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The Professional Book Nerds Podcast reading list: Best January new book releases

Our Professional Book Nerds offer up their favorite new books coming out this month. Subscribe & listen today!


Edward Humes (2019)

The Similars

Rebecca Hanover (2019)

An Anonymous Girl

Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen (2019)

We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (2019)

The First Conspiracy

Brad Meltzer Josh Mensch (2019)

The Paragon Hotel

Lyndsay Faye (2019)

Goodreads Choice Awards

The Goodreads Choice Awards are one of our favorite year end collections! Here is a sampling of the books up for the prizes this year.

There There

Tommy Orange (2018)

A Place for Us

Fatima Farheen Mirza (2018)


Madeline Miller (2018)

The Library Book

Susan Orlean (2019)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Reads

The new Netflix series is all the spooky buzz right now. Here are some books perfect for fans.

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco (2017)

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero Kyla Garcia (2017)

The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw (2018)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Robert Hack (2016)

Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor (2011)

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor (2017)

Improving your mental health in 2019

These books, both fiction and nonfiction, provide wonderful tools and stories to help improve your mental health in 2019. A perfect resolution.

(Don't) Call Me Crazy

Kelly Jensen (2018)

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Barbara K. Lipska Elaine McArdle (2018)


Andrew Sean Greer (2017)

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful

Stephanie Wittels Wachs Stephanie Wittels Wachs (2018)

The Professional Book Nerds 10 Best Books of 2018

Our podcast nerds recently shared the best new releases they read this year. Here they are!

We're Going to Need More Wine

Gabrielle Union Gabrielle Union (2017)


Jes Baker (2018)

A Place for Us

Fatima Farheen Mirza (2018)

Monday's Not Coming

Tiffany D. Jackson (2018)