Kirkus Reviews: Digital Edition

Kirkus Reviews magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of each month in both digital and print formats. For a list of books in each issue view the print index. Not a subscriber? Join today.


October 15, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 20

Featuring 244 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Congratulations to the 2016 Kirkus Prize finalists!; and more

October 01, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 19

Featuring 242 industy-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: bestseller Maria Semple's new novel is so packed with interesting characters and situations, it could've been three times as long. Semple, our critic writes, is "on her way to becoming a national treasure."; and more

September 15, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 18

Featuring 256 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Anuk Arudpragasam's buzzworthy debut novel is an incisive glimpse into the human urge to connect amid the brutality of war; and more

September 01, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 17

Featuring 350 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: when children’s writer Jason Reynolds visits schools, “there’s always one or two kids who say, ‘I didn’t think you were gonna look like this. I didn’t think a writer could look like you.’ ”; and more

August 15, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 16

Featuring 379 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: moving, funny, and grave, Zadie Smith's November novel 'Swing Time' is one of the anticipated books reviewed in our 2016 Fall Preview; and more

August 01, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 15

Featuring 429 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Stuart Nadler's novel 'The Inseparables', about three generations of women, is his funniest yet. "Humor, for me, is the most beautiful kind of intelligence," he says; and more

July 15, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 14

Featuring 463 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Nicole Dennis-Benn comes from a culture of secrecy. In her debut novel, 'Here Comes the Sun', she learns how to let the secrets go; and more

July 01, 2016: Volume LXXXIV, No 13

Featuring 473 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction and children's & teen; also in this issue: Dan Zak's scrupulously reported and exquisitely paced 'Almighty' uses three unlikely characters to tell an intensely unsettling story about living with our nuclear arsenal; and more