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20 Best Books To Read in February

  • FICTION

    THE RED BALCONY

    FEB. 21, 2023

FICTION

THE RED BALCONY

by Jonathan Wilson

Morality and passion collide in a sophisticated legal thriller. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE LAST TALE OF THE FLOWER BRIDE

    FEB. 14, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    OSCAR WARS

    FEB. 21, 2023

HISTORY

OSCAR WARS

by Michael Schulman

This Oscars history mixes all the expected glitz and glamour with enough industry intrigue to power an award-winning drama. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE CLIMATE BOOK

    FEB. 14, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    WE SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS

    FEB. 21, 2023

NONFICTION

WE SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS

by Will Schwalbe

An affecting, rewarding story of an unlikely friendship that, against all seeming odds, has endured. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DYSCALCULIA

    FEB. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

DYSCALCULIA

by Camonghne Felix

A wildly smart, singular redemption story that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    NIGHTBIRDS

    FEB. 28, 2023

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

NIGHTBIRDS

by Kate J. Armstrong

An electrifying, high-stakes series opener grounded in feminist themes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    DELICIOUS MONSTERS

    FEB. 28, 2023

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DELICIOUS MONSTERS

by Liselle Sambury

A story that is careful to make its ghosts and monsters painfully real. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SHE IS A HAUNTING

    FEB. 28, 2023

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SHE IS A HAUNTING

by Trang Thanh Tran

Both the ghosts and the humans in this richly layered work are alluring and deadly. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EVERGREEN

    FEB. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

EVERGREEN

by Matthew Cordell ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell

A spellbinding tale that will never brown or fade with time. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    STICK AND STONE ON THE GO

    FEB. 7, 2023

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

STICK AND STONE ON THE GO

by Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Kristen Cella

Readers will go for these pals who stick together in a bond as solid as stone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WE GO WAY BACK

    FEB. 14, 2023

CHILDREN'S

WE GO WAY BACK

by Idan Ben-Barak ; illustrated by Philip Bunting

Sneakily cerebral for all its apparent simplicity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ONCE UPON A BOOK

    FEB. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

ONCE UPON A BOOK

by Grace Lin & Kate Messner ; illustrated by Grace Lin

A spellbinding ode to imagination and the transformative wonder of stories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ROCK, ROSETTA, ROCK! ROLL, ROSETTA, ROLL!

    FEB. 14, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    STARS OF THE NIGHT

    FEB. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

STARS OF THE NIGHT

by Caren Stelson ; illustrated by Selina Alko

A not-to-be-missed, inspirational book about courage, heart, and the necessity of caring for others. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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