Yesterday I got to spend the afternoon at this year's BEA convention. Although I go for work, it's pretty hard to ignore all of the new and upcoming books that appeal to my personal reading habits. With memories of the sore shoulder I got when I filled my bag to the brim with galleys last year--some of which I have yet to read--I tried to be more judicious with my freebie grabbing and only took one book. I did, however, come away with a long list of upcoming titles to add to my To Read list. Here are the ones that I'm most looking forward to:
New novels by three of my favorites:
And a novel by an unknown (to me) author that sounds intriguing:
A re-release of one of Nancy Mitford's books:
A compilation of letters that people, both famous and ordinary, wrote to their dogs. The one on the page I flipped open to was addressed to a Millie. Enough said.
A knitting book in which the projects are modeled by Christina Hendricks. (She's apparently friends with the author and also models for her Etsy shop.)
A cookbook all about eating locally and seasonally in the winter:
And one that brings a modern, accessible eye to Polish cooking:
Oh, and did I forget to mention that I got to meet Ina Garten!? She was signing recipe cards to promote the next Barefoot Contessa book. I had to bite my tongue to stop myself from asking her about Jeffrey!