These new releases are the only books in this guide that I haven’t read (edit: I have now). Sometimes new releases can be pretty disappointing, if all you’ve heard about them are promotional pieces. For example, I hated last year’s big hit The Paris Wife. But it can also be fun to read the new book everyone’s talking about, so with that in mind:

Calico Joe

Calico Joe

Author:
Grisham departs from the law to weave a story about rookie baseball player Joe Castle of Calico Rock, Arkansas, who’s called up to the Cubs in 1973 and thrills fans with an astonishing rookie season that breaks all the records--until it comes to a sudden end. This story is nothing like John Grisham’s legal thrillers: Calico Joe is short and straightforward, exploring relationships and redemption--all centered around the game of baseball. More info →
Buy from Amazon
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

Author:
First Jacobs spent a year following the Bible as literally as possible (The Year of Living Biblically) and then he read the Encyclopedia Brittanica from cover to cover (The Know-It-All). The genre is called stunt journalism, and Jacobs is good at it. In Drop Dead Healthy, he sets out to become the world’s healthiest man, consulting experts of all stripes, test-driving the conventional wisdom on health and fitness, and exploring a lot of crazy new stuff, too. More info →
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Buy from Amazon
Dare Dream Do

Dare Dream Do

Author:
Part inspiration, part action-plan, popular Harvard Business Review blogger Johnson encourages women to consider shaking up their life, to dream about new possibilities and discover their purpose in life, and to create and implement a plan to bring those dreams to life. Dare Dream Do shines for its rich storytelling and practical advice. More info →
Buy from Amazon Kindle
Buy from Amazon
Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author:
Amy Dunne disappears on the morning of her 5th wedding anniversary, and of course her husband Nick is a prime suspect. Soon every couple in their small North Carolina town is wondering how well they really know the one they love. This forthcoming novel is billed as a first-rate psychological thriller. More info →
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Buy from Amazon Kindle
Buy from Amazon

 

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