Hey guys! Week #2 of attempting a wrap up and I already almost forgot! Here’s to last minute posts that hopefully won’t be too riddled with typos and confusing blurbs. I attended the #ReadSavannah Conference (which was an addition to SIBA 2016) with the She Reads Book Club and Modern Mrs Darcy Crowd (Thanks to Jen, Cathy, and Lisa for welcoming Alison and I into your tribe!). We had an absolute blast, and I was able to meet some awesome authors (and get signed copies of their books) like Liane Moriarty, Katharine McGee, Kathleen Glasgow, Maggie Stiefvater, and more! I promise I’ll be doing an entire post dedicated to the trip (hopefully this weekend). With that said, here’s my week of books in review!
This is a gem I’ve been saving for some time now, which I’m glad I did, as it’s been perfect timing for something so heartfelt and moving. So far, All the Good Parts has been a collaboration of multiple genres; it is a mixture of women’s fiction that is sprinkled with humor and just a tinge of sadness. I can guarantee this one will have “all the feels” and am excited to continue on with it tonight. I’ve been trying to pace myself as I’m not wanting this one to end. All the Good Parts just came out on 9/20 and you can purchase it HERE! (It’s only $8.26 PRIME shipping right now-what a deal!)
Finally, I’m picking up a novel I’ve been anticipating since December 2015! That’s right, you may remember my raving review of the Matthew Fitzsimmons’ first Gibson Vaughn novel The Short Drop, but if you missed it you can find it HERE! Political Thrillers are not my typical genre of choice, but the writing and characters are just doggone addicting. I couldn’t believe the complex web that was woven in book #1 and am excited to continue on with Poisonfeather this weekend; this one will be published on 10/04 by Thomas & Mercer.
Ok, so I actually just finished this one last night, but talk about a heart-racing thriller! This was my first read by Mark Edwards (even though I have two of his other books on my shelves to read), and it lived up to all the hype I keep hearing surrounding his name. This book’s plot centers around the job from Hell, and I wholly appreciate the author’s note in the final pages. One thing I truly appreciated was how Edwards made a point to appreciate the struggles of a stay at home mom and why she might want to return to the work force for reasons other than financial need. This one was published 9/13 by Thomas & Mercer and you can purchase it HERE!
I technically won this off of a Goodreads Giveaway last week, but it still counts. I’m always on the hunt for new YA novels and this one looks promising as it features a girl who happens to have a brother with special needs. Clearly this is a subject dear to my heart and I’m excited to see what the author does with the story. This one is being published by SimonTEEN and will be available to purchase on 11/08.
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater HERE (signed hardcover for US & CA ONLY)
I officially dub A.J. Banner the queen of the slim thriller. That woman can pack more punch in less than 300 pages than a vodka and Redbull at a wild rave. I’ve been wondering what she’ll come out with next after reading The Good Neighbor last year, and from early reviews this one looks even better! Super thankful to the author for offering an early copy in exchange for a review. You can look for this one from Touchstone 12/27-the perfect book to spend those Christmas Amazon gift cards on!
I cannot thank Minotaur and Becky Masterman enough for this early copy! Her Brigid Quinn books are in my Top 3 Series EVER! If you’re curious, the other 2 are Karin Slaughter’s Grant County/Will Trent (yes I did just make those one series) and Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar, so clearly she is in good company. If you haven’t started these and want to correct this horrendous mistake, you can go start with Rage Against the Dying followed by Fear the Darkness. One of the unique aspects of the series is that it follows a retired female FBI agent who is past her prime; in my opinion this is fairly unheard of in the genre and made for a compelling read. You have plenty of time to catch up though, as A Twist of the Knife won’t be making an appearance until 03/21/17.
This is the first in a new series by author Karen Harper following a forensic psychologist battling a neurological disorder. Romantic suspense, if done right, is one of my favorite genres, and with Ms. Harper’s reputation proceeding her, I have no doubt this one will be a winner. Super grateful to MIRA pub for surprising me with this book mail and can’t wait to review it! You can look for this one to be published 11/29; methinks the perfect Thanksgiving holiday read?!
Dutton Pub has spoiled me again; they always know just when I need a good pick-me-up! I received an early copy of Fates and Traitors, but had many friends wanting to read it as well, and now I can share! I’ve had these both high on my TBR list and am so excited to read them. Becky, you are truly the best and cannot wait to feature both on my blog. You can purchase The Dollhouse HEREand Fates and Traitors HERE!