Ha! Just joking. As if...!
Fall is two weeks away. I know, know, maybe not officially, but for me, September = Fall. Don't care how hot it is. And Fall (and Winter) = a whole new bunch of books hitting the shelves. What is a reader to do?
No, running screaming through the streets is not an option.
The Book Page website has a terrific new list just posted: 25 Most Anticipated Books For Fall. Here's their link. Check it out. I did. And to my horror, I found several books I will be wanting to read - and this isn't even counting other lists from other websites.
Books that look good to me from the Book Page list:
1) CATHERINE THE GREAT by Robert K. Massie (Not to mention that I will be wanting to read his last book, PETER THE GREAT.) I'm doomed!
2) 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I'm not normally a King fan though I did read and love his book, ON WRITING. But this new book sounds FABULOUS! A time traveler trying to stop the Kennedy assassination. Great idea.
3) RIN TIN TIN by Susan Orlean. I mean, really, who wouldn't want to know about this iconic dog?
4) THE DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC by Candice Millard. All about the assassination of President Garfield. What I term the almost forgotten assassination.
5) LIFE ITSELF by Roger Ebert. The autobiography of the revered author and film critic.
6) REAMDE by Neal Stephenson. All I have to hear is that Stephenson has a new book and I'm there.
Yvette's List of Most Anticipated NEW Books for Fall and Winter:
1) THE AFFAIR by Lee Child. The next adventure of Jack Reacher.
2) I AM HALF SICK OF SHADOWS by Alan Bradley. The next Flavia de Luce book.
3) THE PIRATE KING by Laurie R. King. The next Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes book.
4) GHOST HERO by S.J. Rozan. The next Bill Smith and Lydia Chin book.
5) THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn. The next Chet and Bernie book.
6) A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny. The next Armand Gamache.
7) COLD VENGEANCE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The next Pendergast book.
8) ACCEPTABLE LOSS by Anne Perry. The next William Monk book.
9) A PARADISE FOR FOOLS by Nicholas Kilmer. The next Fred Clark art mystery.
10) WICKED AUTUMN by G.M. Malliet. The first in a new series set in an English village.
In addition, here's a brief list of books out within the past year or so that I am dying to read as well:
1) THE END OF EVERYTHING by Meg Abbott
2) EMBASSY TOWN by China Mieville
3) NOW YOU SEE ME by S.J. Bolton
4) THE FIRST DETECTIVE by James Morton
5) BRANCH RICKEY by Jimmy Breslin
6) BOSSY PANTS by Tina Fey
7) EXIT THE ACTRESS by Priya Parmar
8) IN THE GARDEN OF THE BEASTS by Erik Larson
9) BLEEDING HEART SQUARE by Andrew Taylor
10) THE ALCHEMY OF CHANCE by Peter S. Brooks
11) DOMESTIC VIOLETS by Matthew Norman
12) MISERY BAY by Steven Hamilton
13) THE GREATER JOURNEY by David McCullough
14) THE TAINT OF MIDAS by Anne Zouroudi
15) THE LONG NIGHT William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Steve Wick
Plus I have my eye on this coffee table stunner.
Get an idea why I'm so smitten with the idea of this book here.
So, what books are you most anticipating at this frenetic time of the year?