January 25, 2007

Coming Attractions


Wow! There are so many new books coming out this year. My TBR list just keeps growing! Check 'em out:

1. Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott (available March 20th)

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (available May 22nd)

3. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (available June 5th)

4. The Woods by Harlan Coben (available April 17th)

5. High Profile by Robert Parker (a Jesse Stone/Sunny Randall book; available February 6th)

6. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland (available May 3rd)

7. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (available March 20th)

8. Body Surfing by Anita Shreeve (available April 24th)

9. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (available March 6th)

10. Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg (available May 1st)

11. The Double Blind by Chris Bohjalian (available February 13th)

12. Invisible Prey by John Sandford (available May 15th)

13. The Face of Death by Cody Mcfadyen (available May 29th)


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver (available May 1st)

Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (available Spring 2007)

The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty (available August 7th)


  1. Anonymous4:39 AM

    Hello, I came by from the Yahoo group. That Ian McEwan book looks interesting! I've been to Chesil Beach - it's very stony and not at all sandy, but spectacularly beautiful.... I think I'll be adding McEwan to my TBR list!

  2. Oh, wow, Les, thank you for sharing this list! So much to look forward to this year. I have my eye on the Khalid Hosseini book, after "The Kite Runner" expectations are high, hope it's as good or better! :)

    I will also be looking for the Chris Bohjalian, Barbara Kingsolver and the Tracy Chevalier books! This is great stuff, thank you!

  3. You evil temptress!!! LOL I saw your post on the TBR group and just HAD to check it out! I swear, I'm addicted to good books!

  4. Oh, I hadn't checked Tracy Chevalier's website for a while. Nice to know it's done and will be out soon. Thanks! :)

  5. I'm looking forward to A Thousand Splendid Suns - thanks for sharing hte info!

  6. I came over from the TBR Yahoo group - thanks for this list. I can hardly wait for Khaled Hosseini's new book. And my aunt is a huge fan of Elizabeth Berg; she'll be so excited when I tell her there's a new book coming out!

  7. Very cool! I'm definitely looking forward to several of these.

  8. I may be interested in the Chris Bohjalian book. I like the Fitzgerald connection. I liked one of his books, Midwives, very much, and have actually seen him speak. You saw the ones I can't wait for: http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/01/sunday-seventhe-next-books-i-want-to.html

  9. I ADORE ROBERT PARKER!!! His dialogue, and character development, are parallel to none. I especially loved the Spencer novels, but I'm reading the Jesse Stone series now and loving those,too. Don't you wish you could talk to Susan in real life?

  10. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Thanks for the list!! I am really looking forward to the new books by Tracy Chevalier and Susan Vreeland!! Thanks for the heads up on them!

  11. Rebecca - Thanks for stopping by. I loved McEwan's Atonement and thought Saturday was quite good, too. Didn't much care for Amsterdam, though, so we'll see how this one goes. I visited your blog and see that you have a new kitty, too. We got ours right after the holidays. Lots of fun and frustration. :) Happy Belated Birthday to you. You're a year younger than my daughter. Gawd, sometimes I feel so old! ;) I see you have Saturday on your challenge list. Good choice. And The Night Watch is wonderful!! Loved it! I'll be checking back on your blog. I read your blog entry about your cousin, Ashley. We lost a child (a grown daughter) a year and a half ago. I know exactly what you mean when you say you were changed by his death and that after 10 years you still miss him. I don't believe a loss like that is something you ever get over.

    Lotus - Glad to help with those TBR lists. :) Boy, I hope the Hosseini book is a winner, too. Can you imagine the pressure he must feel after such an outstanding novel like The Kite Runner?!

    Stephanie - Sorry! Just trying to help my fellow booklovers. ;)

    Nat - You're welcome. I still have another by Chevalier downstairs on one of my shelves (title escapes me right now). Guess I should read it before this new one comes out, eh?

    Kris - I think a lot of folks are anxious for this book!

    I had your blog on my favorites list a while back and somehow it got dropped. Off to peruse your archives!

    Poodlerat - Thanks for stopping by. Looks like the new Hosseini book is what bloggers are eager to read. Hope it isn't a disappointment. The Kite Runner was so good, it might be a tough act to follow.

    SuziQ - Me, too! ;)

    Nan - I enjoyed Midwives, too. I'll bet he was interesting to hear speak. His books are always thought-provoking. This one should be quite interesting with the Fitzgerad connection, even though I'm not a huge fan of The Great Gatsby.

    Bellezza - You know, I haven't gotten around to reading any of the Spenser or Jesse Stone books (just the Sunny Randall series, which I LOVE) so I have no idea who Susan is. Wait. Is she a therapist? Maybe she's the one Sunny sees. I can't wait to settle into Parker's other series. My husband has read everything and says I'll enjoy them, too. Glad to hear you're a fan. Just need to finish up the Lucas Davenport series (John Sandford) before I dive into a new series. I'm kind of particular/anal about finishing what I start. ;)

    Danielle - You're more than welcome. It was fun discovering all these new titles from so many well-loved authors.

  12. There are alot of really good books coming out this year. This is the first time in my life, that I can recall, in which I have a list of books and release dates that I am waiting for in the same way I am looking forward to movie releases.

  13. Thanks, this is fantastic. Especially working in a bookstore, it's good to know what's hitting the shelves. Possibly some gift ideas there too!

  14. I always like it when people read the same authors as me. They tell me things without me even having to search!

    Just for the Canadians that read your blog, the Ian McEwan book is out in April here, and unless something has changed recently, The Winter Rose won't be out here until the winter.

  15. Anonymous5:54 AM

    I've made a list of ones that appeal to me. Thanks for doing the legwork on this! My list includes "The Woods", "High Profile" (haven't read these yet but saw a Jesse Stone movie with Tom Selleck and keep meaning to), "Body Surfing" (love Anita Shreve and love that this will be set in that same house!), "Nineteen Minutes" (hard subject matter but think that Jodi Picoult will make it very interesting), and also "The Double Bind". Whew! Lots to look for! (Kay)

  16. ooh, you enabler, you! :-) this is what gets me into trouble - all these new books coming out. If they'd stop publishing for a couple years, maybe I could catch up! LOL!

  17. Thanks for the heads up on Bohjalian's new book, I love him, and I didn't know about this one.

  18. Thanks for the info. I know which two are going on my wishlist for sure: The Anne Lamott (I like her non-fiction so much better than her fiction) and the Barbara Kingsolver, which I predict will be a huge bestseller.

  19. Carl - Here's to a great year of books & movies!

    Acquisitionist - Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the list. Have fun shopping (for yourself or for gifts!).

    Kailana - Glad to help. And thanks for the Canadian information about McEwan's book (and Winter Rose).

    Kay - You're more than welcome. And thanks for the reminder to rent that Jesse Stone movie with Sellect. I'd heard about it, but of course forgot to write it down.

    Twiga92 - I've often thought the same thing, but I doubt I'd ever really get caught up!

    Kookiejar - Bohjalian is an author I enjoy, but forget to keep track of. I still have a couple of his that I haven't read yet.

    Bybee - I'm with you. I enjoy Lamott's nonfiction so much more than her fiction. I'm really excited about the Kingsolver book, too. Looks interesting!

  20. I want to be first in line for Anne Lamott's new book. And I would travel anywhere to be at a reading/signing. I know she dosen't love to do book tours, so the chances of her getting to South Florida are slim. Wherever you are Annie...I'll be there! You are an icon, an idol and an inspiration!

  21. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Uh oh, a few more books added to my wishlist! I wonder if A Thousand Splendid Suns is the book that was promoted at the end of The Kite Runner as Dreaming in Titanic City?

    I really enjoyed Traveling Mercies and (to a lesser extent) Plan B so I will probably read Lamott's next installment as well.

  22. Thanks for the heads up on so many new books! I'm glad to see that Ian McEwan has a new one coming out.

  23. Di - I'm pretty sure Lamott won't make it anywhere near Nebraska, either.

    Lesley - Glad to help you with that wishlist!

    I think I enjoyed Plan B more than Traveling Mercies. Bird by Bird is another winner, but Operating Instructions annoyed the heck out of me.

    Ex Libris - I like McEwan's recent books better than his earlier stuff, so I have high hopes for this new one!


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