There is an enduring misconception that librarians spend their workdays reading the books in the collection (and then their nights fussing cat hair off of cardigans – which is accurate). As a book selector, my job might come closest in terms of reading at work.
I spend a healthy amount of time each day going through book reviews, and in doing so, I see plenty of titles with positive reviews and starred ratings – but often, with no star author attached, those titles will go unnoticed by the general reading public.
Below is a list of critical darlings being released in January that you may never hear about. Since the list of possible contenders was too long for a single post, I’ve winnowed it down to a theme of darkness to match winter’s long nights – and to dispel any residual holiday cheer. Enjoy! Read More..