Winter has arrived. You know what that means: It’s time for reading, and lots of it. Quiet, cold days demand just one thing, which is why we’re going to spend those winter hours reading great books that spark our imaginations—and some that transport us to sunnier climes, too. When winter descends, it brings with it plenty of opportunities to curl up with a cozy blanket and get lost in a good book. (The ideal afternoon, if you ask us.)
The next time a friend laments the onset of winter, send them this list—it’s sure to brighten their day and feed their reading habits. What’s on the list, you ask? An exciting selection of brand-new releases that we can’t wait to read when they hit the shelves in January and February 2018. It’s shaping up to be an exciting season for new books. There’s new work from Zadie Smith and Marilynne Robinson, plus so many exciting debuts we can barely contain ourselves. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of new releases, it is packed with plenty of picks for your reading pleasure. Without further ado, here are the new releases (organized by publication date) that we can’t wait to read when they arrive this season.