Blue Monday? Books are the cure for that.

Yup! Today, January 21st is Blue Monday. A term (in the northern hemisphere) that describes a Monday in January, typically the third Monday of the month, that is characterized as the most depressing day of the year.

To battle the blues, I decided to embrace them. I’m showcasing some titles from my TBR review queue that have blue covers.  As of today, I have 187 titles that I have agreed to review, so thought it would be interesting to see how many of them have blue covers. I found THIRTEEN! (8 from Edelweiss, 2 from NetGalley, 1 from the author, and 2 directly from the publisher.)

If anything looks interesting to you, just click on the cover and it will take you to the Goodreads description.

from Pushkin Press via Edelweiss

from Pamela Dorman Books via Edelweiss

from Scribner via Edelweiss

from Witness Impulse via Edelweiss

from Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley

from the author

from Bloodhound Books

from Blackstone Publishing via NetGalley

from Harper via Edelweiss

from Inspired Quill

from Biblioasis via Edelweiss

from Atria Books via Edelweiss

from Yucca via Edelweiss

How could I be BLUE with all of these great titles yet to read?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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23 Responses to Blue Monday? Books are the cure for that.

  1. I hadn’t heard of Blue Monday before, but the timing makes sense, the further north you go. Emotionally, this is around the time during the winter that I start to flag a bit. Stuck inside, so darn cold all the time, fewer sunny days (though I LOVE a sunny winter day when there is fresh snow on the ground and little beads of ice on the trees – nature’s glitter!), plans (and school!) getting cancelled because of bad weather, and the nasty weather showed up in early November, so you’re tired of it already, but you know it won’t be over until April…just ugh. Some of those books look like they’d go a long way in helping ease the blues. My Last Continent is going on my TBR right now.

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  3. carhicks says:

    I don’t think of Blue Monday down here in Florida. I only have two of these books to read, but I am sure if I looked at my TBR, I would find a lot.

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  4. haha love what you did with that title 😉 Definitely agree you couldn’t be blue with all these pretty books 😉

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  5. J.P. Choquette says:

    Love this list–and lots of pretty and intriguing covers to enjoy. Blue Monday indeed! 🙂

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  6. I can testify to the 3rd Monday of January being a blue one and that blue graphic–oh, that was sooo perfect. Thank you!

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  7. 187. I think that would totally stress me out. Great idea for a list! I hadn’t heard today was supposed to be so depressing.

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    • Thanks Karen. ♥ The number is a bit crazy, but it is actually down from a few months ago. I am trying to request less and have amended my review policy for now. I’ve always been a greedy-guts, but hopefully I’ll get a handle on it soon and get it down to a more manageable number.

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  8. So many blue thrillers!

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  9. What a great idea – and blue is my favorite color, too! I think I would like to read The Sisters and An Unwanted Guest. 🙂

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  10. You’ve got some great books there. I recommend Distress Signals and An Unwanted Guest.

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  11. What is it about blue covers that get my attention???

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  12. Wow what a lot of blue books and only one that I’ve read; Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard. I hope you haven’t been too blue today – I think I managed to rise above the blue – all sunshine and flowers for the rest of the year!

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