New book releases I am looking forward to

(69 Posts)
mignonette Fri 20-Sep-13 20:26:36

Loads of great new releases due soon. These are the ones I'll be buying straight away-

The new Donna Tartt 'The Goldfinch'

Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'

Fannie Flagg's 'The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion'

Wally Lamb's 'We Are Water'

Nigel Slater's 'Eat, Little Boof of Fast Food'

Bill Brysons's 'One Summer: America 1927'

And apparently Nigella has a new book due late Spring. Hopefully a return to form.

What books will you be looking out for?

sleepyhead Fri 20-Sep-13 20:27:52

Ooh! All of these - thanks for the heads up smile

pointythings Fri 20-Sep-13 20:28:04

YY to Doctor Sleep. I also have the new Rick Riordan on the list - and not just because the DDs want to read it. Then there's the new Terry Pratchett (Raising Steam). All it needs now is a new Phil Rickman and we're away!

Mama1980 Fri 20-Sep-13 20:28:44

Alison weirs book on Elizabeth of York out in November.
Michelle Morans book 'empress of India' out springtime next year I think.

Yes to Doctor Sleep. And I had no idea about the Bill Bryson one, so thanks for that.

DancingLady Fri 20-Sep-13 20:29:44

YES to: 'The Goldfinch'

Fannie Flagg's 'The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion'

Wally Lamb's 'We Are Water'

Also - have you read Eleanor Catton's new book, The Luminaries? Booker shortlisted and my tip to win... Brilliant. ALSO The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud is brilliant.

pointythings Fri 20-Sep-13 20:33:12

Oooh and there is a new Phil Rickman out in November, I have found perfect happiness.

sleepyhead Fri 20-Sep-13 20:51:29

This thread is going to cost me a fortune..

DancingLady Fri 20-Sep-13 20:54:34

One word sleepyhead - library. Mine is great and if they don't have a new title in stock they order it for me - costs 50p. (I'm in London, not sure it's the same everywhere.) Seriously, I haven't bought a book all year but I've read about 30 so far.

sleepyhead Fri 20-Sep-13 21:00:56

You're totally right... I've been completely sucked in by the instant nature of an Amazon Kindle purchase, even though I've now got a list as long as your (virtual) arm waiting for me to read.

Plus, now that ds2's old enough for Bounce and Rhyme sessions, I'm there every week more or less.

<resolves to support local library and not evil Amazon>

CelticPromise Fri 20-Sep-13 21:11:01

I've been holding out for Madaddam by Margaret Atwood and now I have it lined up next on my kindle.

Thanks OP- DH will be getting the Bill Bryson for Xmas smile

mignonette Fri 20-Sep-13 21:23:05

Thanks for all the replies. I have added all your recommendations to my Amazon Christmas list. I tend to get a bit stuck in an admittedly pleasant reading groove so being pushed out of that via new suggestions is great smile.

Donna Tartt takes so many years to write her books so will have to read 'The Goldfinch' really slowly to savour it.

I didn't know about the Bryson either so that is a lovely surprise. I always peruse the USA Amazon site which is where I found it plus Wally Lamb and Fannie Flagg. I try to look for the books there then contact the second hand sellers direct if possible and in that way, i assuage some of my Amazon-guilt.

Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' - have ordered that straight away as very behind on the nominees- I always try to read some of them.

DancingLady Fri 20-Sep-13 21:39:01

mignonette The Luminaries is another beast of a book - DH trying to read it in bed for the past month and it always ends up slowly sinking onto his face... grin

EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 21:44:54

Well that's a bit spooky. I am looking at this thread on my iPhone and pinterest on my iPad and one of you I follow has pinned a couple of the books from this thread. Bit of confusion ensued....

NomNomDePlum Fri 20-Sep-13 22:14:35

of the booker nominees, i'll be reading the lowland - jhumpa lahiri is a great short story writer. the eleanor catton thing doesn't appeal to me, somehow.

yes to the goldfinch.

Stravy Fri 20-Sep-13 22:17:50

Sarah Waters -Autumn 2014 (A whole year!! <weeps with impatience>)

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 00:01:42

Dancing I am always dropping the book on my face as I fall asleep. Very painful.

EsTut you'll find some of the books I mentioned pinned on mine because some of them are advance published in the USA and I buy them then. Or I pin when I hear of their impending to remind me to buy them. I use Pin as an aide memoire sometimes....

penguinpaperback Sat 21-Sep-13 00:10:41

Elizabeth Jane Howard's final book on the Cazalet family and Penelope Lively has a new book, can't remember the title - but both out this Autumn.

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 21-Sep-13 15:26:54

Ian Rankin's new Rebus: Saints of the Shadow Bible. It is due out in the UK in November but not in the US until January, so I will buy the hardcover from Amazon UK as I won't be able to wait.

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 15:30:42

Yes yes to Cazalet installment and to Rebus!

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 21-Sep-13 15:53:36

I just put the new Fannie Flagg on my wishlist and discovered that I have not read her last book. The library has it so I am headed there now.

mignonette Have you read any of Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott mysteries? She is a judge who sleuths in her spare time in a fictional county in North Carolina. The books are peopled with all sorts of quirky Southerners.

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 15:55:58

Thank you Scone I haven't and am eagerly googling now. That sounds so much up my street. I love a modern Southern Gothic. I envy you at having two Fanny Flaggs to read! You'd like Michael Lee West too if you like FF.

mignonette Sat 21-Sep-13 15:58:31

Have downloaded 'The Bootleggers Daughter' Scone. Thanks!

Hullygully Mon 23-Sep-13 18:07:19

<checks in>

Teapigging Tue 24-Sep-13 11:55:56

Hilary Mantel's final instalment of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light. Not entirely sure if there's a publication date, though. I know her health is poor, and I think she's the only contemporary novelist whose physical well-being I actively worry about!

WowOoo Tue 24-Sep-13 12:00:35

Adding lots of these to my library request list. Even though they've started charging, it's still a bargain.

Will watch this thread for more. Thanks!

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 20:22:35

Helen Fieldings new Bridget Jones 'Mad About the Boy' is due on Oct 10th. I'm not a fan but I know many are so that'll be something to look forward to. The Oct 2013 copy of American Vogue has an excerpt.

Alexander McCall Smith's The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14' is due Oct 3rd.

Susan Hill's 'A Question of Identity: Simon Serrailler Book 7' is due this Thursday.

The new Joe Nesbo 'Cockroaches' is out 28th Nov.

Hugh Howey's 'Dust' is out Oct 24th

Douglas Copeland's new novel 'Worst. Person. Ever' is published Oct 3rd.

Rachel Khoo has a new French cookbook out 10th Oct and HFW's new fruit book is out on the same day.

I love this time of year for books.

BetsyBidwell Tue 24-Sep-13 20:23:40

sathnam sanghera's follow up to his AMAZING Boy with the TOp Knot

out on thursday

BetsyBidwell Tue 24-Sep-13 20:23:57

i am sure i have read the serallier no 7 already?

BetsyBidwell Tue 24-Sep-13 20:24:19

i have read some real duds recently

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 20:37:07

Betsy Would that be in Hardback? I've just been sent am email about the Sanghera book. Looks promising.

BetsyBidwell Tue 24-Sep-13 20:37:53

on kindle - I read on holiday

SarahAndFuck Tue 24-Sep-13 20:51:41

Hugh Howey's Dust cannot be published soon enough for me.

And I bought Doctor Sleep today smile

And although there's no firm date for the third book in the Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller series, I am waiting very impatiently for it.

Same with the third of Justin Cronin's trilogy that started with The Passage and then The Twelve.

MrsDavidBowie Tue 24-Sep-13 20:52:38

I have preordered Wally Lamb, Bill Bryson and Donna Tartt.

Went off Fannie Flagg a few books ago.....I thought I saw a review for Serailler novel which wasn't very good.

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 20:53:04

Sarah I haven't had time today to get Dr Sleep-I'll be pulling an all nighter when I do get it. Enjoy!

SarahAndFuck Tue 24-Sep-13 20:59:38

I think I might be doing the same mignonette, I'm so excited about it.

I once cancelled a date for the new Stephen King grin

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 21:00:19

Amy Tan has a new novel out called 'The Valley of Amazement' out in November but unsure as of yet if that is USA release.

I'm looking forward to Adriana Trigiani's 'The Supreme Macaroni Company' due out the end of November. I find her books so heartwarming. Just a good story, no demands made of me other than curling up on my chair....

I loved Dave Eggers 'Zeitoun' and his new one 'The Circle' look promising.

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 21:02:19

Sarah I pressed my suspended animation button for 11/22/63. I loved that book- the Americana, the attention to detail, his characterisation. And I think he writes about love. The supernatural is there alright, but I find his writing deeply affecting.

CooEeeEldridge Tue 24-Sep-13 21:09:57

I live you mignonette!! Love Donna Tartt, didn't even know she was writing another! Might retread The Secret History before then.

SarahAndFuck Tue 24-Sep-13 21:13:10

I really liked 11/22/63. I liked the idea of going back but facing so many obstacles and having to start again and again

And I liked the man with the ticket, Kyle, and who and what he might be. I'm hoping something might be made of those men in a future book. I know we didn't see much of them in that book, but I feel there's potential there for them to be something more in another book.

There's so much more to him (SK) than the horror and supernatural stuff that I don't think people realise until they read him. But he influenced me greatly as a teen with his ideas of fairness and justice and morality. I don't think he gets the credit he deserves for the themes in his books and the positive effect that they can have.

MrsDavidBowie Tue 24-Sep-13 21:17:07

I loved 11/22/63 too. I actually cried.

Is the new book a stand alone or part of a series?

MrsDavidBowie Tue 24-Sep-13 21:20:01

Ah I see it's a sequel to the shining.

mignonette Tue 24-Sep-13 21:51:21

Sarah I thought that about Kyle too. I hope SK lives for a very very long time because the thought of all those books yet to come.....

I have seen a decline in the affected snobbishness regarding his work over the last few years. Critics are nowe starting to acknowledge what a towering figure he is in the mapping of modern Americana and his characterisations are second to none. We know his characters so well by the end of each book.

MRsDavidBowie Yes it is a sequel. Love your name BTW. I am Bowie's next wife should you ever seek a divorce grin

BetsyBidwell Tue 24-Sep-13 21:56:01

hated 11 thingy

Bajas Tue 24-Sep-13 22:03:09

All of those mentioned in your op and very excited about new Phil Rickman and Terry Pratchett.

Also looking forward to new Michael Connolly, George R R Martin (if he ever finishes it!) Brandon Sanderson's sequel to The Way of Kings and the next Brent Weeks from the Painted Man series (in a fantasy vibe at the minute)

Not a lot then...

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 25-Sep-13 00:15:36

I have to admit that I have never read Stephen King, but based on what several posters said, I just downloaded 11/22/63 to my kindle. I can't believe I missed that book. I am old enough to remember Nov. 22, 1963 and continue to be fascinated with that period in time. Thanks, all!

highlandcoo Wed 25-Sep-13 09:32:19

Betsy I heard Sathnam Sanghera talking about his new book the other week at a local literary festival. Queued up to buy it and had a chat with him afterwards as well. What a likeable amusing man. If the book is as good as his entertaining talk about it should be well worth reading.

MrsDavidBowie Wed 25-Sep-13 11:34:02

Doctor Sleep is £9.99 in Smiths

mignonette Wed 25-Sep-13 12:03:41

Scone I envy your reading it for the first time.

Am off to buy Dr Sleep today. Cannot wait. And the new Nigel Slater cookbook which I read like novels.

mumslife Wed 25-Sep-13 13:42:51

Cant wait for new cazalet one

BetsyBidwell Thu 26-Sep-13 02:15:29

Oh that's lovely highland. He's on twitter. Tell him!

southeastdweller Fri 27-Sep-13 22:08:06

The new Bridget Jones is a must for me, as is the June brown autobio.

Does anyone remember Mary-Anne Boermans from Bake Off two or three years ago? Her book is finally out soon and seems much more interesting than the baking books that constantly get published now.

mignonette Sat 28-Sep-13 12:36:38

Am chugging along nicely w/ the new Stephen King. Glad to see a good review in the Guardian today.

The new Nigel Slater cookbook 'Eat-The Little Boof of Fast Food' is a gorgeous, fat, chunky little thing. Some wonderful recipes too.

I am tandem reading the new Bill Bryson 'One Summer' which is a book you can dip in and out of. Am enjoying greatly.

southeastdweller Sat 28-Sep-13 21:13:53

Excerpt of the new Bridget Jones book is in the Sunday Times tomorrow, btw.

Bought the King and Bryson ones today.

SarahAndFuck Sun 29-Sep-13 11:53:48

Finished the King one. I enjoyed it but I think its nowhere near as dark as The Shining.

hackmum Sun 29-Sep-13 14:27:03

The Sunday Times and the MoS have given away the main event of the new Bridget Jones book, damn' em.

Looking forward to the Donna Tartt. Also Jonathan Coe has a new book out, and am quite excited about that too.

aoife24 Sun 29-Sep-13 18:31:54

I'm interested in The Luminaries (Booker Prize Long List) by Eleanor Catton. The wild, west coast of NZ in the 19th century, during the gold rush.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sun 29-Sep-13 19:03:29

The new Meg Rosoff.

I'm not reading it till enough people I trust tell me it's good, though. Rosoff sometimes hits and sometimes misses.

VJONES1985 Sun 29-Sep-13 19:19:54

Great list. Looking forward to The Luminaries, the new Pratchett and Mantel books, plus Alison Weir's next one.

Sadly, I think Meg R misses more than she hits. Have given up on her (unless I get desperate!).

mignonette Tue 01-Oct-13 17:05:55

I can only assume that Helen Fielding agreed to the plot disclosure re the new Bridget Jones? It was on the front page of the ST. I'm not a fan of the books but if I was I'd be so livid I'd not bother buying it.

mignonette Tue 01-Oct-13 17:10:27

Posted too soon.

Finished the New Steven King w/ tears running down my cheeks. I agree w/ Sarah; it's not as dark but it really affected me. He captures the guilty secrets that weigh us down and the NA/AA mantras are cleverly interwoven without being preachy. Loved it. Good one Mr King (because he was apparently very nervous about the reception the sequel would get).

ScarerAndFuck Tue 01-Oct-13 17:16:57

He needn't have been worried, it was very good and interesting to see what becomes of Danny.

I enjoyed Doctor Sleep too. Are you all on my thread about it? smile

mignonette Tue 01-Oct-13 17:43:38

I'll hop over there Remus.

penguinpaperback Fri 04-Oct-13 23:19:36

Just out this week, The Love Object, the selected stories of Edna O'Brien. And at the end of October, The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales a selection of short stories by Kate Mosse.

penguinpaperback Fri 04-Oct-13 23:27:27

Two more, The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble and the 'new' Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope.

mignonette Sat 05-Oct-13 22:43:25

The first novel by the ballet dancer Carlos Acosta looks a promising start. It is called 'Pig's Foot' and is an inter generational novel set in Cuba.

The Drabble novel sounds good and is about a single Mother and her daughter.

Amy Tan has a new novel out called 'The Valley of Amazement' set in Shanghai about a courtesan and have also read that June Chang also is about to publish 'Empress Dowager Cixi'; a biography about the woman she sees as changing the course of Chinese history.

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