It felt like January FLEW by and February is always something of a blur to me because of two birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
(Plus, we’re doing our Winter Escape trip this month).
There are SO MANY good books deals this week – part of me wanted to hoard some of them in case next week there aren’t a bunch of new ones, but these deals change so fast that I’d feel bad not sharing them today and then finding out next week that they were over!
Beginning of February Book Deals
The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick – audiobook
Liv Green is starstruck when she lands a job as a housekeeper for her favorite author, Essie Starling. As a mom of two, living paycheck to paycheck, her hopes of becoming a writer herself seem a little more obtainable. But when Essie suddenly passes away, Liv is asked to carry out one shocking last wish.
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi – audiobook
I read and really enjoyed Zoboi’s book, Pride, and this is the debut of her first middle grade book. Ebony-Grace has a huge passion for all things space and sci-fi, which was nurtured by her grandfather, one of the first black engineers to integrate NASA. After trouble arises with her grandfather, Ebony-Grace must go spend a few weeks with her father in Harlem. Will this small town girl learn that Harlem might be the perfect place for her?
Sisters in Arms by Kaia Alderson – audiobook
This debut novel is about the Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps who had the dangerous job of getting the mail to the servicemen fighting in Europe. It follows two American women who come from extremely different backgrounds but find friendship in their risky new roles.
Just Add Magic by Cindy Callaghan – audiobook
My girls LOVED the Amazon Prime show that is based off of this book! Writing this post is a good reminder that I need to snag it because I am certain my girls would be thrilled to read it after loving the show much. Best friends, Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah, find a mysterious cookbook in the attic. When they whip up a recipe they discover that this isn’t an ordinary cookbook. The recipes they’re cooking up are magical!
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford – audiobook
This historical picture book snagged about a million awards in January during the ALA awards, including a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King author book award, the Coretta Scott King illustrator award and a Sibert Informational Award honor. Don’t miss this one!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – audiobook