Want to know what new book releases to expect in 2011? Here is a glimpse at the hottest book releases by month with links to more complete calendars for each month. This page will be updated as publishers announce new books for each publishing season.
January - New Authors
January is often a big month for debuts. One of the most anticipated is You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, a collection of loosely collected short stories about military wives. Kim Edwards, bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, returns with her second novel, Lake of Dreams.
February - True Stories & Fairy Tales
Those looking for February romance can turn to old standbys like J.D. Robb or read a true story from "Pioneer Woman," Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story). Donald Rumsfeld is also releasing a memoir, Known and Unknown.
March - You Know What to Expect
March is the month for authors who always win. That's not to say all the books are great. You just know that when authors like Jodi Picoult and Ian Rankin release new novels, people will buy them. Other favorite authors who are releasing books in March include Kate Atkinson and Jasper Fforde.
April - Mostly Women Authors
May - The Beginning of Beach Reading
June - Summer Reading
Ann Patchett releases a new literary novel, and a fun young adult debut hits the shelves in June.
July - Not All Light
Expect more chick lit and other beach reads from favorites like Jane Green and Jennifer Weiner this summer. Sapphire, the bestselling author of Push, will release her second book, The Kid, in July.
August - Transitioning Back to Literature
August provides some smart page turners and a couple intriguing debuts. These picks are a good transition into the heavy fall publishing season.
September - Good Start to Fall
September is the beginning of the biggest season in publishing. There are stories to capture the heart and imagination -- both fiction and nonfiction. I think this is going to be a good fall for readers!
October - Big Books from Favorite Authors
October provides more titles from favorite authors -- Jeffrey Eugenides, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, Alice Hoffman...and more!