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Feb ’16’s BFD features seven worthy books and makes an appeal for a less-than-stellar series and, unusually, a magazine.

The Brontës and Austen Redux, Redux | Wyatt’s World

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There is a new wave of retellings of Austen and the Brontës happening now and into the spring, seeking to reinvent the beloved classics. Here are five forthcoming titles in that mold.

Wonderful Returns: Five Novels by Beloved Authors | Wyatt’s World

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If discovering a new author is a pleasure in part because of the promise of many books to come, a new work by a beloved writer whom one has followed for years is equal cause for celebration. Here are five new titles by writers readers likely know well.

Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling | RA Crossroads

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As Bryson fans would expect, this adventure around William Shakespeare’s blessed plot is at times riotously funny, at others warmly descriptive of place and quickly paced.

Drawing Strife: Global Conflicts in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2016

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The striking images in graphic novels are an excellent means of depicting the physical and emotional trauma created by conflicts around the world.

Reintroductions: Five Sophomore Efforts | Wyatt’s World

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One of the thrills of discovering a debut author is the hope of having found a writer to follow for years to come. Here is an early season sample of second works already published or forthcoming in 2016.

War and Peace (Reading, Listening, Watching) | Wyatt’s World

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The Russians took over the airwaves this week with the BBC/Weinstein Company production of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace running on three cable networks at once.

Better Lovin’ (and Sleep) Through Books | Books for Dudes

10 Great Dates

I know you didn’t ask, but I have some advice: If you wanna have fun and get some lovin’, then read to your lady (or your man). Trust me, this totally works.

Poetry: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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A deep breath amid the bustle of the season, a chance to reflect on the wonder of language; here are five books of poetry to savor.

Love at First Read: Romance Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2016

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Romance, at its giddy outset, is about beginnings. It is then fitting to read debuts concerning love in preparation for Valentine’s Day.