Want to know what new book releases to expect in 2010? Here is a glimpse at the hottest book releases by month. This page will be updated as publishers announce new books for each publishing season.
January - A Big Sequel from Gilbert
Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert's follow up to her hugely popular memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, comes out early this month. Other women authors are also leading the way into the new year, including Anne Tyler and Elizabeth Kostova.
February - Some Literary Choices Among the Fluff
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Don DeLillo releases a new novel in February, as does Chris Bohjalian. Bohjalian's Secrets of Eden
takes place in New England and deals with a family entrenched in domestic violence. Need something lighter for the dark days? Danielle Steel, J.D. Robb and James Patterson all have new releases as well.
March - Laugh or Cry
returns in the first week of March with what is sure to be another tear jerker. If you need to recover from Picoult's novel, you can try a new collection of comic essays by Chelsea Handler or the latest Christopher Moore novel.
April - A Good Month for Established Authors
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Some literary titles from authors with big fan bases are set to hit shelves this month -- Yann Martel's second novel, a new Anne Lamott, and a post-9/11 tale from Sue Miller. There are also thrillers from Mary Higgins Clark, David Baldacci and James Patterson slated for release.
May - Warming Up
Stieg Larsson fans are already anticipating the third book in his Millenium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which is set to come out May 25. There is also a new book in the Southern Vampire Series and some chick lit from Emily Giffin.
June - Vampires!
Stephenie Meyer fans are rejoicing over the release of another book in the Twilight Saga (even if this one doesn't focus on Edward, Bella and Jacob). There is also a new Anita Blake book and a literary horror novel about vampires by Justin Cronin. Not into bloodsucking books? Try some Southern literature or a New Jersey bounty hunter.
July - Beach Reading
July 2010 new book releases are dominated by the kind of light, easy books that people consider "beach reading" -- Nora Roberts, Jennifer Weiner, Daniel Silva, Carl Hiaasen. There are plenty of fast, steamy options for summer.
August - Hungry for Page Turners
Many fans are anticipating the last book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series -- Mockingjay. Mockingjay will be released at the end of August. There are also new books from Lauren Weisberger and Philippa Gregory.
September - Favorite Authors Return
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Ape House, Sara Gruen's first novel since Water for Elephants was released in September, as was a new book by Sopjie Kinsella and Ken Follett's latest epic.
October - Detectives & Legal Thrillers
John Grisham, Lee Child, Michael Connelly and Vince Flynn all have new releases coming out in October. Need something more literary? Try Nicole Krauss' Great House.
November - Election Season
Conservatives can pick up President George W. Bush's memoir, Decision Points, or America by Heart by Sarah Palin. Not so interested in politics? New books by Dennis Lehane, Stephen King and Pat Conroy promise to help you escape (although you may be scared of where King and Lehane take you).
December - Closing Out the Year
December is traditionally slow in publishing since publishers want to get books out into for Black Friday in November. There are some paranormal thrillers and other fast paced reads in addition to Steve Harvey's follow up to Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.