I’ve been inspired by Kelly’s recent post about upcoming books that she’s looking forward to, and wanted to post a list of the books that I’m looking forward to this year as well.
My list starts with Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, coming out on May 26. I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, and I can’t wait to read her latest.
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger – September 29. I’m one of the many people curious about how her second novel will compare to The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’m hoping it will be just as captivating.
Juliet, Naked: A Novel by Nick Hornby – September 29. I didn’t know Nick Hornby had a new book out this fall until I read about it on Kelly’s post, but I’m very excited.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart – October 6. This will be the third Mysterious Benedict Society book, and I can’t wait. I’ve been wondering about when the next one will come out, and was very excited last weekend when I saw that the newly released paperback of book two announced the release of book three in the fall.
Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut – October 27. More Kurt Vonnegut is a good thing.
Release Date & Title TBD: Alton Brown’s Good Eats book. I’m extremely eager about this one. I’ve read that Alton Brown’s latest two book deal will be for two books about his Good Eats TV show. Each will be sectioned off into chapter by show, with recipes and tecniques in each section. There will also be lots of photos from the episodes, including behind the scenes.
Also: HarperCollins is releasing new editions of the last six Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace this September. It’s a bit odd, because it appears they are combining them – two novels per book. I don’t think I’ll be tempted to buy them, I already own all them in a very cute matching set of HarperTrophy editions that my Mom bought for me, but I’m not above standing in a bookstore reading any new content they’ll put in the P.S. section at the back. I’m very curious what the covers will look like. If you haven’t already read Betsy-Tacy books, I highly recommend them. I’m re-reading them all this month and am as delighted as when I read them years ago.
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