BESTSELLERS

SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
Released: July 7, 2015
Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME by Drew Daywalt
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 18, 2015
This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >

LAST BUS TO WISDOM by Ivan Doig
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015
A marvelous picaresque showing off the late Doig's ready empathy for all kinds of people and his perennial gift for spinning a great yarn. He will be missed. Read full book review >
REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Happily, this paranormal romance has enough humor to keep the pages flipping, though it's unlikely to attract fans not already devoted to the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)Read full book review >
FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015
Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >

FUZZY MUD by Louis Sachar

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
An exciting story of school life, friends, and bullies that becomes a quick meditation on the promise and dangers of modern science. (Speculative fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015
Day is delightfully good company and has an interesting story to tell, but a richer work would have made more room for a consideration of the darker aspects of geek culture. Read full book review >
IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
Like the Glass House itself, this novel is "a tiger's enclosure, with nowhere to hide" and with a constant undercurrent of danger. Read it on a dark and stormy night—with all the lights on. Read full book review >
WHO DO YOU LOVE by Jennifer Weiner

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015
This moving story of love that spans a lifetime is Weiner at her heartstring-tugging best. Read full book review >
GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
Superb. (Fiction. 11-14)Read full book review >
VOICES IN THE OCEAN by Susan Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015
"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine," said astrophysicist Arthur Eddington. "It is stranger than we can imagine." That sublime wildness is exactly what Casey, ever the adventurer, reveals in this flawed but still entertaining book. Read full book review >
MY FIGHT / YOUR FIGHT by Ronda Rousey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015
Plainspoken, often repetitive, and always fiery. Rousey is a fierce yet endearing role model—and a woman possessed. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >