BESTSELLERS

AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson (Dry Bones, 2015, etc.) never disappoints. Read full book review >
COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
A satisfying meat-and-potatoes domestic novel from one of our finest writers. Read full book review >

GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18) Read full book review >
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)Read full book review >

THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Quentin Blake

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight. (Picture book. 5-12)Read full book review >
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
THE RED BANDANNA by Tom Rinaldi

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A moving, deeply felt tribute to a courageous individual who sacrificed his life to save others. Read full book review >
THE PIGEON TUNNEL by John le Carré
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A satisfying recollection of a literary life well-lived. Read full book review >
BEST. STATE. EVER. by Dave Barry
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Readers may not embrace Florida the way the author has, but they will understand why a humorist loves it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Much of the work will be confusing to the mathematically disinclined, but their story is inspiring and enlightening. 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 >