The 7 Best Books of February

The shortest year of the month still manages to pack a lot in. February is the month when pitchers and catchers report, you sift through the remains of the Valentine’s Day card section because you forgot yet again, and the Oscars are awarded to the movies you’ve been meaning to see but never got around to. Still, there’s always time to fit in some good reading, especially if you’re snowed in for the week. This month’s best books include the story of a controversial hedge fund manager, a novel about Abraham Lincoln’s dead son, a look at how the rubella vaccine was developed, and a comic tribute to ‘80s teenage nerds.