BESTSELLERS

RING OF FIRE  by Brad Taylor

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017
A page-turner that's enriched by the author's obvious familiarity with the intricacies of combating 21st-century terrorism. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPWALKER by Chris Bohjalian

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2016
Sensational subject matter aside, this thriller is a sleeper. 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 >
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 >
MOONGLOW by Michael Chabon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016
A heartfelt but sodden family saga. Read full book review >
SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire's or Michael Jackson's grace. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula. Read full book review >
CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fans, aware that this particular fatality is incidental to the larger saga of the heroine's epic struggle with the forces of evil, will forgive the absence of a coherent mystery or characters worth caring about. The closest analogue to Cornwell's wildly successful series, in fact, may be a superhero franchise. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. 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 >