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January and February releases

I realize that it’s slightly ridiculous to publish this post when February is almost over at this point. On the other hand, I tend to be a completist and it feels wrong not to. And there are some books out in the last few months that look GREAT, so I want to highlight them anyway.

great-green-room binti stef-soto


Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls by Tonya Bolden (juvenile nonfiction)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (adult historical fantasy)

The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey (mg fantasy)

In the Great Green Room by Amy Gary (biography)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (YA contemporary)

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres (mg contemporary)

Dreadnought: Nemesis by April Daniels (YA SF)

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer (adult fantasy)

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (YA fantasy)

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu (YA fantasy)

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (SF novella)

piecing-me-together amberlough american-street






Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (YA SF)

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly (adult historical fantasy)

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (YA fantasy)

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey (adult fantasy)

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro (YA mystery)

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (YA contemporary)

The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine (YA fantasy)

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (YA contemporary)

American Street by Ibi Zoboi (YA magical realism )

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas (YA fantasy)

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (adult fantasy)

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

3 replies on “January and February releases”

I feel like I’ve shouted about my love for WE ARE OKAY (despite its questionable college administration) at everyone who will listen, but I’ve also read the Silvera and the Zoboi and would recommend them both!

Outside our little book world, books that have come out in the past couple of years are considered recent – I certainly think there’s room for books out a few weeks to still be new! I have Stef Soto in my (nearly overdue) pile at home, and really want to read The Bear and the Nightingale and American Street… and Binti, both of them. sigh!

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