Best Book Lists for Feb. 19-25, 2021
Spring is coming, bringing new books
You know spring approaches when the squirrels come looking for their nuts. Sorry, I need to keep it clean. My mom reads this.
What I mean is, the squirrels are going crazy in our backyard, digging up whatever they buried last fall. I can’t remember where I put my keys yesterday, and these little tree rodents know which spot of dirt they stuck an acorn five months ago.
It’s frustrating. I want to yell, “I’m the superior creature!” at the squirrels, but if you have to say it, is it really true?
Whether a squirrel is smarter than me (quite possibly) doesn’t matter because spring is nigh. Soon we’ll all hear birds chirping, feel the sun’s warmth, and know the itch of a mosquito’s bite.
And if you’re already living somewhere balmy and sunny, let me ask you a question if you’re so smart: Do you know where my keys are?
Thanks for reading,
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New Book Lists
March’s Most-Anticipated Books (We Are Bookish)
5 Books Not to Miss (USA Today)
New Books to Get You Through the Rest of Winter (The Highland Echo)
16 New Books to Watch for in March (The New York Times)
Black History Month Book Lists
Four Books to Learn From Written by Black Authors (The Hornet)
33 Unputdownable Books by Black Authors to Read This Year (Cupcakes and Cashmere)
7 Books to Empower Black Children (Datebook)
Sign of the Times Book Lists
8 Rural Books to Help You Get Through Wintry Weeks at Home (The Daily Yonder)
Literature from the COVID-19 era: 5 Books to Read if You Haven’t Already (The Seattle Times)
Celebrating Purim with Books for Children of All Ages (STL Jewish Light)
5 Books to Raise Your Climate Consciousness in 2021 (Landscape News)
Best of the Rest Book Lists
7 Compelling Artist Biographies (ARTnews)
The Best Narrative Nonfiction Books (Five Reads)
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