July new releases – my absolute favourites

by |July 2, 2009

I’M just putting the finishing touches on July’s Booktopia Buzz. Here is a heads up on the new books that have stolen my heart. For the rest of them, you’ll have to wait until the newsletter goes up on the site on Tuesday. If you want to get it automatically, you need to create an account. No obligations. Its all free.

Number one

Popular Penguins. Who can resist? Cheap as chips and guaranteed good reads.  How good is that?

The next batch of 50 were released on July 1 so go to the site and start browsing. If you want to read extracts and blurbs, have a play with the widget below.

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Number Two

9780330424912The Lost Art of Sleep by Michael McGirr.

Its whimsical, its funny, it back and forth through the centuries and it is all about sleep but it is so fascinating and eccentric that there is no way you can nod off reading it.

Number Three

9781741965476In The Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. Check out my earlier post here.

Actually there are two other books that I loved but I have terrific give aways with them – free art work from the illustrator for one and signed copies flown in from the UK for the other – but I don’t want to spoil the suprise just now. You’ll just have to wait until Tuesday.

Hope you like the orange font! I’ve gone all Popular Penguin this time round.

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  • July 2, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I am looking for a book by Kayla Macdonald that all my friends are talking about but I cannot find. Apparently she has written 2 books but I am after Because of Collin Fisher for my daughter to read. Can you help me find this book. thanks Michelle

    • toniwhitmont

      July 3, 2009 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Michelle,
      Because of Collin Fisher by Kayla MacDonald was released in November last year and it hasn’t been published in Australia. It shouldn’t be a problem to get it for you however. I can see that it is available (in theory) from both our US and UK suppliers but I can’t see whether they have it in stock. I’ll get the ordering team to look into it for you on Monday and I’ll get back to you with details and a price.
      This is the blurb by the way:
      Nikki Lowe is set to make this year the best year ever. The Christmas break was definitely good to her. She went on her first holiday without her parents, meet the first boy who really liked her, had her first kiss and became a real woman for the first time. When she returned to school and saw Collin Fisher for the first time, Nikki fell head over heals in love with him without ever speaking to him. She wanted to make a few changes in her life, but she had no idea just how much she would change because of her crush on Collin Fisher. As the months pass Nikki realizes that her relationships with her family and friends have changed, and not for the better. She is forced to take a good look at herself and those around her and decide what is best for her.
      By the way, it is classified as a play or a play script. Does that sound right to you?

      • Toni Whitmont

        July 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

        Hi Michelle,
        Because of Collin Fisher is up on our site now. You can order whenever you are ready.

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