Fall in love with a new read this February. New fiction titles just hit our shelves ready for you to discover. Click here for a full list of our favorite February releases!
With the colder temperatures and snow falling, it’s a great time to read! All adult and young adult reads are eligible for a prize through our Winter Reading Program from January 1 to February 28. Looking for more personalized suggestions? Fill out this form for titles curated just for you, or feel free to give us a call at 847/590-4070.
Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala
Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal, since summer, her least favorite season, has just started. To add to her feelings of sticky unease, Lila’s little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago – a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case – because it looks like one of them might be next.
Culinary mystery / Feuding family / Engaging
Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb
The woman’s body was found on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child. Eve Dallas clearly is dealing with a killer whose childhood involved some sort of trauma. When Eve discovers that other young women—who physically resemble the first victim—have vanished, the clock starts ticking louder.
Police procedural / Clever / Dynamic plot
Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. And then fate intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant—her childhood friend, her first love, her first… well, everything. Olivia must be hallucinating. In the decade since she last saw Margot, her life hasn’t gone exactly as planned. At almost thirty, she’s been married… and divorced. Never in a million years did she expect her important new client’s Best Woman would be the one that got away.
Romantic comedy / Steamy / Witty
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Arriving in Paris to stay with her brother, Ben, Jess learns that he has gone missing, and to find him, starts digging into his life, realizing, even though she has come to the City of Lights to escape her past, it’s his future hanging in the balance.
Thriller / Twists and turns / Page-turner
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
Nina de Gramont’s The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder–and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
Historical mystery / Character-driven / Devilishly clever
Steal by James Patterson
When the son of the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund is thought to have committed suicide, but a body hasn’t been found, his father, believing that he is still alive, turns to Dylan Reinhart for help, drawing him into a world of multi-million-dollar secrets and danger.
Thriller / Action-packed / Suspenseful