Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Upcoming Releases - November 29 - December 5

Hard to believe it's almost December, and soon we will be celebrating another New Year's.  I can't say that I will be sad to see the end of 2010 as there have been some major 'bleeps' along the path this year, but there have also been some great moments too.  I celebrate my kids and the growth I see in them every day; I love watching them grow and develop into young adults as it's just amazing.  My friends tell me I'll feel differently for a few years when they become teenagers (lol), but for now I can enjoy being around them and feel joy in their presence. 

As always, I love to scour the web for new and upcoming releases.  I haven't been able to do this feature for the past several weeks as I've been to busy at work, but thought it was time to get back into it again.  So, here a couple of books I am looking forward to reading that are being released this week:

Matched (Matched, Book 1)
by Ally Condie
Release Date: November 30, 2010

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Shadowheart (Shadowmarch, Book 4)
by Tad Williams
Release Date: November 30, 2010

Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the anchient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives. And now, something is awakening underneath Southmarch Castle, something powerful and terrible that the world has not seen for thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, along with a tiny handful of allies, ordinary and extraordinary, find a way to save their world and prevent the rise of a terrible new age - an age of unending darkness?

The Sherlockian
by Graham Moore
Release Date: November 30

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: the missing diary. But when the world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold - using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories - who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer.

The Darkfall Switch
by David Lindsley
Release Date: November 30, 2010

After a power cut kills dozens of people in the London Underground, engineer Dan Foster uncovers a web of deception centred on a department of the US administration. The blackout may have been initiated by accident, but the trigger is part of a scheme that someone is now desperate to conceal - even if it involves murder. Foster's probes take him to the headquarters of a powerful industrial corporation in the Rocky Mountains, where he finds the plot goes deeper than he could have possibly imagined. The question is: will he be able to unveil the ugly truth before it's too late?

A Piggly Wiggly Christmas
by Robert Dalby
Release Date: November 30, 2010

When the big MegaMart off the interstate starts to drain away business from Second Creek's historic town square, Laurie Lepanto approaches the mayor, Hale Dunbar-previously the proprietor of Second Creek's Piggly Wiggly supermarket-with a scheme to revitalize the area.

But when an electrical fire devastates the square's beautiful old buildings a week before Christmas, everything is thrown into chaos. It falls to the town's indefatigable army of matrons-the Nitwitts-to find a way to revive the holiday spirit and raise money to rebuild. It will take a miracle... But it's Christmas in Second Creek, where everyday miracles are a way of life.

Black Wings
by Christina Henry
Release Date: November 30, 2010

Escorting souls into the afterlife leaves Maddy little time for socializing-until devilishly handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in her building. But when demons start appearing on Maddy's front lawn, she realizes there's more to her new tenant than meets the eye.

Lucid Intervals (A Stone Barrington Novel)
by Stuart Woods
Release Date: November 30, 2010

It seems like just another quiet night at Elaine's. Stone Barrington and his former cop partner, Dino, are enjoying some pasta when in walks former client-and all around sad sack-Herbie Fisher...with a briefcase containing $14 million in cash.

Herbie claims to have won the money on a lucky lotto ticket, but he also says he needs a lawyer-and after a single gunshot breaks the window above his head and send diners scrambling, Stone and Dino suspect Herbie might need a bodyguard and a private investigator, too.

The Millenium Set
by Stieg Larsson
Release Date: November 30, 2010

Purchase Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy.


  1. I have two teenagers (well, my youngest will be 13 in Jan but he's more of a tee than his 16-yo brother!)...and they still bring me great joy.

    I can't believe the year is almost over either.

    We watched the Swedish movie version of The Girl with the DRagon tattoo this weekend (I had seen it before but my husband hadn't and recently finished the 3 books). While on vacation last week, I love to sneak a peek at what other people are reading on the airplane and on the beach (my boys told me that's creepy!!), and I saw more of this series than any other!


  2. Sue, I do the same thing. I always check out what other people are reading because I wonder if I'm missing out on another great book if I don't. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

  3. Now I know where to come when I need a good book to read!

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