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May 27, 2009 > Books coming out this Summer

Books coming out this Summer

Even now - especially now - you need a break.

For way too long, you've been scrimping and saving, concerned about your finances, your job, the mortgage, college funds, the economy in general.
So this summer, don't you think it's a good idea to take a break, even if it's just in your mind? So why not look for these great books coming soon to a bookstore or library near you....

Yes, the month is almost over, but so many of your favorite authors have brand-new books out. You wouldn't want to miss Chuck Palahniuk's "Pygmy", would you? Or "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace" by Ayelet Waldman?
No, you wouldn't.

How about "Pretty in Plaid" by Jen Lancaster, "40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation" by James Carville with Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, or "Wicked Prey" by John Sandford? You'll want to find "Whispered Lies" by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Diana Love, "5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours" by Newt Gingrich and Jackie Gingrich Cushman, and "My Remarkable Journey" by Larry King.

Give the kids a "You did well in school" gift by looking for "Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel" by Meg Cabot, "Pendragon: The Soldiers of Halla" by D.J. MacHale, "The Real Real" by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, or "Crazy Hair" by Neil Gaiman.

Kick off the official beginning of summer with "Medusa: A Novel from NUMA Files" by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos. Look for "Skin Trade" by Laurell K. Hamilton. Grab "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat" by editors of Martha Stewart Living Magazine and enjoy a fun project with the kiddoes. Relax with "The Story Sisters" by Alice Hoffman or "Sisters and Husbands" by Connie Briscoe.

Other goodies you won't want to miss: "Roadside Crosses: A Kathryn Dance Novel" by Jeffery Deaver, "Singing Was the Easy Part" by Vic Damone with David Chanoff, "The ESPN Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge" by Steve Wulf, "A Rogue of My Own" by Johanna Lindsey, "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" by Janet Evanovich, "Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon" by Buzz Aldrin, and (deep breath) "Return to Sullivan's Island" by Dorothea Benton Frank.
Keep the kids reading by looking for "Goosebumps HorrorLand #11: Escape from HorrorLand" by R. L. Stine, "I Spy A to Z" by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick, and "Football Champ" by Tim Green.

Doesn't it seem like mid-summer is a lazy time? Perfect for heading to the park or parking lot with a book...
Like "Black Hills" by Nora Roberts, or "Guardian of Lies" by Steve Martini. Maybe "The Husband Habit" by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez or "Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce, and Keep the Man You Want" by Karrine Steffans. Or how about "Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance or "Resurrecting Midnight" by Eric Jerome Dickey. Perhaps you'd prefer "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella or "Don't Know Much About Literature" by Kenneth C. Davis or "Unconditionally Single" by Mary B. Morrison.

Your child's teacher will thank you when you continue to encourage reading, and "Marley Goes to School" by John Grogan will do the trick, as will "Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School" by Barbara Park and "Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts" by Mary Pope Osborne.

Hold up! Summer's not over yet. You've still got lots of reading time, so look for "Intervention" by Robin Cook and "The Traffickers: A Badge of Honor Novel" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Check out "Alibi" by Teri Woods and "Hitler's War" by Harry Turtledove. Don't forget "South of Broad" by Pat Conroy or "Rhino Ranch" by Larry McMurtry. And you'll want to find "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" by J. Randy Taraborrelli, "The Shortest Distance Between Two Women" by Kris Radish, "Soul of a Dog" by Jon Katz (dog... Katz... I love it!), "Even Money" by Dick and Felix Francis, "God Ain't Blind" by Mary Monroe, and (another deep breath) "Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness" by Tracy Kidder.

Send the kids back to school with "Breaking Dawn Special Edition" by Stephenie Meyer, "Another Monster at the End of This Book" by Jon Stone, "Night-Night, Little Pookie" by Sandra Boynton, and "Oceanology", ed. by Dugald A. Steer.

Bear in mind that some of these titles may be moved, cancelled, or their titles may change. And this is, by no means, a complete list. If you want more information or if you don't see your favorite author on this list, ask your favorite bookseller or librarian to do some more sleuthing or suggest something else you'll like.

And have a great summer. Happy Reading!

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