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February is Black History Month and we want to celebrate with the bookish community in sharing Black joy. Stories of love and happiness written by Black authors and/or featuring Black characters.  I’m currently reading and loving MY DARLING DUKE by Stacy Reid, so if you haven’t read that and you like ugly/disfigured/scarred heroes and a fake relationship, then you’ll want to add this to your list. You’ll find a list of recommendations further down this page so don’t miss it.  And on a serious topic, I’ll be reading HOOD FEMINISM by Mikki Kendall this month. I’ve seen so many amazing reviews for it and I can’t wait to dive in.

This is also the month of love. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and for some reason this makes me want to read all the historical romances.  Plus it’s a perfect time for it since people are still binging Bridgerton on Netflix.  Did you watch it yet? It was such a great show and I’m so excited that Season 2 has been officially announced. We’ve put together a list of books that you should add to your TBR if you’re having Bridgerton withdrawals and hopefully it includes some less talked about books that we are always raving about.

in bookish news… Gena Showalter announced the first book in a new paranormal romance series is coming out in May of this year and revealed the cover HEARTLESS.  Jaci Burton also revealed the cover for THE ENGAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT, the second full length book in the Boots and Bouquets series. And lastly, another book I’m highly anticipating this year is THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN PARIS by Diana Biller!  It has a new cover and I can’t wait to see what she does after that amazing debut in 2019.

Bridgerton Recs

Let’s satisfy the historical romance craving that is left behind after watching Bridgerton. These are some of our must read recs after you’ve watched the show (and obviously read the series)

Setting: France

Paris, France – the City of Love! Take a trip to France to celebrate the month of love with these recommendations!

Winter To Read List

There’s still time to cuddle up with a book and enjoy the chillier (or downright freezing, depending where you are) weather. Check out what’s on our Winter reading list!

Other posts you can find on the blog this month:


New Releases

These are the new releases for February that should be on your radar!

Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost
Magic Misled by Keri Arthur
Dragon Mage by Eve Langlais
Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli
First Comes Like by Alisa Rai
An Unexpected Earl by Anna Harrington
The Last Warrior by Jennifer Ashley
Beguiled by Darynda Jones
Heir by Katee Robert
The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley
A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong
Rafael by Laurell K. Hamilton
Risdaverse Tales by Ruby Dixon
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins
Faithless in Death by J.D. Robb
The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett
Dancing with Danger by Kerrigan Byrne
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon
Still Standing by Kristen Ashley
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
Fall of Night by Lara Adrian
Song for the Dead by Karina Halle
Kingdom of Shadow and Light by Karen Marie Moning


Black Authors

If you needed a reminder that you should be reading books that feature Black joy written by Black authors, then here it is!  These are some of our recommendations and must read books that you should certainly check out and add to your TBR this month.

Let us know what recs you want next month!