5 Recent Book Releases We Can’t Put Down

Kunbi O / Thursday February 15, 2018

There’s something about a chilly winter that makes it the perfect time to curl up on the couch in a cozy sweater and dive into a good book. While we wait for Spring to finally arrive and the weather to cheer up, we’ve got 5 recent book releases to transport you to another world!


1.)  An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones


At times thrillingly suspenseful and heartbreakingly romantic, Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage is a piercing look at class and racial tensions in the modern South artfully wrapped in an epic love story. Featuring a wrongful conviction, an uncertain love triangle and subtle social commentary, this fast-paced best-seller was recently named a selection for Oprah’s Book Club!

2.) Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces by Dawn Davies


This refreshing collection of essays was published in January, and is the authors clear-eyed and sometimes humorous view on a complicated life. Davies tackles topics that are extremely relatable but hardly ever addressed: things like difficult pregnancies, post-partum depression, disturbed childhoods, failed marriages and unexpectedly finding happiness in a second marriage with a richly blended family. In her humorous, biting tone that makes her such a relatable writer in the first place, Davies touches on love, loss, joy, and a very human experience in this must-read.

3.) Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Travel to tropical Havana, Cuba in this February release, and immerse yourself in the dual tales of high-society woman Elisa Perez in 1958 Cuba as she falls helplessly in love with a revolutionary, and her granddaughter Marisol Ferrera. After Elisa’s death in 2017, Marisol takes a trip to Cuba to discover her family roots and some dark secrets along the way. Between forbidden love, passion, family loyalty, tragic loss and hope, this page-turner has it all!

4.) Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

The perfect feel-good read to shake off the chill of winter, Now That You Mention It follows medical specialist Nora Stuart as she recuperates from being hit by a car and hearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor in the hospital by heading home to a tiny town in Maine. This story of coming home and mending fences features a cast of complex and relatable characters and redefines the meaning of love, family and forgiveness.

5.) Single State of Mind by Andi Dorfman

Called the Sex and the City for the younger generation, The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman spills allll the tea for us in this hilarious and heartfelt memoir about her life in New York. Andi details her adventures since the show, including celebrity Tinder dates and watching her ex-fiance propose to another woman on reality TV, Andi is all of us. You just won’t be able to put this one down!