February Book Stack Preview

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I didn’t read much last week, I’m about 1/3 of the way into The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister.  I’m over half way through Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink on audio.  So Powerful!!

February is another month loaded with new releases and I thought I’d share the ones I’m excited to read.

The Place to say Goodbye

When Genevieve Sterner gets the call in New Jersey that her parents have been killed in a car crash, she must inform her siblings. But it’s not as simple as picking up a phone.
She emails her identical twin sister, Eleanor, who lives far away in Hawaii, because she doesn’t have her phone number.
She can’t even do that with Carson, her nonverbal autistic brother who has never said a word. So she goes to his day care program, and still, when she tells him, she has no idea if he understands. (available Feb 3)

Miss Hazel and The Rosa Parks League

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida one wealthy and white and the other poor and black who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can t keep a grip on her fractured life. (available February 3)

Crazy Love You

Love hurts … Sometimes it even kills.

Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”…and from his family’s deadly secrets.(available February 10)

My Sunshine Away

It was the summer everything changed.…

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.(available Febrary 10)

The Secrets of Midwives

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. (available February 10)

The Country of Ice Cream Star

In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a fearless young heroine embarks on a dangerous and surprising journey to save her world in this brilliantly inventive thriller

In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is a world of children; before reaching the age of twenty, they all die of a strange disease they call Posies–a plague that has killed for generations. There is no medicine, no treatment; only the mysterious rumor of a cure.

A spool of Blue Thread

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family–their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog–is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red’s father. (available February 10)

A Touch of Stardust

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker, comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind-the-scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress, Carole Lombard.

When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana for Hollywood, she never imagines she’ll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress from Julie’s provincial Midwestern hometown. Although the young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, the only job Julie’s able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick—who is busy burning through directors, writers and money as he begins filming Gone with the Wind. (available February 17)

While I have other books in my stacks that I’d like to read this month, the eight above are my first choices.  What about you?  What is on top of your reading stack?  Do you have new books you plan to read?  

I’m linking this up to Sheila’s blog Book Journey and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading

11 Responses to “February Book Stack Preview”

  1. lakesidemusing

    Wow, these all look good. I’ve seem some very positive reviews of My Sunshine Away and I usually enjoy Anne Tyler, too. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them all!

    • Anita

      I requested on edelweiss and was turned down. I think I’ll listen to the audio of A Spool of Blue Thread, I’ll have time for that.

  2. View From My Home

    I have 4 of those titles listed above on my wishlist to hope to get soon, and I especially want to read My Sunshine Away. I suspect I will buy it in the next week or so if my library doesn’t have it available. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. whatsheread

    I’m reading My Sunshine Away right now (and loving it), and I believe the new Kate Alcott is next on my list. I saw Gone With the Wind in the description and knew I had to read it.

    Have a great week!

  4. ondbookshelf

    So many good ones here! I’m particularly looking forward to the Anne Tyler, and My Sunshine Away.

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