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17 Hot Books Headed to the Screen

  • TEEN

    LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

    SEPT. 12, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

by M.T. Anderson

Resplendent with Anderson’s trademark dry, sarcastic wit, this brief, complicated read serves as a scathing social... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FAMILY CHAO

    FEB. 1, 2022

  • TEEN

    THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END

    SEPT. 5, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END

by Adam Silvera

Engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SELFLESS ACT OF BREATHING

    FEB. 15, 2022

FICTION

THE SELFLESS ACT OF BREATHING

by JJ Bola

Solid writing and sensitive insights make this one a winner. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT

    APRIL 3, 2018

ROMANCE

A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT

by Sally Franson

Come for the hilarious narration, stay for the whirlwind plot, luxuriate in the satirical gleam. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BEING MORTAL

    OCT. 7, 2014

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BEING MORTAL

by Atul Gawande

A sensitive, intelligent and heartfelt examination of the processes of aging and dying. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE MANGO BRIDE

    MAY 7, 2013

FICTION

THE MANGO BRIDE

by Marivi Soliven

After tracing the family’s dark history, the tragic story ends on a more hopeful note for the next generation. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HUSBAND'S SECRET

    JULY 30, 2013

FICTION

THE HUSBAND'S SECRET

by Liane Moriarty

Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy. There is real darkness here, but it is... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WASHINGTON BLACK

    SEPT. 19, 2018

FICTION

WASHINGTON BLACK

by Esi Edugyan

A thoughtful, boldly imagined ripsnorter that broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AN UGLY TRUTH

    JULY 13, 2021

NONFICTION

AN UGLY TRUTH

by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang

Thorough, high-caliber investigative reporting every social media user should read. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEAR EDWARD

    JAN. 14, 2020

FICTION

DEAR EDWARD

by Ann Napolitano

Well-written and insightful but so heartbreaking that it raises the question of what a reader is looking for in fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BILLY SUMMERS

    AUG. 3, 2021

FICTION

BILLY SUMMERS

by Stephen King

Murder most foul and mayhem most entertaining. Another worthy page-turner from a protean master. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE OUTRUN

    APRIL 25, 2017

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE OUTRUN

by Amy Liptrot

An ordinary addiction memoir set in an extraordinary place—worth reading for the descriptions of life on a “beautiful,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE

    MAY 9, 2017

FICTION

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE

by Gail Honeyman

Honeyman’s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CROSSOVER

    SEPT. 24, 2019

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE CROSSOVER

by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Flashy and engaging with emotional depth—a slam-dunk thrill. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AFTERPARTIES

    AUG. 3, 2021

FICTION

AFTERPARTIES

by Anthony Veasna So

Even when these stories are funny and hopeful, an inescapable history is always waiting. Full review >

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