BESTSELLERS

HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
More a story about falling in love with yourself than with a romantic interest, this novel will resonate with all readers who've struggled to love themselves. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten. (Science fiction. 15 & up)Read full book review >

THE WAY THINGS WORK NOW by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
by David Macaulay, illustrated by David Macaulay

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise. (index) (Reference. 11-15)Read full book review >
WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin
Kirkus Star
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing "us to places we have never dreamed of." (author's note, book list) (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)Read full book review >

THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY by Kelly Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Clarkson's fans may like this, but Kenny Loggins' Footloose, illustrated by Tim Bowers (2016), is a superior zoo adventure/song combo. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
MY OWN WORDS by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Only the most dedicated Ginsburg fans, and there are many, will devour everything here, but most readers will find items of interest from this icon of women's rights. Read full book review >
WINTER STORMS by Elin Hilderbrand

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master, making for a satisfying conclusion to her Christmas at the Inn story. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Another heartwarming seasonal Macomber tale, which fans will find as bright and cozy as a blazing fire on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This author is on her way to becoming a national treasure. Read full book review >
THE TRESPASSER by Tana French

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing. 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 >