We suggest: New(ish) fiction for February

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná

Love fiction? Looking for some new books? Check out these recently released titles that also happen to celebrate Black History Month. Find more titles and resources connecting you to Black history »

Recently released fiction

None but the Righteous by Chantal James

Why you should try it: Haunting and reflective, this novel asks readers to think about home and what it means when "home" no longer exists. 

Description: Embarking on a journey back home to a New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina, 19-year-old Ham, wearing a pendant handed down from his foster mother, Miss Pearl, that has gripped his curiosity, seeks to answer to a question he cannot face: Is Miss Pearl still alive?

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Blindsided by Trice Hickman

Why you should try it: This novel has it all: Friendship, romance, and maybe a baby? If you love Terry McMillan, you should give this a chance. 

Description: Three friends who share everything, including a birthday, Bernadette, Tess, and Arizona, face the biggest challenges of their lives when they confront heartache and hard truths in their romantic entanglements.

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Something So Sweet by Joy Avery

Why you should try it: A Southern second chance romance that is a little sweet, a little spicy.

Description: A devoted small-town mayor confronts an old flame over the fate of a historic inn in this delightful romance.

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D'vaughn & Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins

Why you should try it: If you love the TV show Married at First Sight but wish it was a whole lot gayer, this is the book for you.

Description: To elevate her brand, a closeted social media influencer goes on a reality TV show where she must convince her family and friends she's getting married to the love of her life in six weeks.

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Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi

Why you should try it: This may not be for the faint of heart, but if you've read Riot Baby, you're ready for Onyebuchi's adult debut.

Description: In the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty. Those with the means and the privilege have departed the great cities of the United States for the more comfortable confines of space colonies. Those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure. A richly urgent mosaic about race, class, gentrification, and who is allowed to be the hero of any history.

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The Love Con by Seressia Glass

Why you should try it: This steamy romance between a cosplay nerd and her best friend is the perfect read for this cold snap.

Description: He's cosplaying as her boyfriend but their feelings for each other are real.

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About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.