Fiction by Bostwick, Deveraux, Dibben, Harris, Maldonado, Putnam, Sharpe, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Bostwick’s smoothly written book is full of fresh starts, cute dogs, and likable characters; not much is new, but Deveraux fans will enjoy this pleasant work; Dibben celebrates the strength of human and animal ties; Franson’s debut is well intentioned but not essential; Harris’s latest is quite a good book with wide appeal; a gritty heroine and an action-packed mystery; this prequel to the Bruno Johnson series keeps readers engrossed; readers will be rooting hard for Nora to get her self-esteem back; the tough but conflicted Harley will have readers cheering

Geology, February 2018 | Best Sellers

March 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

E-Originals from James, Leigh, Mecca, and Pace | Xpress Reviews

Any amount of James is worth the effort; a solid entry to a new series sure to be a hit with fans of bad boy rockers; this solid novel is for anyone with an interest in the Middle Ages; Pace scores a goal with this Cinderella story

A Circus Escapade, Tips for Distance Runners, and More | Books for Dudes

This month Doug reviews Mary Beard, feminist classics author supreme, Tessa Fontaine, a talented writer masquerading as a circus performer, a dark-as-a-dungeon tale of pathology from Christopher Yates, and the greatest-book-in-the-world-this-month by JM Gulvin.

Women of the World: Well-Known and Untold Moments in History

A highly readable collective biography of four women who transformed American life; a fresh presentation of thoughtful political commentary from a historical and feminist perspective; a spirited and courageous young woman is honored with an enlightening biography of her life and troubled times

Getting Ready for Black Panther | Book Pulse

Black Panther will break big. Meanwhile, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society gets a trailer, Mrs. by Caitlin Macy and All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams break out and Karl Ove Knausgård leads a literary road trip into Russia.

Love Worth the Risk | Romance Reviews

A Dash of Danger For most readers, there’s nothing like a jolt of jeopardy to spice up a romance and keep the pages turning. It doesn’t have to be a great deal—although it can be—and it doesn’t require special ops agents swarming the story—although it can have that, too.

Romance | Best Sellers, January 2018

Graham’s Dark Rites, Garwood’s Wired, and Anderson’s The Christmas Room

In Pursuit of Lost History: How a Forgotten Doctor Inspired a Novel

Jody Shields, author of The Winter Station, found the subject of her new novel after she stumbled across a reference to a Russian doctor’s memoir of the 1910–11 Manchurian plague in a medical journal. Both the doctor and the epidemic, which killed 60,000 people, had been lost to history.

Emotional Rescue Reads | Memoir

Love, escape, education, transformation, and family are the themes throughout this month’s memoirs.