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Hope to Die by James Patterson               Detective Alex Cross’s family has been taken away and he is being stalked by a psychotic genius. He must follow along with the mad man to save his family, but what will he have to sacrifice? Hope to Die is Patterson’s 22nd [...]

The 2014 National Book Award Winners were announced on Wednesday in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. The honorees were chosen from shortlists of five finalists that were announced in October. (See this post from October to review the finalists). This year’s winners are: Fiction Redeployment by Phil Klay Nonfiction Age [...]

The 2014 Anthony Award Winners were announced recently. The Anthony Award is a literary award for mystery writers given annually. The award is given in a number of categories. If you’re a mystery fan, these are great reads if you are looking for your next whodunit. Best Novel Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Best [...]

This week is fairly light in terms of new books, but nonetheless there are some good ones. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day             Captivated by You is Day’s next novel in her popular Crossfire series. The characters face a choice in this novel – the safety of the lives [...]

Revival by Stephen King             King’s latest is a tale of addiction, fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life. A new minister and his wife move to town to transform the local church. When a tragedy strikes, the preacher mocks all religious beliefs and is banished [...]

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly               Detective Harry Bosch tackles a new case in the 19th installment of his series. A man shot 9 years earlier dies from complications and any potential evidence is nonexistent. Bosch and his new partner are tasked with solving this crime, revealing that [...]

Every year, the New York Times Book Review chooses a panel of judges to select the top 10 books based on artistic merit. This is the only annual award of its kind, and these books are sure to satisfy your artistic cravings! Check out the winners. Draw! by Paul Colon Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill [...]

With only a few days until Halloween, you may be looking for something to help get you in the Halloween spirit. That’s where we come in. Listed are some spooky reads to help you celebrate. What’s Halloween without a little spookiness? The Woman in Black by Susan Hill:  A novella about an evil specter lurking [...]

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks by Dick Cavett             Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to some of the fascinating characters he crossed paths with in his new book, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks. He shares his reflections and reminiscences about these icons [...]

Looking for your next great read? The editors at Library Journal just put out their Best Books of 2014. Below are their lists, and any of these are sure to give you an excellent read. Of course, if these don’t strike you, your librarians at WPL are here to help you find a book you [...]