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20 Best Books To Read in February

  • FICTION

    MY BELOVED LIFE

    FEB. 27, 2024

FICTION

MY BELOVED LIFE

by Amitava Kumar

An immersive, moving portrait that steadily gathers intensity, vividness, and surprise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LEAVING

    FEB. 13, 2024

FICTION

LEAVING

by Roxana Robinson

Elegantly structured and written, shimmering with feeling and truth. A triumph. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    OURS

    FEB. 20, 2024

FICTION

OURS

by Phillip B. Williams

A multilayered, enrapturing chronicle of freedom that interrogates the nature of freedom itself. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    WANDERING STARS

    FEB. 27, 2024

  • FICTION

    MRS. GULLIVER

    FEB. 20, 2024

FICTION

MRS. GULLIVER

by Valerie Martin

Irresistible—a funny, sexy romp that’s also smart, even wise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE AMERICAN DAUGHTERS

    FEB. 27, 2024

FICTION

THE AMERICAN DAUGHTERS

by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Black women as agents—literally—of their own liberation. Who wouldn’t be inspired? Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    GRETA & VALDIN

    FEB. 6, 2024

  • FICTION

    COREY FAH DOES SOCIAL MOBILITY

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

COREY FAH DOES SOCIAL MOBILITY

by Isabel Waidner

Another smart, entertaining dispatch from Waidner's bizarro world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    PAPER CAGE

    FEB. 13, 2024

FICTION

PAPER CAGE

by Tom Baragwanath

Just the kind of dark, disturbing, gritty, and unusual treat thriller lovers are looking for. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    NEIGHBORS

    FEB. 13, 2024

FICTION

NEIGHBORS

by Diane Oliver

With a crystalline clarity and finely attuned ear, Oliver depicts her subjects with elegance and profound understanding. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GET THE PICTURE

    FEB. 6, 2024

NONFICTION

GET THE PICTURE

by Bianca Bosker

A delightful book on an inspiring topic by a writer who could make dust sparkle. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LATINOLAND

    FEB. 20, 2024

NONFICTION

LATINOLAND

by Marie Arana

Arana has a fascinating, complex, and personal story to tell, and she narrates it with abundant verve and intelligence. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE ACHILLES TRAP

    FEB. 27, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    A MAP OF FUTURE RUINS

    FEB. 13, 2024

NONFICTION

A MAP OF FUTURE RUINS

by Lauren Markham

A remarkable, unnerving, and cautionary portrait of a global immigration crisis. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GRIEF IS FOR PEOPLE

    FEB. 27, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    OTTER COUNTRY

    FEB. 20, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

OTTER COUNTRY

by Miriam Darlington

Darlington delivers another delightfully lyrical nature chronicle. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GAYTHEIST

    FEB. 6, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    DEAR BLACK GIRLS

    FEB. 6, 2024

NONFICTION

DEAR BLACK GIRLS

by A'ja Wilson

A Black basketball superstar delivers an eloquent and insightful work. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    OUT OF THE DARKNESS

    FEB. 20, 2024

NONFICTION

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

by Frank Trentmann

Fascinating insights on how a country of poets, philosophers, and scientists emerged from totalitarianism and genocide. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BEVERLY HILLS SPY

    FEB. 13, 2024

NONFICTION

BEVERLY HILLS SPY

by Ronald Drabkin

Strap in for a narrative that demands a suspension of disbelief—and richly rewards it. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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