It was a bitterly cold and snowy February here in Maryland–not as bad as Boston, but still enough to drive us all indoors. I coped with it as best I could by reading 12 books. The 10 above were new-to-me and the 2 below were re-reads–Seraphina I listened to as an audiobook.
I tried again to read a graphic novel, Aya, which only confirmed it’s not a format I enjoy much–no fault of the author or illustrator.
The standouts for me are The Fires of Autumn, a gorgeous book by Irène Némirovsky, Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston‘s lyrical and moving memoir, How to be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis‘s thoughtful and enthusiastic book about how reading novels has changed her life, and Some Luck, the first of Jane Smiley‘s family saga trilogy, which spreads out considerably from its opening on the farm fields of Iowa.