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Books to Read for the New Year

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We love holiday reads, and this year our TBR list includes lots of books set on New Year’s Eve! We scoured our bookshelves and bookstores to track down highly-rated books in which the New Year plays a pivotal role in the plot.

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The start of a New Year comes with fresh beginnings and an extra dose of hope, in real life and in novels. Some of our New Year’s book picks feature new relationships for the new year, while others focus more on the characters learning more about themselves and taking charge of their own happiness. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we hope you’ll find the perfect book to read between Christmas & New Year!

Books to Read for the New Year

These are some of the best New Year's Eve books for adults. If we missed one of your favorites, please let us know in the comments.

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If you’re looking for a seasonal book without a holiday aspect, be sure to check out our great list of books to read in the winter!

Gloria Kautzer

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

I was surprised to see that I had already read two books on the list Royal Holiday and The New Year's Quilt. So I will probably go with Your Perfect Year.

Weezie Fitzhugh

Saturday 18th of December 2021

I’m not generally a rom-com reader, but was in the mood after a heavier tome. This Time Next Year was the perfect choice - it’s absolutely charming! And the list reminded me to re-read Bridget Jones - such a fun book.