This February Only—An Extra Day to Read!
It’s a leap year, which means this month we get a whole extra day to read! We’ll need it, too, because there are so many good books coming out this month (not to mention all the amazing books that are already out).
Diane Oliver was only 22 when she was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1966. Four of her short stories were published before her death, another two posthumously. We now finally get a full collection with "Neighbors," showcasing an extraordinary talent.
In "The Kamogawa Food Detectives" by Hasashi Kashiwai, a master chef and his daughter start their investigations with the hazy memories of their customers, in order to recreate personally significant dishes in this cozy, feel-good story.
"How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi," by Chris Balakrishnan and Matt Wasowski, illustrated by Kristen Orr, collects seventy-one favorite Nerd Nite presentations, covering everything from "Lessons from the Oregon Trail" to "Asteroid Mining for Science, Profit and Fun!"
Fleeing Cambodia for Vietnam and then spending years in various Thai refugee camps before returning to Cambodia, Chantha Nguon used food as a way to stay connected to the family members and places she had lost in "Slow Noodles."
Middle grade readers will relate to Averil’s quest to track down the maker of an app her parents use to keep track of her at all times in "Averil Offline" by Amy Noelle Parks.
Teen readers will laugh along at Molly’s attempts fielding a winning softball team in order to keep her full scholarship to art school in "Bunt!: Striking Out on Financial Aid" by Ngozi Ukazu and Mad Rupert.