Week of 09 Sep 2018
Crazy Rich Asians
A witty tongue-in-cheek frolic about what it means to be from really old money and what it’s like to be crazy rich.
Publishers Weekly


Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend
Kwan keeps more than a few plot resolutions in the air but delivers at least one priceless declaration of love...Over-the-top and hard to stop. A third installment is promised.
Kirkus


China Rich Girlfriend

by Kevin Kwan

Sharp Objects: A Novel
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold...Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying.
Kirkus

Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn

Less: A Novel
...the reader is left unsure of exactly how to conclude. Except perhaps, in avoiding a trite ending all my own (“Less should have been more!”), to say that what frustrates is that a writer of great talent has allowed himself to call finished something that needed to go higher, faster, further...
NY Journal of Books


Less

by Andrew Sean Greer

Invisible
Invisible is a difficult book to read because of the sheer horror and mayhem, but it’s even tougher to put down. Reading the story is almost like slowing down to look at a horrible traffic accident. You know you shouldn’t, but you do so anyway. Invisible is a thriller that will keep you up at night.
NY Journal of Books

Invisible

by James Patterson

Tailspin

No Critic Review

Tailspin

by Sandra Brown

An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
This is, at its heart, a love story, but a love story warped by racial injustice. And, in it, Jones suggests that racial injustice haunts the African-American story. Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful.
Kirkus

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones

Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18

No Critic Review

Pieces of Her

by Karin Slaughter

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

Small Great Things
At the end of the day, Small Great Things is a valiant effort to do something positive. Picoult must be applauded for that. The story itself is excellent, fast-paced, and even at times nail biting. But there are bound to be #ownvoices criticisms that are equally valid.
NY Journal of Books


Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

The President Is Missing
The larger problem, though, is how cramped the novel's scope remains. There's no thrum of national panic, no sense of the wide world outside this very literal narrative.
LA Times

The President Is Missing

by Bill Clinton

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

Desolation Mountain: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 17)

No Critic Review

Desolation Mountain

by William Kent Krueger