Sunday, 10 September 2017

Penguin Random House Fall Preview | September 8, 2017

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely week. I was lucky enough to attend the Penguin Random House Fall Preview this year where they hold a three hour information session of upcoming releases and book highlights for bloggers, booksellers, and librarians. It was such a great time and I could honestly listen to the PRHC team talk about books all day (well done, Taylor, Evan, Christina, Justin, and Aleks!)

We were also visited by three lovely authors who came to talk about their book a bit. We first met Alison Pick who spoke about her new historical fiction book Strangers with the Same Dream, set in 1921 Palestine which tackles utopian ideals, social dynamics, politics, and at its heart is a universal story about people. Next, we had Carol Off, a CBC journalist discuss her new book All We Leave Behind, which is about her journey in how she crosses lines of journalism to save someone she now considers family. Listening to her describe the journey she took to Afghanistan and learning of what happened really got to me and I started welling up a bit. I can't wait to read this one. Lastly, the very funny and charming, Tom Wilson, came by to talk about Beautiful Scars, where he speaks about learning that he was adopted at the age of 53. He sang some songs for us too. It was such a lovely time meeting these three authors, and you can be sure I will be diving into their books ASAP!

We were given a ton of information on upcoming releases and I went home that night and filled out my agenda with important dates for all the releases I'm most excited for. Below are some titles that I'm absolutely over the moon pumped for and I can't wait to read them. It's going to be a good Fall/Winter season with so many amazing books being released. I love that a good mix of genres intrigued me and I'm so excited for all the great non-fiction that is coming out soon. As always, many thanks to the lovely folks at PRHC for the invitation to this great book preview! :D


What titles are you most excited for this coming Fall/Winter? Let me know in the comments below! 

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