Hi everyone! I’m back with February releases. This time I’m sharing 14 books with you which I think sound amazing! We cover pretty much every genre, from thriller to historical fiction!
tw / eating disorder, depression and suicide
The Girls at 17 Swann Street follows the story of Anna Roux, a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. Once there, alone, she struggles with anorexia and depression until she weights 88 pounds. She is admitted to 17 Swann Street where women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Together, they must fight their way back to good health, with the support of each other.
This book sounds like a poignant and heartbreaking tale of real-life struggles, depression and what it means to be a woman supporting other women.
Parkland: Birth of a Movement tells the extraordinary story of the fierce brave survivors of the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which killed 17 people. Dave Cullen has been reporting the school shooting epidemic for 20 years and now he tells the story of the uprising that made American history as young school students stood up to the NRA after the tragedy.
On The Come Up is the second author by best-selling author Angie Thomas, who wrote The Hate U Give. Her new book follows Bri, who wants to be the greatest rapper of all time. Her dad was an underground rapper who died before he made it. She has big shoes to fill. When Bri’s mother loses her job and the bills start piling up, Bri has to make it before they lose their house.
Angie Thomas does a great job of writing diverse, fierce characters. This is great representation, especially with such a popular author. If you’re looking for something different in young adult literature, then definitely give this one a read!
The Moon Within is a children’s book that deals with some seriously important topics! I kind of wish I had this book growing up. Celi has a lot of questions: her body is changing, she is attracted to a boy, her best friend is exploring gender fluidity. Also, her first period has arrived. It’s tradition with Mexican heritage to have a Moon Ceremony and her mother is adament. Celi, however, is not. Can she find the courage within herself to stand for who she wantas to be?
The book has brilliant reviews, a beautiful cover and the topic is very interesting!
tw / murder
The Silent Patient is about Alicia who shoots her husband five times in the face and never speaks another word. She had a seemingly perfect life: she was a famous painter, he was an in-demand fashion photographer. Together, they lived in a huge London house.
Now Alicia won’t talk or give any explanation. The domestic tragedy becomes a mystery which enraptures the public. The price of her art skyrockets and she is hidden away at a secure forensic unit. Theo Faber, criminal psychotherapist, is determined to get her to talk and unravel the mystery behind the murder, but what was supposed to be a job begins to consume him.
tw / murder
Never Tell is the 10th book in the DD Warren collection but you can read these books in any order! A man is shot three times in his home office. His computer has been shot twelve times. His pregnant wife is holding the gun. Evie Carter is known to the police because her dad was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But two coincidental murders is too many for the police.
This novel seems like it’s going to be a very layered complex murder mystery with lots of secrets and lies! For sure, my favourite kind.
I Owe You One is a contemporary romance with a cute twist. Fixie, who spends her life picking up her siblings slack after their father dies, is a people pleaser. When a man asks her to watch his laptop for a minute in a busy coffee shop, she ends up saving the laptop from certain disaster. The owner of the laptop, Sebastian, scribbled IOU on his business card and hands it to Fixie. When her childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, she would love Sebastian to give him a job. Over time, a small series of IOU’s arise between Fixie and Seb which challenge all of Fixie’s morals.
The Test is a sci-fi novel with a very vague synopsis. Set in near future Britain, Idir is sitting his citizenship test when he is handed the power of life and death. It’s up to him to save his family through a multiple choice quiz. The book has extremely good reviews, plus it’s short (112 pages) so it’s a good book to pick up if you’re at a loss one evening!
Early Riser is a standalone fantasy novel. Every winter, the human population hibernates for 4 months. Written in second person, you are Charlotte Worthing and it’s your first winter with the Winter Consuls, a group of misfits who are reponsible for ensuring sleeping safety. You are investigating viral dreams that have started to kill people. You start having dreams, too. You start to doubt your sanity. This book sounds so unique and interesting!
The Lost Girls of Paris follows grief-stricken Grace, whose husband died in the war. One morning, she finds an abandoned suitcase where she discovers photographs, each of a different woman. She takes the photos and leaves the station. Later, she discovers the suitcase belonged to Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of secret female agents. These women never returned home. Their fate is a mystery. Grace is determined to solve this mystery.
tw / murder
The Winner Sister: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved. Now, Sylvie returns home to care for her sick mother whose nurse is Ben – Persephone’s forbidden boyfriend. Sylvie always believed he was responsible for her sister’s murder. The book follows the slow unraveling of the mystery while Sylvie has to balance the estranged relationship with her mother, and, her own guilt.
tw / alcohol, illness
The Art of Losing begins with Harley’s life changing forever. She walks in on her boyfriend and sister hooking up at a party. Her boyfriend drunkenly drives her sister home but instead, crashes, leaving her in a coma. Harley is left angry and grieving. Also, she’s discovered her ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. When she meets an old childhood friend, Raf, they grow close. As her sister wakes from a coma, Raf takes Harley down a path of honesty, forgiveness and redemption.
tw / miscarriage & stillbirth
The Familiars is about Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, who is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s letter that carries a dire prediction: she will not survive another birth. By chance, she meets a midwife named Alice Grey, who promises to help her deliver a healthy baby. But Alice soon stands accused of witchcraft.
tw / stroke
Beauty in the Broken Places sounds like the kind of memoir which will rip my heart out because of it’s all too honesty and terrifying truths. Five months pregnant, Allison and her husband are on a flight to their “babymoon” when he has a rare and life-threatening stroke that leaves him with very short term and limited memories. Allison finds herself caring for a newborn and a sick husband, a man who is so different from the one she married.
Allison writes daily letters to her husband, both to spark his memories and also to keep a dialogue with him. Through these letters, she falls in love with her husband all over again.
That’s all the February releases I’m going to share with you today! I hope you enjoyed the read & find some new favourite books 🙂
Sleep less, read more xo