Would it be too much to just check off every new romance for the month of romance? Probably, yes. Don’t worry, we have just about every other genre covered, as well. This February should be all about exploring new territory in literature, so we’re embracing all of the new!
- The Hunting Party: A Novel by Lucy Foley: A murder mystery to keep your night occupied? That’s exactly what this novel became to me. A group of 30-something friends gets together for their traditional New Year’s group vacay. They’ve been doing this for a decade, so you can only imagine how much drama can manage to build up over 10 years. After a night of arguing, the group wakes up to find one of their friends dead.
- The Authenticity Project: A Novel by Clare Pooley: When an older, lonely artist pens his deepest and truest thoughts in his green journal and leaves it in Monica’s cafe. Displeased with his comments and cynical way of life, she pens her own journal entry in his green journal. The green journal becomes a cafe staple, as others add their own thoughts. Pooley takes you through an array of different city folk, which really made me think about my own favorite cafe in Brooklyn Heights.
- Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed: Oh, when politics brings the most unlikely couples together. This is the perfect read to devour before bed. Main characters Jamie Goldberg and Maya Rehman are tasked to canvasing together, and learn a lot about one another along the way.
- Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein by Joe Yonan: As a Latina, I have to admit that beans have been a staple in my family’s kitchen no matter where in the world they’re located. A whole cookbook on beans…I’m there! From snacks and meals to desserts, there’s definitely an array of delicious recipes that I had never even thought of until now.
- Glow From Within by Joanna Vargas: When Hollywood’s top celebrity esthetician is telling you about getting your glow on, you listen. It’s what you do. You will definitely learn a lot about your skin type and debunk myths with the help of Vargas. My favorite part is the DIY mask recipes. I found my Saturday night routine.
- Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie: A Hollywood scandal to help me cope with the loss of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” for the rest of the year. I love drama, just reading and watching it, of course. Her high-profile divorce gets ugly, and Agnes Murphy Nash rolls with the punches awkwardly, but exceptionally.
- The Worst Best Man: A Novel by Mia Sosa: After wedding planner, Carolina Santos, is left at the altar, she is left to pick up the pieces and focus on her career. She’s presented with an incredible career opportunity, but there’s one major problem: she has to partner up with the man who would have been the Best Man at her wedding. And so, the rom-com begins. I can’t resist a ‘doomed’ coupling.
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