29 April 2011

Book Blogger Hop: What Book Are You Dying to Read?

 Book Blogger Hop

This week's book blogger hop, sponsored by Crazy for Books (on her birthday!) asks: Summer is coming quickly.  What 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to? 

This question is a tough one for me to answer, as most of the books that I've been reading over the last several week are actually summer releases--I work in a bookstore and my sales reps are terrific about sending me early galleys and ARCs and even manuscripts to read.

The book I am right this moment looking forward to reading most is the new novel by Nafisa Haji, who wrote The Writing on My Forehead a couple of years ago, which I really, really liked.  Her new novel, The Sweetness of Tears, is out in about a month.  My Harper sales rep sent me an advance reading copy a few weeks ago but I haven't started it yet.  Our store picked her debut novel for our signed First Editions Club and I have high hopes for this one, too.  I may save it to read on vacation in June, which is about as high praise as I can give to a book!

The other book that I'm looking forward to selling when it comes out in August (since I already read it a couple of months ago) is called The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson.  You can read my full review here, but suffice it to say in this space that it is quirky, funny, disturbing, and revealing of our postmodern society in almost equal measure. This book comes out in August from Ecco, but the same lovely sales rep who gave me the Haji book above gave me a galley of Wilson's book some time ago. 


  1. These both look like really interesting books- great picks!

  2. Those books look great - I hadn't heard of them yet.

    I decided to subscribe to your blog (by email).

    Happy reading!

  3. The truth of the matter is I don't really keep a list of release dates. But there are a few authors with new books coming out that I'm excited about. Come see who they are.

  4. I'm so out of touch right now - I've not a clue what is coming out this summer! I just grab off the new books display at my library now and then. So, there's nothing I'm hotly anticipating. Basically, I'm anticipating having time to read!

  5. I like both of your choices.

    Hopping by from the Blog Hop.

    I am finding so many books that I haven't heard of.

    Stop by my blog if you like so you can see my answer to this week's question.




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