BESTSELLERS

NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
A LOWCOUNTRY HEART by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Pleasant last words from a highly regarded author who loved his life. Read full book review >

THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers. Read full book review >
SEX, LIES & SERIOUS MONEY by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine. Read full book review >
THE WHISTLER by John Grisham

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Yes, it's formula. Yes, it's not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn't, it's plenty satisfying. Read full book review >

MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
An action-packed thrill ride and stellar head trip. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A hilarious Asian-American heroine guaranteed to provoke laughs—not anxiety. (Fiction. 8-13)Read full book review >
THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE GENERAL VS. THE PRESIDENT by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis. Read full book review >
PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Me Before You fans searching for the same emotional intensity should probably look elsewhere, but these stories make for a diverting treat while waiting for Moyes to write her next tear-jerker. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >