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9 Books We Can't Wait to Read in February

Exploring everything from mother-daughter relationships to aspiring rappers and mysterious bowling balls, here are nine books we highly suggest getting your hands on this month.

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cover: william morrow; background: twenty20

the Hunting Party By Lucy Foley

Nine college friends meet up for a New Year’s getaway at a remote estate on 50,000 acres in the Scottish Highlands. After a blizzard cuts them off from the outside world, one of them disappears. Dun dun dun…

cover: celadon books; background: twenty20

the Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

A famous painter abruptly upends her own privileged life by shooting her husband—and then refusing to speak. Enter a renowned criminal psychotherapist, whose drive to get her to talk takes over his life.

cover: william morrow; background: twenty20

the Last Romantics By Tara Conklin

In 2079, a 102-year-old poet looks back on her childhood and the years she and her three siblings essentially raised each other. A sweeping family saga for fans of Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings.

cover: ecco; background: twenty20

bowlaway By Elizabeth Mccracken

A woman is discovered unconscious in a Massachusetts cemetery. Her only possessions? A bowling ball, a candlepin and 15 pounds of gold. Bowlaway charts three generations of her unconventional family’s lives.

cover: balzer + bray; background: twenty20

on The Come Up By Angie Thomas

The latest from best-selling YA author Thomas (The Hate U Give) tells the story of a 16-year-old determined to become the greatest rapper of all time, and doubles as a love letter to hip-hop.

cover: currency; background: twenty20

brave, Not Perfect By Reshma Saujani

Based on her popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani’s third book is a self-help gem, packed with suggestions about how to live without the fear of not being good enough. Ditching the idea of perfection in favor of living more authentically? We’re in.

cover: knopf; background: twenty20

lost Children Archive By Valeria Luiselli

In this timely novel, a family embarks on a road trip from New York City to the former Apache territory in Arizona as a modern-day immigration crisis rages on America’s southwestern border.

cover: berkley; background: twenty20

the Care And Feeding Of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

Mother-daughter relationships are at the center of this powerful debut novel about three grown sisters reckoning with their family’s troubled past.

cover: random house; background: twenty20

the Art Of Leaving By Ayelet Tsabari

Award-winning Israeli writer Tsabari’s father died when she was nine years old. His passing, her grief and the subsequent search for identity make up the essays in this intimate memoir.