New & Noteworthy

New&Noteworthy is a feature that details recent releases I’m most excited about! These are first release books! For new editions of previously published books (ex. Paperbacks) I have another feature! So, without further ado, here are the books I’m most excited for! 

The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandless
Non Fiction, Memoir
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 31st, 2014 by HarperCollins
List Price: $34.99 (CAD)

To be honest, I haven’t read Into the Wild, or watched the movie. However, with new theories about McCandless’ death surfacing, I have become interested in his story. This book sounds particularly good—it’s his sister’s side of the story, filling in the personal gaps we have never been able to see. 

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (#3) by Michelle Hodkin
YA Fiction, Fantasy
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published November 4th, 2014 by Simon & Schuster 
List Price: $22.99 (CAD)

I’ve read the first in this series and really enjoyed it. I have been holding off reading the second one until this one came out! That way if it’s a cliff hanger I don’t have to wait for the other one. 

Revival by Stephen King
Horror, Thriller
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 11th, 2014 by Scribner
List Price: $36.00 (CAD)

I’m obviously excited for this one. Stephen King is an auto-read for me. It doesn’t matter what it’s about, I’m going to read it!  

Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro 
Short Story Collection
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published November 11th, 2014 by McClelland & Stewart
List Price: $32.99 (CAD)

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013, comes a collection of stories that have been published previously. It’s a kind of “greatest hits” collection. 
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu
Science Fiction, Chinese Science Fiction
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 11th, 2014 by Tor Books
List Price: $29.99 (CAD)

This book is a first—it’s the first work of Chinese Science Fiction to be translated into English. It sounds really good—both the plot and the infusion of a different culture!

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published November 18th, 2014 by FSG Originals 
List Price: $39.94 (CAD)

This series has received some pretty good buzz! A dystopian trilogy with all three parts released in one year! I am looking forward to the release of a hardcover edition, especially since it contains all three novels!

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber 
Science Fiction
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published November 18th, 2014 by HarperCollins
List Price: $34.99

This one sound particularly interesting—it’s about a minister who becomes a missionary to aliens on another planet. He must leave his wife at home to do this, and while he is away, things go awry on earth where his wife is. I WANT TO READ THIS SO BAD. 


What new releases are you most excited about?