BESTSELLERS

Released: March 1, 2012
Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015
This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >

MISSOULA by Jon Krakauer
Released: April 21, 2015
A raw and difficult but necessary read. Read full book review >
AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... by Dana Perino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015
"A pet peeve of mine is with people who give backhanded compliments." So: The best memoir and etiquette guide manqué we have by "the first and only Republican woman" to serve as White House press secretary. Now be nice.Read full book review >
BEAUTY'S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Hard-core? Yes. Overwritten? For sure. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely. Read full book review >

GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015
Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner.Read full book review >
GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
A chilling oracle and a lively storyteller, Nobel winner Morrison continues the work she began 45 years ago with The Bluest Eye.Read full book review >
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Fans will find that the pace has picked up a touch from the first volume—and that's a good thing. We'll need to wait for the next one before toting up the body count, but it's sure to be massive. Read full book review >
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015
Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again. Read full book review >
NATURAL BORN HEROES by Christopher McDougall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
A mostly engaging mix of World War II history, Greek mythology, endurance training and spiritual self-help that doesn't always cohere. Read full book review >
BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
Compellingly introspective and revealing, despite the tendency toward overwriting. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 21, 2015
The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >