Reviews of the Week: Elena Ferrante, Nicholas Sparks, Marie Lu, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 10 through October 14 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.

two-by-twoMonday, October 10

 Two by Two,
by Nicholas Sparks

Best-selling Sparks celebrates his twentieth year of publishing with his twentieth book, a tale that will, as have his previous novels, induce readers to laugh, weep, and reflect on life’s endless challenges.




midnight-starTuesday, October 11

 Midnight Star, by Marie Lu

Lu brings her Young Elites trilogy to a thunderous close with this final installment.




wrong-side-of-goodbyeWednesday, October 12

 The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly

Unlike so many authors of long-running series, Connelly continues to discover new depths to his character and new stories to tell that reveal those depths in always compelling ways.




frantumagliaThursday, October 13

Frantumaglia, by Elena Ferrante

In her own exceedingly quotable words, drawing on myth, theory, philosophy, and, of course, literature, the notoriously private Ferrante (author of the Neopolitan tetralogy, as well as three previous novels) reveals herself in her multitudes.


bridgetFriday, October 14

Bridget Jones’ Baby, by Helen Fielding

It’s been a rough few months for Bridget. When a little blue line confirms that she’s pregnant, she’s thrilled. Readers guess who the baby daddy is until the end of this little breeze of a book.









About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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