Thrillers. Children’s books. Non-fiction. The best of new books this month.
If you’re looking for titles for your book club, or simply need something to entertain yourself this weekend, there are some grand new reads out this February.
For lovers of historical fiction, we’ve got you covered. “Historical Fiction is imagination inspired by the past.” said the historian Robert Lacey, who consults for the Netflix period drama The Crown. Always a popular genre, it serves as a magical time machine, allowing readers to journey to different eras, giving an intimate glimpse into bygone cultures, practices, and significant events. High up on the list of books Exclusive Books recommends is Kristin Hannah’s The Women. Set during and after the Vietnam War, The Women is that rarest of novels―at once an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and a sweeping tale of a nation divided by war and broken by politics.
Leaving history and going onto sheer page-turning thillers … fans of Harlen Coben can expect another exciting read with Fool Me Once. If you loved the Netflix series, the TV Tie-in cover will surely bring the characters to life! Fury by Alex Michaelidesis is another prominent feature following the impressive success of his debut novel The Silent Patient, and for some winding down, John Boyne has graced the scene with Elements 01: Water, the first book in the 4-part story
For a dose of reality, the non-fiction selection includes Sarah Jakes-Roberts newest release Rising Strong. You can also learn about stress-management from Noa Belling’s Stress Less, while Tanya Zack captures attention with her stories-in-pictures photography book, Wake up This is Joburg.
The children’s titles cater to all age groups, with the likes of Abdi Nazemian’s Only this Beautiful Moment for teens and young adults. Jaco Jacob’s Maltrap targets a younger audience, and follows the adventure of a young boy and his Dad as they embark on a monster adventure, while Beatrix Potter’s At Home with Peter offers a classical touch for tots and toddlers.