Monthly Recommendations, February 2016: non-love stories

The topic for February is “Not Another Love Story.”  Thankfully it is a leap year and I’m on Pacific Time, so this list is actually being posted in the correct month.  Following are some books that I would recommend outside of the Romance genre (cuts out quite a bit of my recent reads, as Historicals have really dominated in the past year). Just a quick list with links this month, while it is still this month…

Picture Book:  Rodeo Red by Maripat Perkins


Intermediate/Middle Grade:  The Scavengers by Michael Perry


Graphic Novel:  Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson



Adult (and YA readers, too!): Rod Duncan’s Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy (with some of the most striking Steampunk covers by graphic artist William Staehle)

book 1: The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter

book 2: Unseemly Science

book 3: The Custodian of Marvels, which is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read


Monthly Recommendations is a GoodReads group of bloggers and YouTube content creators started by Kayla of Kayla Raines and Trina from Between Chapters.  I just noticed that the March theme will be Stand-Alone Novels, which means I may just have to recommend The Scavengers two months in a row!