Staff picks for May 2013

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The Rage

5

Expertly plotted and peppered with gritty realism, "The Rage" offers a contemporary crime novel with the perfect blend of street smarts and tension. Read more...

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Reconstructing Amelia

3

A thrilling debut from a writer to watch. Read more...

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Out of the Easy

5

Great historical fiction with a murder mystery twist. I couldn't put it down! Read more...

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That is NOT a Good Idea!

5

When it's a book by Mo Willems, you know to expect the unexpected! Read more...

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The Socialite Who Killed a Nazi With Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries

3

It doesn't live up to the greatest title since "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies," but how could it? Read more...

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Gone Girl

4

A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Read more...

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The Expats

4

Secrets-- how to keep them and who to keep them from-- lie at the heart of Chris Pavone's riveting new spy thriller. Read more...

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Seraphina

5

If you've always been a little curious (or dubious) about fantasy or teen books, TRUST ME. Once you read this, you'll see the error of your ways. Read more...

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The Boxcar Children

5

The 60th anniversary edition of a classic children's book that still managed to charm my tech-savvy kids. Read more...