Stock Your Shelves: 10 Summer Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

Stock Your Shelves: 10 Summer Releases I Can’t Wait To Read

It’s been a million months since I’ve done a “stock your shelves” post, but I miss them, and I miss previewing books I’m excited for, so here is a combined summer edition! This summer’s slew of new releases is truly an embarrassment of riches, but since there are so many I’m looking forward to, I wanted to add my list of 10 to the million others already out there. As always, I have a solid mix of thrillers and contemporary, but still lean pretty heavily in the thriller genre (a solid half, a more than half if you count the Liane Moriarty. Which I tend not to do since she is a mix of contemporary/book club fiction with a mystery […]

Stock Your Shelves: October Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: October Book Releases

Happy October! Better late than never, right? Here are 5 books I cannot wait to get my hands on this month. New inspirational Cheryl Strayed? Check. A new Robert Galbraith? Got it. NEW DAVID MITCHELL??? It’s almost too much for me to handle. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (October 6) Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz […]

Stock Your Shelves: September Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: September Book Releases

  Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling (September 15) : In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. Dryland by Sara Jaffe (September 1): It’s 1992, and the world is caught up in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the Balkan Wars, but for fifteen-year-old Julie Winter, the news is noise. In Portland, Oregon, Julie moves through her days in a series of negatives: the skaters […]

Stock Your Shelves: August Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: August Book Releases

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann (August 4) Villa America was in fact a real house on the French Riviera that Sara and Gerald Murphy built to escape to in the 1920’s. Members of a group of expat Americans, they were known for their fabulous parties and for making the Riviera into the glamorous place it is today. Their freewheeling days were filled with champagne and caviar, but these were people who kept secrets and who were, of course, heartbreakingly human. This is a stunning story about the Lost Generation, about a marriage, about a golden age which could not last. Wind/Pinball by Haruki Muakami  These first major works of fiction by Haruki Murakami center on two young men–an unnamed narrator and his […]

Stock Your Shelves: July Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: July Book Releases

Happy July, guys! June had some pretty amazing books, some kind of crazy storms that left us without power for a few days, so here’s hoping July’s weather is slightly less intense. July is promising to be a great month for books, but I feel kind of bad for anyone who has to compete with the release of a new Harper Lee novThough a few rainy days to read some of these wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world… Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell (July 7) The summer Lois and Carly May were twelve years old, they were kidnapped, driven across the country, and held in a cabin in the woods for two months by a charismatic stranger. Nearly twenty years […]

Stock Your Shelves: June Book Releases

Stock Your Shelves: June Book Releases

It seems like all the great summer books are coming out in June, which just so happens to be my birthday month, so I mean I’m not complaining. There are some amazing things coming this month: a new Stephen King for one! Aziz Ansari wrote a book! Judy Blume is back in action! I can’t handle it all, really. Here are five books I can’t wait to read this month. Finders Keepers by Stephen King (June 2) The sequel to last summer’s Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King is checking in on Detective Bill Hodges and his two new found crime solving companions. This time, they take on an author with an angry reader. I might be most excited for this one, since I loved Mr. […]