Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Books, Books and More Books on MANIC!

Hello faithful MaNiC MoMMy readers! Thank you all so much for sticking by me and reading for this long! In 2011 I am going to be bringing some fabulous reviews and giveaways to you courtesy of some great authors and publishers and here is a sneak peek of what you can expect in the coming weeks and months!

I’ll be telling you about these authors and their great books and you can expect many giveaways as well! I’m hoping to do a review and/or giveaway at least every other week, but one thing we can count on with MaNiC MoMMy is that we can’t count on her very much! But here are some of the great authors we have lined up for future features!

Kristina RiggleThe Life We Imagined

Juliette FayeDeep Down True, her follow up to Shelter Me, which I loved!

Caroline LeavittPictures of You. I read Caroline’s book, Girls in Trouble a very long time ago and fell in love with her writing, so when I heard she had a new one coming out, I had to get her on this list!

Eileen Cook – Eileen’s a friend in real life. Her newest YA is The Education of Hailey Kendrick. We’ll also be talking about Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood – she’s got some fun youtube videos starring Lauren Wood too! Do a search and check them out.

Jennette Fulda – I am reading Chocolate & Vicodin right now – as a fellow headache sufferer, I can somewhat relate, but Jennette has had the SAME headache for several years and has written an amazing book about her tireless and painful efforts to (UNFORTUNATELY as of this posting) unsuccessfully rid herself of it! Jennette's first memoir was a hit called Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir, the story about how she successfully lost half of herself through diet and exercise, another terrific book to check out!

Jenny Gardiner – Author of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver (she’s gonna kill me because I’ve yet to read it, but man, I sleep with him EVERY night! Hahah, kidding HONEY!), the memoir Winging It, about her ‘lovable’ (OK, vengeful) parrot, and Slim to None. She’ll have a story out later this year with a bunch of other famous authors writing about man’s best friend.

Catherine McKenzie – who’s book ARRANGED I am currently reading and LOVING!! It’s got a ton of OMG moments, and I’ve only cracked the surface!

Shana MahaffeySounds Like Crazy. I read a review on Facebook and had to have it. 'Nuff said. The power of the internet!

Shawn Klomparens – Two books by Shawn - Jessica Z and Two Years, No Rain – both I’m dying to dive into.

Angela BalcitaMoonface: a Memoir – Angela received a kidney from her soulmate and shares the amazing story. I love memoirs and this one will sure to be a great one.

Sarah PekkanenSkipping a Beat, the follow-up to her incredible first book, The Opposite of Me! I’ve already read, and you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one.

Stacy MorrisonFalling Apart in One Piece, the paperback edition. An amazing memoir about how she held it together amidst a divorce she didn’t ask for or see coming.

Colin SokolowskiThe Accidental Adult – fab book of essays on become an adult when you least expect to. So, so funny. And totally relatable on all accounts.

Kim WileyLove in Midair – a hardcover hit, will soon be in paperback. And I’ll have it to share with you!

Laura DaveThe First Husband – Laura’s third book. Her first two were AMAZING: London is the Best City in America and The Divorce Party. Read The Divorce Party and you will NEVER look at Red Velvet Cake the same again. I promise you.

Jen Lancaster – You can bet I’ll be bringing you her very first novel: If You Were Here. Can’t wait to read the stuff she makes up if the stuff that’s REAL is so freakin’ funny!

More books coming your way include:

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

Haunting Jasmine by Anjali Banerjee

Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands

Dreaming in English by Laura Fitzgerald

Friday’s Daughter by Patricia Sprinkle

There are even more authors than what I have listed here coming to MaNiC and I hope you’ll stick around for it! Thanks for hanging out this long! So many great books and I can’t wait to share them with you, but not to worry, I’ll still be sharing the other mind-numbing, mopey whiny, gripey stuff I’m so good at too. Whether you like it or not!

PeaCe uP!

~MaNiC MoMMy


Melissa said...

Looks like an amazing line-up! I finished "Arranged" yesterday and loved it! :)

The Book Chick said...

Wooo! Lots of great books on that list- you know that I'll be checking them out!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

What an incredible line up!! You know I'll be here, MM. Lots to look forward to! :)

My Two Army Brats said...

Woohoo I'm so excited. I love your reviews and always come here when I need something new to read.

PS I missed having the virtual blood drive this year, maybe next year you'll do it again?

Holly M. said...

Thanks Steph for the book recomendations! I love memoirs and will write the book list down to look up at our library. A couple of girls from our morning bootcamp are headed down to Phoenix tomorrow for a few days of sun. I thought of you when they said they were headed south. I was very jeolous of them! take care! Holly in Alberta

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