As you know I am a fan of Amy Einhorn Books, and have featured the books in the imprint every Friday since January 2010. In the coming months, I'll review all the titles and will keep you informed of new books as they become available. Don't forget that it's never too late to join the Amy Einhorn Books Perpetual Challenge.
Watch this space next Friday, when I will introduce you to another imprint that has caught my eye. Perhaps because I'm an industry professional (albeit freelance), I have always paid attention to imprints and the editors behind them. When I find an imprint that seems to fit my tastes, I get fired up to learn more and read more.
Yesterday when I posted my review, I realized that I had read through the complete first season of Pamela Dorman Books, an imprint of Viking/Penguin. I enjoyed all three books and and plan to read whatever Dorman publishes next.
Here are some quotes from my reviews (click on the links for the full review):
- "The Book of Fires grabs you from the very first paragraph."
- "Beth Hoffman created a heartbreakingly real world in her novel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt."
- "In The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano explores the other worldliness of being different, the eeriness of having parents who don't know how to nurture, the meanness of teenagers, and the confusion of awaking sexuality. "
Melissa Lynn Jones's Emily Hudson takes place around the time of the Civil War, Adrienne Mcdonnell's The Doctor and the Diva is set in the early 1900s, and Carey Wallace's The Blind Contessa's New Machine takes us to the early 1800s. All three feature strong women and two are based on true stories. Looks a great list for the historical fiction lover (that's me!).
Do you follow imprints? Have you even thought about them? If your answers are no and no, I hope that I can help make you more aware of imprints in general and more familiar with some of my favorites.