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'The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia'

'The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia' Credit: "The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia"

With thousands of books released every year, it's hard to reduce it to a short list of tomes that will interest a wide group of people. And since we're highlighting just six books, it became even more difficult. But we here at amNewYork have dug through the upcoming titles and found some books that we think will appeal a broad spectrum of readers.

THRILLER

'The Fifth Assassin'
Brad Meltzer
Jan. 15
One of our favorite thriller writers, and the host of "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" on History Channel, is back with his latest page-turner involving a conspiracy between presidential assassins.

ESSAYS

'Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls'
David Sedaris
April 23
In Sedaris' latest collection, he looks at a variety of topics, from French dentists to a Costco in North Carolina to toilets in China. That doesn't even begin to explain the title of the book.

HORROR

'Dr. Sleep'
Stephen King

Sept. 24
The horror writer extraordinaire turns out a sequel to one of his most beloved books, "The Shining," featuring young Dan Torrance, the kid from original book, all grown up and dealing with some new supernatural mayhem.

GEEK CULTURE

'The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia'
Edited by Patrick Thorpe
Jan. 29
Dig deep into the history of one of the most popular video game series of all time, with this new tome that features a chronology, tons of historical information and a bonus comic story.

FICTION

'And the Mountain Echoed'
Khaled Hosseini

May 21
From the author of "The Kite Runner and "A Thousand Splended Suns" comes this novel that he describes as "a multigenerational family story revolving around brothers and sisters," according to his website.

NONFICTION

Untitled book about President Barack Obama
Chuck Todd

April 9
NBC News' Chief White House Correspondent takes a look at the president's first term and his successful re-election bid.

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