Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Newly Notable -- Jodi Picoult's Next Release!

It's coming, it's coming! The new Jodi Picoult! Lone Wolf will be released on February 28, 2012!

From the publisher:
A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family, love, and letting go.Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.
With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?
Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.

Intrigued yet? Click here to add your name to the list!

From Page to Screen -- The Hobbit

Here it comes!

But don't get too excited--we're still a year (gasp!) away from the December 2012 release date. And that's just for part one! Be sure to also save space on your calandar in December 2013 for There And Back Again!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Anti-Best Books of the Year List

Here's a novel idea: rather than a mass media list of the best books of the year, the New York Daily News bloggist Alexander Nazaryan has created the ultimate anti-list: The Most Overrated Books of 2011.

I now have one key question: how are we going to know if he's right or not, unless we read all of them?

Oh snap. There goes my shortened reading list.