Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new February 2024 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why I’ve also included some of the most popular February 2024 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the February 2024 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top February 2024 Book Releases
When her brother ships off to Vietnam, nursing student Frankie McGrath impulsively decides to leave her sheltered life on Coronado Island and join the Army Nurse Corps. In Vietnam, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos of war. Yet, even more unsettling, is the shock of coming home to a country that has been divided by war and disillusioned by politics.
A. J. Finn
Nicky Hunter has corresponded with reclusive mystery writer Sebastian Trapp for years but is shocked when he invites her to his mansion to help him write his life story. Twenty years earlier on New Year’s Eve, Sebastian’s first wife and son disappeared from different locations. Did Sebastian commit the perfect crime? Why is he willing to start talking about it now?
In 1908 Manchuria, Bao investigates the death of an unknown courtesan found frozen in the snow. Her death is surrounded by rumors of foxes that lure people by transforming themselves into beautiful humans. Meanwhile, a Chinese family that owns a medicine shop finds they are cursed that all their sons will die before they turn 24. When Snow, a new servant, enters the house, they find their luck has suddenly changed. But Snow is really seeking vengeance for her lost child, a trail that will lead her and Bao from China to Japan as they meet friends and foes and navigate the truths and myths about fox spirits.
During her dying moments, Brooklyn Melody James contemplates what led her to become the cold calculating manipulator that everyone wanted dead. Learning the art of the hustle from her parents, Brooklyn burns her bridges with her family before fleeing to New York City. In the city, she falls in love with a player in the drug game and becomes ruthless in her ambition, creating a reign of terror that one person decides must end.
We all know that person who is able to connect deeply with anyone they meet. All conversations can be categorized as practical, emotional, or social. Charles Duhigg argues that these supercommunicators can identify and match each type of conversation while also hearing complex emotions, subtle negotiations, and understanding possible biases. Using the power of storytelling, Duhigg promises to help you become more adept at recognizing and navigating any conversation you find yourself in.
Ricki Wilde has never felt like she has fit in with her socialite sisters in their powerful Atlanta family. When she’s invited to rent the bottom floor of a Harlem brownstone, Ricki jumps at the chance to start anew. After Ricki meets a mysterious stranger, her world is thrown off balance as the two artists begin a romance full of magic that will link them together forever.
The Most Anticipated February 2024 Book Releases
Kate Quinn and Janie Chang
In 1906 San Francisco, Gemma desperately needs a refresh of her singing career, and Suling, a Chinese embroideress, needs to escape an arranged marriage. Soon, they are both caught up with charming railroad magnate Henry Thornton, owner of the fabled Phoenix Crown, an ancient Chinese relic. After an earthquake tears the town apart, Henry disappears. When the crown reappears at a Paris ball five years later, Gemma and Suling are determined to solve the mystery.
When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down Manhattan, the residents of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan begin gathering together on their rooftop. Slowly, the residents become actual neighbors, establishing a sense of community through shared stories. However, each character is narrated by a different literary voice. Margaret Atwood, Celeste Ng, John Grisham, Dave Eggers, Tommy Orange, Louise Erdrich, and Neil Gaiman are just a few of the major authors of the day contributing to this unique work.
Last year, Caseman High School was rocked by a scandal. Everyone says that Addie, a troubled student, is a liar determined to ruin lives and hurt others. A math teacher with a great life, Eve is dismayed to learn that Addie will be in her class this year. For Addie has secrets that she will do anything in her power to keep from coming out.
Nine years ago, Charlie Colbert was a survivor of a brutal Christmas Eve massacre at her small private grad school. Recently engaged, Charlie is careful to never let her guard down in her new life. When one of the other survivors announces they are creating a movie about that night, everything Charlie has built is threatened and she is determined to save it.
Ali Hazelwood switched from STEM Romance to paranormal with her newest February book release. Misery Lark’s days of living in obscurity among humans are over. As the daughter of the most powerful councilman of the Vampyres, she is promised in marriage to their mortal enemies, the Weres, as a peacekeeping measure. Lowe Moreland, the Weres alpha, is suspicious of Misery from the start. And he should be, because Misery has her own hidden agenda, and she will do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers.
A revered field nurse, Laurie is recovering from her war injuries in Canada when she receives word of her brother Freddie’s death in the trenches. Months earlier, Freddie survives an explosion and befriends a German soldier. Not wanting to return to the battlefield, they take refuge with a man who seems to make the hell of battle disappear. Searching for answers and the brother she doesn’t think is dead, Laurie volunteers at a private hospital in Belgium, where she hears whispers of a man who can make soldiers forget.
Popular February Upcoming Releases
What February 2024 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any February 2024 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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