January is such a fun reading month for me – it’s the start of a new year and with more time indoors, it feels like I have more time to read (not that I’m not already four books behind on my Goodreads reading goal!).
Here are four books I’m reading right now, plus picks from my team!
Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg
After this post about books to read if you loved Atomic Habits, I got a slew of messages from readers asking how I could have left Tiny Habits off the list. I left it off because I hadn’t read it, but I immediately picked it up from the library and I’m really enjoying it!
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin
I’m a long time fan of Gretchen Rubin and after reading her newest book last spring, it’s been so fun to revisit it for January’s book club. There’s just so much to talk about in this book, plus I love her writing and storytelling.
The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
I actually didn’t love her bestseller Code Name Hélène – it was fine but it wasn’t a home run for me, but this one, about a midwife in Maine after the American Revolution who gets caught up in both a rape accusation and a murder trial is really compelling to me and I’m blowing through the audio right now.
The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center
I got lucky with an advance copy of this one and I dove in immediately – I love Katherine Center’s books and this one, about a woman who gets hired to help rewrite a screenplay with her screenwriter idol. Will sparks fly? OF COURSE THEY WILL.
None of This is True by Lisa Jewell
There is so much to unpack with this twisted book. Alix Summer is a podcaster and Josie Fair is a seamstress with a very unusual life. Their paths happen to cross as they each celebrate their 45th birthday at the same pub. Afterwards, Josie finds herself purposely running into Alix and talking her into doing a podcast about her and her upcoming life change. Alix agrees and it all starts unraveling from there. I could not put this one down! Very captivating and such a good thriller! If you like true crime stuff, I think you would enjoy it! Also, I would HIGHLY recommend listening to this book. The audio is so well done with the podcast interviews and such.
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
I’ve been in a bit of reading slump lately. I have started multiple books and have had a hard time getting hooked. I just started Endurance by Alfred Lansing. One of my goals this year is to read more nonfiction and do a little more substantive reading in general. Don’t get me wrong- love a fluffy chic-lit book as much as the next person (or probably more) but I feel like I read A LOT of them last year and want to balance it out a little bit more this year. Endurance was on one of Janssen’s nonfiction book lists and is about Edward Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica in 1915.