The Littlest Soapbox

June 8, 2010

New Releases Of Note 6/8/10 Edition

Filed under: Books,New Releases of Note — mikecgannon @ 11:07 AM

It’s Tuesday again! Here’s a look at five new book releases for this week that I thought you would enjoy!

The Passage by Justin Cronin. This apocalyptic vampire novel has been getting a ridiculous amount of buzz, and the author a ridiculous amount of money ($5.5 million between book and movie rights, and royalties haven’t even started rolling in yet). At 600 pages, it’s hefty, but by all accounts still an awesome read. Pair this with Blood Oath for this summer’s horror fix.

Speaking of vampire fiction, Stephanie Meyer released a novella which ties in with Eclipse this past Saturday, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. It tells the story of one of the newborn vampires who attack the Cullens at the end of the third book of the Twilight series. As the title suggests, it ends with the eponymous vampire’s death at the hands of the Volturi, which was quite frankly my favorite part of Eclipse. Read your little sister’s copy; she’ll have one.

The Lion, by Nelson DeMille, for you mystery fans.

Medium Raw, the latest book by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

The Only Game In Town, a collection of sportswriting from The New Yorker, edited by David Remnick. This is the latest in a series of similar collections of New Yorker articles; previous books have covered humor writing and cooking. This one actually looks like it could be interesting.

Enjoy!

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