Must-Read List For February

The 4-Hour Workweek

With a busy month ahead filled with Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week and travel, we’re looking forward to relaxing and escaping with some of these great books. From romance novels and inspirational stories to wedding advice, there’s something for everyone in February’s must-read book list!

  1. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho: This classic book may be an oldie, but it’s undeniably a goodie as we continue easing into the new year.
  2. The Keepsake Kitchen Diary, by Lily & Val: Okay, so you can’t technically read this diary-format cookbook, but we couldn’t help but add the customizable kitchen tome to our list!
  3. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson: This riveting historical narrative gives us a peek into the reality of a gripping 20th-century story.
  4. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi: At the age of 36, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. This profoundly moving memoir is an inspiring must-read book.
  5. My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One, by Elena Ferrante: For those looking to start a series, one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors begins this series with the story of two best friends living in Naples in the 1950s.
  6. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss: Why wait until we’re older to retire and escape? This step-by-step guide shares how the author reduced his workload and expanded his salary to help him live a more relaxing life.
  7. Lee, by Lee Radziwill: The younger sister of Jackie O, Lee shares colorful stories about her travels, famous friends and unique perspective on historic moments in the world.
  8. The Longest Night, by Andria Williams: This debut novel from Andria Williams shares the story of a young couple in the 1950s after they move to an army base in Idaho.
  9. My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout: This New York Times best-seller comes from Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Stout and is a truly unforgettable novel.
  10. The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir, by Ruth Wariner: Ruth Wariner shares her story of being one of her father’s 42 children in this eye-opening true story of growing up in a polygamist family.
  11. A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable: Switching between past and present, this novel is full of love, art and history and shares the stories of two passionate women and their lives in Paris.
  12. The Knot Outdoor Weddings, by Carley Roney: Our recently engaged editor, Abby, can’t get enough of this pretty book, which is filled with naturally-inspired wedding ideas.
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  • I loved Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan – it’s the story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz’s daughter Jahanara. Shah Jahan being the emperor who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Beautiful piece of historical fiction for anyone who enjoys the genre!

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