BESTSELLERS

TESTIMONY by Robbie Robertson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Essential for any devotee of the Band, Dylan, or rock music in the last half of the 20th century. Read full book review >
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
A somewhat disjointed narrative with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations on South African culture. Read full book review >

SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY by Anna Kendrick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
The intimate and semi-entertaining details of an actor's childhood and her rise to stardom in Hollywood. Read full book review >
OUR REVOLUTION by Bernie Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
There's not much what-if here and certainly no indecision. Instead, as if rallying the troops, Sanders writes confidently of a program that's sure to be revisited in 2020. Read full book review >
SETTLE FOR MORE by Megyn Kelly

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
As candid and earnest as we can hope for from a polished TV personality, Kelly's memoir delivers on decency and encouragement. Read full book review >

SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire's or Michael Jackson's grace. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula. Read full book review >
CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fans, aware that this particular fatality is incidental to the larger saga of the heroine's epic struggle with the forces of evil, will forgive the absence of a coherent mystery or characters worth caring about. The closest analogue to Cornwell's wildly successful series, in fact, may be a superhero franchise. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >