February Reads

My Twelve Books of February

The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom - Nancy Goldstone The Fires of Autumn - Irène Némirovsky Dust Tracks on a Road - Zora Neale Hurston How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much (Vintage Original) - Samantha Ellis Shadow Scale - Rachel Hartman
Some Luck: A novel - Jane Smiley Murder With Puffins - Donna Andrews Mort - Terry Pratchett Aya - Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie Ozma of Oz (mobi) - L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill

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 NémirovskyDust 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.

February’s re-reads:

Emma - Jane Austen  Emma by Jane Austen

Seraphina - Rachel Hartman Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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