The Coolest New Books Launching This Month


There’s no better feeling than starting a new year with a new reading list and a fresh motivation to get started! Now that Christmas is finally over, we’ve all returned back to work and everything has calmed back down. I can finally put my feet up again and do a bit of heavy reading, at last! And it can’t have come at a better time! Because there are a few cool new books launching this month that promise to kick my 2018 reading list off to a strong start. Want to know what they are?

1. 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote For Chaos:

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote For Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson available here

When: 16th of January

Jordan Peterson is an acclaimed psychologist, who has ‘influenced the modern understanding of personality’. In this book, he will show you twelve principles that will teach you how to leave a full, meaningful life. He will show you how you must search for meaning rather than happiness. Find it here.

2. Still Me:

Still Me by Jojo Moyes available here

When: 25th of January

I’m not saying I’m a fan of this romance story, but I know I’m probably one in a million because all of you out there are obsessed with this series and now it becomes a trilogy. And a lot of you are going to be very happy to hear it as the previous two were international bestsellers! It’s all down to Lou, whose life is about to be turned upside down by a man who reminds her too much of her past, will this change everything? Find out here.

3. Who Says You Can’t? You Do:

Who Says You Can’t, You Do! by Daniel Chidiac available here

When: 9th of January

So, if you’ve found yourself stuck for a while and desperately want a change in your life, then this book is all about telling you that you can! In this book, he gives you a seven-step guide to truly find yourself, commit to your own life and go beyond what you think as possible. If you’re looking to ask yourself some hard questions to give you some fulfillment then check out the book here.


4. Everything I Know About Love:

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton available here

When: 1st of February

There’s not a lot that former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton hasn’t seen or tried. When it comes to falling in love she’s got a few stories to tell that aren’t so smooth. This book is all about shitty boys, laughable dates, the friends that get you through it all and finding yourself. If you loved Bridget Jones, then you’ll love this one. Find it here.

5. Twist of Faith:

Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green available here

When: 1st of February

This bestseller starts with the death of Ava Saunder’s adoptive mother. Ava soon finds a strange photograph that was hidden away in a small crawl space. In the photo, there’s a house at the top of the hill. Ava knows that it’s a clue to why twenty-three years ago she was rescued from the Holy Savior Catholic Church. And that’s all she knows about the story, for now. Find it here.

6. You Need A Budget:

You Need A Budget by Jesse Mecham available here

When: 16th of January

I don’t know about you, but I’ve decided to be on top of my finances and not get stressed out by them in 2018! No ones like to be stressed about money and this book will guide you in changing this relationship. He’s helped hundreds of thousands of people not make the same mistakes with money and be smarter with it so they can live the life they want to. Preorder it here.

7. Tips For Living:

Tips For Living by Renee Shafransky available here

When: 1st of February

It’s taken Nora three years to get over her divorce. Her husband married a woman that he had gotten pregnant. So, Nora trades NYC for a small town and is about to move on happily when her ex-husband and his new, shiny family move into town. Nora is back where she was three years ago and it only gets worse when her ex’s family are all murdered. And funnily enough, Nora can’t remember her that night at all. Did she do it? Find it here.



What are you looking forward to reading this year?



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  • Fortune Dushey

    Im a fan of Jojo Moyes. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Libby

      Millions of people are! But, I don’t know, I just find the whole thing a little too mushy! But that didn’t stop me from watching the film!!

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Fortune, well loads of people are a massive of her, but I don’t know, I’m not a massive fan – I think it’s just a little too mushy for me! But, that didn’t stop me watching the movie that was filmed in my home town!!

  • Digging ‘You need a budget’. Thanks for the tips.

    Mimi |

    • Libby

      Dying to read it! You’re welcome, hope you enjoy them!

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Minne, me too! It might actually give me some helpful tips!

  • Maddison Jayne

    Absolutley going to go and read these new books now, thanks for the list, I am always looking for a new read! xx

    • Libby

      Hi Maddison, I definitely feel you right now! I’m always looking for my next read and this list has just made sure I’m going to be busy over the next month! Can’t wait to read the Dolly Alderton one!

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Maddison, if there’s one thing I’m always on the hunt for it’s a new book and love to at least one every week! And these are going to be so good!

  • Rani & Co.

    Always love the books you guys recommend! Deffo want to read ‘Who says you can’t’
    I’ve written a blog on my fave inspirational books as well!

    • Libby

      Hi Rani! Cool, I’ll check it out now! Thank you! I love inspirational books that are sort of like self-help books, anything that really inspires me to be more is a win for me!

    • Libby Smith

      Hi there, thank you! I know it looks so motivational/inspiring! I’ll check out your list too now – can never have too many recommendations!

  • Joanne

    These are all so, so intriguing. Dying to read Twist of Faith and Tips for Living. I’m a sucker for mystery/thriller reads!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Libby

      Hi Joanne! Tell me about it! Anything with a mystery and I’m hooked! But I’m super excited to read the Dolly Alderton one! I love anything like that!

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Joanne, I know, right?! I cannot wait to dive into Twist of Faith and the Dolly Alderton one! But, I too am a massive sucker for thriller reads! Have you read Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner, it is one of my absolute favs?

  • I always love the books you guys recommend so I cannot wait to read some of these :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Sarah, thank you! Which one are you most excited to read?

  • Ooo adding all these to my to-read list!

    A xx

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Alexis, I know I really can’t wait to start half of them!

  • Thanks for the recommendation! Adding these to my booklist.

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Endaline, every single one?!

      • That’s the plan. But I”ll start first with Jesse Mecham’s You Need A Budget.

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

    • Libby Smith

      Hi Mireia, which ones are you excited to start reading?