The publishing world goes through cycles in its yearly calendar. Many literary agents tend to close to submissions in December, and the weeks after BookExpo America are a nice summery deadtime when it comes to releasing new titles. That’s why fall is such an exciting time for books, and Amazon has announced some of the most eagerly anticipated upcoming titles from names like John Grisham, Stephanie Meyer, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Schumer, and more.
“As editors, we look forward to fall because it’s the biggest season for new books and a great time to highlight picks we think readers will enjoy,” said Chris Schluep, Amazon Books Editor, in a press release. “Our team sifts through hundreds of titles to curate a list that includes fan favorites like John Grisham and Stephenie Meyer, and authors that readers may not have discovered yet, like Maria Semple and Sabaa Tahir. We hope readers get as much from these books as we did.”
Some of the titles are already available for pre-order, and include books in a wide variety of genres. The following list was curated by the editorial team at Amazon, based on their projections for top-selling reader favorites.
· Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb — September 6th
· Razor Girl: A novel by Carl Hiaasen — September 6th
· Bloom County Episode XIL A New Hope by Berkeley Breathed — September 13th
· Home by Harlan Coben — September 20th
· Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen — September 27th
· Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — September 27th
· Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 of The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan — October 4th
· Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks — October 4th
· Winter Storms (Winter Street) by Elin Hilderbrand — October 4th
· The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer — November 8th
· The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost — October 18th
· Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer — September 6th
· Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon — November 22nd
· The Whistler by John Grisham — October 25th
· Swing Time by Zadie Smith — November 15th
· 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky — October 18th
· Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple — October 4th
· A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir — August 30th
· Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult — October 11th
· The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer — August 16th
Notably missing from Amazon’s list is Anne Rice’s eagerly-anticipated title in the Vampire Lestat lineup, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. It releases on November 29th, but its pre-order purchases have already put it on Amazon’s bestseller lists.