The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

Title: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell Author: W. Kamau Bell Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Penguin Release Date: 2017 Pages: 352 You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you’ve read about him in the New York Times, which called him “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Or maybe from The New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor writing: “Bell’s […]

Beyond the Messy Truth

Title: Beyond the Messy Truth Author: Van Jones Genre: Political Science Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: 2017 Pages: 256 A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart–by the CNN political contributor and host hailed as “a star of the 2016 campaign” (The New York Times) who tries to “fight the right way” (The New Yorker) Van Jones burst into the American consciousness […]

The Hazel Wood

Title: The Hazel Wood Author: Melissa Albert Genre: Young Adult Fiction Release Date: January 30, 2018 Pages: 368 Welcome to the Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy everyone is raving about: Four starred reviews! “Thoroughly, creepily captivating.” —Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited “Will be your next obsession.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval “Destined to be a classic.” —Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless “Breathtaking.” —Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway “Mesmerizing.” —Karen McManus, author […]


Title: S.T.A.G.S. Author: M.A. Bennett Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: January 30, 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 304 Greer MacDonald has just started as a scholarship student at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as STAGS. STAGS is a place where new things–and new people–are to be avoided. And in her first days there, Greer is ignored at best and mocked at worst by the school’s most admired circle of friends, the Medievals. So, […]

The Visitors

Title: The Visitors Author: Catherine Burns Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 26, 2017 Pages: 304 “Once you start Catherine Burns’s dark, disturbing, and enthralling debut novel, it’s hard to stop. The Visitors is bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable.” —Iain Reid, internationally bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things With the smart suspense of Emma Donoghue’s Room and the atmospheric claustrophobia of Grey Gardens, Catherine Burns’s debut novel explores the complex truths we are able to […]

Before I Let Go

Title: Before I Let Go Author: Marieke Nijkamp Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: January 23, 2018 Pages: 368 From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends! Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death […]

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares

Title: Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Series: Red Rising Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 13, 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 152 From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls […]

My New Crush Gave to Me

Title: My New Crush Gave to Me Author: Shani Petroff Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Swoon Reads Release Date: October 31, 2017 Pages: 288 Eager for a date to the holiday season “Lover’s Ball,” school newspaper editor Charlie rigs the school’s Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams.   Review: “My New Crush Gave to Me” would have been much better as a short story.  As a book, it’s cute and a quick read, but there is […]

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Author: Melissa de la Cruz Genre: Fiction Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: October 17, 2017 Pages: 240 Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for […]

The Hanging Girl

Title: The Hanging Girl Author: Eileen Cook Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 3, 2017 Pages: 320 Another unputdownable, twisty, cat-and-mouse thriller by the author of With Malice about a girl who claims to have a psychic vision that could help find a missing teenager.   Review: “The Hanging Girl” is a good read for someone in the mood for a quick and fun young adult mystery.  The plot is entertaining and would come in handy for […]

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