BESTSELLERS

BATMAN by Marie Lu

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018
An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike. (Fantasy. 12-16)Read full book review >
HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE by John Leland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
In this edifying and often quite moving book, Leland presents the "lessons" taught by his subjects even as they themselves are learning them, and he does so with an empathy and thoroughness that deserve our gratitude. Read full book review >

NEED TO KNOW by Karen Cleveland

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
If you don't expect a deeply thoughtful thriller, you'll get carried away by the action enough to enjoy it. Read full book review >
BEFORE I LET GO by Marieke Nijkamp

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2018
Intriguingly spooky but never quite coheres. (Suspense. 12-16)Read full book review >
LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
A well-crafted plot with interesting revelations about living as a second-generation Muslim-American teen in today's climate. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >

ZENITH  by Sasha Alsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Trope-filled mediocrity. (Science fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Not without flaws but an important account of coming of age (and rage) within today's explosive racial dynamic. Read full book review >
THE SQUARE AND THE TOWER by Niall Ferguson
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Making profitable use of information science, Ferguson offers a novel way of examining data that will be highly intriguing to students of history and current affairs. Read full book review >
HOW DEMOCRACIES DIE by Steven Levitsky
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
The value of this book is the context it provides, in a style aimed at a concerned citizenry rather than fellow academics, rather than in the consensus it is not likely to build. Read full book review >
TRUMPOCRACY by David Frum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Evenhanded, ideologically consistent, and guaranteed to generate a slew of angry tweets should a copy land at the White House. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
An inspiring commemoration of a historic event. Read full book review >
IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THINK by David Cay Johnston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Thoroughly depressing—but urgent, necessary reading, at least for those who aren't true believers in the Trumpite cause. 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 >