It’s very snowy in Toronto today, and many people are at home enjoying an “Adult Snow Day” to avoid rough and dangerous commutes into work. Are you one of those people? If so, I hope you’re spending your day curled up with a blanket, a hot coffee and a good book. If not, fear not: February is a cold month and there will be plenty of time to hibernate with a book. Here are the books I’m staying inside with this month…
1. Short Stories
I LOVE short stories and am very excited to share with you two new collections available this month. The first is Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. Need I say more? I probably don’t need to, but I will: Trigger Warning is the third short story collection by Neil and it includes a never-before published American Gods story. Okay, now I really don’t need to say anymore.
The second is Single, Carefree, Mellow, a collection by Katherine Heiny that shares intimate stories about women in all walks of life (and love). I read Single, Carefree, Mellow late last year, and cannot express how much I love it, except to say that I don’t think this month’s re-read will be my last. Look for it in bookstores next week!
Finally, I was lucky enough to snag an advance copy of Heather O’Neill‘s upcoming collection The Daydreams of Angels (on sale in April) and cannot wait to start it. You all know how much I love Heather O’Neill’s writing… If you do too, add this one to your 50 Book Pledge To Be Read shelf stat!
2. Middle Grade & Young Adult Books
Inspired by the OLA Super Conference in Toronto last week, I’ve decided to pick up Clover’s Luck, the first book in Kallie George‘s new Magical Animals Adoption Agency series. I don’t typically read Middle Grade fiction, but Clover’s Luck–with its adorable premise and hand-drawn images–jumped out as something I would have loved as a young reader. To stick with this theme, I’ve also added Masterminds by Gordon Korman to my February To Be Read list.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a book that’s been on my To Be Read list for months, but was strictly instructed by Suman at HCC Frenzy to save for a snowy Sunday afternoon. If today is any indication, this month is perfect to get lost in an unputdownable read! Visit redqueenbook.ca for more information.
Which books are you reading in February? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader. If I don’t respond right away, it’s because I’m curled up with a book, my faux-fur throw from Indigo and my cat.