Apple Brings Big Fall Releases to The iBookstore

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on September 12th, 2011
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Readers, rejoice! Fall is here and Apple is celebrating the return of cold weather and variably colored foliage with a ton of pre-order books in the iBookstore, available via iTunes on the computer or through the free app download, iBooks. Here's a quick peek at what's on offer, as well as a few we're looking forward to as well.

Fiction & Literature

Our pick: Stephen King's 11/22/63 promises to be a fine story from the fertile mind of a master storyteller. King brings us the tale of a time traveler, headed back to stop the assassination of JFK. This one sounds like it will be a classic Stephen King tale with plenty of nostalgia, character development and, of course, terror.

Other Books Of Note:
Haruki Marakami - Part dystopian fantasy, part love story.
The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides - The author's first book since Middlesex.
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern - A fantastical debut about a magical circus.

Biographies & Memoirs

Our Pick: Life Itself, by Roger Ebert, shows the legendary film critic at his peak as a writer and commentator on film and, as a result, of life. Many of the stories here began on his blog, which should be required of any student of film or online writing.

Other Books Of Note:
Seriously...I'm Kidding
Ellen DeGeneres - Ellen on her TV show, getting married, and more.
Shaq Uncut
Shaquille O'Neal - Shaq offers candid thoughts about life on and off the court.
Diary of a Player
Brad Paisley - How the country star became a musician and a man.

Teen Books

Our Pick: Christopher Paolini returns to the Eragon story with Inheritance, the highly anticipated and supposedly final chapter to the series. We're looking forward to seeing how this one ends.

Other Books Of Note:
Power of Six
Pittacus Lore - The remaining Loric unite to face the Mogadorions.
The Son of Neptune
Rick Riordan - Demigods Jason, Piper, and Leo continue their quest.
Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis - Modern city life meets a magical forest.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Our Pick: Reamde, by Neal Stephenson - Sure, he made us all read way more than we wanted to with his Baroque cycle, but the author of Snow Crash is back with a new book about a tech entrepreneur caught up in his own online war games.

Other Books Of Note:
How Firm a Foundation
David Weber - Book 5 of the Safehold series
Terry Pratchett - Continuing the Discworld saga, one hilariously poignant book at a time.
The Omen Machine
Terry Goodkind - Back again to the world of Richard and Kahlan, facing a new and sinister threat to their realm.