BESTSELLERS

LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2018
A skillfully rendered exploration of heartbreak, friendship, family, and destiny—and a quick and enjoyable read. (Romance. 14-18)Read full book review >
AMAL UNBOUND by Aisha Saeed
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018
Inspired by Malala Yousafzai and countless unknown girls like her, Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice. (Fiction. 10-14)Read full book review >

SQUARE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018
For all its brevity, chockablock with philosophical topics to ponder and debate. (Picture book. 10-adult)Read full book review >
OUR TOWNS by James Fallows
Released: May 8, 2018
A well-reported, optimistic portrait of America's future. Read full book review >
THE ORDER OF TIME by Carlo Rovelli

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: May 18, 2018
As much a work of philosophy as of physics and full of insights for readers willing to work hard. Read full book review >

BARRACOON by Zora Neale Hurston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018
We are fortunate to have this late work of Hurston's, which is sure to be widely read. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Jon Meacham
Released: May 8, 2018
Meacham ably depicts our nation's struggles to live up to Lincoln's words, but he oversells the notion that the fruits of past efforts are at risk in today's America. Read full book review >
WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018
Ondaatje's shrewd character study plays out in a smart, sophisticated drama, one worth the long wait for fans of wartime intrigue. Read full book review >
THE CROOKED STAIRCASE by Dean Koontz

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018
The third book in Koontz's lively series tends to rehash scenes from the first two, but it's still an absorbing thriller full of fresh touches. Read full book review >
THE HIGH TIDE CLUB by Mary Kay Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018
Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach. Read full book review >
THE LAST by Katherine Applegate
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018
A savvy choice for readers of fantasy; individual readers and book clubs will love it and demand to know when the sequel will be available. (Fantasy. 8-11)Read full book review >
LLAMA LLAMA LOVES TO READ by Anna Dewdney
by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, illustrated by JT Morrow

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018
Fans of the series will always clamor for more, but this is not likely to be one that they will ask for again and again. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >