Worth the wait?

A while ago Jane posted news about some hot titles coming out in the near future, which got me thinking.  I find that as the summer season winds down in Madison, not only do I look forward to the many activities of a university town but also to the rush of books that come out in the fall by some of my favorites.

I'm looking forward to reading these new titles this fall and winter:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

Ford County: Stories by John Grisham

No Time to Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Hardball by Sara Paretsky

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Encore Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler

Are there authors you follow from book to book no matter what?  Any authors you've given up on?


The great and mighty James Ellroy's latest novel, Blood's a Rover, has just come out. Two writers I consistently enjoy are Victor Gischler and Charlie Huston but I have not yet read the latest from either fella.

Other favorites with consistently good work are: Bill Crider, Alan Furst, Barry Eisler.

Not so interesting anymore are: Stephen Hunter, Bernard Cornwell

I read the first book in Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series (Darkly Dreaming Dexter) at the same time as I was watching the first season of the Showtime TV adaptation