While Doubleday has printed some 5 million copies of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and they’ll start hitting the bookstore shelves on September 15, we thought there might be a few other books coming out this fall, and perhaps a few of you might want to know about those less hyped titles. So, for last Thursday’s #followreader chat we put out the call for other anxiously awaited fall reads, and wow did we got a lot of good recommendations!
There were some great suggestions in a lot of different categories. Some notable mentions:
- YA: Harper Teen’s Are Those Bazooma’s I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison was mentioned a few times. It’s on sale October 6th.
- Biography/Military: Jonathan Krakauer’s Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tilman is finally being released on September 15th.
- Memoir/Political: Ted Kennedy’s True Compass is available September 14 from Twelve Books.
- First Time Fiction: On sale today, Shandi Mitchell’s very highly touted debut novel Under This Unbroken Sky (Harper Collins).
- First Time Fiction: Coming from Swallow Press in October, Thirsty: A Novel by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe.
- Fiction/Literary: Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs from Random House is already available.
- Fiction/Literary: Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk (Doubleday, already availble)
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Tor’s highly anticipated book 12 of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series – The Gathering Storm is available October 27th.
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Terry Pratchett adds to his Discworld series with Unseen Academicals (available October 6th from HarperCollins)
- Mystery/Thriller/Fiction: Stephen King’s Under the Dome ships Novmber 10 (Scribner).
- Romance: St. Martin’s Press releases Lisa Kleypas’ Tempt Me at Midnight on September 26th.
- Romance: Ava Gray’s Skin Game (Berkley Books) will be on sale November 3rd.
- Children’s/Illustrated: Lerner Publishing’s Bad News for Outlaws written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, looks to be a great black history title (for grades 3 – 6).
- Children’s/Illustrated: Elise Primavera’s Auntie Claus: Home for the Holidays just looks awesome. (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, on sale October 6th).
A couple notable links for more title ideas:
- Romance readers – check out Borders and Sue Grimshaw’s September Must Reads.
- USA Today Shares 25 titles Critics Can’t Wait For
In other news – Follow the Reader is so incredibly proud and excited to say, we made the short list for Best Industry Blog in the Book Blogger Appreciation Week’s Awards. Check it out, check out the other great finalists for all the other great categories, and be sure to check out all of the bookish blogs that BBAW is shining a light on!