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Waiting and Waiting is our monthly post spotlighting upcoming books based on a book meme based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Now it’s hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings
February is not only a month to celebrate heritage and love, but it also looks to be a month to celebrate literacy with over 200 new books being released.
In a time when our souls crave more positivity, Keith Calabrese uplifts with his release of A Drop of Hope. A Drop of Hope is a much needed respite from the negativity in the media and all around. It reminds us all to wish for better and expect miracles. (This title will be released on February 26, 2019.)
From the mind of TED Talk speaker, Reshma Saujani, comes Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder. This book will empower you and inspire you to dig into your inner strength to transform your life.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas should be at the top of this list cause sista girl is at the top of her game with her second book coming out soon.
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.
The Snow Gypsy from the bestselling author of The Woman on the Orient Express Lindsay Jayne Ashford comes a haunting novel of two women—one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it. The cover got me. Something about pretty covers does it to me and this one is just so beautiful.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy) by Marlon James has folks talking. The buzz around this book is on fire. I mean everyone is talking about it. Read the synopsis below the cover and you will see why (and the cover is amazing.).
Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
As Tracker follows the boy’s scent—from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers—he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”
What books are coming out this month that has your pocketbook itching? Are there a
ny new shinny book covers in your future?
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