10 Must-Read Books for February 2016


The Queen of the Night, Alexander Chee (HMH, February 2)

Chee’s first novel in 15 years (since his widely praised and awarded Edinburgh), The Queen of the Night, which is based in part on the shapeshifting singer Jenny Lind, has the pull and grandeur of Lola Montes or a Luchino Visconti film. It’s among the most anticipated second novels in recent memory.