Week of 29 Oct 2017
Origin is comfortably predictable, it brings back Robert Langdon and his Mickey Mouse watch for another sprawling romp, and it moves the pages pleasantly on those otherwise stressful nights...
NY Journal of Books


by Dan Brown

Fairytale: A Novel
The novel is hard to put down, as fans of romance and fairy tales will get caught up and swept away by the story.


by Danielle Steel

Maybe it's finally time to revisit this old haunt, to reassure myself that It is still as sleek, scary and rambunctiously entertaining as I remember.


by Stephen King

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel
A blood-splattered pleasure. It’s hard to say what the deeper message of the book is save that life goes on despite the intercession of supernatural weirdnesses—or, as one woman says, “I guess I really must not be dead, because I’m starving.”

Sleeping Beauties

by Stephen King

Don't Let Go
Sadly, the answers are neither as interesting nor even as surprising as the setup. This may be the first time most of perennially bestselling Coben’s readers will beat his hard-used hero to the solution.

Don't Let Go

by Harlan Coben

You Do Something To Me (The Sullivans)
Bella Andre wrecks me every single time and I’m not surprised that she brought me to my knees again. She’s articulate, she’s fluid, she can write a romance like not many authors can.
Guilty Pleasures

You Do Something To Me

by Bella Andre

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's (Millennium Series Book 5)
Tattoo artists will be interested in the as-if-born-in-fire origins of Lisbeth’s body art, while fans of Larsson, while perhaps not thrilled, certainly won’t be disappointed.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

by David Lagercrantz

Before We Were Yours: A Novel
Wingate sheds light on a shameful true story of child exploitation but is less successful in engaging readers in her fictional characters' lives.

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

The Sun and Her Flowers

No Critic Review

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

The Nightingale
The author ably depicts war’s horrors through the eyes of these two women, whose strength of character shines through no matter their differences.
Publishers Weekly

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

The Cuban Affair: A Novel
Though Mac and his mate Jack Colby seem to share a somewhat adolescent obsession with “getting laid,” they are stout fellows in a fight, and the thriller charts a satisfying course. A good day’s work from an old pro.

The Cuban Affair

by Nelson DeMille

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)
It’s all a bit overwrought for what is, after all, a boy-loves-girl, boy-swashbuckles-to-win-girl yarn, but it’s competently done. Follett's fans will know what to expect—and they won’t be disappointed.

A Column of Fire

by Ken Follett

The Rules of Magic: A Novel
Sometimes the degree to which I know Practical Magic by heart worked against my enjoyment, as Rules of Magic contradicts or rewrites elements of the former in order to fully develop the aunts' lives...But overall, the tug of the familiar and the enchantment of the new are the rule to which the above were exceptions.

The Rules of Magic

by Alice Hoffman

Manhattan Beach: A Novel
Manhattan Beach is more linear than Goon Squad or The Keep. But it has the same knack for drawing readers into the characters' minute and painful complications, and the same habit of treating time both as a narrative playground and as a looming hazard.

Manhattan Beach

by Jennifer Egan

milk and honey
This book is perfect for getting you through any breakup. Some poems hit you with the power of two lines, while others need two pages to sink in.

milk and honey

by rupi kaur