Feed Your Reader: New Books I’m Excited About

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Next week I’m headed to warm, sunny Florida. I haven’t thought about what clothes to pack but I’m debating which books I want to read on my trip. Here’s some newly released or soon-to-be released books I’m looking forward to reading. Hopefully you’ll find one or two to feed your reader as well.

Lexicon by Max Barry

Lexicon by Max Barry . This one might not make it in my suitcase because I started it last night and I had to force myself to go to bed. Billed as a “cerebral thriller,” Lexicon will appeal to anyone who enjoys television shows like Lost or Under the Dome will get sucked into this novel. In a small town outside of Washington, DC is a clandestine school that recruits and trains students to shape the world by the power of language.  Emily is the school’s star pupil, with untapped potential and power. Wil has hidden his former life and secrets so far in his brain that it takes being kidnapped to slowly unlock them. How are the two connected and how dangerous will Emily turn out to be? Release date: March 25, 2014.

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag.  All those “who would you invite to diner?” games come to life in this novel. Alba Ashby is the youngest Ph.D. student at Cambridge University and finds herself at 11 Hope Street. She’s only allowed 99 days at this quaint house to turn her life around, but luckily she has help. The portraits of Dorothy Parker, Virginia Woolf and Agatha Christie talk to Alba and offer her help. Release date: March 25, 2014.

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. Everyone’s been talking about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, but I think Arianna Huffington has offered a better solution for women in the workplace.  Instead of asking women to do all the work, Huffington calls for a change in our country’s work culture. She suggests that we work less (gasp) because our mental and physical well-being are the priorities that lead to success. I’m only 50 pages into this book, but it will be a game changer. Don’t miss out! Release date: March 25, 2014.

This is Not An Accident Stories by April WIlder

This Is Not an Accident: Stories by April Wilder. I’m starting to enjoy short stories more and more. They’re easy to fit into my short “free time” moments and I feel so accomplished when I actually finish a story. Wilder’s “characters (some normal, some less so) have this in common: they are spiraling (or inching) toward self-destruction.” Who wouldn’t want to read these stories after that description? Totally going into my suitcase. On sale now.

Did you feed your reader recently? What’s on it?

I received review copies of the above titles. This post contains affiliate links. Image adapted from photo by Ryan Hyde via Creative Commons.

About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. I’m liking the sound of The House at the End of Hope Street — very intriguing and original!

  2. I’m excited to read Lexicon and Thrive!

  3. As a huge fan of Lost, I have to put Lexicon on my list! The House at the End of Hope Street sounds really good, too. My TBR list is now verging on nearly impossible to complete, LOL. I need to take a bookcation!

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