The deadline for the February LibraryReads list will be here soon! Votes must be in by January 1. What books will you cast your vote for this month? Here are some staff favorites publishing this February. If you’d like to read them too, simply request an eGalley to get a sneak peek for yourself! Mention LibraryReads in your request to get a quick approval.
“[Pierce] Brown’s debut novel [Red Rising] … is reminiscent of both Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies but has a dark and twisted power of its own that will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Under the Wide and Starry Sky is the much-anticipated second novel by Nancy Horan, the author of Loving Frank, the beloved New York Times bestseller about Frank Lyold Wright. This new work tells the incredible story of the passionate, turbulent relationship between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wild-tempered American wife, Fanny.
“Clever, subtle, and rife with strokes of beauty, Dept. of Speculation is both readable in a single sitting and far ranging in the emotions it raises…[Jenny] Offill has equal parts cleverness and erudition, but it’s her language and eye for detail that make this a must-read.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Imagine Apollo 13 meets Castaway. Andy Weir’s debut The Martian is a grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller-set on the surface of Mars.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon (Promise Not to Tell) returns with The Winter People, a simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters…sometimes too unbreakable.