BESTSELLERS

THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015
This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers. Read full book review >
PIRATE HUNTERS by Robert Kurson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
An enjoyable read, especially if you've got a thing for pirates. Read full book review >

THE MELODY LINGERS ON by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 23, 2015
This novel only serves to remind readers of how good Clark can be and isn't this time around. Read full book review >
ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015
That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors. Read full book review >
SICK IN THE HEAD by Judd Apatow
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 16, 2015
A delightful and hilarious read for anyone interested in what makes comedians tick. Read full book review >

MODERN ROMANCE by Aziz Ansari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful. Read full book review >
THE RUMOR by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: June 16, 2015
Once again, Hilderbrand displays her gift for making us care most about her least likable characters. Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015
Unlike the previous installment (The Fifth Assassin, 2013), this one doesn't provide much in the way of exposition but instead throws you unceremoniously into the deep end. Fans will survive, but unwary newcomers had better watch their backs.Read full book review >
EVERY DAY by David Levithan
Released: Aug. 28, 2012
An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: June 9, 2015
An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >
HITLER'S LAST DAYS by Bill O'Reilly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Readers looking for a clear picture of "modern history's best-known evil ruler and murderer" or the course of World War II in general would be far better off skipping this knockoff for some of the well-chosen titles recommended at the end. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
YOUR BABY'S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA by Jimmy Fallon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015
Plotless and pointless, the book clearly exists only because its celebrity author wrote it. (Picture book. 3-5)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >