What to Read

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.


February Releases

As we enter the month of February, there are several exciting new book releases to look forward to. Whether you're a fan of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, there's something for everyone this month.

One highly anticipated release is 'The Silent Patient' by Alex Michaelides. This psychological thriller has been receiving rave reviews and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Another book to watch out for is 'American Dirt' by Jeanine Cummins. This gripping novel tells the story of a mother and son's journey as they flee Mexico and attempt to cross the border into the United States.

Your Next Read

If you're looking for your next great read, our critics and editors have some recommendations for you. From thought-provoking literary fiction to gripping thrillers, there's a book for every taste.

One book that comes highly recommended is 'Such a Fun Age' by Kiley Reid. This novel explores themes of race, privilege, and the complexities of modern-day relationships.

For those interested in history, 'The Splendid and the Vile' by Erik Larson is a must-read. This non-fiction book chronicles Winston Churchill's leadership during the early days of World War II.

Critics’ Reviews

Discover what our esteemed critics have to say about some of the latest book releases. Their reviews offer insightful analysis and can help you decide which books are worth your time.

One book that has received glowing reviews is 'Deacon King Kong' by James McBride. This novel, set in 1969 Brooklyn, tells the story of an aging church deacon who shoots a drug dealer, setting off a chain of events.

Another book that has been praised by critics is 'The Glass Hotel' by Emily St. John Mandel. This hauntingly beautiful novel explores themes of love, loss, and the interconnectedness of lives.


Editors’ Choice

Our editors have curated a selection of standout books that they believe every reader should have on their radar. These books have been handpicked for their exceptional writing, compelling narratives, and unique perspectives.

One book that has made it onto the Editors' Choice list is 'The Vanishing Half' by Brit Bennett. This novel explores the lives of two twin sisters who choose to live in different racial communities, showcasing the complexities of identity and family.

Another book that comes highly recommended by our editors is 'Hamnet' by Maggie O'Farrell. This historical fiction novel delves into the life of Shakespeare's son and the impact of his death on the playwright's work.