Week of 07 Jan 2018
Origin
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

Origin

by Dan Brown

The Sun and Her Flowers

No Critic Review

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

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.
http://www.dailyuw.com

milk and honey

by rupi kaur

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
The book makes a rather icky sentimental misstep toward the end. It does, however, suggest something that has not been visible in the series' previous entries: a creeping sadness in Reacher's wanderings that, set here among the vast and empty landscapes of Wyoming, resembles the peculiarly solitary loneliness of the classic American hero.
Kirkus

The Midnight Line

by Lee Child

Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1
A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts’ legions of fans.
Kirkus

Year One

by Nora Roberts

Little Fires Everywhere
With her second novel, Ng further proves she’s a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America.
Kirkus

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Tom Clancy Power and Empire (A Jack Ryan Novel)
Cameron, a former SWAT officer and U.S. marshal specializing in "dignitary protection," enters Clancyworld with the chops to allow the formidable Clark and the president-we-wish-we-had Ryan to save the world once again. Another turbocharged, take-no-prisoners Ryan yarn.
Kirkus

Tom Clancy Power and Empire

by Marc Cameron

Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel
If you're a fan of Trenton's accident-prone bounty hunter, reading Janet Evanovich's 24th novel of her adventures, you know you’re in for another bizarre potboiler.
https://www.20somethingreads.com

Hardcore Twenty-Four

by Janet Evanovich

The Rooster Bar
As in all of Grisham’s best books, the reader of “The Rooster Bar” gets good company, a vigorous runaround and — unlike those poor benighted suckers at Foggy Bottom — a bit of a legal education.
NY Times

The Rooster Bar

by John Grisham

The People vs. Alex Cross
Love him or loathe him, James Patterson shows a genuine understanding of the power and importance of storytelling. Long may he and Cross continue to go down the mean streets of DC and anywhere else trouble is to be found.
Shots

The People vs. Alex Cross

by James Patterson

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey)
As for the sex, which involves billiards, Ben and Jerry's and hollandaise-dipped asparagus, it isn't exactly thrilling...
The Telegraph

Darker

by E L James

Artemis: A Novel
In the acknowledgements, Weir thanks six women, including his publisher and U.K. editor, “for helping me tackle the challenge of writing a female narrator”—as if women were an alien species. Even so, Jazz is given such forced lines as “I giggled like a little girl. Hey, I’m a girl, so I’m allowed.” One small step, no giant leaps.
Kirkus

Artemis

by Andy Weir

Ready Player One
...sweet, self-deprecating Wade, whose universe is an odd mix of the real past and the virtual present, is the perfect lovable/unlikely hero.
Publishers Weekly


Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

End Game (Will Robie Series)
The Will Robie series — which began with “The Innocent” in 2012 — has always been long on action and short on philosophy. But in “End Game,” both Robie and Reel contemplate their killing selves and how that negates chances for normal lives. The intense, if brief, soul searching adds a bit of welcome depth.
The Columbus Dispatch

End Game

by David Baldacci

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.”
Kirkus


Sleeping Beauties

by Stephen King