Hey Everyone! February is almost upon us which means a new month of book releases and it doesn’t disappoint in the volume of books coming out! It’s hard not to be simultaneously excited and groan internally when thinking about how many books come out this month! The excitement, of course, because there are so many great books and groaning because the bookish amongst us think of the danger our bank accounts are in!

I know my bookish people do!

I’m going to give disclaimers here: 1) be sure to double check publishing dates for the ones you are most excited about because these dates can change for any number of reasons and sometimes I miss those changes. B) Don’t come to me blaming me for how many books you end up purchasing or pre-ordering…*insert eyebrow raised emoji here*. Please also be sure to request these books from your local library, that also counts towards the books numbers and supports the authors!

I’m sayin’ doe!

Aiight, let’s get to this list!

  • Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier *MG* 2/1
  • This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi 2/1
  • What The Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris *adult* 2/1
  • Required Reading For The Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee *NA* 2/1
  • Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander 2/1
  • Black Love Matters Anthology edited by Jessica P. Pryde *adult* 2/1
  • Never After: The Stolen Slippers by Melissa de la Cruz *MG sequel* 2/1
  • Black Girls Must Be Magic A Novel by Jayne Allen *adult series* 2/1
  • Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith *MG sequel* 2/1
  • She Persisted: Wangari Maathai by Eucabeth Odhiambo 2/1
  • Omar Rising by Aisha Saaed *MG Companion* 2/1
  • Solimar the Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Muñoz Ryan *MG* 2/1
  • Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu *adult* 2/1
  • Don’t Cry For Me by Daniel Black *adult* 2/1
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee *MG* 2/1
  • Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson *adult* 2/1
  • When The World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura *MG* 2/1
  • Redwood And Wildfire by Andrea Hairston *adult* 2/1
  • Why? By Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans *PB* 2/1
  • And We Rise by Erica Martin 2/1
  • Kemosha of the Caribbean by Alex Wheatle 2/1
  • Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho *adult* 2/1
  • Murder Of Crows  by K. Ancrum 2/1
  • Cameron Battle And The Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry *MG* 2/1
  • Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson *MG* 2/1
  • The Black Agenda by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman *adult* 2/1
  • The New Girl by Jesse Q. Sutanto 2/1
  • Black Joy Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts *adult* 2/1
  • Didn’t We Almost Have It All In Defense of Whitney Houston by Gerrick Kennedy *adult* 2/1
  • Hey You by Dapo Adeola *PB* 2/2
  • Sunny G’s Series Of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon 2/8
  • Cold by Mariko Tamaki 2/8
  • A Spark Within The Forge: An Ember In The Ashes Graphic Novel by Sabaa Tabir 2/8
  • You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen 2/8
  • Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie 2/8
  • A Comb Of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow *MG* 2/8
  • Lulu And Milagro’s Search For Clarity by Angela Velez 2/8
  • Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams 2/8
  • Cherish Farrah A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow *adult* 2/8
  • The Final Cut by Onjali Q. Raúf *MG* 2/8
  • Once Upon A Forest by Pam Fong *PB* 2/8
  • Colors Of Awesome: 24 Bold Women Who Inspired The World by Eva Chen & Derek Desierto *BB* 2/8
  • I’ll Hold Your Hand by Maggie C. Rudd & Elisa Chavarri *PB* 2/8
  • With Lots Of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez & André Ceolin *PB* 2/8
  • Homicide And Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala *adult series* 2/8
  • Powwow Day by Traci Sorell, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight *PB* 2/8
  • The Great Mrs. Elias A Novel Based on a True Story By Barbara Chase-Riboud *adult* 2/8
  • The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas *adult* 2/8
  • No Filter And Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado 2/8
  • Playing for Love by Jeevani Charika *adult* 2/11
  • Bitter by akwaeke emezi *prequel* 2/15
  • The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian 2/15
  • Reclaim The Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space edited by Zoraida Cordova 2/15
  • When Your Voice Shakes by Ruby Yayra Goka 2/15
  • Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James *adult sequel* 2/15
  • Anansi and the Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi *PB* 2/15
  • Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond & Daniel Minter *PB* 2/15
  • Every Leaf A Hallelujah by Ben Okri & Diana Ejaita *PB* 2/15
  • Nenek Tata and the Mangrove Menace by Judith Vun Price and Jacqui Vun *PB* 2/15
  • Young, Gifted, and Black A Journey of Lament and Celebration by Sheila Wise Rowe *adult* 2/15
  • I Am Thinking My Life by Allysun Atwater *PB* 2/15
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh 2/22
  • Dear Mama’s Loving Arms by Ceece Kelley *PB* 2/22
  • Only a Monster by Vanessa Len 2/22
  • Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi *MG* 2/22
  • I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson *adult* 2/22
  • Miss Pearly’s Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley *adult* 2/22
  • Climb On! by Baptiste Paul, Jacqueline Alcántara *PB* 2/22
  • The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka *adult* 2/22
  • The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres 2/22
  • Dancing Davi by Priya Parikh *PB* 2/22
  • Mommy, Look At Me! by Alexandra Santana *PB* 2/22
This is the excitement I feel too!

Whew! So many new books and most of them on the first two pub days! Like the January, I’ve been lucky to have received a number of ARCS/E-ARCs! I have the ARCS of the following books:

  • This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  • Required Reading For The Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee *NA*
  • Black Love Matters Anthology edited by Jessica P. Pryde *adult*
  • Black Girls Must Be Magic A Novel by Jayne Allen *adult series*
  • Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas
  • Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith *MG sequel*
  • Omar Rising by Aisha Saaed *MG Companion*
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee *MG*
  • Why? By Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans *PB*
  • Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho *adult*
  • Cameron Battle And The Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry *MG*
  • Sunny G’s Series Of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
  • Cold by Mariko Tamaki
  • You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen
  • Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie
  • A Comb Of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow *MG*
  • Lulu And Milagro’s Search For Clarity by Angela Velez
  • Cherish Farrah A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow *adult*
  • Reclaim The Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space edited by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh
  • Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi *MG*
  • The Great Mrs. Elias A Novel Based on a True Story By Barbara Chase-Riboud *adult*
This is how I feel when I get approved for an ARC or I receive one!

I’ve been kept busy with ARCS as so many of them were read over the last 2 1/2 weeks *insert wide eyed emoji here*! Of these ARCs, I have read the following:

  • This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  • Required Reading For The Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee *NA*
  • Cherish Farrah A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow *adult*
  • Black Girls Must Be Magic A Novel by Jayne Allen *adult series*
  • Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas
  • Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald L. Smith *MG sequel*
  • Omar Rising by Aisha Saaed *MG Companion*
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee *MG*
  • Why? By Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans *PB*
  • Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho *adult*
  • Cameron Battle And The Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar J. Perry *MG*
  • Black Love Matters Anthology edited by Jessica P. Pryde *adult*
An understatement, really!

I’m currently reading The Great Mrs. Elias. I do have a game plan in place for reading the remaining ARCs/E-ARCs that come out this month before their release dates as well as going into March (which I also have a lot of ARCs for)!

Always!

Are there any books coming out this month that you are excited about? Did I miss any books by Authors Of Color coming out this month? Let me know in the comments or on social media! As always you can find & follow me on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I got to read an anticipated read before it releases! As always, I’m sending y’all bookish love and wishing you happy reading! I’m Out! Peace!

Published by bookishgirlmagic

I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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