Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Anticipating Autumn

Skipping all attempts to write something witty or original, I'm blatantly stealing today's post from The Book Case - the blog page of BookPage.  (You've probably seen BookPage magazines at the check-out counter of your favorite library - a wonderful publication filled with upcoming book releases, author interviews and all things bookish.)  An August 11th article on their blog lists their 25 Most Anticipated Books for Fall.  Several of the books listed are already on my TBR, but there were some new ones that caught my attention as well.  So here are the books I'm anticipating this fall.  Leave a comment and share your recommendations, thoughts and additions.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach - Released Sept. 7
This remarkable coming-of-age story, set at a New England college during an extraordinary baseball season, marks Harbach as a writer to watch.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Released Sept. 13
This imaginative debut, set in a magical circus, follows two rival magicians who select champions to represent them in a deadly competition.

I've got a hold on this one at the library!

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina - Released Sept. 26
Mina follows up Still Midnight with another mystery starring Detective Inspector Alex Morrow—who is called to investigate after a millionaire banker commits suicide.

When She Woke by Hilary Jordan - Out Today!
This novel from the author of Mudbound is sure to be big; it’s a re-telling ofThe Scarlet Letter set in the not-too-distant future.

The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian - Out Today!
A pilot who has to make an emergency landing on water (think Sully) survives the crash. 39 of the 47 other people on board do not. Haunted by the past, he moves with his wife and two daughters to a rambling Victorian house in Vermont, where the haunting becomes literal. Look for shades of The Shining.

The Next Always by Nora Roberts - Coming Nov. 1st
Perennial bestseller Nora Roberts launches the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy with The Next Always. This series is especially intriguing because it is inspired by the real Inn BoonsBoro, which Roberts bought and restored in 2007.

11/22/1963 by Stephen King - Coming Nov. 8th
After a high school teacher discovers a portal to 1958 in a diner’s back room, he sets out on a mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

Our copy is pre-ordered! Can't wait!!

For the complete list, visit The Book Case.  What's on your fall reading list?

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