July 17, 2015

19 Upcoming Book Releases - July, August, & September

I've been scoping out upcoming book releases and compiled a list of the ones I'm most looking forward to checking out. All of these books are available for pre-order or if you would like, you can reserve a copy at your local library (I've ordered them by release date).

19 Upcoming Book Releases

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss This is a never-before-seen Dr. Seuss picture book about deciding which pet to take home. I can't wait to read it. [release date July 28, 2015]

On Writing by Charles Bukowski

Collected reflections on writing and artistry from one of America's leading poets from the 1960s. [release date July 28, 2015]

The Babysitters Club: The Truth about Stacey (Graphix #2) by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

I really enjoyed Raina Telegemeier's illustrations in her YA memoir Smile (book review forthcoming) and since The Truth about Stacey was one of my favorite Babysitter Club books--the book that taught my generation about juvenile diabetes--I would love to reread it in graphic novel form. [release date July 28, 2015]

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

I can't even tell you how many times I've read The Haunting of Hill House. I love that book. This new collection promises to release never-before-seen essays and stories from the much-loved author of Hill House and "The Lottery." [release date August 4, 2015]

Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books by Michael Dirda

A collection of essays from Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Dirda fit for those who love the literary life. [release date August 15, 2015]

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

The sequel to Daywalt's clever picture book The Day the Crayons Quit (read my review here) once again features Crayon-owner Duncan and his high-maintenance friends, this time each one in need of rescue. [release date August 18, 2015]

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

The former Parade editor in chief spends a year keeping her New Year's Resolution to express gratitude and tracks how it changes her life. [release date August 18, 2015]

Seven Women: And the Secret of their Greatness by Eric Metaxas

In the follow up to Seven Men, Metaxas details the extraordinary lives and successes of seven women: Joan of Arc, Corrie ten Boom, Hannah More, Susanna Wesley, Maria Skobtsova, Mother Theresa, and Rosa Parks. [release date September 8, 2015]

Bearskin by Jamie Robyn Wood

Undoubtedly my most anticipated book release, Bearskin is a young adult fiction debut written by my friend Jamie Robyn Wood. Jamie is sweet, kind, and very smart. Her novel is based on a fairy tale and is about siblings Conrad, Moiria, and Heppson whose evil mother tries to lure them into follow her dark, enchantress ways. Each child has to decide where the line exists between good and evil, magic and mythology. Be sure to check it out! P.S. An interview and giveaway is forthcoming! [release date September 8, 2015]

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

Set in the near future, three humans find themselves in a fantastic world where they have been turned into jinn, creatures who exist in a parallel world to our own. When the line between worlds is breached, a war begins. [release date September 8, 2015]

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde's revealing memoir about her life in the world of rock as lead singer of The Pretenders. [release date September 8, 2015]

Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins: A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman

I've never read a Jesse Stone novel, but I've watched and enjoyed every Jesse Stone movie. Besides Tom Selleck's excellent portrayal, I can't help but love Stone's golden retriever Reggie. The story wouldn't be the same without that dog. [release date September 8, 2015]

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The author of Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret releases yet another genre-blending book in The Marvels, a dual narrative that follows the life of a boy named Billy who survives a 1796 shipwreck and Joseph, who runs away from his uncle's home in 1990s London. [release date September 15, 2015]

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Readers of Mindy Kaling's first celebrity memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? will likely enjoy this second installment. The Mindy Project star details her continuing journey living in Hollywood and features humorous stories about her friendships, love life, and daily work grind. [release date September 15, 2015]

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton

I'm a longtime fan of Hark! A Vagrant and its hilarious, historically-based cartoons, particularly of those featuring authors like the Bront√ęs, the Shelleys, and Lord Byron. This collection is Beaton's second release, the first having spent five months on the bestseller list. [release date September 15, 2015]

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The third release in Riggs' Peculiar Children series features Jacob in his greatest rescue mission yet. I enjoyed the first in the series, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, but still need to catch up on book two. [release date September 22, 2015]

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

I haven't read any of Jenny Lawson's popular memoirs yet, but I enjoyed reading Allie Brosch's Hyperbole and a Half and this title is recommended to fans. [release date September 22, 2015]

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel by Margaret Atwood

I am in awe of Margaret Atwood's fiction. Though I'm not caught up on all of her recent releases, I've read and loved The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx & Crake, Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, and Negotiating with the Dead. The Heart Goes Last is about a married couple trying to stay afloat--and together--in this midst of personal and financial collapse. She's a legend. [release date September 29, 2015]

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Salvador Dali

This year marks the 150th anniversary release of Carroll's beloved children's tale. To celebrate, Princeton University Press is releasing an edition of Alice with the hard-to-find surrealist illustrations by Salvador Dali. Just a peek at the cover alone should give you a sense for the wild ride that awaits you in these images. [release date September 29, 2015]

What are you looking forward to reading?


  1. I've had my eye on that Metaxas book for months! I cannot wait to read it!


    1. I read Corrie ten Boom's "The Hiding Place" last summer and loved it, so I'm thrilled she's included in the list. When you read it let me know what you think--or you could write a guest post review because you're brilliant! :)