While I’m on a roll extolling the virtues of the holiday season, I thought I would take a moment to talk about another thing that always makes me happy about this time of year. The books. The sudden overflow of book releases. If you’re an author, the months of October to December are solid gold for drop dates. Strict on sale dates for new releases are on Tuesdays usually, and I can only imagine how an author feels if their new title is slated to debut on the week of Black Friday:) From the other side of the spectrum, as a reader, the onslaught of bookish goodness is almost too much to resist!! Going to the bookstore to purchase a gift for a family member or friend often turns into a battle of wills with my internal self. Thank goodness for the library!!
Here is a small sampling of the new, and soon to be released titles that I’m really looking forward to reading. I’m hoping to get myself back on track with book reviews on the OB. It’s such a vicious catch-22….if I’m reading, I don’t have time to write:)
1. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Cleaving by Julie Powell
3. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
4. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
5. Fired Up by Jayne Castle
6. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
7. Kindred in Death and Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb
8. Wishing & Hopin’ by Wally Lamb
What about you? Are there any books that you’re just aching to read? Or maybe hoping that Santa will drop into your stocking?