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BEA/NY 2014: The books

June 20, 2014
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Last week I told you about the events I was lucky enough to attend while I was in New York for BEA – this week I want to fill you in on the books I’m most excited about.  Narrowing the list down was no easy task!

Harper Collins Fall Preview

HC preview books

A DEADLY WANDERING by Matt Richtel – This nonfiction book is about a car accident that was caused by “texting-while-driving” and resulted in the death of two rocket scientist.

NOT MY FATHER’S SON by Alan Cumming –  Cumming’s memoir tells the story of his volatile relationship with his father.

THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton – I didn’t actually receive this book but am excited about it nonetheless.  It is being published in 3o countries.  Set in Amsterdam during the 1600s, it’s the story of a young bride who hires a miniaturist to recreate her world, only to discover how much that world mirrors her own.

Trade Show Floor

Trade show books

BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty – This is one of the few books I stood in line to have autographed.  It’s the story of three women, each at a turning point in their lives.

THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French – When someone at a girls’ school pins the photo of a boy who was murdered on “the Secret Place” with the caption “I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM,” it reignites the investigation into the murder.

A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein – Young Trevor Riddell discovers a ghost in his family’s old mansion and it causes him to face his family’s past.

HER by Harriet Lane – Even though they’re as different as night and day, Emma and Nina have developed a friendship that seems simple on the surface but things are far different than they appear.

Book Club Speed Dating

Speed dating books

THE KILLER NEXT DOOR by Alex Marwood – The residents of a seedy boarding house have to band together when they discover one of them is a murderer.  But which one is it?

THE BISHOP’S WIFE by Mette Ivie Harrison – This book, written by a practicing Mormon, is based on an actual crime.

REUNION by Hannah Pittard – An estranged family comes together after the death of their father.

Do any of these books interest you?



41 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2014 4:48 am

    All the Trade Show books, The Killer Next Door and The Bishop’s Wife sound very interesting. Did you receive all these books? Looking forward to your reviews.

  2. June 20, 2014 7:44 am

    I’m impressed you could narrow the list down to 10… can’t wait to hear more about them!

  3. June 20, 2014 7:51 am

    ‘The Miniaturist’ sounds really interesting! What a unique idea.

  4. June 20, 2014 7:51 am

    I’ve heard lots about The Miniaturist and I think everyone is excited about a new Tana French!

  5. June 20, 2014 8:41 am

    The Bishop’s Wife sounds great – I just requested it from NetGalley! I love fiction based on true crime (i.e. The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress) and I loved Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven about Mormonism!
    Sounds like you had a successful BEA!

  6. June 20, 2014 8:56 am

    Seven of these books have just made my want to read list!

  7. June 20, 2014 9:38 am

    Great collection! I really want to read Big Little Lies…and I’m curious about the Alan Cumming memoir. Enjoy!

  8. June 20, 2014 9:39 am

    The Burton one looks good 🙂

  9. June 20, 2014 10:01 am

    Tough choice to only pick ten. A Deadly Wandering sounds like a timely read I’d be interested in. Well, honestly, they all sound good!

  10. June 20, 2014 10:23 am

    The Miniaturist and Her both sound excellent to me. Can’t wait to read your reviews of them 🙂

  11. June 20, 2014 10:55 am

    The bishop’s wife and Big Little Lies are the two which really interest me .

  12. June 20, 2014 12:04 pm

    I’m interested in Liane Moriarty’s new book.

  13. June 20, 2014 12:38 pm

    I picked up A Sudden Light the other day. I love the author so why not? I am intrigued by Cumming’s book. I almost requested it but thought it might be too heavy for summer.

  14. June 20, 2014 12:54 pm

    So many great reads!!! Just looking at your pictures gets me excited all over again!

  15. June 20, 2014 1:53 pm

    So many great choices! Enjoy, Kathy! (I could spend all day reading about books.)

  16. June 20, 2014 2:02 pm

    As much as I love to see book hauls from BEA I actually think I prefer to see these kinds of posts. Books that bloggers are most excited for. You picked out some great titles Kathy.

    I want to read The Miniaturist. Not sure if its the cover that is sucking me in or the storyline and its funny because this isn’t something i would normally read but I do want to read it.

  17. June 20, 2014 2:59 pm

    So many interesting books, I saw a few I have to keep in mind

  18. June 20, 2014 3:05 pm

    OMG! I am so excited for Tana French’s new book!! And, Garth Stein’s!! Can’t wait to hear about them. Off to see if I can find an ARC for them.

  19. Rhonda permalink
    June 20, 2014 3:26 pm

    All these books interest me Hers Alan Cummings Nicci French you did great.

  20. Rhonda permalink
    June 20, 2014 3:28 pm

    Sorry Tana French!

  21. June 20, 2014 3:34 pm

    The new Garth Stein and the Alan Cumming memoir are so intriguing!

  22. lab1990 permalink
    June 20, 2014 4:40 pm

    I think The Secret Place and The Killer Next Door both sound wonderful. I’ve been really into mysteries/thrillers lately.


  23. June 20, 2014 5:20 pm

    I know I might not be believed, but I would like to read any and all of them! I am now adding them all to my Goodreads wishlist before I forget to do so. Thanks for sharing these. The Deadly Wandering, The Miniataurist, The Killer Next Door, and Big Little Lies have me excited to read them.

  24. June 20, 2014 8:12 pm

    Those look cool, especially Her.

  25. Patty permalink
    June 20, 2014 9:18 pm

    I could love every one of those books…I read Hannah Pittard’s first book…and I just got Big Little Lies…it looks amazing! The Tana French book looks so good, too!

  26. June 20, 2014 10:56 pm

    I stood in line for Big Little Lies too. Looking forward to reading it! So many exciting books coming in the fall. How to keep up?

  27. June 20, 2014 11:09 pm

    So many great choices! A Deadly Wandering sounds like required reading for anyone with a license! I called my mom the other day knowing she had just left my house a few minutes before and she answered the phone 😦 She got in trouble from her daughter.

  28. Beth F permalink
    June 21, 2014 6:20 am

    Not sure how you manage to narrow your choices … All great picks though

  29. June 21, 2014 2:17 pm

    Looks like a great list. I’ve already been curious about The Miniaturist. i will be looking forward to reading your reviews!

  30. June 21, 2014 6:43 pm

    Good picks! I’m looking forward to A Deadly Wandering, and I am curious about the Hannah Pittard book — I missed that one.

  31. June 21, 2014 7:59 pm

    The Miniaturist and the Tana French book have my interest. Sounds like you had a nice time at BEA.

  32. June 21, 2014 10:18 pm

    I am looking forward to The Miniaturist! There are some parallels to another novel coming out this summer, Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle, which includes a real-life woman portraitist in the court of Elizabeth I.

  33. June 22, 2014 5:18 pm

    The Miniaturist is a book I’d be excited to get too. Hope you get to read it!

  34. June 22, 2014 7:06 pm

    An autographed copy of Big Little Lies- nice!! I bet Alan Cumming’s memoir is fascinating. Hope you enjoy all your books!

  35. June 23, 2014 12:20 pm

    So exciting! I haven’t a clue what book is coming out when anymore. There’s a number of ones you mention though that sound like they’ll be good.

  36. June 23, 2014 7:28 pm

    I printed out the entire list ( I always do and take it to my library book club when they do selections for the year) and narrowing it down must have been horrible!

  37. bookingmama permalink
    June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

    I don’t even think I have a few of those! How did that happen????

  38. June 25, 2014 3:44 pm

    I need to get caught up on the Tana French books, and The Killer Next Door sounds good.

  39. swright9 permalink
    June 25, 2014 11:40 pm

    These look good. I’d like to check out the Liane Moriarty and Garth Stein novels.

  40. June 27, 2014 10:46 pm

    ooooo all of these sound mahvelous!

  41. July 9, 2014 7:15 pm

    They all look good!

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