My BEA Wishlist – New Books I Can’t Wait to Read

I recently attended Book Expo America, an annual conference for booksellers, librarians, and others in the book industry. Held in New York City at a giant convention center, it’s a book lovers’ wonderland of authors and publishers showcasing their upcoming books. For someone like myself who rates authors right up their with rock stars, it’s an intense couple of days of fangirling and serious listmaking of new books that I simple MUST READ! Some of these just came out recently, some are due out later in the year, all look awesome. Let me spread the wealth by sharing a few so you can put them on your list:

Children’s Books:

YA Books:

Adult Books:

Many of these books are listed in our catalog and can be placed on hold right away, some of them are too new to be in our catalog yet, but will be soon!

USA Today Picks This Fall’s Coolest Books

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg and Bob Minzesheimer share their picks for 30 of the coolest titles for fall.

September Releases:

  1. Never Go Back by Lee Child
  2. W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  3. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
  4. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
  5. Wilson by A. Scott Berg
  6. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
  7. Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt
  8. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
  9. Local Souls by Allan Gurganus
  10. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  11. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  12. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

October Releases:

  1. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
  3. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek
  5. The House of Hades: Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  6. Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
  7. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
  8. Identical by Scott Turow
  9. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
  10. Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  11. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  12. The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron
  13. The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

November Releases:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
  2. Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
  3. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  4. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  5. The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin