Suzie Eisfelder
May 29, 2014

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-WegnerSkyfire

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

OttolenghiPlenty More by Ottolenghi

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 BlackMagisterium

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:

  • Bev
  • Meredith
  • Fiona
  • Zoe Walton
  • Felicity
  • Karen
  • Peri
  1. 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!

    1. 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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