Catalog Creepin’ –Harper Collins Summer 2011 (1)

Catalog Creepin’ is a new feature here at The Perpetual Page-Turner that was inspired by the “Books to Pine For” feature over at Kristi’s blog and really fueled by my obsession with scouring catalogs from my favorite publishers to see what upcoming books I should be adding to my already-ready-to-topple-over To Be Read list. Each Catalog Creepin’ post will spotlight a different catalog from my favorite publishers and their imprints. I won’t be covering all publishers — just my personal favorites whether they be the big honchos or smaller publishing houses. There is always the potential for a new publisher to be added when I discover new ones that I am enjoying.

Typically, I creep the catalogs when they first come out but I’m a little behind already this year because of my new job! ๐Ÿ™‚

Adult  Fiction
Graveminder

Graveminder by Melissa Marr – May 17, 2011: This is her first novel written for adults and I’m pretty intrigued. I’ve seen some early reviews saying that it reads more like YA so I’ll be interested in seeing if that’s the case. The premise is intriguing and looks like a book to add especially for all you paranormal fans/urban fantasy fans!

Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy — July 7, 2011:  I’ve heard incredible things about Simon Van Booy so I’m really excited for this one. It looks like a love story of sorts that takes place in Athens, Greece…a locale that I can’t say I’ve ever encountered in my fictional reading so double thumbs up for that.

The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock – July 19, 2011: Did you ever read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Well, this book takes place on the SAME island of Guernsey so that grabbed my attention right away. This blurb is what got me: “in which a teenage girlโ€™s Mean Girls-like experience on the remote English island of Guernsey pushes her to murder her best friendโ€”a scandal that mirrors her uncleโ€™s hidden story of the islandโ€™s Nazi occupation in WWII.” YES please.

Young Adult Fiction

A Need So Beautiful 
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young – June  21, 2011: This looks so good! It has an angel premise but it seems to be put a spin on the whole concept of an angel and back away from the traditional “angelology.” I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Hereafter

Hereafter by Tara Hudson – June 7th 2011: The cover is what drew me in with this one. The main character is a teenage girl who has died but doesn’t know how and she haunts the river and can’t seem to make contact with humans…until she rescues a boy from drowning. This one sounds interesting so I’m hoping it’s a good one. And it will be released on my sister’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) 
Ten Things We Did And Probably Shouldn’t Have by Sarah Mlynowski- June 21st 2011: Oh gotta love the title. I could definitely have written a nice 200 page list as a teenager ๐Ÿ˜› This one looks like a good time and I’m dying to find out these things that they did and shouldn’t have!

What summer releases are you looking forward to from Harper Collins and their imprints?

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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she's actually that old. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.

Comments

  1. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    I just got accepted for a book tour of Hereafter! Really looking forward to that one ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ooh you'll have to let me know what you think about it so I can know whether to go out and buy it!

  3. Library Gal says:

    Love this! Great Idea! I'm looking forward to Graveminder too-Bumped by Megan Mcafferty, and Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini-just to name a couple.

  4. LibraryGal — I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to Bumped!!

  5. I added A Need So Beautiful and Ten Things We Did And Probably Shouldn't Have to my TBR list today ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Christina T says:

    That last one sounds really good! I also want to read Hereafter. I had no idea that Melissa Marr was writing a book for adults. While I loved Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I don't like reading about mean girls so I'm not sure if I'd like The Book of Lies but it does sound intriguing.

  7. Two Readers Reviews says:

    I am really excited about A Need So Beautiful! It sounds amazing!

  8. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth says:

    I love Sarah Mlynowski, so I can't wait for that one either!! =)

  9. Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) says:

    I also love the title "10 things we did buy shouldn't have" Very catchy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I think that all of these sound amazing! There are some great reads coming out this summer. I really want to read Bump, as well. I got an ARC of Starcrossed and enjoyed it. Thanks for the books. I will put them on my "Must Read" list.

  11. I read an ARC of HEREAFTER. It's WONDERFUL! The cover is so beautiful too.

    I <3 HarperCollins Children's! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. thebookfairyhaven says:

    Ooh, these books all look fab. As much as I adore YA fiction, I rarely see list of 2011 adult fiction releases – so a big yay for highlighting some up and coming adult fiction releases.

  13. Michelle says:

    I'm looking forward to getting to read Hereafter. It looks great!