February Mainstream Overview: A Little Something for Everyone

The great thing about mainstream titles is that they run the gamut, from serious to fun, from covering the hard issues we deal with in real life to having just a bit of magic. For this month’s mainstream overview, we’ll preview a few titles we think you’ll love, depending on your mood this February. We’re here to help!

For a look at friendship, try …

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting: Remember that best friend that you had in school, that all-encompassing relationship you formed, where it was like you were two halves of a whole — until, maybe, everything fell apart? Reading Whiting’s Trampolines will help you revisit that relationship through Annabelle and Lulu’s story, the tight bond, the inevitable betrayal (this is a mainstream title after all), and they years after. Whether your best friend is still by your side or if you’ve parted ways, this look at friendship is stunning. (We’re going to go hug our longtime bestie now.)

To experience loving a member of the military, try …

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe: Being a member of a military family means serving at home while your loved one is away. It means not knowing. It means waiting. Tedrowe’s tale follows two families whose soldiers come home wounded, and how they must deal with the ensuing fall out. Sad yet uplifting, Tedrowe’s latest follows an important journey.

To be the best you you can be, try …

Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer: In the mood for something a bit more upbeat? Easier on the tear ducts? Then Palmer’s latest may be for you. It’s the story of ad exec Anna Wyatt, who delves deep into the mindset of women everywhere to win a coveted account. To meet the everywoman, they head to a romance novel convention. (That’s us! Did you know we were everywoman? So honored!) It’s inspiring and entertaining. What more could you ask for?

And for a little bit of magic, try …

Housewitch by Katie Schickel: A great think about mainstreams with some magic is how much fun they can be,how whimsical, without promising that HEA. Schickel’s debut stars witch Alison Darling, who considers going in with the local coven, the soap-selling Glamour Girls, until she realizes the cost of magic. As someone who has always wanted to be a witch, this quirkly look at suburbia sounds just right.

What do you think? Do any of these mainstream titles tickle your fancy? Let us know below! And for more mainstream reads, check out our Everything Mainstream page!

 

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