BESTSELLERS

THE WITCH'S VACUUM CLEANER  by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
Bravery shows up almost as often as buffoonery in these satiric bits and bobs. (Fantasy/short stories. 10-12)Read full book review >
WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
Far too lengthy for any but the most avid fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >

THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner. Read full book review >
BELOW THE BELT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
An unusually strong premise, and this time Woods keeps his eye on the ball, ignoring the siren call of consumer spending that sank Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016) and so many others, plotting as if he actually means it. Warning, though: some ripped-from-the-headlines elements may extend fans' post-election blues. Read full book review >
THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR by Gary Taubes
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016
An important book that merits—and will likely receive—broad circulation and discussion. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
Outspoken, honest commentary of what it's like to be Princess Leia on and off the screen. Read full book review >
THE UNDOING PROJECT by Michael Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016
Kahneman and Tversky approached their personal lives and their research in extremely divergent manners. At times, Lewis' details about the unlikely coupling overwhelm the larger narrative, but that is a minor complaint in another solid book from this gifted author. Read full book review >
WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 12, 2016
With smart witticisms to launch each quick-paced chapter, Isaiah is truly a mouse that roars. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
HOW TO CATCH AN ELF by Adam Wallace
by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A forgettable effort that fails to capture any of the magical charm of Santa's story. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE  by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016
A generation past Red October, the America-hating bad guys have added spyware, hacking, the dark web, and Bitcoins to those ubiquitous AK-47s. Read full book review >
THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING by Fannie Flagg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
You know the expression "This is not your grandma's epic novel"? Well, this is your grandma's epic novel, anodyne but sweeping in its sweet way, full of home truths and consolation. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT AND THE REALMS OF ATLANTIS by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
Rice's latest excursion into otherly realms may leave some readers feeling overstuffed—but others, to be sure, will be hungry for more. 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 >