Notable New ReleasesReviews that have been posted for new releases (books released within the last year) or soon to be released are shown here. If you end up reading one of them, come back and share your thoughts!
The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides shows you exactly what type of book it's aiming to be from the very first sentence: "Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband." No messing around here. For people who like their thrillers-slash-mysteries to have twisty plots and straight-forward writing,...March 24, 2019
Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. [caption id="attachment_4317" align="alignright" width="375"] Reese's Book Club September 2018 Pick[/caption] I was immediately intrigued when I saw it in the bookstore, but grew...March 20, 2019
Early on in the The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker, two college students discuss the Trolley Problem, a very popular thought experiment in ethical decision-making. It's a scenario (would you kill one person to save five?) that has made its rounds again and again in academics, pop culture and in...January 7, 2019
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, a biotech startup that had a staggering rise to a close to $10 billion valuation and an even more dramatic fall. The very short version of this review: I was really impressed...December 8, 2018