Discover fall’s best page-turners as recommended by the Amazon Books
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2015--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books
Preview that features the best new books readers will want to curl up
with as the weather cools and the leaves change color. The Amazon Books
Editors read hundreds of titles to handpick their annual list of the
hottest blockbusters of the season. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview
also highlights the season’s most anticipated releases in genres
including: biographies & memoirs, sports & outdoors, science fiction &
fantasy, mysteries & thrillers, literature & fiction, humor &
entertainment, hobbies & home, food & wine, comics & graphic novels,
business & leadership, cookbooks, romance, nonfiction, history, and
crafts—along with upcoming releases for kids and young adults.
“As editors, we look forward to fall every year because it’s the biggest
season for new books,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and
Kindle, Amazon.com. “My team and I read oceans of books to curate a list
that includes titles from perennial favorites like Nicholas Sparks, John
Irving, and Stephen King as well as authors we’re excited to
celebrate like Mary Karr, William Boyd, and Lauren Groff.”
Below are the Big Fall Books, in order of release date:
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter: More than twenty
years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a
trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could
not be more different.
The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills: A
blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left
off, The Survivor is a no-holds-barred race to save
America...and Mitch Rapp’s finest battle.
M Train by Patti Smith: From the National Book
Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of
a legendary artist.
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton: Based
on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful,
heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories
capturing the spirit of a city.
Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods: When he’s
apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone
Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and,
of course, pleasure.
Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber: The
latest novel in Weber’s New York Times best-selling
See Me by Nicholas Sparks: Colin Hancock is
giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he’s focused on
avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith: A fiendishly
clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also
a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their
personal and professional lives.
Corrupted: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel by Lisa
Scottoline: Bennie Rosato is faced with a case from her past that
shows her how differently things might have turned out.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney: With
tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a
way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King: A
master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner delivers a
generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring
revelatory autobiographical comments.
The Crossing by Michael Connelly: Detective Harry
Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense
attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help.
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving: Irving
returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired
and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston: Agent Pendergast
Series: A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be
much more complicated and sinister than Special Agent A.X.L.
Pendergast ever could have anticipated.
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel by
Robert Crais: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes
Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie, in the new masterpiece of
suspense from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.
Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet
Evanovich: Stephanie Plum faces her toughest case yet in the
newest release from the #1 New York Times best-selling
author’s blockbuster series.
The Guilty by David Baldacci: Will Robbie
infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our
enemies’ advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before
they ever reach our shores.
Cross Justice by James Patterson: When his cousin
is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North
Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades.
Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel: Paul Parker
ultimately shrugs off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue
life as an international bon vivant.
Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz: Bibi Blair is a
fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one
year to live.
And the Amazon Books Editors’ personal under-the-radar picks, in their
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante:
The fourth and final of the “Neapolitan novels” by a pseudonymous
Italian author, The Story of the Lost Child is the finale to a
fascinating bunch of books about life, love, friendship, motherhood
and, oh yes, politics. Is it exaggeration to say that Elena Ferrante
is our Tolstoy? Maybe she’s more like Trollope, with a bit of
Knausgaard and Peyton Place thrown in. – Sara Nelson
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood: This
dystopian fantasy is about a social experiment gone horribly awry. In
order to keep the unemployment rate in check, participants volunteer
to go to prison. And no one need fret if penitentiary orange is not
their color—it’ll be for six alternating months of the year, and the
rest of the time they will resume their civilian lives. What could
possibly go wrong? With echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale, this is
Atwood at her chilling best. – Erin Kodicek
Submission by Michel Houllebecq: This is a very
personal pick, as I’ve been reading Michel Houellebecq since The
Elemental Practices was published in 2000. Houellebecq is not for
everyone—unless you live in France, where he is a big best seller. I
don’t consider myself to be a card-carrying Francophile, but he’s so
atypical to the authors I normally read that I find myself looking
forward to his books. – Chris Schluep
Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig: Given
Wendig’s electrifying writing and the setting of this book between Return
of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, I’m eager to see if
there are any hints revealed about the upcoming film. – Adrian Liang
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by
Randall Munroe: On the heels of his best-selling What If?,
Randall Munroe’s Thing Explainer describes how complex things
work—using only the 1,000 most common words in the English
language. The book will be fun. – Jon Foro
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin: Ali
Benjamin’s debut is one of the best books (for readers age 9 and up)
that I’ve read all year. Benjamin’s character, Suzy, is trying to make
sense of a loss by researching an obscure but not impossible
explanation. Suzy is endearing in her awkward innocence and her
steadfast convictions. It’s a rich, multilayered novel beautifully
told. – Seira Wilson
To see the complete Big Fall Books Preview, and to purchase in Kindle or
print, visit: www.amazon.com/fallreadingpreview.
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