Dive into 2024 with Bookbie Club’s Must-Reads This January!
Welcome to the literary feast that January brings.
Let’s dive into the biggest and most anticipated literary voices of 2024. And we’re just getting started! As we bury our noses into these pages, may these books serve as beacons of imagination, transporting you to worlds both familiar and fantastical.
Grab a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea, and let a brand new year of reading adventures begin!
Come & Get It by Kiley Reid
Come and Get It is a tension-filled exploration of desire and recklessness set at the University of Arkansas. Kiley Reid’s acclaimed storytelling unveils a fresh portrait of money, indiscretion, and bad behavior.
Picasso’s Lovers by Jeanne Mackin
Picasso’s Lovers vividly unfolds the affairs and scandals behind the artistry. An aspiring journalist, Alana Olson peels back layers of glamor, revealing a poignant tale of luxury and tragedy.
The Book of Fire by Christy Lefteri
Christy Lefteri’s The Book of Fire unfolds in present-day Greece, where a family grapples with the aftermath of a devastating wildfire. Gorgeously written, it explores loss, resilience, and the search for meaning in the wake of tragedy. A masterful tale of universal connections and the ties that bind people to their land.
The House of Broken Bricks by Fiona Williams
The House of Broken Bricks unfurls a poignant tale of identity and belongingness. Set against the backdrop of a Jamaican diaspora, Tess and Richard’s complex journey with their twins weaves an unforgettable story of community and healing.
One of the Good Guys by Araminta Hall
One of the Good Guys is a riveting psychological thriller by the critically acclaimed author of Our Kind of Cruelty and Imperfect Women. The novel explores gender and power and how both are perceived through the eyes of the media. Unexpected twists keep the reader hooked from start to finish.
The Fury by Alex Michaelides
From the bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a masterfully crafted thriller. On a private Greek island, readers are met with a tale of love, friendship, and murder that keeps you guessing until the very end.
Where You End by Abbott Kahler
Abbott Kahler’s fiction debut, Where You End, delves into the unsettling consequences of amnesia for identical twins Kat and Jude. Kahler’s prose is both beautiful and deeply disturbing as it explores identity, betrayal, and family—an unforgettable tale of redemption and survival.
The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan
The Storm We Made is a haunting saga set in 1945 Malaya, where Cecily Alcantara grapples with the consequences of her past and the brutal upheaval it wreaks on her family. Vanessa Chan has written a dazzling saga that explores the horrors of war and the aftermaths of colonialism.
Family Family by Laurie Frankel
India Allwood navigates fame and motherhood in the throes of a media storm. As she confronts controversy and advocates for her unconventional family, India discovers the intricacies of family life.
Light of the Fire by Sarahlyn Bruck
Estranged friends Beth and Ally are faced with the consequences of a past that refuses to stay buried. Soon, they are forced to come clean about the accident that disrupted so many lives.
Wild and Distant Seas by Tara Karr Roberts
Tara Karr Roberts’ Wild and Distant Seas is a beautifully conceived debut, linking four generations of women across continents with a magic of their own. Evangeline’s tale, anchored in Nantucket, unravels with elegant, captivating prose.
Unsinkable by Jenni L. Walsh
Unsinkable intertwines the remarkable lives of Violet Jessop and Daphne Chaundanson, survivors of world wars and the sinking of the Titanic. This gripping tale of resilience, sacrifice, and second chances captures the indomitable spirit of two unsinkable women, shaped by survival, family, and the pursuit of happiness.
Diva by Daisy Goodwin
Daisy Goodwin’s Diva delves into the scandalous love affair between opera queen Maria Callas and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Richly detailed, it captures the glamour, heartbreak, and resilience of a woman who triumphs after facing so many losses.
The Bullet Swallower by Elizabeth Gonzalez James
The Bullet Swallower is a spellbinding, epic family saga with a touch of Western and magical realism. Antonio Sonoro’s quest for revenge in 1895 and Jaime Sonoro’s life in 1964 intertwine, exploring politics and intergenerational trauma with lush prose.
The Lost Van Gogh by Jonathan Santlofer
The Lost Van Gogh by Jonathan Santlofer, a thrilling tale of masterpieces and mysteries unveils the dark secrets behind a missing Van Gogh self-portrait. A layered historical thriller with perilous hunts and stolen lives.