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Books in 2012 You Should Not Miss

January 5, 2012 by Andrea Rechner-Perrin in Play with 0 Comments

Every year publishers choose which books to reject, and which ones to publish. We’ve come up with a list that can give you a head start on some of the hottest books coming out in the next few months. You’ll find everything from cookbooks and mysteries to biographies and more!

Check out the  list of upcoming titles below:

Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love and Loss
by RoseMarie Terenzio, Release Date:1/24/12

No one knew more about the life of iconic figure John F. Kennedy Jr., than his long-time personal assistant RoseMarie Terenzio. Crippled by her grief after the death of John and his wife Carolyn, it took her years to decide to write this book and share with readers the true story about their fairy tale life together. (256 pages)

  Those Who Love Light
by Wessel Ebersohn, Release Date:1/31/12

In the second book of a new crime series, lawyer Abigail Bukula continues her work with the South African Justice Department. This time she is called to help her cousin who is being held as a political prisoner in a very dangerous prison. (336 pages)

  Home Front
by Kristin Hannah, Release Date:1/31/12

A timely novel about a family torn apart by war, but ultimately brought back together by the tragic events that unfold as the mother is unexpectedly deployed to a war zone. After the father is left to run his business and parent alone, he realizes what his wife really means to him. (400 pages)

  First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low
by Ginger Wadsworth, Release Date:2/6/12

Sit down with a cup of coffee and a box of your favorite Girl Scout cookies while you enjoy the fascinating story of the women who founded the first national organization bringing girls from all backgrounds together. (224 pages)

  No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie, Release Date:2/7/12

Well respected author, Deborah Crombie, brings detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid together again to solve the mystery of a body found drowned in the Thames River. This complex and danger-filled plot will keep you on the edge of your seat. (384 pages)

  A World I Never Made
by James Lapore, Release Date: 2/28/12

After a father travels to Europe to recover the dead body of his adult daughter, he quickly discovers that it is not her body. After realizing she is trying to send him a message for help, he begins a cross-continent quest to find her. Mystery, intrigue, suspense and romance will keep you turning the pages of this novel. (310 pages)

  Lone Wolf: A Novel
by Jodi Picoult, Release Date:2/28/12

In her nineteenth novel, best-selling author Jodi Picoult tackles the controversial question of who has the right to make end-of-life decisions. Two young siblings must look past their guilt and pain to determine what to do as their father’s fate rests in their hands. (432 pages)

  Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food: More Than 100 Delicious, Super-Fast, and Easy Recipes
by Gordon Ramsay, Release Date:3/6/12

Take the hard work out of deciding what to make your family for dinner. You don’t have to own your own restaurant to get recipe advice from acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay, your cuisine will easily meet his kitchen standards as long as you follow his direction in this new book full of recipes your family will love! (256 pages)

  Tortured Artists
by Christopher Zara, Release Date:3/17/12

From Marlon Brando to Michaelangelo, and Walt Disney to Judy Garland, this book profiles the tortured lives of some of the world’s most famous artists, musicians, actors and writers. Take a peak into their lives with every page you turn.  (272 pages)

by Susanna Kearsley, Release Date: 3/31/12

Moving into a new home will change Julia Beckett’s life more than she thought. The old farmhouse is actually a portal that transports her back to 17th century England. Living as a woman named Mariana, she begins to realize that the past she is experiencing is affecting her present life and she must make a big decision or risk her happiness. (384 pages)

  Calico Joe
by John Grisham, Release Date:4/10/12

John Grisham’s latest book blends America’s favorite pastime of baseball with the special bond shared between fathers and sons. You will be on the edge of your seat as you witness the one pitch that will change lives forever. (208 pages)

  Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program
by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr and Ray Moss, Release Date:4/10/12

First published in 2007, this updated version of Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster will appeal to the novice runner, as well as the marathoner. By following the plan, runners will train less, train harder and get stronger. (320 pages)

  Eat With Your Hands
by Zak Pelaccio, Release Date:4/17/12

This cookbook includes 125 Southeast-Asian inspired original recipes from the famous award-winning chef and founder of the Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. (368 pages)


About Andrea Rechner-Perrin

Andrea Rechner-Perrin is a middle school Library Media Specialist in Gurnee, Illinois. She has been working in the field of education for over 14 years. Along with being an educator, she currently writes for Smart Talk Magazine and works as a researcher for Destination Rewards. She earned her B.S. from Illinois State University and holds an M.S. from National-Louis University and an M.S. Ed. from Northern Illinois University.

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