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16 Best Books To Read in February

  • FICTION

    THE REMOVED

    FEB. 2, 2021

FICTION

THE REMOVED

by Brandon Hobson

A slim yet wise novel boils profound questions down to its final word: "Home." Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    AMERICAN DELIRIUM

    FEB. 16, 2021

FICTION

AMERICAN DELIRIUM

by Betina González ; translated by Heather Cleary

An uncategorizable novel that manages to be both zany and profound. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER

    FEB. 23, 2021

FICTION

THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER

by Yaniv Iczkovits

As witty as it is wise, Iczkovits’ novel is a profoundly moving caper through the Russian empire. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MILK BLOOD HEAT

    FEB. 2, 2021

FICTION

MILK BLOOD HEAT

by Dantiel W. Moniz

Dark and lushly layered, these stories will bewitch you. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ONE DROP

    FEB. 16, 2021

NONFICTION

ONE DROP

by Yaba Blay ; edited by Noelle Théard

Black, beautiful, and bound to spark necessary conversations. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HALFWAY HOME

    FEB. 2, 2021

  • NONFICTION

    APPROPRIATE

    FEB. 16, 2021

NONFICTION

APPROPRIATE

by Paisley Rekdal

An astute, lucid examination of an incendiary issue. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    COUNT DOWN

    FEB. 23, 2021

NONFICTION

COUNT DOWN

by Shanna Swan with Stacey Colino

An eye-opening, disturbing, empowering, and essential text. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    NUBIA

    FEB. 23, 2021

  • TEEN

    THE PROJECT

    FEB. 2, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE PROJECT

by Courtney Summers

A powerful, suspenseful, and heartbreaking thriller about identity, sisterhood, and belonging. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CAN YOU WHISTLE, JOHANNA?

    FEB. 2, 2021

CHILDREN'S

CAN YOU WHISTLE, JOHANNA?

by Ulf Stark ; illustrated by Anna Höglund ; translated by Julia Marshall

A sweet, tender, never maudlin evocation of an intergenerational friendship. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LATINITAS

    FEB. 23, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY

    FEB. 2, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY

by Marie Arnold

Pratchett-like worldbuilding centers immigrant kids in a story filled with culture, humor, and heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE RACONTEUR'S COMMONPLACE BOOK

    FEB. 23, 2021

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