6 of the most amazing books to curl up with this February 4 years ago

6 of the most amazing books to curl up with this February

You won't be able to put them down.

There's nothing more enjoyable when the temperatures drop than grabbing a good book and curling up in your favourite armchair.

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Or even in front of your fire place, if that's more your idea of cosy.

But if you're stuck on what book to dive into this month, we can definitely help you with some inspiration.

From crime novels to love stories and everything in between, there's been a number of incredible books hitting the shelves this year so far.

So here's our pick of six of the best books to enjoy this February.

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Five women are backpacking through the wilderness as part of a corporate retreat, where they're meant to be learning to work as a team.

But things take a dark turn when only four of them come back from the trip, each one with a different story of violence and disintegrating trust to tell.

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Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk is keen to find out what happened to the missing woman, Alice, as she's the whistleblower in his latest case.

As the police investigation begins to unfold, it becomes unclear if the woman who was left behind was a victim - or if she was the one who actually had something to hide.

Out on February 8, available to buy here.

The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

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It follows three woman, each of whom is celebrating a milestone birthday, as they learn to find happiness on their own terms.

Ginger isn't spending the night of her 30th birthday in a way that she would have planned. And while it could definitely be the first night of the rest of her life, it could also end up a total disaster.

Meanwhile, Sam is finally expecting her first child after years of trying. But when her waters break on the morning she turns 40, she begins to panic - not about labour, but about how sh tis going to be a mum.

And Callie throws a big bash at her Dublin home to ring in her 50th birthday, but a knock on her door mid-party ends up turning her life upside-down.

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Out on February 22, available to buy here

The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner

Four friends - Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa - meet up on the same day every year since 1997 - no matter how their lives have changed,

But their longstanding friendship isn't the only thing that binds them together.

When the paths their lives have taken them down begin to collide, some dark secrets threaten to tear the group apart.

Billed as One Day meets Big Little Lies, you won't be able to put this down.

Out on February 8, available to buy here

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

Hester White is determined that she will escape the slums of Victorian London by any means possible.

She eventually finds herself in the orbit of the aristocratic Brock family, and the heiress Rebecca Brock.

But the pair are soon pushed into a sinister investigation as hints of Hester's old life return to destroy her present.

And with a wickedness lurking in the shadows, this historical fiction will make your heart race and your pulse thump.

Out February 8, available to buy here

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Sylvie and Dan are comfortable after a decade together.They've got a lovely home, fulfilling jobs, a happy family and communicate with such ease that they can finish each other's sentences.

But when it's casually mentioned that they could be together for 68 more years, the panic begins to set in and they create Project Surprise Me.

The project has them making cute little surprises for each other to keep things fun and fresh - with some occasionally disastrous results.

As time goes on, the surprises become more shocking discoveries - and when the past gets unearthed, the pair start to wonder if they ever knew each other at all.

Out on February 8, available to buy here

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The whodunnit murder mystery takes on another twist with The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Following the death of the title character during a ball at her home, one of the guests, Aiden, must solve the crime.

But every time he goes to sleep without managing to identify the killer, he wakes up and relives the day of Evelyn's murder again and again.

To make it even harder to identify the assailant, every time he wakes, he does so in the body of a different guest.

Out on February 8, available to buy here


A good book can do just about anything; from taking you on a wild and fantastical adventure to making you feel like an all-knowing super sleuth (if you figure out the killer twist).

Every week at #Bookmarked, we will be taking you through some of our all-time favourite books - as well as the newest novels hitting shelves in Ireland.