Upcoming book releases!

A list of some of the upcoming book releases I’m pretty excited about:


Margaret Atwood has just Tweeted an image of the book cover for her latest book MaddAddam! It’s the follow-up to Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, and I for one am looking forward to finding out more about what’s going to happen to Ren, Toby, Jimmy, Amanda and the Crakers.


Another book which can now be pre-ordered is Neil Gaiman‘s eagerly-awaited new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. No work by Neil Gaiman is a disappointment. ‘Nuff said. Fans, head here to listen to Gaiman talk about The Ocean at the End of the Lane.


Also coming in 2013 is Stephen King‘s Doctor Sleep, which is the sequel to The Shining. Dan Torrance is now grown up and must help a 12-year-old girl with a powerful ‘shining’ ability to escape the clutches of a bunch of murderous, polyester-wearing RV-driving quasi-immortals. I must admit, I don’t remember much about The Shining except for various scenes from the movie so I’m looking forward to checking my local library’s copy of the book and scaring myself silly ahead of the release of Doctor Sleep! Eek!


Anyone remember The Joy Luck Club? Well, Amy Tan is back with a new book, The Valley of Amazement. It sounds pretty similar to The Joy Luck Club, with the book set in both China and America and spanning three generations of women, all connected by a painting known as The Valley of Amazement. Still, I’m eager to see what new angles Tan will take on this familiar theme. And I’m loving the beautiful book cover too!

Finally, I thought I’d leave you with this – literary agent Kristin Nelson’s post on Salman Rushdie’s talk at the University of Colorado Boulder where the famous writer discusses what it is to be a writer in this world. Very insightful and makes me wish I could have been there to listen to the talk too!


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