BESTSELLERS

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by Thomas Piketty
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 2014
Essential reading for citizens of the here and now. Other economists should marvel at how that plain language can be put to work explaining the most complex of ideas, foremost among them the fact that economic inequality is at an all-time high—and is only bound to grow worse. Read full book review >
DIARY OF A MAD DIVA by Joan Rivers

VERDICT: SKIP IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014
Readers who never tire of Rivers and her distinctive take on the world will lap up the newest entree from the octogenarian comedian. Others will want to take a pass. 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 >
GOOD TALK, DAD by Bill Geist
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014
Heavy on bad-boy behavior and sports, the book should come with a six-pack of cheap beer. A quick read that is not for everyone. Read full book review >
THE ROMANOV SISTERS by Helen Rappaport
HISTORY
Released: June 3, 2014
A gossipy, revealing story of the doomed Russian family's fairy tale life told by an expert in the field. 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 >
CARSICK by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014
The book idles way too long, but once it takes off, it's a sweet and funny ride. Read full book review >
TIBETAN PEACH PIE by Tom Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014
The author's detractors will likely find fault, but this is a fitting cap to a sui generis career, equally satisfying in short installments or read straight through. Read full book review >
THINK LIKE A FREAK by Steven D. Levitt
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014
Upbeat and optimistic, Levitt and Dubner hope that by thinking "a bit differently, a bid harder, a bit more freely," readers will be able "to go out and right some wrong, to ease some burden." Read full book review >
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald
Released: May 13, 2014
Greenwald’s polemical tone does not lessen the disturbing quality of these revelations. Read full book review >
WHERE DOES IT HURT? by Jonathan Bush
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 15, 2014
Likely to find its way onto the Republican platform but worthy of serious consideration on its own merits. Read full book review >
PRESIDENT ME by Adam Carolla
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014
Carolla's sharp-edged and occasionally curmudgeonly observations will be an acquired taste for many, but initiated fans will endorse his amusing candidacy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Diana Gabaldon
July 21, 2014

Diana Gabaldon was crossing genres in her action-flled Outlander series long before that was considered cool. We talk to Gabaldon about her latest in the series, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, this week on Kirkus TV. View video >