Category: Book Releases

14 February 2017 Releases I’m Excited To Read #BookRelease

14 February 2017 Book Releases I'm Excited To Read On Novels And Nonfiction

February was definitely an easier month for which to pick a good number of new Nonfiction and Fiction releases that I’m excited about. I think January is typically a less active month in the publishing world, so I had a harder time ferreting titles out that I felt truly compelling. This month, on the other hand, I had to cull my list down from 20 titles or so to ones that I thought sounded the most interesting.

I would also add Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons to the list but I’ve already read it (here is my review). It was available to Book Of The Month subscribers as an exclusive and one of their five December 2016 picks, but will be released in hardcover to everyone else on February 7th 2017. I highly recommend it – the way in which the story is in part told through past letters written by the absent mother figure in the novel is fascinating.

12 January 2017 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To #BookReleases

January 2017 Book Releases On Novels And Nonfiction

This post is coming one day late because I somehow got confused with my days between being on vacation and the time difference from Milan to LA, and I didn’t realize until too late that yesterday was actually Monday. Oops!

While you read this I’ll be enjoying my last day home visiting my family (we’re planning polpette for dinner), and then I’ll be on my way back to Los Angeles to get 2017 started for real. Back to work and also time to get started on those resolutions. If you’re starting to plan for your 2017 Reading Challenges and setting Reading Goals for the year, here are some titles coming out this month that you can consider adding to your TBR list.

10 December 2016 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To

December 2016 Releases On Novels And Nonfiction

December is going to be a month split in two for me – the first half filled with my regular routine of work, blogging, socializing and some additional holiday baking, the second half spent home in Milan with my family. I can’t wait to have 2 and a half weeks with them to catch up and relax. Maybe to others, flying home to Milan twice a year sounds like a dream vacation – to me it’s really like a staycation in which I focus on catching up on sleep, reading as much as I can and spending quality time with my family.

I was hoping to find some great new titles that would be available from Net Galley or released early enough that I would be able to purchase them to take on my trip. I have to say that it was easier to find new nonfiction titles that I was excited about this month – there seemed to be a lot of fantasy, YA and romance novel releases in December rather than the thrillers and literary novels I prefer. In the end, for the fiction section, I found five novels from authors I’m not familiar with that had good advanced reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and that are based on intriguing plot premises. Hope you find something to tempt you ahead of 2017!

Twelve November 2016 Book Releases I’m Really Looking Forward To

Twelve November 2016 Book Releases I'm Looking Forward To On Novels And Nonfiction

My plan was to publish this post on Monday, but as for most plans, life had a different idea. I’ve been under the weather since this weekend and I’ve had to concentrate all my remaining energy on my daytime job due to a big project that I’m luckily almost done with.

I’m just starting out blogging but I hope that in the future I’ll have posts pre-written so that when situations like this arise, I’m able to still publish on schedule. In the meantime, thank you for your patience 🙂

I’m definitely very excited for these November 2016 releases and I’m lucky to have received access to two of them already via Net Galley (both the fiction and nonfiction titles on Queen Victoria). But I’ve added all of them to my TBR and hope to get to them sooner or later. Read on to see my November 2016 picks!

14 October 2016 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To

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Spaceman CoverSpaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey To Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe by Mike Massimino

Published: October 4th, 2016

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I’ve always been curious about the life of astronauts and space exploration in general. I have been looking for a book written by an astronaut on the subject, and after discarding An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield as just another self-help book, I think I’ve finally found my match in Mike Massimo’s much more scientific offering. I can’t wait to read about the author’s first spacewalk, his thoughts on the Columbia disaster and his experience repairing the Hubble telescope. It also should be a bit of an underdog success story, as Massimino initially struggled in his efforts to become an astronaut.

8 Exciting September 2016 Book Releases


Hidden Figures: The American Dream And The Untold Story Of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

September 2016 Book Releases - Hidden Figures

Published: September 6th, 2016

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Hidden Figures is the inspiring story of a group of mathematically gifted African-American women who were selected during World War II to work in the American aeronautics industry, and whose calculations ultimately helped America catch up to Russia in the Space Race. I’m really looking forward to watching the movie based on this book and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – which will be realeased on December 25th 2016. This means we have 4 months to get around to reading the original!

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