Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fall into Fiction

I'm knee deep in meaty, thick novels from authors that I love. What's a girl to do when you can't seem to finish a book a month? Well, I guess I'm in for a long fall. I guess that's okay, though because time will be spent with some of favorite authors.

On the top of my "chunkster" reading list is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. This early copy came addressed to me at the bookstore I work at. I gasped. It was a delightful way to come into work.

Description from Simon and Schuster:
The new novel from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours is a spellbinding mix of mystery, thievery, murder, and enduring love.

During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. 
Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.
The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

I can not tell you how excited I am to read this. It came completely as a surprise to me that she even HAD a new book coming out. I was so diligent about checking her website and then I don't for a few months and POOF! new book.

Other chunkster, meaty reads that I'm excited for include (and are already out):

Broken Harbor by Tana French

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

I will definitely be falling hard into fiction this fall. Wish me luck!

All I can say is that my bookclubs better pick some light reads or else I'm done for. Once I get over the monstrous weight of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. ugh.

What are you all excited for this fall?

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

I've been wanting to read The Secret Keeper and TSW is on my TBL.
Enjoy :)

Anonymous said...

Dying over here - you have an advance copy of Kate Morton's book - I want that! Also looking forward to The Shoemaker's Wife. Such a ton of reading and I can only hope to have enough time to do it justice.

Kristin said...

I'm looking forward to the new Kate Morton book, too. I've only read The Forgotten Garden by her so far, but I loved it and I do have her other 2 book - The Distant Hours and The House at Riverton - sitting on my shelf just waiting to be read.

The Shoemaker's Wife is my favorite book this year - I loved it and am actually going to be seeing Adriana Trigiani tomorrow night. I can't wait!!!

Hope you enjoy all your books!

Valerie said...

I loved The Secret Keeper. It's right up there with The Forgotten Garden. If you get a chance, read THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. We love selling it!

Lisa said...

I'm hoping to get to Broken Harbor soon. I haven't read any of French's other books (although I've had her first for some time) but I've heard such great things, I can't wait. What a nice surprise to come into work and find the Morton book waiting!

Marie Cloutier said...

I am excited for so much this fall. I have to read Broken Harbor soon, and Live by Night, and loads of other stuff!

Gina said...

Hey sometimes you HAVE to stop and smell the bookish chunksters. Okay, that sounded more poetic in my mind....basically I'm saying ENJOY the reads. ^_^