Tag Archives: New Releases


A huge reading pie is served up at summer-end and into fall. You blog readers want to know what good reads are lurking among the new releases. Look for one that surprises, one you can’t wait to hold in your hands or load onto your kindle.

Braving the Wilderness: the Quest for True Belonging and the Courage To Stand Alone by Brene Brown
One may think this book was about hiking but apparently it is about community and belonging.

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
Here is the latest in Follett’s epic fictional saga set in Kingsbridge during the Middle Ages.
September 2017

Glass Houses by Louise Penny
Lousie Penny cares less about the conventions of crime than she does about conscience, or so some say. Inspector Gamache in Three Pines delves into another mystery.
August 2017

Grant by Ron Chernow.
Cherow is well-known for tackling the lives of Washington and Hamilton. In this book he brings readers the opportunity to reexamine the life of Ulysses S. Grant.
October 2017

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.
This story begins in Depression-era Brooklyn where a girl’s father disappears.
October 2017

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Word is this is a compelling thriller set in Northern Michigan is one of the newest such books not-to-be-missed.
June, 2017.

Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
Brown commands a legion of fans; his latest is described as an inventive tale.
October 2017

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! : Simple Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives. By Ree Drummond
The title says it all.
October 2017

Sing, Unburied, Sing By Jesmyn Ward
Her sixth book, fiction, involves a multi-generational family on a farm in Mississippi. Sounds a bit like the television series Queen Sugar, doesn’t it?

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
All are raving in anticipation of this new thriller. How Horowitz has this ready so soon after Magpie Murders seems amazing. This one is at the top of my list even as it is the bottom of this one. Heard about the release on Twitter.
August 24, 2017

Guess if pop albums are announce via Twitter, if government personages release ideas on Twitter, why not the release date of books via Twitter?

Yes, I can vouch for all of these writers except Karen Dionne and Brene Brown.