To Be Read: January 2023

I always find planning my January to be read the hardest. Possibly because I want to start the new year with some great reads and I never know what to pick. Which is why I’m only going to choose two books, well also because I have a few ARCs to read, but more on those in a future post.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

This book has been sitting on my to be read for a ridiculous amount of time, so i’m finally going to read it in January. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series and I’ve wanted to read it for ages. 

I remember buying a Holly Jackson book years and years ago but for some I’ve never gotten around to reading it. Don’t ask me which book it is, I’m not sure if I still have it so I can’t remember. 

I’m really looking forward to reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder though. Especially as there will be an adaptation of it coming at some point I think. I may be wrong though, don’t quote me on it. 

Synopsis: The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman

I got this for my birthday and I still haven’t read it. I’ve flicked through very quickly and looked at the pictures but I’m yet to properly sit down and read the content. For some reason I just haven’t found time to do so but I will definitely do it in January as I still have a few days of my Christmas holiday left. 

If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know just how much I love the Heartstopper universe so I really can’t wait to learn more about it. 

Synopsis: The full-colour Heartstopper Yearbook is packed full of exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe – including never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive mini-comic, a look back at Alice’s Heartstopper artwork over the years, character profiles, trivia, and insights into her creative process – all narrated by a cartoon version of Alice herself.

By the winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.


I also plan to attempt to read at least one more book in the Zodiac Academy series while I still have Kindle Unlimited.

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