Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 28th, 2018

May 28, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of May 28th, 2018

Bright Burns the Night (Untitled Duology #2) by Sara B. Larson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Flatiron Books

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Point

Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by HarperTeen

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things #2) by Carolyn Mackler [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

Screenshot by Donna Cooner [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Point

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Push

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Arthur A. Levine Books

Cross Fire (Exo #2) by Fonda Lee [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Razorbill

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals by Aaron Mahnke [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Del Rey

Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition by George R.R. Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Bantam

Shadow Keeper (Shadow #3) by Christine Feehan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Berkley Books

Torched (Dark Kings #13) by Donna Grant [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

A Sharp Solitude: A Novel of Suspense by Christine Carbo [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Atria Books

Cold as Thunder by Jerry Apps [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by University of Wisconsin Press

Blood Standard (Isaiah Coleridge #1) by Laird Barron [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Kensington

Dead Girls by Graeme Cameron [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Park Row

Hydra (Six Stories #2) by Matt Wesolowski [Purchase]
Expected publication: June 1st 2018 by Orenda Books

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press

The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Liveright

Another Side of Paradise: A Novel by Sally Koslow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Harper

The Council of Twelve (Hangman’s Daughter Tales #7) by Oliver Pötzsch [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Mariner Books

The Dante Chamber (The Dante Club #2) by Matthew Pearl [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Penguin Press

The Angry Tide (The Poldark Saga #7) by Winston Graham [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

A Sin Such as This: A Novel (Love Lies Beneath #2) by Ellen Hopkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Atria Books

How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking #1) by Vivienne Lorret [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Avon

You Never Forget Your First Earl (The Worthingtons #5) by Ella Quinn [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Zebra

They Come in All Colors: A Novel by Malcolm Hansen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Atria Books

Some Trick: Thirteen Stories by Helen DeWitt [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 30th 2018 by New Directions

There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story by Pamela Druckerman [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Penguin Press

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Audiobook Sync: Week 5 Titles | When Dimple Met Rishi & Baker’s Magic

May 24, 2018 Bonnie Sync 1 Comment

For the fifth week of Sync, we’ve got one title about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set them up in an arranged marriage and a YA/ middle-grade title about a young girl that has to figure out how to save a kingdom. Make sure you get these downloaded by May 30th because a new set of books will be available to download on May 31st. In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep. We suggest using the free OverDrive app.

This year’s program kicks off on April 26th and there will be a total of 26 titles available, two available for download each week. Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Read by Sneha Mathan, Vikas Adam
Published by Dreamscape Media | Download available here!

Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she’s ready for a break from her family – especially from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn’t interested in doing that right now – otherwise she wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers, right? Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic, so when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him – during which he’ll have to woo her – he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. Although their parents hadn’t planned suggesting the arrangement so soon, when their kids signed up for the same summer program, they figured Why not?

Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler | Read by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, Stephen DeRosa, Kenneth Cavett, L.J. Ganser, Robin Miles, Stina Nielsen, Elisabeth Rodgers
Published by Live Oak Media
 | Download available here!

Bee, a young orphan, is terribly hungry when she steals a bun from a local bakery. This desperate act sets off a series of events that takes the twelve-year-old on an incredible adventure that begins with her being hired by the baker and discovering that whatever she bakes reflects her current mood. Bee’s unusual talent comes in handy as she helps her new friend Princess Anika escape the evil mage, meets up with pirates and finds a family. A magical, meaningful story and a most magnificent heroine will delight readers of all tastes!

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Waiting on Wednesday – Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

May 23, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Don’t Believe It by Charlie DonleaDon't Believe It by Charlie Donlea
Published by Kensington on May 29, 2018
Pages: 304
Genres: Mystery
Format: Hardcover
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From acclaimed author Charlie Donlea comes a twisting, impossible-to-put-down novel of suspense in which a filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder—only to find she may be a pawn in a sinister game.

The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history—a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.

As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong.

Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace’s past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life.

About Charlie Donlea

Charlie Donlea is the International bestselling author of three acclaimed thrillers. He has been praised by Publishers Weekly as a “bold new writer…on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense.” He lives in Chicago with his wife and two young children and spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane. These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for his debut novel, Summit Lake.

With so many choices of entertainment and countless other books to choose from, he thanks you for spending your time and treasure on his novels.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 21st, 2018

May 21, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of May 21st, 2018

Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Simon Pulse

Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Speak

Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Viking Children’s

Ride On by Gwen Cole [Ride On]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Sky Pony Press

The Academy by Katie Sise [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Balzer + Bray

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Tor Teen

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Swoon Reads

Dead Men’s Boots (Felix Castor #3) by Mike Carey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

The Outsider by Stephen King [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Scribner

MEM by Bethany C. Morrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by The Unnamed Press

Still So Strange by Amanda Downum [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by ChiZine Publications

The Immaculate Void by Brian Hodge [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by ChiZine Publications

84K by Claire North [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories (River of Teeth #1-2) by Sarah Gailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Tor.com

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow

Season of Storms (The Witcher 0) by Andrzej Sapkowski [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Orbit

Star of the North by D.B. John [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Field of Valor (Logan West #3) by Matthew Betley [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

How Far She’s Come by Holly Brown [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Soho Crime

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books

The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Girls of the Great War by Freda Lightfoot [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Lake Union Publishing

Unworthy: A Novel by Antonio Monda [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Nan A. Talese

Little Disasters by Randall Klein [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Viking

The High Season by Judy Blundell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Random House

Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Graydon House

The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Doubleday

The Endless Beach: A Novel (Summer Seaside Kitchen #2) by Jenny Colgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

The Name of Death by Kléster Cavalcanti [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Seven Stories Press

Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood by Al Roker [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by William Morrow

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Audiobook Sync: Week 4 Titles | Saving Montgomery Sole & Being Jazz (May 17 – 23)

May 17, 2018 Bonnie Sync 3 Comments

For the fourth week of Sync, we’ve got two titles that celebrate diversity. Make sure you get these downloaded by May 23rd because a new set of books will be available to download on May 24th. In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep. We suggest using the free OverDrive app.

This year’s program kicks off on April 26th and there will be a total of 26 titles available, two available for download each week. Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep!

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki | Read by Rebecca Lowman
Published by Listening Library | Download available here!

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don’t even know what irony is. Her saving grace–her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty’s obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this audiobook will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings | Read by Jazz Jennings
Published by Listening Library
 | Download available here!

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don’t understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

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Waiting on Wednesday – In Her Bones: A Novel by Kate Moretti

May 16, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – In Her Bones: A Novel by Kate MorettiIn Her Bones by Kate Moretti
Published by Atria Books on September 4, 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Mystery
Format: Paperback
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New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s next “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, In Her Bones features Moretti’s “riveting and insightful” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) prose and “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists, and will leave you questioning the nature of guilt, obsession, and the toxicity of familial ties.

About Kate Moretti

Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.

She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of May 14th, 2018

May 14, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of May 14th, 2018

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Roaring Brook Press

Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen

The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

The Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Amulet Books

We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Philomel Books

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Simon Pulse

Like Love by Leah Konen [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Amulet Books

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble (Space Brigade #2) by Liane Moriarty [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Penguin Workshop

Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy (Space Brigade #3) by Liane Moriarty [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Penguin Workshop

The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Aladdin

By Fire Above (Signal Airship #2) by Robyn Bennis [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

Armistice (The Amberlough Dossier #2) by Lara Elena Donnelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

The Crossing by Jason Mott [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Park Row

The Queen of Sorrow (The Queens of Renthia #3) by Sarah Beth Durst [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Harper Voyager

Ascendant (The Genesis Fleet #2) by Jack Campbell [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ace

The Forbidden City (The Dragon’s Legacy #2) by Deborah A. Wolf [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Titan Books

In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Tor Books

Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #2) by Brian McClellan [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Orbit

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Ardor Benn #1) by Tyler Whitesides [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Orbit

Armed In Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 17th 2018 by ChiZine Publications

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Simon & Schuster

How It Happened by Michael Koryta [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Second Strike (Mike Garin Thriller #2) by Peter Kirsanow [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Dutton

The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway #10) by Elly Griffiths [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ballantine Books

A Million Drops by Víctor del Árbol [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Other Press (NY)

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Storm: A Novel by Arif Anwar [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Atria Books

Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens #3) by Alison Weir [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Ballantine Books

The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Gallery Books

Do This For Me by Eliza Kennedy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Riverhead

The Allure of Attraction (The Matchmaker of Edinburgh #3) by Julia Kelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 14th 2018 by Pocket Star

So Lucky: A Novel by Nicola Griffith [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by FSG Originals

Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Scribner

Tin Man by Sarah Winman [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison “Promiscuous” Women by Scott W. Stern [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Beacon Press

RAF: The Birth of the World’s First Air Force by Richard Overy [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles by Gary Krist [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

MI5 and Me: A Coronet Among the Spooks by Charlotte Bingham [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York by Stacy Horn [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Algonquin Books

Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal by Jonathan Green [Purchase]
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

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Audiobook Sync: Week 3 Titles | Johnny Get Your Gun & On Two Feet and Wings

May 10, 2018 Bonnie Sync 0 Comments

For the third week of Sync, we’ve got a novel that won one of the early National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of 1939 and a true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran-Iraq War. Make sure you get these downloaded by May 16th because a new set of books will be available to download on May 17th. In case you’re new to the Audiobook Sync program, here are the details:

Each audiobook will be available for you to download onto your computer and/or mobile device for one week. The files are available from Thursday morning 7am Eastern Time until the following Thursday morning at 7am Eastern time when the new audiobook titles become available. You may download more than once if you have more than one device. When you have downloaded the MP3 files they are yours to keep. We suggest using the free OverDrive app.

This year’s program kicks off on April 26th and there will be a total of 26 titles available, two available for download each week. Be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts at Audiobook Sync to remind you when new titles are available. The audiobooks can be downloaded onto your computer and easily transferred to your smartphone for easy listening — and remember that these audiobooks are yours to keep!

Johnny Get Your Gun by John Ball | Read by Dion Graham
Published by Brilliance Publishing | Download available here!

When a nine-year-old boy shoots an older child, a race war is ignited between militant blacks and racist whites of 1960s Pasadena. Follow black homicide detective Virgil Tibbs as he investigates the scene of the conflict involving riots, brutalities, a chase through Disneyland, and a heartwarming—and heartbreaking—scene that takes place in the baseball stadium of the former Los Angeles Angels. Here you will find childhood gone awry, racism that ought to shock but in context does not (we know it too well), and political conflicts that add fuel to the fire.

On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni | Read by Abbas Kazerooni
Published by Brilliance Publishing
 | Download available here!

Abbas Kazerooni is not yet ten, but he’s suddenly forced to leave his parents, his friends—his entire world—and flee Tehran. The Iran-Iraq war is at its bloodiest, and the Ayatollahs who rule Iran have reduced the recruitment age for the army. If Abbas doesn’t escape, it’s almost certain that he will be drafted and die fighting for a regime that has stripped his family of all they have. On his own in the strange, often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas grows up fast—with little more than his wits to guide him. He must conquer difficult things: how to live on his own, how to navigate a foreign city and culture when he doesn’t speak the language, and, most importantly, how to judge who is a friend and who is an enemy. Facing the unexpected as well as the everyday challenges of life on his own, Abbas walks a tightrope of survival—yearning to please the demanding father he has left behind, yet relishing his new found independence. His quick thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and the kindness of strangers allow him to make the best of his dire situation in surprising ways. Does he have what it takes to not only survive against these challenging odds but achieve his parents’ ultimate dream for him: a visa to England, and the safety it represents? This compelling true story of one young boy’s courage provides a powerful child’s-eye view of war, political tumult, and survival.

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Waiting on Wednesday – An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

May 9, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – An Ocean of Minutes by Thea LimAn Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
Published by Touchstone on July 10, 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Time Travel
Format: Hardcover
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“Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in AN OCEAN OF MINUTES is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty – Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless.”- Omar El-Akkad, author of AMERICAN WAR

America is in the grip of a deadly flu. When Frank gets sick, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him. She agrees to a radical plan—time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.

But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.

“A beautiful debut exploring how time, love, and sacrifice are never what they seem to be.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and haunting.” - NetGalley UK (Top 10 Books for June 2018)

“An Ocean of Minutes is a time machine into the future of this moment. Gripping and graceful, it's dystopian love story as told by a visionary. Thea Lim's debut reads like the birth of a legend.” - Mat Johnson, author of LOVING DAY and PYM

About Thea Lim

Thea Lim's writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Bitch Magazine, and others, and she has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work, including artists' grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast.

She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto with her family.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Color Is…

May 8, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 13 Comments

…apparently not used on book covers as often as I thought! But I managed to find at least ten that I’ve not only read but thoroughly enjoyed. Without further ado…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling [Purchase]
Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle [Purchase]
Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones [Purchase]
Binding the Shadows (Arcadia Bell #3) by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning [Purchase]

Stardust by Neil Gaiman [Purchase]
The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy #1) by Mindee Arnett [Purchase]
Glass (Crank #2) by Ellen Hopkins [Purchase]
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris [Purchase]
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman [Purchase]

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