B&N Reads, Most Anticipated

Our Most Anticipated Books February 2024

If January’s reads have kept you warm through the winter, just wait until you see what we have on the hearth for February. Whether you’re looking to cozy up with a daring paranormal romance or feel the chill of a haunting dark academia retelling, there’s something for you on this list. Looking for a magical debutor another dazzling tale from an author you already love? We’ve got enough to stoke the flames of all your literary desires.

The Book of Love: A Novel

Hardcover $27.90 $31.00

The Book of Love: A Novel

The Book of Love: A Novel

By Kelly Link

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Hardcover $27.90 $31.00

The debut novel from a short story genius, The Book of Love evokes immediate similarities to Stranger Things, as three high school friends are tossed into an otherworldly power struggle a year after their disappearance. In Kelly Link’s masterful hands, this is a novel that will win over a multitude of new fans while further endearing her to those who have been reading her short stories for years.

The debut novel from a short story genius, The Book of Love evokes immediate similarities to Stranger Things, as three high school friends are tossed into an otherworldly power struggle a year after their disappearance. In Kelly Link’s masterful hands, this is a novel that will win over a multitude of new fans while further endearing her to those who have been reading her short stories for years.

Ours: A Novel

Hardcover $28.80 $32.00

Ours: A Novel

Ours: A Novel

By Phillip B. Williams

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Hardcover $28.80 $32.00

This luminous and epic debut novel from an acclaimed poet (Mutiny) — conjured from humankind’s quest for freedom, folklore and magic, indelible characters and gorgeous prose — is one of the best books we’ve read in years.

This luminous and epic debut novel from an acclaimed poet (Mutiny) — conjured from humankind’s quest for freedom, folklore and magic, indelible characters and gorgeous prose — is one of the best books we’ve read in years.

Wandering Stars: A novel

Hardcover $29.00

Wandering Stars: A novel

Wandering Stars: A novel

By Tommy Orange

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Hardcover $29.00

Tommy Orange follows his acclaimed debut There There, with this multigenerational saga that cuts across centuries. Beginning with the Sand Creek Massacre, this book is a damning indictment of America’s treatment of its Native population.

Tommy Orange follows his acclaimed debut There There, with this multigenerational saga that cuts across centuries. Beginning with the Sand Creek Massacre, this book is a damning indictment of America’s treatment of its Native population.

An Education in Malice

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

An Education in Malice

An Education in Malice

By S. T. Gibson

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Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

At its core, An Education in Malice will appeal to fans of dark academia and dark romances. This Dracula retelling is dizzying and seductive, offset by genuine human emotion. It’s perfect for fans of The Atlas Six or House of Hunger.

At its core, An Education in Malice will appeal to fans of dark academia and dark romances. This Dracula retelling is dizzying and seductive, offset by genuine human emotion. It’s perfect for fans of The Atlas Six or House of Hunger.

The Warm Hands of Ghosts (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

The Warm Hands of Ghosts (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Warm Hands of Ghosts (B&N Exclusive Edition)

By Katherine Arden

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Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

A haunting historical novel inspired by real-life stories from WWI, this is a tale of siblings separated by war and their search for reunion. With a speculative twist, The Warm Hands of Ghosts weaves the historical with the supernatural with delightful ease.

A haunting historical novel inspired by real-life stories from WWI, this is a tale of siblings separated by war and their search for reunion. With a speculative twist, The Warm Hands of Ghosts weaves the historical with the supernatural with delightful ease.

Fathomfolk

Paperback $17.99 $19.99

Fathomfolk

Fathomfolk

By Eliza Chan

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A beautifully-wrought fantasy about immigration, found family and diaspora, Fathomfolk is rich in imagination and mythological roots and set against a modern landscape. This is perfect for fans of Jade City and The Bone Shard Daughter.

A beautifully-wrought fantasy about immigration, found family and diaspora, Fathomfolk is rich in imagination and mythological roots and set against a modern landscape. This is perfect for fans of Jade City and The Bone Shard Daughter.

Bride (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Paperback $17.10 $19.00

Bride (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Bride (B&N Exclusive Edition)

By Ali Hazelwood

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Paperback $17.10 $19.00

From the leader of the romance pack comes a paranormal love story marking Hazelwood’s first. With plenty of laughs, spicy romantic tension and characters you’ll want to spend time with, it’s sure to resonate with fans and newcomers alike.

From the leader of the romance pack comes a paranormal love story marking Hazelwood’s first. With plenty of laughs, spicy romantic tension and characters you’ll want to spend time with, it’s sure to resonate with fans and newcomers alike.

The Teacher (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Paperback $16.19 $17.99

The Teacher (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Teacher (B&N Exclusive Edition)

By Freida McFadden

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Paperback $16.19 $17.99

Frieda McFadden knows how to captivate a readership, and she does it again with this breakneck thriller complete with a delicious #MeToo twist. With the help of two dynamic female protagonists, this is a mystery that is a sheer joy to solve.

Frieda McFadden knows how to captivate a readership, and she does it again with this breakneck thriller complete with a delicious #MeToo twist. With the help of two dynamic female protagonists, this is a mystery that is a sheer joy to solve.

The Women: A Novel

Hardcover $21.00 $30.00

The Women: A Novel

The Women: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah

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The Women is both singular and expansive in focus. Centered on a young nursing student who joins the Army Nursing Corps and is sent to Vietnam, the newest novel from the bestselling author of The Four Winds and The Nightingale is a stark reminder of the sacrifices women make for their country.

The Women is both singular and expansive in focus. Centered on a young nursing student who joins the Army Nursing Corps and is sent to Vietnam, the newest novel from the bestselling author of The Four Winds and The Nightingale is a stark reminder of the sacrifices women make for their country.

I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both: A Novel

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both: A Novel

I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both: A Novel

By Mariah Stovall

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Mariah Stovall has crafted an unforgettable and original coming-of-age story with an incisively humorous and delightfully unconventional narrator. Full of empathy and peppered with punk rock, this is a story of friendship, love, and more. Perfect for fans of Melissa Broder and Nick Hornby.

Mariah Stovall has crafted an unforgettable and original coming-of-age story with an incisively humorous and delightfully unconventional narrator. Full of empathy and peppered with punk rock, this is a story of friendship, love, and more. Perfect for fans of Melissa Broder and Nick Hornby.

Neighbors and Other Stories

Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

Neighbors and Other Stories

Neighbors and Other Stories

By Diane Oliver

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Diane Oliver was a woman ahead of her time who would be widely known were it not for her untimely death. Her remarkable and intimate stories are now available in this engrossing collection.

Diane Oliver was a woman ahead of her time who would be widely known were it not for her untimely death. Her remarkable and intimate stories are now available in this engrossing collection.

Grief Is for People

Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

Grief Is for People

Grief Is for People

By Sloane Crosley

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Profoundly moving and grappling with the complicated subjects of loss and grief, this is nonetheless a joy to read, both because of Sloane Crosley’s unbeatable narrative voice, and because of how deeply human that narrative is.

Profoundly moving and grappling with the complicated subjects of loss and grief, this is nonetheless a joy to read, both because of Sloane Crosley’s unbeatable narrative voice, and because of how deeply human that narrative is.

The Great Wave: The Era of Radical Disruption and the Rise of the Outsider

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

The Great Wave: The Era of Radical Disruption and the Rise of the Outsider

The Great Wave: The Era of Radical Disruption and the Rise of the Outsider

By Michiko Kakutani

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The magnitudes of modern chaos need to be contextualized, and that is exactly what Michiko Kakutani does in The Great Wave. With parallels to the Black Plague and the 1960s, this is a zoomed-out look at what we’re facing and a hopeful insight into how to make sure that it’s building towards a better future.

The magnitudes of modern chaos need to be contextualized, and that is exactly what Michiko Kakutani does in The Great Wave. With parallels to the Black Plague and the 1960s, this is a zoomed-out look at what we’re facing and a hopeful insight into how to make sure that it’s building towards a better future.

Carson McCullers: A Life

Hardcover $36.00 $40.00

Carson McCullers: A Life

Carson McCullers: A Life

By Mary V. Dearborn

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Carson McCullers was a trailblazer in the American literary scene, and now acclaimed biographer Mary V. Dearborn brings those creative exploits to life. Digging into McCullers’ private life and how it factored into her artistry, this is a window into a staple of the literary landscape that you’ve never seen before.

Carson McCullers was a trailblazer in the American literary scene, and now acclaimed biographer Mary V. Dearborn brings those creative exploits to life. Digging into McCullers’ private life and how it factored into her artistry, this is a window into a staple of the literary landscape that you’ve never seen before.

I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition

Hardcover $24.30 $27.00

I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition

I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition

By Lucy Sante

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A deeply personal, immensely human memoir of Lucy Sante’s journey to find herself. This is the story of transition and identity, told in prose that is equal parts biting, empathetic and hilarious.

A deeply personal, immensely human memoir of Lucy Sante’s journey to find herself. This is the story of transition and identity, told in prose that is equal parts biting, empathetic and hilarious.

Imagination: A Manifesto

Hardcover $19.80 $22.00

Imagination: A Manifesto

Imagination: A Manifesto

By Ruha Benjamin

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Ruha Benjamin builds an immensely compelling and insightful narrative around the concept that our imaginations already know what a better world looks like. It’s a reminder that we can do what we set our minds too, and that imagination is a perfectly fine building block to start from.

Ruha Benjamin builds an immensely compelling and insightful narrative around the concept that our imaginations already know what a better world looks like. It’s a reminder that we can do what we set our minds too, and that imagination is a perfectly fine building block to start from.

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq

Hardcover $31.50 $35.00

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq

By Steve Coll

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An unprecedented new look at America’s invasion of Iraq, The Achilles Trap includes sources never before published, including exclusive interviews, transcripts and audio files from Saddam Hussein himself.

An unprecedented new look at America’s invasion of Iraq, The Achilles Trap includes sources never before published, including exclusive interviews, transcripts and audio files from Saddam Hussein himself.

Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith

Hardcover $23.40 $26.00

Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith

Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith

By Sarah Bessey

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A faith-based wilderness manual, Sarah Bessey is here to be your companion on your journey, whatever that journey entails. This is an actionable guide to finding fertile soil to nurture your faith as you continue to grow towards God.

A faith-based wilderness manual, Sarah Bessey is here to be your companion on your journey, whatever that journey entails. This is an actionable guide to finding fertile soil to nurture your faith as you continue to grow towards God.