I have no shame.


This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
Turn-ons: Bisexual representation, friends-turned-more

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Turn-ons: Loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, MC with cerebral palsy, high stakes curses, ladies saving themselves

The Winter of the Witch (The Bear and the Nightingale #3) by Katherine Arden
Turn-ons: The finish to a great series, more Frost Demon, more medieval Russian machinations

Puddin' by Julie Murphy
Turn-ons: more of the fun characters of Dumplin', especially more Millie(!); journalism; friendships

Mandy C.

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) and As She Ascends (Fallen Isles #2) by Jodi Meadows
Turn-ons: A girl who's "far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station," betrayals, self-reliance

Kingdom of Ash and Briars (The Nissera Chronicles #1) and Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West
Turn-ons: "A gritty fairy tale gone wrong," immortal magical beings, gender-bending

East (East #1) and West (East #2) by Edith Pattou
Turn-ons: Beauty and the Beast retelling, dangerous quest, "sweeping romantic epic"


Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Turn-ons: small towns with dark secrets, plot twists, homecoming murders

All Is Fair by Dee Garretson
Turn-ons: coded telegrams, WWI, Edwardian England, dangerous war missions


The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Turn-ons: I like the author, baby Cthulhu

The Balcony on the Moon by Ibtisam Barakat
Turn-ons: Local author, memoir

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).