February might be a short month, but it was packed full of amazing books to read. We’ve got warm weather on the horizon but I think we’re still in for a few weekends of cold before those Spring days arrive. So, if you’re looking for something to read as you snuggle up on your comfiest chair, why not check out this list of must-read books that went on sale this past month!
Must-Read Books That Went on Sale in February 2019
1. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Set to the backdrop of the 1969 race riots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Weight of Our Sky follows Melati Ahmad, a music loving teen with OCD, as she does everything she can to find her way back to her mother.
2. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
Veronyka is determined to be a Phoenix Rider, so much so that she disguises herself as a boy to join their ranks. While Veronyka is hiding secrets of her own, she discovers the mysteries of her past that just might be the key to saving the Empire.
3. The Sisterhood by A.J. Grainger
Sixteen-year-old Lil’s heart was broken when her sister Mella disappeared, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a heart-stopping moment that it’s Mella. The girl is injured and claims she’s from a peaceful community called The Sisterhood of the Light, but maybe it’s not as peaceful as she says it is…
4. What Every Girl Should Know by J. Albert Mann
This compelling historical novel spans the early and very formative years of feminist and women’s health activist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, as she struggles to find her way amidst the harsh realities of poverty.
5. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.
6. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
Stella dreams of being a space engineer and Galliard has only ever known life inside Red Sun, the local hippie commune. The day Stella and Galliard meet, there is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begin weeks of pink lightning, bloodred rain, unexplained storms…And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. With time ticking down to some great unknowable end they’ll each have to make a choice.
7. Soaring Earth by Margarita Engle
In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s.