It’s time for some great winter books. Normally I would’ve posted this back in December, but I didn’t. I guess I wanted to wait until the new year. Rachel Epstein of Marie Claire has her list of great winter reads…
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The Best Winter 2019 Book Releases to Curl Up With on Your Couch
You and I both know that as much as we love getting that picture playing in the snow for the ‘gram, we’d much rather be mistaken for a wrapped burrito on the couch while reading a new book…or five. If you’re able to handle the FOMO of freezing your fingers off in a cute beanie, pass the time indoors by picking up any of these amazing new winter book releases, below.
1.‘Children of Virtue and Vengeance’ by Tomi Adeyemi
Tomi Adeyemi, known for her acclaimed debut novel Children of the Bone, is back with her second book in the YA fantasy Legacy of Orïsha trilogy. This time around, main characters Zélie and Amari struggle with the consequences of bringing too much magic to the land of Orïsha and how to bring the kingdom together.
Available December 3, 2019
2.‘Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid
Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age is one of the most anticipated novels of the season—a Black babysitter is accused of kidnapping her employer’s white toddler, leading the women to discover a surprising connection that will change both of their lives.
Available December 31, 2019
3.‘We Wish You Luck’ by Caroline Zancan
The coming-of-age novel about a group of students who take revenge on their professor shares their stories in their own words, which just so happens to be the exact novel you’re reading.
Available January 14, 2020
4.‘American Dirt’ by Jeanine Cummins
Lydia Quixano Perez and her son are forced to flee the Mexican city of Acapulco after her journalist husband publishes a tell-all on a man leading a major drug cartel in the city. Suddenly, they become migrants heading towards the United States in search of a better life, unsure of what really lies ahead.
Available January 21, 2020
5.‘Show Them a Good Time’ by Nicole Flattery
The U.S. edition of Show Them a Good Time, where Nicole Flattery brilliantly tells the stories of fictional women in restrictive roles, is set to land this January, and promises to make you laugh, cry, and cringe…likely all at once.
Available January 28, 2020
6.‘Believe Me’ by Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman
Feminist champions Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman are back with their second anthology, rallying a handful of contributors like Samantha Irby, Dahlia Lithwick, Ayanna Pressley, Moira Donegan, and Julia Serano to share their personal stories on sexual assault, consent, gender norms, and overall life after the #MeToo movement.
Available January 28, 2020
7.‘The Other Mrs.’ by Mary Kubica
Mary Kubica’s upcoming psychological thriller The Other Mrs., set to become a Netflix film, is about a woman who relocates in an attempt to save her family after a female neighbor is found murdered in her home. She then becomes paranoid about a killer on the loose and a haunted home she inherited from her husband’s deceased sister.
Available February 18, 2020
8.‘Whistleblower’ by Susan Fowler
When 25-year-old Susan Fowler published a viral post in 2017 detailing the sexual harassment she experienced working at Uber as an entry-level engineer, she ignited a national conversation on the unacceptable pattern of behavior from Silicon Valley men. In Whistleblower, Fowler gives us a deeper look into the strength, courage, and bravery she exuded despite the known consequences she would face—inspiring women everywhere to share their own stories.
Available on February 18, 2020
9.‘Hood Feminism’ by Mikki Kendall
In Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall confronts mainstream feminism, this time putting Black women at the center of the conversation when they are far too often dismissed by the white privilege that plagues our society.
Available on February 25, 2020
10.‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell
In My Dark Vanessa, 15-year-old Vanessa becomes involved with her 42-year-old professor and struggles to navigate the allegations of sexual abuse against him that later surface from a former student. The novel takes a deeper look into Vanessa’s trauma-filled past as she struggles to cope with the harsh reality of the person her first love really is.
Available on March 10, 2020
Interesting list of books. A few may just be added on my shelf! Enjoy the rest of New Years Day, be blessed.
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