New Releases: Books (January 27, 2011)

We recently started blogging weekly about hot items that are in-stock and shipping now from retailers in several categories, including Video Games, DVDs, Books and Music. Gods, fairies and financial advisors abound in this week’s new books!

The Investment Answer: Learn to Manage Your Money and Protect Your Financial Future by Daniel Goldie and Gordon MurrayBuy Now!
Somehow, I bet the first tip isn’t “save your money and check out this book from your local library.”

The Last Olympian by Rick RiordanBuy Now!
In this fifth and final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Percy has to fight the realization that he’ll never be as popular as Harry Potter.

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann VoskampBuy Now!
That seems like a pretty easy dare, frankly. A dare to live fully in a lion’s cage — now that sounds impressive.

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa RoksaBuy Now!
These two people did years of research to learn that college undergraduates don’t learn very much in college. In students’ defense, though, few colleges offer courses in binge drinking.

The Iron Queen by Julie KagawaBuy Now!
Part 3 of the Iron Fey series. If you were hoping Iron Fey was like a combination Iron Man and Liberace, no dice. It’s something about elves.

Silver Borne by Patricia BriggsBuy Now!
This book — part 5 of the Mercy Thompson series — is yet another “urban fantasy” series about fairies, starring a woman who is both a mechanic and a shapeshifter. So unrealistic! Like a woman could ever be a mechanic! (Joke!)

The Invisible Bridge by Julie OrringerBuy Now!
From the author of How to Breathe Underwater. It’s about a Hungarian Jewish architecture student in 1937 Paris. Needless to say, hijinks do not ensure.

The Hidden Reality by Brian GreeneBuy Now!
The renowned physicist makes a compelling argument that millions of universes exist. Looks like at least one dude managed to learn something at college.


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