I said this last week, too, but I really can’t believe November is here already! Where does the time go? It’s getting chilly outside- perfect weather for curling up on the sofa with a good book and a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Sounds cozy, right?
As always, this Tuesday brings a host of great new books, including some to get you in the holiday spirit!
Mozart’s Last Aria is one that initially drew my attention because the cover is so striking and pretty. I don’t know where she’s going, but I want to follow and find out! The description sounds really good, too, so this is one that will be moving to the top of my To Be Read Pile.
Which books are you most looking forward to reading this week?
MOZART’S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees. The news arrives in a letter to his sister, Nannerl, in December 1791. But the message carries more than word of Nannerl’s brother’s demise. Two months earlier, Mozart confided to his wife that his life was rapidly drawing to a close . . . and that he knew he had been poisoned. In Vienna to pay her final respects, Nannerl soon finds herself ensnared in a web of suspicion and intrigue as the actions of jealous lovers, sinister creditors, rival composers, and Mozart’s Masonic brothers suggest that dark secrets hastened the genius to his grave.
OUT OF OZ by Gregory Maguire. The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years. Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy.
WHEN ELVES ATTACK by Tim Dorsey. A Joyous Christmas Greeting From The Criminal Nutbars Of The Sunshine State. I’m dreaming of a Serge Christmas . . . Palm trees with twinkle lights . . . Santa’s big belly protruding over a neon Speedo . . . It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Few can give with the generosity and creativity of Serge, and as December 24 rolls around, he is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents.
LOVE STORY by Erich Segal. Lose your heart to the novel that defined a generation then…and now. Love means never having to say you’re sorry… He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything … yet will end too soon. A love that will linger in your heart now and forever.
ONLY US: A FOOL’S GOLD HOLIDAY by Susan Mallery. Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She’s drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie’s good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. But he’s also her boss and a good friend. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all… An ebook exclusive Fool’s Gold series novella.
BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Robyn Carr. This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list- getting over Denny Cutler. It’s time she got over her silly high-school relationship and moved on. So she heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.
HAILEY TWITCH AND THE WEDDING GLITCH by Lauren Barnholdt. The next installment in this hilarious and heartwarming series featuring a seven-year-old mastermind who tries really hard not to blame her invisible friend for getting her into heaps of delicious trouble. Hailey’s magic sprite, Maybelle, has finally gotten control of her magic! Does that mean that Maybelle no longer needs Hailey? As if that’s not enough to worry Hailey, now she’s got her hands full being a flower girl in her aunt’s wedding.
ZEKE BARTHOLOMEW by Jason Pinter. Zeke Bartholomew has always dreamed of being a spy. But when a case of mistaken identity goes horribly wrong, he’s thrust into a world of real-life espionage beyond his wildest dreams. Soon this 7th grade nobody finds himself hunted by the lava-powered behemoth Ragnarok, aided by a mysterious butt-kicking girl who goes only by the codename ‘Sparrow’, while trying to stop the evil mastermind Le Carr from unleashing a device that will turn millions of kids around the world into brainwashed zombie minions.
THE SECRET TO LYING by Todd Mitchell. James was the guy no one noticed – just another fifteen-year-old in a small town. So when he gets into an academy for gifted students, he decides to leave his boring past behind. In a boarding school full of nerds and geeks, being cool is easy. All it takes is a few harmless pranks to invent a new James: fighter, rebel, punk. Everyone’s impressed, except for the beautiful “Ice Queen” Ellie Frost and the mysterious ghost44, an IM presence who sees through his new identity.