Great Reads | February Starred Reviews

The top reads from our February  issue, ranging across audio, mystery, horror, romance, fiction, science fiction, horror, arts, science, social science, and reference.









Etheridge, Melissa. Talking to My Angels. HarperAudio. 

Evangelista, Patricia. Some People Need Killing. Books on Tape. 

Raines, Howell. Silent Cavalry. Books on Tape. 

O’Leary, Beth. The Wake-Up Call. Books on Tape. 

Ramón, Paula. Motherland. Brilliance Audio. 

Streisand, Barbra. My Name Is Barbra. Books on Tape. 


Chase, Nolan. A Lonesome Place for Dying. Crooked Lane. 

Hakoda, Kerri. Cold to the Touch. Crooked Lane. 

Mullen, Thomas. The Rumor Game. Minotaur. 

Pruitt, Eryk. Blood Red Summer. Thomas & Mercer. 

Solvinic, Nicola. The Hunter’s Daughter. Berkley. 

Tietjen, Katie. Death in the Details. Crooked Lane. 

Walsh, Bridget. The Innocents. Gallic. 


Bardugo, Leigh. The Familiar. Flatiron. 

Chupeco, Rin. Court of Wanderers. Saga.

Clark, P. Djèlí. The Dead Cat Tail Assassins. 

Hairston, Andrea. Archangels of Funk. Tor. 

Mills, Samantha. The Wings Upon Her Back. Tachyon. 

Okungbowa, Suyi Davies. Lost Ark Dreaming. Tor. 

Vo, Nghi. The Brides of High Hill. 

Wiswell, John. Someone You Can Build a Nest In. DAW. 


Bilow, Rochelle. Effie Olsen’s Summer Special. Berkley. 

Cayouette, Betty. One Last Shot. St. Martin’s Griffin. 

Hoffman, KT. The Prospects. Dial. 

Siegel, Natasha. The Phoenix Bride. Dell. 


Everett, Percival. James. Doubleday. 

Louis, Édouard. Change. Farrar. 

Mukherjee, Neel. Choice. Norton. 


Kerin, Liz. First Light. Tor Nightfire. 

Thorne, Jennifer. Diavola. Tor Nightfire. 

Tremblay, Paul. Horror Movie. Morrow. 


Holm, Sven. Termush. FSG Originals. 

La Rochelle, Pierre Drieu. The Fire Within. NYRB Classics. 

Latimer, Margery. Twelve Stories. Sublunary Editions. 

Van Dyke, Henry. Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes. McNally Editions. 

Weil, Simone. The Need for Roots. Penguin Classics. 


Bulling, Nino. Firebugs. Drawn & Quarterly. 

Hartog van Banda, Lo (text) & Thé Tjong-Khing (illus.). Iris. Fantagraphics. 

Marra, Benjamin. What We Mean by Yesterday. Fantagraphics. 

Sebela, Christopher & others (text) & Marc Laming (illus.). Eden. Humanoids. 


Gefter, Philip. Cocktails with George and Martha. Bloomsbury. 

Golenbock, Peter. Baseball Heaven. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Kaplan, James. 3 Shades of Blue. Penguin Pr. 

Ondaatje, Michael. A Year of Last Things. Knopf. 

Rollins, Sonny. The Notebooks of Sonny Rollins. New York Review. 

Stanley, Bob. The Story of the Bee Gees. Pegasus. 


Curzan, Anne. Says Who? Crown. 

Gates Jr., Henry Louis. The Black Box. Penguin Pr. 

Gorrindo, Simone. The Wives. Gallery/Scout. 

Hunt-Hendrix, Leah & Astra Taylor. Solidarity. Pantheon. 

Kellerman, Barbara. Leadership from Bad to Worse. Oxford Univ. 

Martinez, David. Bones Worth Breaking. MCD. 

Monnet, Éric. Balance of Power. Univ. of Chicago. 

Nolan, Hamilton. The Hammer. Hachette. 


Laithland, Gwenna. Momma Cusses. St. Martin’s Essentials. 

Pressman, Aliza. The 5 Principles of Parenting. Simon Element. 

Ramesh, Jaya & Priya Saaral. Parenting at the Intersections. Parenting Pr. 

Silverman, Robyn. How To Talk to Kids About Anything. Sourcebooks. 


Balakrishnan, Chris & Matt Wasowski (text) & Kristen Orr (illus.). How To Win Friends and Influence Fungi. St. Martin’s. 

Lewis, Daniel (text) & Eric Nyquist (illus.). Twelve Trees. Avid Reader/S. & S. 

Malone, Sharon. Grown Woman Talk. Crown. 

Mathiot, Ginette. Classic French Recipes. Phaidon. 

Schilling, Govert. Deep Space. Black Dog & Leventhal. 

Zien, Sam. Sam the Cooking Guy and the Holy Grill. Countryman. 


Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2023. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Salaba, Athena & Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and Classification. Rowman & Littlefield. 

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