The Book Blab Episode 4: 2016 Releases and Two Springtime Reads (with show notes)

Mar 10, 2016

Suzanne and I got together again via Blab and had another great chat, this time about the 2016 releases we're eagerly anticipating and exciting information about an upcoming episode. If you missed watching the video live, you can see the replay below, along with the show notes and links to the things we talked about. Enjoy!

0:42 - Amy's new roof
1:12 - Topic of Episode 4: New book releases in 2016
2:12 - How Suzanne finds out about new releases
3:30 - The two situations where Suzanne stays on top of new releases
4:20 - How Amy finds out about new releases
5:30 - A few blogs that regularly feature new releases
6:40 - A good podcast for new releases
7:28 - Two instagram accounts
8:00 - Publishers Weekly
8:45 - Goodreads
9:14 - Publishers' catalogs
10:20 - Children's literature vs. adult literature
11:24 - Some of the books we're looking forward to in 2016
  • 11:37 - Bands of Mourning (January 2016) by Brandon Sanderson
  • 13:22 - The Thank You Book (May 2016) and Nanette's Baguette (October 2016) by Mo Willems
  • 16:00 - Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood (April 2016) by Liesl Shurtliff
  • 18:08 - Raymie Nightingale (April 2016) by Kate DiCamillo
  • 19:48 - Firestorm (June 2016) by Katie Robison
  • 21:22 - It Ain't So Awful, Falafel (May 2016) by Firoozeh Dumas
  • 23:00 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (July 2016) by Jack Thorne/J.K. Rowling
24:50 - Details on The Book Blab's first ever book club
  • 25:34 - The book Suzanne chose for Amy to read
  • 26:57 - Amy's response
  • 28:20 - Details on Hoopla (a lending service through your local library)
29:19 - Two book recommendations for spring reading
  • 30:15 - Suzanne's recommendation
  • 31:44 - Amy's recommendation
35:00 - Final wrap up 

Links from the Show:

Blogs for new releases:
Books on the Nightstand podcast

Two Instagram accounts:
Publishers Weekly free email newsletters

Candlewick catolog
Simon and Schuster catalogs

More info on Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Publishers Weekly article: "Mo Willems Busy, Busy Year"

Liesl Shurtliff's blog

Kate DiCamillo on her newest book

Katie Robison's blog

Hear Firoozeh Dumas pronounce her own name

"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play to be Published as a Book

Suzanne's review of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Borrow the audiobook version of A Man Called Ove from Hoopla

Suzanne's review of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Amy's review of Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith


  1. OH my goodness this is the first one of these that I have watched. How fun to see you on video! :D :D But where are the show notes?

    1. Sorry, it always takes us a couple of days to get up the show notes. They're there now. Thanks for watching!!

    2. Oh, gotcha. And you're welcome! Watching was my pleasure.

  2. I've had a great time listening to your book blabs. Keep 'em coming!

    1. Oh thank you, Kim! That's so nice of you. Our next one is slated for this coming Thursday (April 21st).


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