Previews and Highlights

One of the great opportunities I have when it comes to reading is getting my hands on early copies of certain books from William Morrow. Other times I get copies of books newly published. Since I can't possibly read them all fast enough, I thought it would be good to put up a list of some of the ones I've received so you know about them and can put them on your watch lists if you're interested. Once I do read them, of course, I will post my review here as usual. Upcoming Books:

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson - expected publication in early February 2014. A thriller novel. Catchy title - I wonder if there's anything more to it?


Recently Published Books:

One Hundred and Four Horses by Mandy Retzlaff - a memoir of her time in Africa where she and her husband rescue abandoned horses during a time of political unrest. I'm about two chapters into it and really liking it so far.

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles - I haven't started this one yet, but it was just published on October 8 and sounds like a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel. I'm excited. My plan was to read it this week because the projected publication date wasn't until October 13, but obviously that won't work for a preview anymore. :)

Second Watch by J. A. Jance - This one is the latest in a detective series. I've never read any of the other ones, but I'm a little ways into this one and it seems pretty good so far.

All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg - I have no idea what to expect from this book. It could be fluffy chick-lit or (hopefully) something with a little more depth.

After Her by Joyce Maynard - Published in August 2013. I wish I had gotten it soon enough to read before it came out, but work deadlines prevented me from giving a preview opinion. It's another thriller novel starring two sisters; my hope is that it is more "thriller" and less "coming of age" like Help for the Haunted turned out to be.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - I grabbed this one just based on the title. It has to be a thriller/horror mystery, right? One can only hope.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin - Not a super-new release, but it did get published in 2013 so it still counts. This is historical fiction, apparently with parallel narration between past and present characters. Historical fiction isn't my favorite, but it sounds similar to another series a friend of mine swears by, so I'm going to give this a go.

Godiva by Nicole Galland - A new spin on the timeless story of Lady Godiva. I'm looking forward to reading this.


As always, I receive no compensation from author or publisher for any reviews, publications, etc. related to any ARCs. My opinions are wholly my own.


Trivia Corner:

“Jesus!” Luke exclaimed. “Actually, it’s just me,” said Simon. “Although I’ve been told the resemblance is startling.” - This exchange is from Cassandra Clare's City of Bones. It's a YA series and I thought it was pretty fun, mostly because of quirky moments like this one.