It was an amazing listening month for me. I got in twelve books and would pretty much highly recommend reading any of the eight YA:
BEFORE I FALL and JELLICOE ROAD lived up to all the hype I'd heard, and WILDWOOD DANCING is a great pick for anyone who loved (and misses) Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series.
My favorite nonfiction research book this month was:
This book explains the anthropological reasons why/how certain kinds of civilizations have dominated over others throughout human history. It's thick with details and some of the linguistic stuff lost me even though I took two linguistics classes in college. Still, it's well worth reading (or, better yet, listening to), especially for Dystopian, Sci-Fi or High Fantasy writers.
Another book of his:
is an even better resource for Dystopian and Sci-Fi writers. It concentrates on internal societal struggles to survive, and cultural resistance to change.
What about you? Which of my February YA would you recommend the most?