BESTSELLERS

THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
Hoffman displays an obvious affection for the city, as well as for those society would deem freaks, but readers looking for an evocative, magical take on the immigrant experience would be better served by Helene Wecker's The Golem and Jinni (2013). Read full book review >
ONE WAY OUT by Alan Paul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2014
The author doesn't pull punches, but all involved should find it fair as well as comprehensive. Read full book review >

YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 18, 2014
Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10) Read full book review >
THE COUNTERFEIT AGENT by Alex Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Another well-crafted entry in Berenson's excellent John Wells series. Read full book review >

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
Sharp, funny and thrilling, with just the right amount of geekery. Read full book review >
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014
A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime. Read full book review >
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock-loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >

ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away. Read full book review >
CELL by Robin Cook

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
A disappointing attempt to link medicine and technology. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
Even the staunchest fans of the Santangelo family may be disappointed with this rather thin addition to the saga. Read full book review >