February Book of the Month Picks

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It’s that time again, my friends! My Book of the Month box has arrived and I can’t wait to share the goods with you. This month I chose only one of their monthly selections and chose to add in a few of their past books that have been on my TBR forever! If I haven’t said thank you lately…thank you! So many of you have joined Book of the Month using my link and I so appreciate each and every one of you! I hope you are enjoying BOTM as much as I do! So, without further ado…here are my February Book of the Month picks! Let’s chat!

Ready or Not by Cara Bastone

The first book I chose was Ready or Not by Cara Bastone. You have to choose a romance for February, right? It’s like a rule or something I think. This was one of the 6 book choices for this month and it was the first one to jump out at me! I chose this one because I am apparently now a sucker for a romance novel and because I LOVED the colors of the cover. Still a little unsure how I am going to feel about the surprise pregnancy trope but I have heard really great things about this book! I will keep you posted and if I love it I will be back with a review. For now let’s check out a little synopsis, shall we?

Goodreads Synopsis\

A surprise pregnancy leads to even more life-changing revelations in this heartfelt, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers romance of found family and unexpected love.

Eve Hatch is pretty content with her life. Her apartment in Brooklyn is cozy and close to her childhood best friend Willa, but far from her midwestern, traditional family who never really understood her. While her job is only dream- adjacent , she’s hoping her passion and hard work will soon help her land a more glamorous role. And sure, her most recent romantic history has consisted of not one but two disappointing men named Derek. At least she always knows what to expect…until she finds herself expecting after an uncharacteristic one-night stand.

The unplanned pregnancy cracks open all the relationships in her life. Eve’s loyal friendship with Willa is feeling off , right when she needs her most. And it’s Willa’s steadfast older brother, Shep, who steps up to help. He has always been friendly, but now he’s checking in, ordering her surprise lunches, listening to all her complaints, and is… suddenly kinda hot? Then there’s the baby’s father, who is supportive but conflicted. Before long, Eve is rethinking everything she thought she knew about herself and her world.

Over the course of nine months, as Eve struggles to figure out the next right step in her expanding reality, she begins to realize that family and love, in all forms, can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

Next up is a book that has been on my TBR for so long! A Million Junes by Emily Henry. This one came so highly recommended from a couple of my friends. Im looking at you especially, Arlene! She had so many wonderful things to say about this book and they were all true. I just finished reading it this morning and I absolutely LOVED it! I am a sucker for magical realism and this book did it beautifully! Such a gorgeously written book that was full of love, loss, friendships, and magic. So recommend this one!

Goodreads Synopsis

For as long as Jack “June” O’Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides—quite literally—with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has known is thrown into chaos.

Who exactly is this gruff, sarcastic, but seemingly harmless boy who has returned to their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, after three mysterious years away? And why has June—an O’Donnell to her core—never questioned her late father’s deep hatred of the Angert family? After all, the O’Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, but for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them.

As Saul and June’s connection grows deeper, they find that the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers seem to be conspiring to reveal the truth about the harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations. Now June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored, and she must decide whether it’s finally time for her—and all the O’Donnells before her—to let go.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue is a book that I have seen EVERYWHERE on Bookstagram. Everywhere. So, because I don’t like being left out by the cool kids, I decided to add this one to my February Box. I actually decided to read this one first just to see what all of the hype was about and ended up loving it. This was hysterical, so sweet, a lil bit spicy, and had such adorable characters. The chemistry between Alex and Prince Henry was perfection. Definitely worth the hype and I can see why so many people loved this book!

Goodreads Synopsis

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Next up we have People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. (Apparently I am on an Emily Henry kick) Have I mentioned how much I enjoy her books? She writes the best characters and the most fantastic and witty banter. I haven’t read this one yet but I am hoping to read it this month…if my review stack doesn’t take me out first! I have heard such great things about this book and if it is anything like Book Lovers or Beach Read I am sure that I will love it.

Goodreads Synopsis

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

Last but not least we have Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott. This book captured my attention with this gorgeous and intriguing cover. This is another one that I have seen mentioned SO many times on Bookstagram…so curiosity got the best of me and I added it to my February Box. Truth be told…I probably wont read this one right away. Your girl is a mood reader and lately my mood has been thrillers and romcoms. I have to be in the right mood for fantasy/folklore books! Definitely looking forward to it though!

Goodreads Synopsis

In the tradition of modern fairytales like American Gods and Spinning Silver comes a sweeping epic rich in Eastern European folklore–a debut novel about the ancestral hauntings that stalk us, and the uncanny power of story.

The Yaga siblings–Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist–have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive a mysterious inheritance, the siblings are reunited–only to discover that their bequest isn’t land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs.

Thistlefoot, as the house is called, has arrived from the Yagas’ ancestral home in Russia–but not alone. A sinister figure known only as the Longshadow Man has tracked it to American shores, bearing with him violent secrets from the past: fiery memories that have hidden in Isaac and Bellatine’s blood for generations. As the Yaga siblings embark with Thistlefoot on a final cross-country tour of their family’s traveling theater show, the Longshadow Man follows in relentless pursuit, seeding destruction in his wake. Ultimately, time, magic, and legacy must collide–erupting in a powerful conflagration to determine who gets to remember the past and craft a new future.

An enchanted adventure illuminated by Jewish myth and adorned with lyrical prose as tantalizing and sweet as briar berries, Thistlefoot is an immersive modern fantasy saga by a bold new talent.

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What are you reading this month? I have a stack of review books that I am a little behind on so that is where my focus will be this month…but I am also hoping to get in a couple of romance titles…it is Valentine’s month after all! Check out some of the new Contemporary Romance titles that are releasing in 2024!

Happy Reading!

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