Books I Read in February

In no particular order, books I finished in February (some of which I started in the last few days of January).
  1. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
    A PNW must-read that I have been putting off since I moved here. But it really is good, even if sports aren't your thing. Full review:
  2. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    I'm not sure I can properly put into words how much I adored this Canadian post-apocalyptic novel that can reference Shakespeare and Star Trek in the same breath. Big thanks to the Canada Reads long-list for giving me a kick in the pants to finally read this one. Full review:
  3. Blood of Innocents (Sorcery Ascendant #2) by Mitchell Hogan
    Pretty classic high fantasy with good world-building and an interesting magic system. Full review:
  4. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
    Quotes and highlights from Cheryl Strayed. But I like almost all of them better in context.
  5. The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
    A father-son story about truth and reconciliation, and indigenous spirituality. Not my usual read. Full review:
  6. Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
    Star crossed lovers on opposite sides of the Galactic Civil War. What more could you want?! Full review:
  7. You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
    A very charming and vulnerable celebrity biography.
  8. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
    A YA retelling of the 1001 Nights with a thorny love story. Full review:
  9. Bibliotech by John Palfrey
    John Palfrey has some interesting thoughts on the future of libraries, and some powerful arguments for their continued relevance. But he isn't quite sure who his audience is. Full review:
  10. The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings
    A stunningly illustrated Canadian graphic novel about alternative aboriginal justice and healing programs. Full review:
  11. Speak Now by Kenji Yoshino
    A constitutional scholar's account of the court case that overturned Proposition 8, and his argument for the importance of trials for fact-finding in divisive issues. Full review:
  12. Then Comes Marriage by Roberta Kaplan with Lisa Dickey
    This account of the defeat of DOMA perfectly blends personal story telling with legal maneuvering to recount how the US Supreme Court struck down the Defence of Marriage Act. Full review coming soon!