February 2023 promises to be an exciting month for book lovers, with a diverse range of new releases that cater to all interests. From captivating fiction to thought-provoking non-fiction, this month has something for everyone. Here, we take a look at the most anticipated books of February 2023, so you can add them to your reading list and get ready to dive into a world of new stories and ideas.
10 Most Anticipated Books of February 2023
- The Paris Apartment (B&N Exclusive Edition) by LUCY FOLEY
- I Have Some Questions For You by REBECCA MAKKAI
- The House of Eve by SADEQA JOHNSON
- The Writing Retreat by JULIA BARTZ
- Someone Else’s Shoes by JOJO MOYES
- Two Weeks Notice by AMY PORTERFIELD
- Cold People by TOM ROB SMITH
- On the Savage Side by TIFFANY MCDANIEL
- A Day of Fallen Night by SAMANTHA SHANNON
- The Crane Husband by KELLY BARNHILL
The Paris Apartment (B&N Exclusive Edition) by LUCY FOLEY
Lucy Foley returns with “The Paris Apartment,” two years after the success of “The Guest List.” This time, she promises to deliver a thrilling mystery that’s worth the wait. Readers can expect to savor every moment of the story, just as they did with “The Guest List” and “The Hunting Party.” This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a new, connecting short story and insights into the books and films that inspired the author, as well as some of her favorite Parisian locations.
I Have Some Questions For You by REBECCA MAKKAI
Bodie Kane faces old questions about a murder that shook her boarding school in 1995 when she returns as a professor. The lingering doubts about the investigation come back to haunt her, making her wonder if she knows something that could solve the case. “I Have Some Questions for You” is a captivating mystery that blends the past and present, creating a fast-paced and entrancing campus novel. Listen to the Poured Over podcast this month as they discuss the book with author Rebecca Makkai.
The House of Eve by SADEQA JOHNSON
A radiant novel, “Ruby and Eleanor” delves into the experiences of womanhood, sacrifice, and desire in pre-Roe America for young black women. Through the separate lives of Ruby and Eleanor, the story highlights the challenges of race, class, education, and motherhood. This tale reflects on the cost women pay for love and the unjust choices they are forced to make.
The Writing Retreat by JULIA BARTZ
The book is a sapphic thriller with horror elements, featuring a storyline that includes a mix of obsession, spooky history, and steamy hookups. Writer Alex, who joins a month-long writing retreat at the estate of feminist horror author Roza Vallo. The challenge is to write a novel from scratch, with the winner receiving a large publishing deal. However, strange things begin to happen and one writer vanishes, leading Alex to fight for survival.
Someone Else’s Shoes by JOJO MOYES
“Someone Else’s Shoes” is a novel by bestselling author Jojo Moyes. The book follows two women, Nisha Cantor and Sam Kemp, who have their lives intertwine when Sam mistakenly takes Nisha’s gym bag. Nisha is trying to maintain her wealthy lifestyle after her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off, while Sam is struggling to make ends meet for herself and her family. When Sam tries on Nisha’s designer shoes, she gains a newfound confidence and decides to make changes in her life. This book is filled with humor, compelling storytelling, and heartwarming moments, and explores how a small incident can have a big impact on someone’s life.
Two Weeks Notice by AMY PORTERFIELD
Amy Porterfield, an experienced online marketing expert, understands the fear of leaving a secure 9-5 job to start your own business. With her proven success in running her own business and hosting the popular podcast, “Online Marketing Made Easy,” Porterfield provides a comprehensive guide on building your own business from scratch. The book “Two Weeks Notice” is specifically aimed at corporate women seeking to transition out of their 9-5 jobs and into starting their own online business. The book covers topics such as when and how to transition, finding your niche and target audience, and monetizing your business through course creation.
Cold People by TOM ROB SMITH
With Earth conquered by a strange power, the human race has just 30 days to flee to their designated place of survival – Antarctica. The survivors in this icy land must endure extreme cold and learn to adapt in order to build a sustainable society. Fans of Smith’s previous work, such as the historical thriller Child 44, are eagerly anticipating his new science fiction release in February 2023.
On the Savage Side by TIFFANY MCDANIEL
As women in their community disappear, Arcade and Daffodil, twin sisters, cling to each other for support. “Women Missing” sheds light on the complexities of addiction, portraying it with sensitivity and compassion, while also challenging traditional notions of who qualifies as a victim. This intense novel combines themes of past trauma, community, and consequences to create a haunting and impactful story. Growing up, Arcade and Daffodil form an unbreakable bond as twins, which only grows stronger in the face of the traumatic history that haunts their Ohio town. As an adult, Arcade grapples with her childhood memories, leading her to confront her past in order to protect her sister from the unknown killer. McDaniel’s writing is powerful, but it often deals with heavy and potentially triggering subjects, as is the case with “Women Missing,” which is based on the true story of the Chillicothe Six.
A Day of Fallen Night by SAMANTHA SHANNON
Samantha Shannon writes a standalone prequel to “The Priory of the Orange Tree” about three women who shape the future. Tunuva Melim is trained to kill wryms, but their absence raises doubts about the Priory’s purpose. Glorian, in the North, keeps a low profile due to her parents’ politically motivated marriage. In the East, Dumai waits a lifetime at a mountain temple hoping to rouse the gods.
The Crane Husband by KELLY BARNHILL
Kelly Barnhill updates the classic tale of “The Crane Wife” with a modern twist. A teenage girl is tasked with caring for her family as her mother, a gifted artist, becomes fixated on weaving intricate crane tapestries. The girl must navigate the responsibilities of running the household and caring for her younger brother while trying to preserve their family dynamic. As her mother’s obsession with the crane intensifies, the daughter takes drastic measures to protect them all.
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Most Anticipated Books of February 2023