Ashley Bell, by Dean Koontz (Bantam, December 8th): This was my first foray into Koontz' work, and it was a riot of a ride. For more: my interview with Dean Koontz about the book, and my review of Ashley Bell.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, by Sarah Knight (Little, Brown and Company, December 29th): Labelled "a practical parody," this little book looks like the kind of self-help I can *truly* get behind. Cannot. Wait.
The Age of Reinvention, by Karine Tull (Atria, December 1st): The teaser for this quotes a proverb: "With a lie you can go very far, but you can never go back." Billed as a Gatsby-esque novel of a character making it in New York on a life built on lies, this will either be excellent or fall flat--I'm hoping for the former.