Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015

Happy New Year, readers!

Let’s start the year with a fun post – a ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ post. ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in an effort to encourage bloggers to talk about books.

The topic for the first Tuesday in 2015 is ‘ Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015’. Here is a list of books that would be a great addition to SS Readers Corner:

‘Private Vegas’ by James Patterson

Expected release date: 26th of January 2015
Genre: Thriller

‘Private Vegas’ by James Patterson

‘We are Pirates’ by Daniel Handler

Expected release date: 3rd of February 2015
Genre: General fiction

‘We are Pirates’ by Daniel Handler

‘Mightier than The Sword’ by Jeffrey Archer

Expected release date: 24th of February 2015
Genre: Thriller

‘Mightier than the Sword’ by Jeffrey Archer

‘Prodigal Son’ by Danielle Steel

Expected release date: 24th of February 2015
Genre: General Fiction

‘Prodigal Son’ by Danielle Steel

‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Expected publication: 5th of March 2015
Genre: General Fiction

‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

‘Memory Man’ by David Baldacci

Expected release date: 21st of April 2015
Genre: Thriller

‘Memory Man’ by David Baldacci

‘Darkest Before Dawn’ by Maya Banks

Expected release: 2nd of June 2015
Genre: Romantic suspense

‘Darkest before Dawn’ by Maya Banks

‘In The Unlikely Event’ by Judy Blume

Expected release date: 2nd of June 2015
Genre: General fiction

‘In the Unlikely Event’ by Judy Blume

‘Hard to Let Go’ by Laura Kaye

Expected release date: 30th of June 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense

‘Hard to Let Go’ by Laura Kaye

‘Brown-Eyed Girl’ by Lisa Kleypas

Expected release date: 11th of August 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance

‘Brown-Eyed Girl’ by Lisa Kleypas

Are any of these eagerly-awaited books in your list? What other books that you cannot wait to purchase and read? Share your comments in the comment box below.


Store closes on New Year’s Day 1st January 2015

Dear customers,

Kindly be informed that SS Readers Corner will be closed on Thursday 1st of January 2015. The store will be open for business on the next day. We will also be open on Saturday 3rd of January 2015 despite it being a public holiday.

We would like to wish all customers and readers a ‘Happy New Year’. Have a wonderful 2015!

Photograph by Shanim Sainul / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Store closes on 24th & 25th December 2014

Dear customers and readers,

Our store is closed today & tomorrow due to Christmas. We will re-open on Friday 26th December 2014.

Merry Christmas!

My best friends built this tree for our book club!

Christmas Book Tree‘ by Azhan Rabi / Pinterest

ps: My best friends built this tree for our book club meet last Sunday!

Lang Leav visits Kuala Lumpur on 30th November 2014

Lang Leav, an internationally exhibiting artist and bestselling author, is coming to Malaysia. Ms Leav will be in Kuala Lumpur to promote her books on poetry, ‘Love & Misadventure’ and ‘Lullabies’.

Here is an overview of ‘Love & Misadventure’:

Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge.  And, in the end, the message is one of hope.

The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav’s evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.

An overview of ‘Lullabies’:

A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure, Lullabies continues to explore the intricacies of love and loss.

Set to a musical theme, love’s poetic journey in this new, original collection begins with a Duet and travels through Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from the best-selling Love & Misadventure. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

If you would like to meet the author, make sure to visit:

30th November 2014 Date 30th November 2014
Kinokuniya KLCC Location MPH Midvalley Megamall
11 am Time 3 pm

For more details, visit her blog and/or Facebook page.

Meet Lang Leav at Kinokuniya KLCC or MPH Mid Valley Megamall on 30th November 2014

Store closes from 23rd till 27th November

Dear customers,

School holidays is almost here. Please be informed that our store will be closed from 23rd till 27th of November. SS Readers Corner will be opened for business on 28th of November.

Make sure you have enough books to read when our store is closed.

School holidays for public school in Malaysia are from 22nd November 2014 till 4th January 2015

How well do you know book genres?

As an avid romance reader, I know the sub-genres that I like and those that I don’t quite enjoy. However I don’t know much about other genres until I discovered Tess Gerritsen’s books months ago. Wow there is such thing as medical thriller?!

I did some online research to find out more about book sub-genres and found this genre map. This map does not only benefit authors and readers, it helps booksellers and libraries with book cataloguing task.

Doesn’t this book genre map remind you of periodic table?

Most blogs that posted this genre map credited it to Book Country. When I went to the website, I found an updated version of the genre map. The map is more interactive and features new book genres such as new adult, young adult and non-fiction. The map also recommends books based on the genre/sub-genre that you choose. Click on this link to view the cool map.

What do you think of the genre maps? Share your views in the comment box below.

Win a sleepover at Waterstones Piccadilly

Have you ever wanted to stay overnight in a bookstore? Dream no more!

Waterstones in Piccadilly, London

‘Waterstones bookshop, Piccadilly’ by Ben Sutherland / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Waterstones is organising a sleepover in Piccadilly store (London) on 24th of October 2014. This event is inspired by an incident where a tourist got locked in Trafalgar Square store last Thursday. He was rescued only after tweeting about his situation (see below).

The incident became a hot topic online. Many people wrote that they would love to spend a night surrounded by their favourite books. This caught the attention of Airbnb UK, who later presented the idea to Waterstones.

It’s amazing that ‘Night at Waterstones’ was formed within a week of discussion!

‘Night at Waterstones’ is only open to ten lucky guests and their friends (each guest can bring one friend along). It will kick off at 9 pm on Friday and end at 9 am on Saturday. Guests will be welcomed with a tour of the store (did you know that there are 150,000 titles in store?). They will also have access to free WiFi, entertainment, bedding and most important of all, food!

To enter the competition, visit Airbnb, create an account and answer this question “What book you would read if you were to spend the night in a bookshop, and why?”. Submit your entry before UK midday on Wednesday 22nd October.

Some of us aren’t able to participate due to our geographical limitations. Despite that, I would like to know your thoughts on the sleepover. If you were to spend the night in a bookshop, what book would you read and why?