5 Books You Need to Read in February
Winter isn't going anywhere anytime soon—just ask Punxsutawney Phil. Whether you had the foresight to plan a warm-weather getaway or you're simply facing several nights indoors underneath a fortress of blankets, what better companion than a good book? From Zadie Smith's politically- and culturally-driven collection of essays to Rose McGowan's buzzy memoir, here's everything you should read this month.
SHE REGRETS NOTHING BY ANDREA DUNLOP
A freshly orphaned 23-year-old from Michigan is taken in by her affluent, influential New York cousins and uncovers a treasure trove of secrets, including the reason why she and her mother became estranged from her father's side of the family. Drama ensues.
THE GREAT ALONE BY KRISTIN HANNAH
When a veteran grappling with PTSD returns from his tour of duty in Vietnam, he chooses to move his family to Alaska, where his friend who passed away during the war has a property. Things take a turn when he finds himself struggling to confront his demons during the harsh winter.
BRAVE BY ROSE MCGOWAN
Rose McGowan spares no disturbing details in her much-hyped memoir, including her time spent growing up in a religious cult and a graphic account of her alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein in a jacuzzi at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
FEEL FREE BY ZADIE SMITH
With her trademark wit and keen observations, Zadie Smith tackles weighty political topics (Brexit) and offers philosophical analyses of pop culture figures (Justin Bieber).
I AM, I AM, I AM BY MAGGIE O'FARRELL
In a series of page-turning vignettes, a writer chronicles 17 near-death experiences that made an indelible mark on her life, from being held at knifepoint in Chile to navigating her daughter's severe food allergies. Buckle up.