Saturday, 2 June 2012

Books I'm Waiting For, Part 2

Yesterday I posted about some books I was waiting for to come out in softcover, hopefully mass market size.  While I would love to be able to buy new books in hard cover, unfortunately my budget doesn't permit it except on occasion, and right now, my arthritic knees are so inflamed that any extra weight that I carry makes them ache so much more , that hard covers are out right now for me, except at home. So, while I seem impatient for books to come out, its because they are there, only I just can't quite get to them until they are in soft cover!  and sometimes it takes AGES.

So there I was, lying in bed after writing my post, and I suddenly thought: The Fault is in Our Stars!  I forgot to mention it!  How could I???  So herewith, is my second list of more books I am waiting come out in soft cover this summer/fall:

The Fault  In Our Stars - John Green July 24/12  (I am so excited!  I've wanted to read this ever since it came out!)
Black Skies (newest title out) - Arnaldur Indridason ***this will be in trade softcover.  Yaay!
Outrage  -           "         "      July 3/12  (as I said yesterday, only a month to go!)           
A Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny - Aug/12 (hardcover, but for all you lovely Gamache fans who can read hard covers, lucky lucky you....newest one in two months!)
A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny - FINALLY - July 3/12
The Twelve - Justin Cronin Oct 16/12
11.22.63- Stephen King - No date yet...  sob....for the softcover.....
Boy in the Suitcase - Lene Kaarberbol Sept 4/121
Zone One - Colson Whitehead - July 10/12 (zombies!!!!)
Harbour - John Arne Lindqvist Sept 18/12 (At long last.....I  have been waiting so long for this one, it seems.  Ghosts!)
And his Little Star will finally be available here in Hardcover Oct 2/12

And look......Tana French has a new one out!!!
Broken Harbour - Tana French - July 3/12, and it looks awesome.

*happy sigh*  I'm sure if I looked harder, there would be more to come.  Is it good or bad that I have most of these lined up on Amazon so I can see right away if one is coming out? 

Apparently Peter Lovesey''s Stage Struck is already out in paperback (April), so I think I'm going to have to order it since I haven't seen it out here.

The Beaggar's Opera  - Peggy Blair - Feb 2013 (this is in large paperback already, the mass market is next Feb)

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading - Nina Sankovich - June 19/12! another one this month! at long last!

Sigh, happy happy sigh. 

****Edited to add:  for lists of new books coming out :(in any edition, all first time releases,) go to Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made Of here, and Kailana at  The Written World here.   They both have super lists of upcoming new books.  ****I'll be waiting for the softcover editions a year from


Sam Sattler said...

Susan, I noticed Peter Lovesey's name in your lists of books you're hoping to get your hands on soon. Believe it or not, I just read my very first Peter Lovesey book this week...very late to the game, as usual...and I loved it. It is the new Peter Diamond book called "Cop to Corpse." Now, I can't wait to go back and start the Peter Diamond series from the first and to check out his other novels. We are blessed to be readers...every day is exciting and the discoveries just keep coming.

Kailana said...

I hope you enjoy all your new books as they are released, Susan! It looks like you have a great list there. :)

Susan said...

Sam: I just started reading the Peter Diamond series two years ago, because of Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradase, she was reading through the series also. It's a very good series, and I wish more people knew about it. I'm so happy you found it! I am on Book 4 now, I think. Peter Diamond is a real character, isn't he?

I like you say how it is a blessingto be readers, there are always new series to find, even when they are old, they can be new to someone!

Kailana: thank you! They are all ones I really want to was thanks to you though that it got me looking ahead! :-)

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Emily Barton said...

Okay, so I tried to comment on this yesterday, and it didn't work. Try, try again. I'm waiting for the Tana French, too (waiting and waiting!). I'm quite sure you'll love 11/22/63 and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair when they're both finally out in paper (the latter should be out very soon, I'd think).

Susan said...

Jakarta: thanks!

Emily: you're going to laugh, but this is the second time I am trying to leave a comment here too! it wouldn't let me sign in *sigh* Let me know if you keep having problems.

did you read 11.22.63? and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair?

Emily Barton said...

Yes, I reviewed 11/22/63 here:, which is the blog I have to review books for the library where I work. And I reviewed Tolstoy and the Purple Chair last fall when I read it:

Emily Barton said...

Yes, I reviewed 11/22/63 here:, which is the blog I have to review books for the library where I work. And I reviewed Tolstoy and the Purple Chair last fall when I read it:

Susan said...

Emily: when did you start working at the library????? I'll go read it in a minute, thanks for the link(and you know I'll be bookmarking it too....) So that's where all your reviews are hiding! lol

It might have been your review, or a combination of you and a few others reviewing Tolstoy and the Purple Chair last year that got me to add it to my list. I'll go see if I did see it now :-)

Susan said...

Emily: fabulous review of Stephen King!!! I didn't know you had the exact same favourite books by him that I do, too. The Shining, It. Boyh freaky scary and ones that I read and reread when I want something scary to read.

Right, so now I really am waiting for 11.22.63 to come out!! :-D


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