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Weekly Update

I was supposed to head out to Albuquerque on Sunday, but a “possible fast-moving storm in the New York metropolitan area” has me accelerating my travel plans to leave tomorrow for the American Booksellers Winter Institute Conference. While the events do not kick off until Tuesday night, I have learned over the years that I want to get in as early as possible when traveling, to eliminate the chance that I may not get there at all. So on Wednesday, I was talking to the airline to change my flight, and I was lining up a new hotel plan. As soon as I land on Saturday, my friend Wendy Sheanin and I are heading to Santa Fe for a couple of days.

On Sale This Week

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of January 14th and January 21st that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar.

This week, we are calling attention to our Winter Reading Contests and Feature, which we have brought back for a fifth year. On select days between now and Friday, February 15th at noon ET, we are hosting a series of 24-hour contests spotlighting a book releasing this winter (or a book publishing in the spring that we would like to bring to your attention now) and giving five lucky readers a chance to win it.

We also have three contests to tell you about on ReadingGroupGuides.com.

We are celebrating the January 22nd release of MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (an upcoming Bookreporter.com Bets On pick) with a special contest that will give five groups the chance to win 12 copies of Stephanie Land's eye-opening memoir, plus the opportunity to chat with the author. Ten additional readers will be awarded a copy of the book, which exposes the reality of pursuing the American dream from below the poverty line. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, February 6th at noon ET.

January's "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest book is THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT by Chris Bohjalian, which is now available in paperback. In this spellbinding psychological thriller, a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man --- and no idea what happened. In a book group? Then tell us what your group is currently reading to be eligible to win. Three winners will be selected, and each will be awarded 12 copies of the book for their group. Be sure to enter by Wednesday, February 6th at noon ET.

Finally, we are asking book groups to help us compile ReadingGroupGuides.com's "Best Books of the Year" list for 2018. Click here to share both your favorite book that you read with your group last year and your favorite book that you read outside your group by Thursday, January 31st at noon ET, and you will be eligible to win six titles releasing this year that are perfect for book group discussions: THE AGE OF LIGHT by Whitney Scharer, THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib, THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn, THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See, LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly, and THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict.

Winter Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that releases this winter. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Friday, January 18th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Amy Gentry, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Holiday Cheer

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that is perfect for holiday giving and that you may want to include on your "to me/from me" list. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Contest by Friday, December 21st at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE MARTIN CHRONICLES by John Fried, which releases on January 8th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Contest by Friday, October 19th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of KITCHEN YARNS: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood, which releases on December 4th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Summer Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Friday, August 24th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE DINNER LIST by Rebecca Serle, which releases on September 11th and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Spring Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Friday, April 20th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of WELL, THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey, which releases on May 22nd. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Showcase

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights multiple books coming out this fall. Read more about them, and enter our Fall Showcase Contest by Friday, October 25th at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of each of the following books: THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin, CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois, A NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS by Nancy Thayer, and NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl.