BOTM, Fiction, Lists

January 2023 BOTM Predictions

Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone

Buy

Written by a stand-up comedian, blurbed by BOTM alums Karin Slaughter and Jane Harper, so of course this should be a choice!

The Davenports

Buy

In 1910, the Davenports are one of the few black families of enormous wealth in the United States. Point for exploring a little-known part of history.

The Stolen Heir

Buy

Holly Black is a favorite, and I’d like to see her again.

Hex Appeal

Buy

Essie Winterscale lives with various witches of various ages, one of whom is still a bit salty about being hanged in the 1700s, one who keeps accidentally casting fertility spells, and one who knits things that create the future.

Spice Road

Buy

The first book in an epic fantasy series set in an Arabian-inspired land with secret spice magic. I liked the Stardust Thief, so I would probably like this one.

Spare

Buy

This should speak for itself.

Exiles

Buy

Speaking of Jane Harper, she’s written another book. 

The Villa

Buy

Rachel Hawkin’s newest thriller is coming out. I got an advanced audiobook for it. I’m not close to finished with it, but I can tell you that it’s her most ambitious work yet. It has several main characters to keep up with. Depending on how it all comes together, it will either be her best work or her most confusing.

Hell Bent

Buy

The sequel to BOTM bestseller, Ninth House. 

The Bandit Queens

Buy

A young Indian woman doesn’t mind the rumors about her killing her husband until the other women in her village start asking her for murder tips.

How to Sell a Haunted House

Buy

Honestly, I put Grady Hendrix in the same category as Riley Sager. Why hasn’t he been a pick yet?

Pandora

Buy

Combining mystery and mythology? Yes please. Also, it comes recommended by Jennifer Saint. If BOTM doesn’t pick this, hopefully Aardvark will.

Maame

Buy

This one is getting great reviews, so I wanted to make sure to include it.

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