Wondering what new book releases will be hot in the new year? This January 2012 book release calendar features some of the new books receiving the biggest buzz.
'Lunatics' by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel - January 10, 2012
Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, both well known humorists, join forces to help us start 2012 with some comic relief. Lunatics is the story of two men whose paths cross and through a series of escalating events end up running for their lives. (I know it sounds serious, but remember the authors, and consider that one of the people pursuing them is dressed like Chuck E. Cheese).
'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green - January 10, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green is about a teenage girl with terminal cancer whose expectations for her life and death are challenged when a handsome guy joins the cancer support group and their lives connect.
'The Operators' by Michael Hastings - January 10, 2012
The Operators is a controversial look at the war in Afghanistan by the journalist who wrote the 2010 Rolling Stone article about the war that ultimately led to the firing of General Stanley McChrystal. Shortly after that article was published, Little, Brown signed on Hastings to write a book, reportedly giving him a six figure advance. Then in June 2011, Little, Brown dropped the book, siting "editorial differences." The book was picked up by the Penguin Group, and is sure to spark a debate.
'The Flight of Gemma Hardy' by Margot Livesey - January 24, 2012
The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a retelling of Jane Eyre in the 1960s. The Flight of Gemma Hardy is set in Scotland, and the protagonist, Gemma, is from Iceland. Early reviews have been favorable.
'A Grown Up Kind of Pretty' by Joshilyn Jackson - January 25, 2012
Grand Central Publishing
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty is about three generations of women in Mississippi. Ginny gave birth to Liza when she was 15 and Liza had Mosey when she is 15. Mosey is now 15, and the women are worried about an unplanned pregnancy, but unfortunately the family curse hits in worse ways than that. This is a Southern page turner.