While it's beginning to feel like spring is on the horizon, winter is still in full force. So there's no better time to pick up a book and enjoy one of life's most comforting indoor activities. If you're searching for your next favorite page-turner, look no further than Amazon's Best Books of the Month list. The site recently released its top picks for the month of February, and they look absolutely captivating. Get lost in the Alaska wilderness or put yourself in the shoes of a woman who has had more than her fair share of near-death experiences. Check out these five novels featured on Amazon's Best Books of the Month list that everyone will be talking about.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
A Vietnam vet returns home from war a changed man and moves his family to Alaska to get off the grid and bring them closer together. The new environment seems to be doing the Allbright family some good, until the dark days of winter approach.
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
This story follows border patrol officer Francisco Cantú as he begins to understand the damage the border creates for individuals and families on both sides of the line. Disturbed by the violence he has perpetuated, he leaves his job only to be pulled back in after an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to see a dying relative and never returns.
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell
This memoir reveals the near-death experiences of Maggie O'Farrell—17 unique encounters, to be exact. It is a beautifully told story about how one woman's brushes with death can unveil the mysteries of life.
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Emezi's debut novel focuses on Ada, a young Nigerian woman who develops multiple selves from being born "with one foot on the other side." It explores ideas of identity and mental health through the unique perspectives of Ada's multiple selves.
Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vilet Oloomi
Bibi Abbas Abbas Hosseini is dealing with the aftermath of her family's exile from Iraq during the war. Now going by the name of Zebra, she takes refuge in literature and travels to Barcelona where she meets Ludo. It's a quirky tale about adventure, love, and language.