Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Feature - Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You

While trying to prioritize my lengthy list of new books coming out in 2014, I decided to try a new feature on my blog. I'm hoping this idea will hopefully serve a few purposes: keep me focused on books I'd like to read, give a little PR to the authors (especially new authors) who worked so hard getting published, and to let other readers know about books that will be hitting the book stores soon (within the next 90 days).  My intent is to make this a regular Thursday feature by inviting others to join in beginning next week. 

Here's my first pick:

Title: Coincidence
Author: J.W. Ironmonger
Publisher: Harper Periennial
Pub Date: February 2014
What's it about 

What determines the course of our lives? Chance . . . or destiny?

On Midsummer's Day, 1982, three-year-old Azalea Ives is found alone at a seaside fairground.
One year later, her mother's body washes up on a beach—her link to Azalea unnoticed.

On Midsummer's Day, 1992, her adoptive parents are killed in a Ugandan rebel uprising; Azalea is narrowly rescued by a figure from her past.

Terrified that she, too, will meet her fate on Midsummer's Day, Azalea approaches Thomas Post, an expert in debunking coincidences. Azalea's past, he insists, is random—but as Midsummer's Day approaches, he worries that she may bring fate upon herself.

Sound like a book you might add to your wish list? 
(Feel free to join me next Thursday, I'll be adding a Mr. Linky)

30 comments:

  1. Poor Azalea. That sounds like a gut wrenching book.

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  2. This is a great idea! There are a few books that I absolutely can't wait for in 2014. :)

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  3. Love this idea. That book though... doesn't sound like my thing. The visual of the fairground and an abandoned kid caught my interest though.

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  4. I can see this feature adding to my TBR. ;)

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  5. This sounds like a book I need to read! Adding it to my tbr list.

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  6. I used to do this, but haven't in a very long time. I think I will join you. :)

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  7. This does sound good!

    I like the idea of your new feature, Diane! It'll be good for my wishlist, but not so much my wallet. ;-)

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    1. Isn't that the truth --longer TBR list and hey, we can always try the library?

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  8. That does sound like a book I'd read!

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  9. Oh yes, I want to know what happens to Azalea. Nice feature.

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  10. Interesting new feature! I have no idea which books are coming soon to the bookstores near me--how do I find out?

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    1. I get publications like Library Journal and Book List to keep my informed.

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  11. It sounds more like a mystery to me! yes from me.

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  12. That does sound like an interesting book. And this is a great new Feature idea. I love it.

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  13. Hadn't heard of this one and will watch for your review when you get a chance to read it.

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  14. Fun new feature. The book sounds interesting and I love the author's name -- Ironmonger.

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  15. This is a big bonus for me since many of my books read come from your blog (whoop). I like to post a 'books I can't wait to read' post once a month (or two sometimes)...

    Excited for this addition (and this book sounds good). Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. Oh this one does sound good!

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  17. I'm curious about this one! I thought this plot sounded great!

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  18. Wow! That sounds like it might be a really sad book but it also sounds like one I might like.

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  19. I agree, that sounds like a great plot!

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  20. Sounds fun! (your new feature,not the plot of the book, although that sounds like something I would love to read). I just wish I were as organized as you, and could link up every week. I'll do what I can.

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  21. Nothing sad for me! But I love the new weekly post idea! Looking forward to each Thursday!

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