I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the two books listed below. I'm a fan of both authors and according to Goodreads.com and other sources, I won't be disappointed. I hate to see Summer winding down but the consolation is many great Fall reads to anticipate....

Release Date: September 13
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion ...more

The Wonder

Also debuting ....See earlier post.


Amor Towles is one of my favorite authors. His last book RULES OF CIVILITY was a great read and I've been anxiously awaiting his latest release. I've pre-ordered and hope it lives up to its predecessor!

RULES OF CIVILITY was published by Viking/Penguin in July 2011 and reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. The book was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2011.

Viking/Penguin will be publishing Towles’s new novel, A Gentleman in Moscowon September 6, 2016.
Below read a summary from Bookreporter.com.

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles (Historical Fiction)
When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

The following books will be released in September and are highly recommended by critics and readers. There's something for everyone incuding some humerous essays by Dave Barry.....no surprise there!

HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer (Fiction)
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., HERE I AM is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As they are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East.

APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (Thriller)
The shots came quickly, silently and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims were a talented young skater, a doctor and a teacher. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this.

BEST. STATE. EVER.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry(Humor/Essays)
Join loyal Floridian Dave Barry as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.


Whether you choose to spend these final days of summer sprawled out by the pool or lounging out on the porch, you'll need a good book by your side. Luckily, there are still plenty of fiction releases....Below are two new releases by well known authors. Some blog readers recommended these books along with the editors of Booklist.com. Be sure to let me know what you are reading so I can pass it on to other blog readers. The best recommendations are from you!

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
By Dave Eggers
 Eggers traces the contemporary journey of a 30-something Ohio dentist, Josie, who sets off for Alaska with her two young children when her life and practice fall apart. This unlikely road trip delivers just what readers have come to expect from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author—fresh insights, imaginative writing and unforgettable characters.

American Heiress cover

American Heiress
By Jeffrey Toobin
We can only imagine what today's 24-hour news cycle would do with a case like the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst. The teenage daughter of a billionaire media magnate—snatched out of her apartment by almost comically inept revolutionaries—would switch sides and take up arms with her tormentors before the whole sordid saga ended. CNN commentator Jeffrey Toobin, who was surprised to learn that little had been written about Hearst in recent years, gathers all the evidence in this fascinating chronicle of what really happened behind the scenes.