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New book releases I am looking forward to

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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?

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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.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 20-Sep-13 20:29:31

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.

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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....

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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!

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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.

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

Have downloaded 'The Bootleggers Daughter' Scone. Thanks!

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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!

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