Last week I highlighted the books I picked up at BookExpo that are already published and out in the world (click here to see that post). This week I’m listing the titles that will be published later this year. There are even two coming out in 2019. As I mentioned in a previous post, I really tried to only take books that I think I will read this year, rather than all the books that looked good (and, let’s face it, that would be 80% of the thousands of books there!).
All links go to Goodreads except one, which is noted.
- Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery by Andrew Shaffer from Quirk Books, July 10th. The cover of this book made me literally LOL when I first saw it. “Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.”
I’ve started reading this one and am enjoying the humor. Biden is the narrator. To give you a taste, in this scene he’s visiting a nursing home:
“I passed a room where twenty or so residents were lounging in front of a big-screen TV tuned to Fox News. Half were snoring. The other half, I assume, had advanced dementia — it was their only possible excuse for not changing the channel.”
- Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift from Dey St., Aug 7th.
- Don’t Eat Me by Colin Cotterill from SOHO Crime. The thirteenth book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series. Aug 14th.
- D-Day: The World War II Invasion That Changed History by Deborah Hopkinson from Scholastic, YA history. Aug 28th.
- Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson from Nancy Paulsen Books, middle school reader. I haven’t read any of Woodson’s books but do own her first two. I’ll need to hide away one weekend this summer and read them all. Aug 28th.
- John Woman by Walter Molsely from Atlantic Monthly Press. I haven’t read any of this prolific writer’s books and will rectify the situation with this one. Sep 4th,
- Evolution by Eileen Myles from Grove Press. A poetry collection by another prolific writer that I haven’t yet read. Sep 11th.
- The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman from Ecco. Acquiring a copy of this book was of the highest priority. I cannot wait to dive into this one. Sep 18th.
- Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix by Ibi Zoboi from Balzer + Bray, YA. This one was on my radar but I wigged out when I heard about it. A modern take on Pride & Prejudice set in Brooklyn neighborhood under-going gentrification with a diverse cast of characters. Sep 18th.
- Time’s Convert: All Souls Universe #1 by Deborah Harkness from Viking. I’m a fan of her All Souls Trilogy and have been looking forward to this one — vampires, witches, time travel to Revolutionary America. Yes, please! Sep 18th.
- 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich from Workman, Oct 2nd.
- Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War by Guss Russo & Eric Dezenhall from Twelve. I found this book abandoned on a cafe table the last day of BookExpo. Abandoned books happen a lot the last day as people weigh (literally) which books they want to take home. Oct 2nd.
- Firefly: A Novel by Henry Porter from The Mysterious Press. Porter is been touted as the next John LeCarre. Oct 2nd.
- Diving for Seahorses: Exploring the Science and Secrets of Human Memory (Book Depository link) by Hilde Østby & Ylva Østby from Greystone Books, translated by Marianne Lindvall. Oct 9th.
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean from Simon & Schuster. Orleans investigates the Los Angeles Library fire of 1986. Oct 16th.
- The Western Wind: A Novel by Samantha Harvey from Grove Press. A Medieval mystery with literary leanings. Nov 13th.
- Not of This Fold by Mette Ivie Harrison from SOHO Crime. The forth Linda Wallheim mystery, which are set in Mormon Utah. Dec 4th.
- The Big Empty: A Nathan Active Mystery by Stan Jones and Patricia Watts from SOHO Crime. The sixth book in this series. Alaskan trooper investigates a plane crash in a remote area. Dec 11th.
- Sydney Noir edited by John Dale from Akashic Books. Seeing as how New Haven Noir was one of my favorite recent reads and I’m interested in Australia, this was one I was excited to come across. Jan 1st.
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides from Celadon Books. Might be one of the first big thrillers of 2019. Feb 5th.
So, there you have it.
These are all the forthcoming titles that came home with me from BookExpo. Last year I didn’t do a very good job of reading the books I picked up. I’m hoping that by organizing this new crop chronologically and touching them more than once that these will actually get read.
One big book that was advertised at BookExpo but which there weren’t advance copies of (that I saw, anyway) is Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, which will be published by Crown on Nov 13th.
Do any of these strike your fancy?
Wow, what an awesome haul! So many great-sounding books coming out 🙂
I also laughed out loud when I saw Hope Never Dies – it’s by a local author (Joe Biden lives a few miles from here and is a Delaware hero), and the author will be at our local indie bookstore soon. Quirk is also nearby in Philly.
I read Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming (memoir) and Another Brooklyn (novel) and absolutely loved both! She is so talented.
I heard Walter Mosley speak a few years ago for our All-County Reads program – the book was The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray – not one of his mysteries, but a stunningly good novel – very powerful:
My husband has read a couple of his East Rawlins mysteries which are currently on my side of the TBR bookcase!
Enjoy all these wonderful books!!
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Oh my goodness, the cover of Hope Never Dies is hysterical! I love those two!
Ooops. I should have said 1,000 books to read before you die. I think I said 1,001 books and before you die. I guess since I mentioned it, that is the one that would strike my fancy, I think.
So many books! I’m very jealous of your trip.