The holiday season is upon us!
Time is more fleeting than ever in December, so why not get your February LibraryReads nominations in early and have one less thing to worry about? Unless you're saving all your reading and nominating for a long, winter break (just make sure to submit by the January 1, 2014 deadline). We recommend a big mug of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, a cat curled up in your lap, and these February books:
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons
“As a medical thriller, this skillfully wrought debut gets high marks for building tension to a breathtaking climax." – Library Journal, starred review
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika
“Originally published shortly after the author’s death in 2002 and based on his experiences as a POW in WWII, BITTER EDEN is a beautifully crafted, absorbing read, a careful examination of human relationships, and a rare glimpse into the complexities of life in wartime.” — Booklist
RUNNER by Patrick Lee
This thriller from New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lee is the first in a new series starring retired special forces operative Sam Dryden. It's received three outstanding pre-publication reviews, sold international rights in seven countries, and the film rights were optioned by Warner Brothers with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) attached.
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
"Readers drawn to the intense emotion and zero-sum conflict of Andre Dubus III’s HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG will love this one, as will those captivated by the missing-person intrigues in Laura Lippman’s WHAT THE DEAD KNOW and Lisa Scottoline’s LOOK AGAIN." — Booklist
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene
"This is a riveting psychological novel about loss and the terrible mistakes and compromises one can make in love and marriage. Essential for fans of literary fiction." — Library Journal, starred review
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
"The buildup to each murder is extraordinarily well done and almost unbearably suspenseful. On the whole, the novel lives up to the edginess of this genre. Brrrr." — Booklist
For more February LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!