It’s preview season and over the last several months, I’ve had the privilege of attending many of the publishers’ Fall/Holiday previews, showcasing some of their exciting releases for the coming season. It was quite a difficult task, but I’ve narrowed down that list to share with you some of the titles that I am most excited about!
8/16 – Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (Penguin Random House) – Historical Fiction (HF)
- A fast-paced, historical fiction legal thriller. Based on real events. Edison vs Westinghouse.
- From the screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian.
8/30 – The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (Harper Collins) – Young Adult (YA)
- Manhattan, 2118. Five teens live in the towering high rise, all with their own secrets and ambitions.
- Sounds like a futuristic Gossip Girl kind of vibe
9/6 – Girl Mans Up by M. E. Girard (Harper Collins) – YA
- Full of retro gaming, Ninja Turtles, gender identity and the bro code. Canadian.
- People want Pen to dress and act more like a girl, and she must realize what she wants to become who she wants to be
9/6 – Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster) – Middle Grade (MG)/YA
- Sequel to The Blackthorn Key. The Black Death has returned to London. Story is full of riddles and puzzles.
9/13 – The Memory Illusion by Dr. Julia Shaw (Penguin Random House) – Non-Fiction (NF)
- Questioning what we believe to be our memories
9/20 – Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Harper Collins) – YA
- Dark fantasy. Three sisters with equal rights to the crown, fight to the death.
9/20 – The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (Harper Collins) – YA
- “The female of the species is more deadly than the male.”
- When her sister is murdered and the killer walked free, Alex unleashes in a violent way.
10/11 – The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg (Penguin Random House) – Fiction, Graphic Novel
- Great story, beautiful art. Fictional folk tale about how the Earth was formed. Girl power, feminism.
10/18 – Wenjack by Joseph Boyden (Penguin Random House) – NF
- An important book to read. Based on true story of indigenous people and residential schools. Cultural genocide.
- Short novel, coincides with an upcoming CBC documentary and Tragically Hip’s Gord Donnie releasing an album and graphic novel.
10/18 – The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Simon & Schuster) – HF
- Inspired by the journey of the transatlantic liner Saint Louis, offering Jewish people safe passage to Cuba only to find out that it wouldn’t work out as easily.
10/25 – The Witches of New York by Ami McKay (Penguin Random House) – HF
- Gilded age of New York. “Moth” from The Virgin Cure returns in this book.
Stay tuned for later in the month when I share my most highly anticipated reads for the Winter months!