BESTSELLERS

HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun. Read full book review >

THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014
The satisfyingly cataclysmic showdowns yield to peaceful resolution at last; here's hoping it holds this time. (Fantasy. 10-16)Read full book review >
BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006
Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14) Read full book review >

THE ANIMALS' SANTA by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Brett excels at snowy settings, and her legions of fans will enjoy this well-told tale accompanied by her usual highly detailed watercolor illustrations and skillfully integrated secondary story. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Emotionally profound, necessary reading. Read full book review >
SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
A light, enjoyable read that's pure escapism. Read full book review >
DESERT GOD by Wilbur Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
With Minoan civilization destroyed by the eruption, Taita routs the Hykos, albeit still in perilous control of lower Egypt, which suggests Smith's eunuch/warrior/statesman has another adventure in store. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL YOU by Chuck Palahniuk

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
By Palahniuk's standards, this is actually a subtle and empathic piece of work. Read full book review >
GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Literary fast food: It's tasty enough, but it's probably not so good for you, with or without the lumps of coal. Read full book review >
UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Everything culminates in an action-packed, heart-wrenching conclusion guaranteed to chill readers to the bone. (Dystopian adventure. 12-15)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >