The Wait is Over for February Debuts

We’re only a month and change into 2020, but it feels like we’ve been anticipating these titles for ages. From love stories to self-love stories, February has the audiobooks you’ve been pining for.

“Breathlessly physical…steadily exciting and affecting…[a] charged experience.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Filled with gems of wisdom, Schuster’s chronicle of her ups and downs is a winner.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

An addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn’t add up, and a girl who’s determined to find the real killer–but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

Listeners will be captivated by this exploration of the intersection of Islamaphobia and white supremacy as an American Muslim teen is forced to confront hatred and hidden danger when she is framed for a terrorist act she did not commit.

“A delightfully sweet, funny, and heartbreaking ode to love stories, both on-screen and off.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Author: Abi Daré
Read By: Adjoa Andoh

A powerful, emotional debut told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams, choose her own future, and get a “louding voice”.

“A sweet-spirited romance that will capture readers’ hearts and imaginations.” Booklist, Starred Review

Author: Ash Ambirge
Read By: Ash Ambirge

Fresh, funny, and fearless, The Middle Finger Project is a point-by-point primer on how to get unstuck, slay imposter syndrome, trust in your own worth and ability, and become a strong, capable, wonderful, weird, brilliant, ballsy, YOU.

“Don’t worry, this isn’t a book about God, nor is it a book about Ryan Gosling (second in command). But it is a book about authority and becoming your own.”—Ash Ambirge

After their mama dies, Jack and her gender creative little brother Birdie find themselves without a place to call home. And when Mama’s two brothers each try to provide one–first sweet Uncle Carl, then gruff Uncle Patrick–the results are funny, tender, and tragic.They’re also somehow…spectacular.

“[An] excellent debut…This stunning police procedural marks Thomas as an author to watch.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“…[these] stories dig deep, and they’re far from forgettable.” Booklist (starred)