Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom is a member of Oprah’s Book Club. It has been hovering around 30-40 position of Paid Kindle bestsellers for quite some time now. Yesterday however it was mentioned on the Oprah show once again and overnight it skyrocketed from 39th to 6th place on the bestseller list. People just watched the show and immediately went to press the buy button on Kindle Kindle devices to find out what all the buzz is about. You can too – by reading our review of the book that was just posted yesterday.
For the Fall, check out Amazon’s Fall Reading Preview in the Kindle Book Store. Many of these books have upcoming release dates in the next few months. It has a good selection of books to choose from. It also includes a list of recommendations based on your personal reading interests.
I’m excited that David Sedaris has a new book available. It is called Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. This is a deviation from his usual autobiographical tales, but he still uses a lot of humor and the story still applies to real life situations despite non human characters. If you aren’t familiar with David Sedaris, you should read Me Talk Pretty One Day, or his previous bestseller, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. They both had me laughing out loud while reading them.
Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom is on the list and is a popular new novel, however the reviews are all over the place for it. Oprah just selected it as part of her book club. It is an intense book that touches on issues such as marriage, infidelity, depression and teenage angst and how the characters deal with them.
If you are looking for a good thriller, you’ll find new titles by familiar authors such as Michael Connelly, David Baldacci and Janet Evanovich. Baldacci’s Hell’s Corner is a new installment of the Oliver Stone and Camel Club series. It is set in Washington DC near the White House. Oliver Stone takes on a high profile case that involves an attack against major world leaders.
Nicholas Sparks came out with a new novel, Safe Haven, on September 14. Unlike his previous sappy love story themed novels, this book has an element of danger. So that adds a twist that might bring readers back who are bored with his overused romantic plotline. I had lost interest in Nicholas Sparks until his novel The Last Song came out last year. It includes a love story, but that was not the focus of the novel. The focus was the relationship between an angry teenage girl and her estranged father and it turns out to be a very moving story. The movie based on The Last Song was good as well.
So that is just a brief glimpse of what to look forward to this Fall. Time to stock up on the fireside reading material for the upcoming chilly nights!