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29 May 2012

Reminders on May/June 2012 Book Releases


Don't forget, folks. Mark your calendars for the release of the following books in May/June. Click the link for each title to read my thoughts; if they spark your fancy, then make sure to put a hold on them at the library, download them on audio, or buy the book from your favorite independent bookseller.

Today, May 29, 2012
So Far Away, by Meg Mitchell Moore is a coming of age tale set in Boston, combining the lives of three women at different points in their lives. One woman is about to retire, a teenager suffers from the results of her parents' divorce and school bullying, and an Irish maid's diary from the turn of the century is found in a basement. What a compelling and fraught with anxiety story.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn! The first two lines of my review are "Oh, my GAWD, Gillian Flynn can write. I am not kidding." A twisted story that is so engaging that you will not be able to put it down. The perfect couple moves from New York to a small town in Missouri, and the wife suddenly disappears with no trace. The search to find the wife reveals layers upon layers of dark secrets and the husband becomes the only suspect for her disappearance. and is vilified in the court of public opinion. This is one sick and twisted story and I promise you will have a hard time not wanting to find every excuse to get some quiet time to read it.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker is a quietly and beautifully told story of a young girl's coming-of-age when the world is about to end. When the reliable spinning of the earth on its axis begins to slow down, the subsequent effects of the "slowing" begin to take its toll, both physically and emotionally on society. Each day is a questioning step towards the potential end of existence, but the world tries to maintain order in spite of the obvious results. It's a frantically quiet book, and one that has been optioned for a film.

14 comments:

  1. So Far Away was such an amazing book, and one that every parent needs to read, as we were talking about. I can't wait for it to hit the stores, so that it can get the love it deserves. I am also all set to read Gone Girl very soon, and can't wait to get to it. Sandy said it was amazing, as did you, so this is very exciting to me!

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  2. I'm really so excited for So Far Away!

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  3. I'm so glad to see these books on this list. I'm reading Gone Girl right now and am about 2/3 of the way through. Wow!! And I have the age of miracles on my nook from netgalley and the first one from the library. (I keep seeing the release date as 5/29 but I saw it at the bookstore last week and have the library copy right now at my house, LOL).

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  4. I've been hearing a lot about So Far Away...I can't wait to get my hands on that one :) I don't think I want sick and twisted right now...maybe later ;)

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  5. Thanks for putting these on my radar. I hadn't heard of them but they sound good!

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  6. So Far Away looks really good! I actually would grab all of them!

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  7. I will definitely be reading So Far Away and I am interested in The Age of Miracles, as I just posted an article about the bidding war to acquire the rights. There is a lot riding on that release for Random House.

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  8. Lovely blog ... So Far Away is now on my must read list!

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  9. The Age of Miracles sound intriguing. What an original idea.

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  10. Oh dear! I want to read all of these, but I promised myself I would read only books I already own until September. Why do I do this to myself? I've been seeing Gone Girl everywhere... will add it to my fall list.

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  11. I want to read EVERYONE of these, but The Stand, is taking up my reading time...LOL

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  12. I am just finishing up a great historical romance, "The Romanov Stone" by Robert C. Yeager, and have been searching around for other great books to read. I can't wait to check out some of the books you have suggested- Thank you!
    http://www.robertcyeager.com/

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  13. So Far Away is very good! I haven't written up my review yet, but it's coming.
    Just heard the Books on the Nightstand folks talking about Gone Girl and it sounds intriguing, but not sure whether to try it on audio or not.

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  14. I can't wait to read Gone Girl. I've heard rave reviews of it and it sounds so good!

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