Monday, August 10, 2015

Books I am looking forward to

There are several books that are coming out in the near future that I am really excited about.  One of them I actually have had the pleasure of reading because I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley.  Here is a short list of books I am dying to get my hands on.

1.  All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani - I have read and LOVED all of Adriana Trigiani's books.  When I find out that she has a new title coming out, it goes onto my calendar and most of the time, I pre-order the book to arrive on the day that it comes out. I don't want to wait on a list at the library. I don't want to wait for it to come out in paperback.  I want to read it NOW.  All the Stars in the Heavens delves into the golden age of Hollywood when Loretta Young met Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. The book is set to be released on October 13, 2015.  As a side note, the movie version of Big Stone Gap,  is set to be released in theaters on October 9, 2015.

2.  Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast Series Book 15) - I have been a fan of Preston and Child's Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast from the beginning of this series - Relic. No one does "weird and creepy crime" like Preston and Child.  This book sticks with the characters Pendergast and his niece Constance. I can't wait to see how Pendergast figures out "who done it and why". The book is set to be released November 10, 2015.

3. Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County by Amy Hill Hearth - I received an advanced reader copy of the latest Miss Dreamsville book by Amy Hill Hearth. You may recognize the author's name from the beloved book "Having Our Say - The Delany Sisters First 100 Years".  The author has a knack for telling a story, whether truth or fiction, in such a way that draws you in and makes you feel like you are a part of it.  Before I read Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, I had to quickly read the first book Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society. I quickly fell in love with all of the quirky characters.  I have reviewed the book here:  Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society.  The new book is set to be released on September 8, 2015.  Read these books. You won't be sorry.

4. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - The Bloggess is back.  I have followed The Bloggess (aka Jenny Lawson) ever since I was forwarded a link the the story of the giant metal chicken. From her collection of stuffed "varmints" to her totally human stories of life with her family, Jenny Lawson never ceases to make me laugh.  I read her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, in between bouts of hysterical laughter.  I am really looking forward to more laughter and insight in the new book.  Furiously Happy is set to be released on September 22, 2015.

Let me know what books you are looking forward to.

Thanks for reading.


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