Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Upcoming Books I'm Excited About

As some of you may know, I work in a library. I have worked in the book field for almost ten years in retail and libraries. Today, I got to sit in on a publisher preview of some upcoming titles. These are the ones I am most excited about:

1. THE UNIT by Ninni Holmqvist
This book follows in the tradition of NEVER LET ME GO and other futuristic cautionary tales. In the future, people who are considered no longer productive members of society are sent to facilities where they must submit to medical testing and organ harvesting. This is the story of one woman and her experiences in such a facility.

2. HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE NINE PLANTS OF DESIRE by Margot Berwin
This sounds like the perfect book for fans of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE. Magic, plants and love!!!

3. THE ANGEL'S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A prequel to one of my favorites, THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. I can hardly wait!!!

4. THE BLUE NOTEBOOK by James Levine

This book has some tough subject matter. It tells the story of young Indian girl sold into sexual slavery. I have a feeling this is going to be a tough story but the author is giving 100% of the profits of this book to International and National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children.

5. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Steig Larsson

This the sequel to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO which I previously reviewed. I had mixed feelings about the first book but it was a great read. I'm looking foward to this second book in the three-book series.

6. EMILY'S GHOST by Denise Giardina

This is a novel of the lives of the Bronte Sisters. How could I pass this one up?!

7. CROWNING GLORY OF CALLA LILY PONDER by Rebecca Wells

Finally! A new book by the author of DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD!!!

I will be posting reviews of all of these books later on this year so stay tuned!!!

2 comments:

Bookfool said...

Is it a function of working in a library that you know what's coming? I never pay attention to upcoming releases (apart from what I end up reading as ARCs). :)

Amy said...

Well, it certainly has its perks! We get lots of advance notice stuff to help us figure out what to order for the collection. I also have a friend in publishing and a friend who is the manager of a Barnes and Noble in NYC so I get lots of tips!