Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weekly Book Recap #105

It's been a long while since I did a weekly recap (2 months), and I've been totally absent from the blogosphere for the past two weeks.  I've been kept busy by some travel and family matters; and more recently by BEA 2015 and its related events.

There hasn't been much reading time of late, but I added a ton of new books this past week to get me back into the swing of things.  I'm still sorting through my BEA goodies, so today I'm sharing the books I received at the Association of American Publishers/LibraryReads BookExpo America Librarians Dinner on May 27 and Penguin Random House Librarians Breakfast on May 28.  In the next weekly recaps I'll add news and books from Library Journal's Day of Dialog and Librarian Luncheon as well as from the main event known as BEA.

I'm glad to be reconnecting with the blogging community, and will be checking in with your posts to catch up on your latest news.  

On now to the book recap, which is being shared on these blogs:
            Showcase Sunday banner

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
Al Roker (yes, that Al Roker) was the master of ceremonies at the ninth annual librarians dinner celebrating books and libraries.  He and five other well-known authors spoke about their writing process, and entertained with fond and funny library memories.  Members of the audience received copies of their latest works, which are featured below.
The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900  Storm of the Century by Al Roker (Publication Date: 8/11/15)
Pretty Girls  Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (Publication Date: 9/29/15)
 Armada  Armada by Ernest Cline (Publication Date: 7/14/15)
Blank 133x176       The Clasp by Sloane Crosley (Publication Date: 10/6/15)
Fates and Furies  Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Publication Date: 9/15/15)
Cross Justice (Alex Cross, #23)  Cross Justice by James Patterson (Publication Date:  11/23/15)

More forthcoming books were featured the following morning at the Penguin Random House breakfast, and the audience was treated to advance copies of some of the publishers' most anticipated new titles:
 Circling the Sun  Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (Publication Date: 7/28/15)

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living   Little Victories by Jason Gay (Publication Date: 11/3/15)
 City on Fire  City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Publication Date: 10/13/15)
The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories  The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (Publication Date: 10/6/15)
Hollow Man   Hollow Man by Mark Pryor (Publication Date: 9/1/15)

What did you read this week?  
. . . What did you add to your shelves or wish list?  
. . . . . . What are you reading next?

Enjoy life with books . . .

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