My Monthly Book Picks!

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Hello and happy March! The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining more and there are loads of books being released! I'm so excited to be sharing the books I'll be reading this month and some amazing new releases for you to check out and preorder. Happy reading! 

February TBR 

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

This my buddy read for this month, and I'm very excited to get stuck in! Nadia Turner is in her last season of high school. Mourning her Mother's recent suicide, she seeks comfort in the pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is 21, a former football player who after getting injured is reduced to waiting tables at a diner. When this teen romance leads to a pregnancy, there is a subsequent cover-up that could impact Nadia and Luke for years to come. The Mothers is written in lyrical prose, something I haven't had much experience reading before, and I'm really intrigued to see how this story develops.

Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout & others

It's already that time of the year when I'm wanting some nice light-hearted easy storytelling and this Meet Cute collection of short stories has been on my TBR for forever - it sounds perfect for this! I think this will be a nice one to dip in and out over the month to read about the characters' stories of "how they first met". There are some great YA writers within this collection, I'm looking forward to reading it!

I was recommended this one by a friend and it seems like a fun step into the paranormal literature but sticking to my well-loved YA roots. Yadriel is determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family. With the help of his cousin Maritza, he performs a ritual and sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, he actually summons Julian Diaz - the school's bad boy who is determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. It leaves Yadriel no choice but to help Julian out. This is a YA romance with a supernatural twist - I think this is going to be a fun read!

March release radar! 

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Alex Rufus is trying his best - he tries to be the best employee he can, the best friend, the best older brother, the best boyfriend, but it's hard for him to be present when Alex possesses the power to see into the future whenever he touches an object or person. When Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother's imminent death, everything changes. Alex is now in a race against time and death. He and Isaish need to understand their past and their future and what it means to be a young Black man in America today. 

This plot sounds really powerful and one I will be trying to pick up this month but if not, later this year.  

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Rachel is 24, working at a talent management agency in LA. Rachel has developed obsessive food rituals which she is happy to carry on doing until her therapist encourages her to take a communication detox from her mother - the woman who raised her in the tradition of calorie counting. 

Early in the detox, Rachel meets Miriam, a young orthodox Jewish woman who works at her favourite frozen yoghurt shop and is intent upon feeding her. Rachel becomes intrigued by Mirium - her body, her faith, her family and as they become closer, Rachel embarks on a journey. 

This books obviously tackles triggering topics of eating, calorie counting and more. It isn't a topic I have read much of in fiction, so I'm definitely interested in how this book tackles the topic. 

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonsalez

I've been seeing this YA popping up everywhere and there have already been some great reviews, so I definitely want to pick this one up soon! 

Darcy Phillips has been in the business of giving anonymous love advice to her classmates. But when she's caught in the act by Alexander Broughman, in exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy agrees to help him get his ex-girlfriend back. It's been suggested as a great read for fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before so I'm already sold to see how this one plays out!