BESTSELLERS

COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 24, 2014
There's nothing pretty about this divided cop town, but in exposing its ugliness, Slaughter forces us to question whether times really have changed. Read full book review >
THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: June 19, 2014
Rowling proves once again that she’s a master of plotting over the course of a series; you can see her planting seeds, especially when it comes to Robin, which can be expected to bear narrative fruit down the line. It will be a pleasure to watch what happens. Read full book review >

ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014
Though it feels a bit like the literary equivalent of an after-school special for adults, Weiner does a good job of describing the mindset of the addict and provides a realistic portrayal of upper-middle-class addiction in a novel that will appeal to her many fans. Read full book review >
ROGUES by George R.R. Martin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014
Rambunctious, rowdy and occasionally R-rated: a worthy entertainment, without a dud in the bunch, that easily moves from swords and sorcery to hard-boiled Chandler-esque. Read full book review >
TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 17, 2014
From the violated landmark to the return of all the regulars to the acrobatic chase finale to the casual logic behind both crime and detection, the results are so formulaic you'd swear this installment consisted entirely of outtakes from Coop's first 15 cases (Death Angel, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

HOW NOT TO BE WRONG by Jordan Ellenberg
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: June 3, 2014
Witty and expansive, Ellenberg's math will leave readers informed, intrigued and armed with plenty of impressive conversation starters. Read full book review >
I AM ROSA PARKS by Brad Meltzer

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 17, 2014
A barely serviceable introduction with far more child appeal than substance. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)Read full book review >
RUIN AND RISING by Leigh Bardugo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014
Triumphant. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014
Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE MATCHMAKER by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014
Beach reading with an unsettling edge. Read full book review >
THE VACATIONERS by Emma Straub
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014
A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition. Read full book review >
HARD CHOICES by Hillary Clinton

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014
Unsurprising but perfectly competent and seamlessly of a piece with her Living History (2003). And will Hillary run? The guiding metaphor of the book is the relay race, and there’s a sense that if the torch is handed to her, well…. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >