February 2020 New Releases
After wading through hundreds of upcoming titles, I have narrowed the list of February releases to these nine Can’t Wait Books. I scoured book review catalogs, book blogs and library chat forums to ensure that I found the most interesting and original new books. I primarily focus on Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, but I will include Young Adult titles, if they seem like they will have a broad appeal. Starred titles have been added to my personal to be read list.
Summary excerpts from goodreads.com
February 04, 2020
Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa - Sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding: her ex-fiancé's infuriating, irritating, annoyingly handsome brother.
Yes, No, Maybe So by Albertalli & Saeed - Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural romance of the century is another thing entirely. (Young Adult)
February 11, 2020
Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen - A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery. I was lucky to receive an advance copy of this book, for a No Spoiler Review click here.
House of Trelawney by Hannah Mary Rothschild - An eccentric, dysfunctional family of English aristocrats, and their crumbling stately home that reminds us how the lives and hopes of women can still be shaped by the ties of family and love.
February 15, 2020
*Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel - Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.
February 18, 2020
Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial - A harrowing story of drama, adventure, and a father’s love for his son, set in the most beautiful and dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer’s Son is a mystery, the memoir of a father and his son, and an unforgettable story of love and profound loss. (Non-Fiction)
February 25, 2020
*Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore - Oona Out of Order is a remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of sequence. Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.
*Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little - An egomaniacal movie director, an isolated island. A wickedly funny exploration of our cultural addiction to tales of murder and mayhem and a thrilling, behind-the-scenes whodunit.
*Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson – A time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together. (Non-Fiction)
Which of upcoming titles are you excited to read? Have you read any of the above books? Comment below: