For Your Consideration: February 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February titles for the February 2021 LibraryReads list!

Votes due January 1!

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

“The storytelling is propulsive, and the contemporary relevance of the novel’s themes—among them, how outsiders are unfairly blamed for economic inequalities—provides additional depth in this rich, rewarding read about family ties, perseverance, and women’s friendships and fortitude.”–Booklist, starred review

“Hannah brings Dust Bowl migration to life in this riveting story of love, courage, and sacrifice.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SURVIVORS by Jane Harper

“It’s been 12 years since Kieran Elliot left his hometown of Evelyn Bay under a dark cloud… While this novel isn’t quite as suspenseful as Harper’s previous books, she’s a master at creating atmospheric settings, and it’s easy to fall under her spell. A layered and nuanced mystery.”–Kirkus Reviews

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT by Elle Cosimano

“YA specialist Cosimano cuts dexterously between Finn’s adventures as a hit woman, her deeply iffy romance with Fairfax County Detective Nicholas Anthony, and the domestic crises that keep on piling up as if nothing had ever happened to disturb them. Suspenseful, funny, and even a tad mysterious. More, please.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE UNWILLING by John Hart

“Yes, there are wildly disparate parts at play here, but Hart keeps us engaged with all of them, subtly folding quiet, character-driven moments into the story while still powering the narrative toward an all-stops-out ending—and a chilling coda. Remember to breathe after you turn the last page.”–Booklist, starred review

MAKE UP BREAK UP by Lily Menon

“[T]he witty banter and electric sexual tension throughout will keep readers hooked. This winning romance will especially appeal to fans of THE HATING GAME.”–Publishers Weekly

THE ECHO WIFE by Sarah Gailey

“THE ECHO WIFE is a slow burn, but the emotional intensity simmering under Evelyn’s skin and the revelations that spin out of the plot are well worth the investment. Gailey’s expertise with suspense and their success in presenting the reader with impossible choices about the ethics of cloning, biological programming and editing, and of Evelyn’s specific, difficult situation, will leave the reader thinking about the novel long after the final page.”–Booklist, starred review

ALL GIRLS by Emily Layden

“Layden’s incisive debut offers a composite portrait of an exclusive girls’ boarding school on the cusp of a long-overdue reckoning with a sexual abuser on the faculty… Notably, the novel is set just before #MeToo, creating an astute snapshot of a venerable institution being pulled, however unwillingly, into its future. Layden succeeds at bringing the effects of an institutional cover-up into sharp relief.”–Publishers Weekly

WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE: A True Story of Love and Friendship by Martha Teichner

“Teichner’s fans will adore learning about her family, childhood, travels, and many adventures, but anyone will find much to savor here—love of dogs not even required.”–Booklist

TRULY LIKE LIGHTNING by David Duchovny

“Actor Duchovny’s cinematic fourth novel takes a bucking ride through the 21st-century American West, ranging from Hollywood to religious fervor out in the desert… Duchovny’s jam-packed page-turner is just waiting for someone to snap up the film rights.”–Publishers Weekly

LONE STARS by Justin Deabler

“In Deabler’s bighearted debut, a gay man looks back on his family’s history to understand how his heritage and identity are woven by his home state of Texas… In the end, this novel proudly and emotionally defines what it means to be from the Lone Star State.”–Publishers Weekly

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