At the National Book Bloggers Forum we were regaled by the publishers of Penguin Random House about their favourite books they’re publishing this year. When I say ‘regaled’ I mean haranged as we were a captive (and willing) audience, they were very excited, not just to be publishing these books but to be sharing them with us. The excitement was lovely to see as it showed us the publishers were in the job for the love of books rather than just for the money. Part of the enjoyment of the day was how everyone in the room shared the same passion, not just the bloggers but the Penguin Random House People.
Here’s a list of the books presented to us:
A Fatal Tide by Steve Sailah (I’ve already read this one but as the publishing date is 1st August 2014 you won’t see a review of it just yet)
Eden by Candice Fox
The Writing Life by David Malouf
My Story by Julia Gillard
He Who Must Be Obeid by Kate McClymont & Linton Besser
Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant
Who Knows Tomorrow by Lisa Lovatt-Smith
Air Wars by Doug Nancarrow
Hooked by Samantha X
Australia’s Hardest Prison by James Phelps
Chasing the Valley 3: Skyfire by Skye Melki-Wegner
Intruder by Christine Bongers
Are You Seeing Me? By Darren Groth
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette
Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs
Personal by Lee Child
Time and Time Again by Ben Elton
Sapiens by Yuval Harari
So Anyway by John Cleese
Messiah Complex by Russell Brand
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami
Perfidia by James Ellroy
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Magisterium by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
As you can see, there’s something for everyone. Some of your favourite authors are in there and I’m sorry, but I don’t have the publishing dates. They didn’t just give us the titles but also read out a bit about the books, unfortunately I’m too slow to get all the details for you so you’ll just have to wait.
The publishers were:
- Zoe Walton
I actually started on Skinjob last night and am surprised how much I’m enjoying it. In fact – though it’s not usually a book I’d read I’ve now read 3/4 of it. Assume I’ll finish it today!
It’s my kind of book but I’m finding issues I’d never have thought of before. It’s going to make for an interesting review.
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