When things look increasingly scary outside, many people turn to tried and true coping mechanisms to get them through. For some that includes curling up under a blanket with a warm drink, for others it means getting outside into nature and for others still it's being whisked away on a journey through the power of a good book.
Last month R29 staffers raced their way through a range of interesting tales, including A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw, which dives into a mystery surrounding a secluded community in the 1970s. Others picked up Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit, which explores social justice and politics, alongside reads like The How by Yrsa Daley-Ward, which aims to serve as an accessible conversation about self-help.
This month Team R29 is leaping into fantasy with a time-travelling tale set across three different timelines. There is a selection of stories hitting closer to home too, including an exploration of the experiences of second generation immigrants and a page-turner set in a small community where a mysterious illness takes hold.
Whatever type of book you're looking to read this January, click through the slideshow ahead to discover everything we're picking up this month...
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