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Highly Anticipated Reads

Highly Anticipated Reads

Recently, I went to clean-up my “to read” list and added no less than six titles. There are so many great books coming out! Here are just a few I am super excited about and they are in no particular order:

The Outsider by Stephen King (5/22/18)

“An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park.”

That’s all I need to know before I pre-order this one. I love that King always comes out with a book right before summer.


Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (US, unknown)

“A two-part story about a 36-year-old portrait painter and what happens after his wife divorces him and he moves into an old house on a mountainside west of Tokyo. The mysterious events include meeting a neighbor and finding the painting that shares the book’s title.”

The US release date has not been made public yet. It’s not fair that we have to wait so long for the translation!


The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (2/6/18)

“Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family–and to locate his vanished teenage daughter. Though she can’t share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra–a ship assumed lost to the currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL’s experience with the future has triggered this violence.”

Doesn’t it sound good?


The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (3/13/18)

“Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.”

Holy moly.


The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (4/3/18)

“Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.”

This one sounds like it could be a very powerful read.

I have more because my list is so long but this is good for now. Are you excited about any of these? Any others I need to know about?

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Up Next: Books That I’m Excited About

I’m doing fairly well with my review copies. I’ve got a handful to read between now and this summer but overall, I try to be choosy with what I request or accept so my list of immediate “to-reads” is not that long.

These are the books that I am most excited about! I didn’t list Murakami’s Wind/Pinball because I already gushed about that one. I can’t skip an opportunity to mention it here again, though.

Okay, next up on my list:

The Last Bookaneer

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl, April 28, 2015
(Book pirates!)

The Last Leaves Falling

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell, June 2, 2015
(A teen with ALS. A story of friendship and acceptance.)

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers by Stephen King, June 2, 2015
(Book 2 of the Bill Hodges trilogy!)

The Summer of Good Intentions

The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis, July 7, 2015
(Cape Cod in the summer! Need I say more?)

Days of Awe

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox, August 4, 2015
(An exploration of marriage, motherhood and tragedy!)

What books are you anxious to get to?