Here are some of the most exciting (and hopefully good) books of February 2018. Add your own oooh shinies to our Goodreads list and let us know in the comments which book you look forward to reading the most!
Call Me Zebra
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
A feisty heroine’s quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature—even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love.
The Philosopher’s Flight
An epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art.
Tess of the Road
In a world where women are ladies and dragons are abound, Tess is an outsider. While running away from home, she runs into an old dragon-friend who gives her a purpose.
What Are We Doing Here?
In this new essay collection, Marilynne Robinson trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson’s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display.
An American Marriage
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. When Roy is sentenced to twelve years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Celestial in the arms of a childhood friend.
The Queen of Hearts
Zadie and Emma meet in medical school and have become best friends. But when a man from Zadie’s past reappears, the secrets and mysteries of their friendship are laid bare.
When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind.
Sadness is a White Bird
a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country.
The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary
Macy’s school officially classifies her as disturbed, but with an absent mom, a dad in prison and a brother taken away by Child Protective Services, she hardly cares. Written in dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms—complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors.
Tempest & Slaughter
Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms.
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
Shaun David Hutchinson
Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be explained, but why Elena can heal someone from a gunshot wound, why the shooter vanished in mid-air and why the girl on the tampon box talks to her, can’t.
The Prince and the Dressmaker
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.
The House of Impossible Beauties
A look into the 1980’s glamorous drag world of Harlem. Seventeen-year-old Angel is new to the world, falls in love with Hector and together they form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit.
All the Names They Used for Good
A haunting, diverse debut story collection that explores the isolation we experience in the face of the mysterious, often dangerous forces that shape our lives.
A beautiful and unapologetic collection of stories about women’s unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface.
Self Portrait with Boy
An ambitious young female artist accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death—an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship.
A child is born in a tin can. A switchboard operator finds himself in hell. Three corpulent women float somewhere beyond time. Welcome to the weird world of Karin Tidbeck, the visionary Swedish author of literary sci-fi, speculative fiction, and mind-bending fantasy who has captivated readers around the world.
Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.”
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