Earlier this week I attended a Simon & Schuster Summer 2013 Book Preview for librarians. There are many new and exciting titles coming soon from the publisher and its Atria Books, Howard Books, Touchstone, Scribner, and Gallery Books imprints. Readers will have lots to choose from in literary, historical, and Christian fiction; new series, debut novels, and short stories; romance and erotica; mysteries, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, and thrillers; self-help and how-to guides; and biographies and memoirs.
I scored 16 advance copies of books that will be published over the next several months. Those titles will be revealed in my Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves/Weekly Book Recap blog post on March 3rd.
The new books I am most looking forward to are:
Fiction: Finding Colin Firth by Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club (Gallery Books, 7/9/13); Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, which is a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada (Simon & Schuster, 6/4/13); The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally, author of Schlinder's List (Atria Books, 8/20/13); and The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle (Scribner, 6/11/13).
Non-fiction: The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer (Atria Books, 9/17/13).
Among the goodies I came away with were copies of The Daughters of Mars and The Silver Star, which have been placed near the top of my reading pile. I'll be increasing my reading budget to purchase some of the others.
Special thanks go out to the wonderful editors, publicists, and assistants who made this event possible.
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