25 New Books to Add to Your Reading List {Reading Writes Chapter Seven} | Reading

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Finding new books to read can sometimes be a pain. You can spend hours browsing online and in book stores and still come away empty handed. It's even harder to find something new to read when you are coming off the back of an exceptionally good book or series.

This is my dilemma at the moment. I'm just about to finish the last book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and I am already thinking about what I'm going to read next. It's not like my To Be Read list needs any help, there are so many on there that you'd think I would have plenty to choose from. But that doesn't stop me from seeking and adding those that I find.

I've been subscribed to the USA Today book newsletter for years now. Ever since I got back from attending Book Expo America in New York 5 years ago. Not only is it a great way to find new titles to add to my reading list, but they have lots of literary news and articles to put a smile on my reading dial!

Last week as I was scrolling through the latest newsletters an article listing 25 of the hottest new books for summer (the northern hemisphere summer, of course!) jumped out at me. I clicked that link quicker than you can say "New books for me!" and was rewarded with a host of new titles to add to my To Be Read list.

The thing I like about the USA Today book newsletter is they cover the gamut of reading genres and styles, with everything from fiction to non-fiction and the rest in between.

Some of the titles that really jumped out at me, and that have been added to my list are -

In the Unlikely Event

by Judy Blume

What USA Today says...
"A multi-generational family novel whose characters are affected by a series of plane crashes in the 1950s in New Jersey."
Why I want to read it:
Judy Blume was one of my favourite authors when I was growing up (Are you there God? It's me, Margaret, the Super Fudge books) and I'm interested to see what Judy Blume writing for adults reads like.

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy 

by Judd Apatow

What USA Today says...
"The film director interviews comedy stars including Mel Brooks, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Lena Dunham."
Why I want to read it:
I like to read non-fiction books from time to time, especially if they are funny. And a book of interview with comedians, being interviewed by a comedian is probably guaranteed to give a few laughs.

Killing Monica 

by Candace Bushnell

What USA Today says...
"A writer feels trapped by the famous character she's created when her "Monica" books become blockbuster films."
Why I want to read it:
I'll admit I've not read Bushnell's Sex in the City books, and I wasn't an uber fan of the TV show (or movies), but ti would be interesting to read this story, as it's something I never thought about in relation to an author. I've thought about it in relation to TV actors trying to shake off a beloved character, but not an author.

What Pet Should I Get? (Classic Seuss) 

by Dr. Seuss

New Dr Seuss book, New book releases

What USA Today says...
"The brother and sister from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish visit a pet store."
Why I want to read it:
Admittedly I want to read this book for myself as much as I want to read it to the girls. We are big fans of Dr. Seuss in this house and One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish has had many a reading before bedtime. This would make a great addition to our library.

X (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) 

by Sue Grafton

What USA Today says...
"The 24th novel in Grafton's Alphabet mystery series features P.I. Kinsey Millhone on the case of a serial killer."
Why I want to read it:
I first discovered the Alphabet mystery series through my mother-in-law's extensive book collection. Kinsey Millhone is a private investigator and the series is set in the 1980s. All of the books in the series are well-written and lots of fun. It's interesting to read about how Kinsey investigates people and crimes with no access to the modern technology that we enjoy today.

So that's the latest additions to my To Be Read list. Make sure you check out the USA Today article, because I'm sure even the most casual of readers could find something interesting to pick up. I don't know when I'll ever get through all of the books on my list, and to be honest, I hope I never do, because the day I run out of books I want to read is the day I die!

What's currently on your To Be Read list? Got any other suggestions for my list? Is there anything on the USA Today list that you're keen to check out?

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Mystery Case said…
Great list. I'm knee deep in study with my business diploma, so all my reading material is of an inspirational or serious nature which has me craving a bit of escapism.
These look great and will have to add some of them to mine, I didn't know about the USA Today reading list so thanks for sharing that. I'm reading a few books by Australian authors at the moment. Just finished "Walking on Trampolines" by Frances Whiting which I loved, had me hooked, it's a great holiday read and am starting on "Claiming Noah" by Amanda Ortlepp which we are reading for our book club this month, also halfway through "The Wife Drought" by Annabelle Crabb
Judy Blume's book looks interesting. Thanks for sharing the list...not that I needed more books to add to my ever-growing list! :D
Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect said…
Ash and I have written many book reviews... It's a live we boy sharen
EssentiallyJess said…
I am still trying to get through GoT, and then I'm not sure what I'll read.
I like the sound of that one where the author is stuck in her characters. That would be super interesting I think. You'll have to let me know. :)
Great selection, Kylie. I was a huge Judy Blume fan too. I didn't even realise she was still writing :/ The Judd Appatow one sounds good too.
Oooh, that Judd Apatow book is on my list now! And yeah, would love to know what Judy Blume for adults reads like.
I am so keen to read the Apatow book. And I'll let you know how Blume goes x
They both sounds really good. I don't read a lot of fiction but when I do I really like true crime.
Neither did I, to be honest I thought she was dead! :/
Oh yeah, GoT is a long commitment. I read them all last year and I think it took me from December '13 to August '14 to get through them all. They are so worth it though, but I definitely had to read something light and airy and easy afterwards, that's for sure!
Awesome, looking forward to having a read x Thanks for linking up!
Hahaha, I know what you mean, I reckon I would need three lifetimes easily just to get through the books I already have on my list!
I haven't heard of any of those so I am definitely going to investigate them now, thank you!
I think that's why I find it even more important to make time for reading when I am so busy with other stuff, especially Tafe, I need that small window of time at the end of every day to decompress and lose myself in another world. It's my little reward for getting through the day.

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