14 New Books Out in February That You Need to Read
Move over, Valentine’s Day: This February we’re celebrating our one true love. We’re talking cozying up in cute, oversized sweater, pouring ourselves a warm tea latte and reading for pleasure (sorry to break it to you, bae!). Whether your ideal February read is a romantic beachy encounter or a nightlight-inducing thriller, there are tons of new releases out this February for every type of #litchick. Scroll on for our faves.
1. Cravings by Chrissy Teigen ($18): If you thought Chrissy Teigen’s hilariousness could be confined to her Twitter account, think again. This foodie model’s highly anticipated cookbook has everything we could ever hope for: Chrissy’s iconic #realgirl charm, John Legend’s famous fried chicken recipe and some bulldog pics just for the heck of it.
7. The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness and Peace by Pedram Shojai ($18): Anyone who made a New Year’s resolution to relax in 2016 should definitely read this no-nonsense guide to finding zen in the modern world. Tackling all the problems of the 21st century one chapter at a time — from negative self-image to loneliness — it’s a great empowerment tool to help you kick negativity and find happiness pronto.
8. The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah ($20): Stop everything you’re doing and pre-order this Zimbabwe native’s first novel right now. Writing from the perspective of a death row inmate at Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, the story recounts Memory’s life before the murder of her adopted father that landed her in prison. Family secrets, class war and sexual jealousy are explored in this can’t-put-down debut.
11. The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer ($18): If you’re looking for a page-turning thriller, look no further than the debut novel from Kate Hamer. Alternating between the narration of a worried mother and her lost child, you’ll have to stop yourself from trying to finish it in one read.
12. Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig ($12): From The Ten Commandments of Online Shopping to The Bad-Hair-Day Character Wheel, Youtuber Grace Helbig’s style bible is a must-read for anyone looking for a good belly laugh. Read on the go or leave it at home; the book is broken up into digestible chunks for maximum LOLs.