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Tana French's New Stand-Alone Novel of Suspense Turns a Crime Story Inside Out

Toby Hennessy is a happy-go-lucky charmer who is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

The Exciting Start of Elin Hilderbrand's Paradise Series

Irene Steele's husband has been found dead and she must confront the perplexing details of his death.

From the Storyteller Who Gave Us THE BOOK THIEF

A breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules.

When a Simple Lie Leads to Complicated Truths

A big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

Read Our Review of Stuart Turton's Inventive and Twisty Debut Novel

What happens when you mix an Agatha Christie-esque mystery with a Groundhog Day loop, then add a dash of "Quantum Leap"?

A Daughter Unearths Her Mother's Hidden Life

Samuel Park's posthumous novel is a moving and profound story that asks us to investigate who we are.

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September 12, 2018
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August 16, 2018
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July 18, 2018
On Friday, July 13th, I attended my first ThrillerFest with Bookreporter.com's Editorial Director Tom Donadio and President Carol Fitzgerald. Not only was this the 13th celebration of the...
January 16, 2018
One of the most popular resolutions people make at the start of every new year is to eat healthier and maybe hit the gym once or twice. But what do you do when your new favorite book ends on a...
July 11, 2017
One of our most highly-anticipated releases this summer is BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: 13 Tales of Villainy, a collection of short stories edited by Ameriie. In these 13 short stories written by 13...

Coffee Break

Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of 2017, and the whole world is falling apart. CRUDO unfolds in real time from the full-throttle perspective of a commitment-phobic artist who may or may not be Kathy Acker. From a Tuscan hotel for the superrich to a Brexit-paralyzed United Kingdom, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s adjusting to the idea of a lifelong commitment. But it’s not only Kathy who’s changing. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up, and Trump is tweeting the world ever-closer to nuclear war. How do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?

CRUDO
By Olivia Laing

Reviews

Ophelia's ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and she also possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden - Graphic Novel
Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love --- only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance and an epic quest for love.
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Adapted by Ari Folman from Anne Frank with illustrations by David Polonsky - Graphic Novel

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen --- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of THE DIARY and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. 

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - Contemporary Romance

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them...?

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman - Survival Fiction

The drought --- or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it --- has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turn against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life --- and the life of her brother --- is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

When Ichabod arrives in Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina is instantly drawn to him. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina --- unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom. Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together until Ichabod disappears. Enlisting the help of her friend --- and rumored witch --- Charlotte, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod's disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional means. 

A journalistic look at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the fight for gun control as told by the student reporters for the school's newspaper and TV station. This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting is an inside look at that tragic day that only they could tell. It showcases how the teens have become media savvy by harnessing social media, speaking to the press and writing effective op-eds. Students also share insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.

Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind: avoid the proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the guardians of science. But then a window of opportunity opens --- a doctor she idolizes is marrying a friend of hers in Germany. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Graphic Novel

In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict. His father is a mystery. Jarrett lives with his grandparents. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. 

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold - Fantasy

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son must venture out into the gray lands, slay a dragon and rescue a damsel to be his bride. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. But there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.