One thing I always love writing about is new book releases I am excited about. I love finding out about more books that are going to be released in the next month as well as getting even more excited for books I know are about to be released! There are so many incredible book coming out in the first few months of 2020 and February is one of the most exciting months! I cannot wait to give all of these a read! Here are the February 2020 releases I am excited about!
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone), Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her.
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.”
A new book from Becky Albertalli that she has co-written with Aisha Saeed whose books I’ve heard incredible things about! Of course I’m excited for this one. I am actually going to an event with the two authors in conversation towards the end of February and I cannot wait. I have high hopes for this one and I am excited!
What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel
“The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parker’s girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal’s office and said Mike hit her. But the students have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the police? Why did she stay so long if he was hurting her? Obviously, if it’s true, Mike should be expelled. But is it true?
Some girls want to rally for his expulsion—and some want to rally around Mike. The only thing that the entire student body can agree on? Someone is lying. And the truth has to come out.”
I have been a big fan of Alyssa Sheinmel’s books for a few years now and I cannot wait to have another Alyssa Sheinmel book to read. This one sounds extremely interesting too and looks like it is going to cover some important topics. I actually have an early eARC of this book on my kindle as we speak and I cannot wait to read it soon!
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
“A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She’s made the United States’ gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She’s on top of the world.
The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most–but not all the gymnasts are as supportive.
With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach’s ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn’t date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world?”
I have never really been interested in books about sports and the olympics before but this one seems really interesting for me. I keep seeing so many interesting and positive reviews about it and cannot wait to read it myself. I actually have an early copy of this book that was gifted to me by the wonderful people at TeamBkmrk. It keeps urging me to read it and I cannot wait to do that soon.
Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston
“Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she’s not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh (is this a feminist ambition?), win at her coursework and not make a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT of herself at all times.
But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents and when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she’s lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help . . .”
After hearing a book compared to the likes of Louise Rennison I was immediately interested in reading Diary of a Confused Feminist. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book and I am hoping that it makes me feel empowered!
06.02.2020What February releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!