Featured Books October 2018

CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) wiki
Book Score: 4.5
4.5 star
184 Ratings

CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller)

Madeline Miller

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Historical

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for compa...

The Female Persuasion
Book Score: 4
4 star
103 Ratings

The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

  • Release Date: 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Ultra-readable.” —Vogue “Equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way.” —People   “Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target.” —The Wall Street Journal“Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas.” —Fresh Air, NPR    From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric novel not...

Fascism: A Warning
Book Score: 4
4 star
72 Ratings

Fascism: A Warning

Madeleine Albright

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events

#1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of stateA Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he ...

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)
Book Score: 4.5
4.5 star
79 Ratings

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

Kelly Barnhill

  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fantasy

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Award The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who liv...

Between the World and Me
Book Score: 4.5
4.5 star
1,327 Ratings

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Release Date: 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • Th...

I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Book Score: 4.5
4.5 star
535 Ratings

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

  • Release Date: 2018-02-27
  • Genre: True Crime

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.”   —Stephen KingFor more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predato...

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