Night Watch

Like a mutant hybrid of Ian Fleming's taut spy games and the supernatural worlds of Neil Gaiman (with some Russian Futurists thrown in for good measure), Sergei Lukyaneko's faceoff between vampires and the magical task force that polices them is one thrilling bite to the neck.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…