It's so easy to get bogged down with the February blues. The good news is that no matter how dreary it is out in the world, reading lets us live full, adventurous lives. And with this month's haul of new fiction books, you certainly won't have a dull moment.
These books are filled with characters that you're going to love getting to know. Complicated inner lives are at a premium, and even the most action-heavy books on this list are also brimming with introspective ideas. You're going to come out of this reading with a fresh, new perspective on the world.
Plus, some of these books get deliciously dark. With the supernatural coming out to play, you never know what direction your characters might go, and what horrors they may find there. (But after all, aren't those often the best rides?)
We've got short story writers turned novelists, and novelists putting out short story collections. We've got space ships, mysterious VHS tapes, time travel, ghosts, and mysterious disappearances. We've got books that will make you cry, and books that will make you throw them across the room in nerdish glee.
February may be cold and gloomy, but as readers we have big hearts and big imaginations. So find yourself a new book to love and let's get reading.