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20 Best Books To Read in February

  • FICTION

    THE FAMILY CHAO

    FEB. 1, 2022

  • FICTION

    VLADIMIR

    FEB. 1, 2022

FICTION

VLADIMIR

by Julia May Jonas

Like the man she shackles to a chair in the prologue, once this narrator has you, she won't let go. A remarkable debut. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE BERLIN EXCHANGE

    FEB. 22, 2022

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE BERLIN EXCHANGE

by Joseph Kanon

Another supersophisticated spy thriller from a ranking master. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING

    FEB. 15, 2022

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING

by Marlon James

The second part of this trilogy is darker and, in many ways, more moving than its predecessor. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE IMPOSSIBLE CITY

    FEB. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

THE IMPOSSIBLE CITY

by Karen Cheung

A powerful memoir of love and anguish in a cold financial capital with an underbelly of vibrant, freedom-loving youth. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    IN SENSORIUM

    FEB. 22, 2022

NONFICTION

IN SENSORIUM

by Tanaïs

A heady pleasure of language in love with the author’s many subjects, and perfectly suited to them. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WATERGATE

    FEB. 15, 2022

NONFICTION

WATERGATE

by Garrett M. Graff

Now the best and fullest account of the Watergate crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE NINETIES

    FEB. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

THE NINETIES

by Chuck Klosterman

A fascinating examination of a period still remembered by most, refreshingly free of unnecessary mythmaking. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    RECLAIM THE STARS

    FEB. 15, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RECLAIM THE STARS

edited by Zoraida Córdova

There is a little something for everyone in this powerful, essential anthology. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    DAUGHTERS OF A DEAD EMPIRE

    FEB. 22, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DAUGHTERS OF A DEAD EMPIRE

by Carolyn Tara O’Neil

A riveting reimagining of a historical legend as a pulse-pounding thriller. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DEADLIEST HURRICANES THEN AND NOW

    FEB. 1, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    OMAR RISING

    FEB. 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

OMAR RISING

by Aisha Saeed

A powerful tale about a preteen pushing back against systemic injustice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST HARRIET

    FEB. 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

JUST HARRIET

by Elana K. Arnold

An engaging series opener about the power of truth to moor and free even the sulkiest of souls. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BEAUTY WOKE

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

BEAUTY WOKE

by NoNieqa Ramos ; illustrated by Paola Escobar

This bold manifesto of cultural awareness reaches out to awaken the sleepwalkers among us. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    POWWOW DAY

    FEB. 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

POWWOW DAY

by Traci Sorell ; illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight

A heartwarming picture book about the roles of courage, culture, and community in the journey of personal healing. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    NOT ENOUGH LOLLIPOPS

    FEB. 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

NOT ENOUGH LOLLIPOPS

by Megan Maynor ; illustrated by Micah Player

Even for the anti-confectionary crowd, a believable, relatable story that avoids a saccharine conclusion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GIFT

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE GIFT

by Alain Serge Dzotap ; illustrated by Delphine Renon

A beautiful look at the wonder of creativity and self-expression. Not to be missed! Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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