The Best Reads Of February Are Right Here

If you're anything like us, you're in the thick of the winter doldrums. That translates to: being totally sick of every sweater we own, groaning whenever we look at the weather app on our iPhones, and being fully ready to trade cozy weekends at home for bathing suits and beach frolicking. In fact, sometimes it seems like the only thing getting us through chilly February days is the stack of books on our proverbial night table. (Well, book stacks and Beyoncé, anyway.)

But for what February lacks in palatable temperatures, it has more than made up for in good literature this year. From The Possessions (a Gone Girl-esque twisty thriller about a woman who tries on dead people's souls for size) to Abandon Me (a memoir from critically-acclaimed author Melissa Febos about why we love the people who leave us), we're pretty damned psyched about the novels and nonfiction newly out this month. There are so many great ones, in fact, that we couldn't get our favorites down to single digits. Without further ado, these are our 13 novels picks for February. Happy reading!

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