Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Millions: Most Anticipated Books -- The Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview

 Just posting this out of interest and so I'll have a record to go back to later.  The full story is at The Millions' website - I'm just listing here.  Will I read any of these? If they have a star * by them, then let's just say I'm very interested and will probably be investigating further.   Sheesh - there are a LOT here I want to look at!

California by Edan Lepucki: -- ordered. But not because of the hype or Colbert's campaign, which I applaud. 

  *Motor City Burning by Bill Morris
 The Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique:
 Friendship by Emily Gould
 * Last Stories and Other Stories by William T. Vollmann *
 High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire
 The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

*  Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Panic in a Suitcase by : Yelena Akhtiorskaya
 * The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil -- actually, this is Powell's upcoming Indiespensable pick and I'm sooo excited!

* Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

* We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas:  I already have an ARC of this one, courtesy of Indiespensable.
 Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
 The Kills by Richard House: I attempted this one last year. Loved the first book, started the second one and then stuff was going on so I put it aside. I'll give it another go this year.
  Before, During, After by Richard Bausch
 * Your Face In Mine by Jess Row
 Flings by Justin Taylor
 * Augustus by John Williams
Alfred Ollivant’s Bob, Son of Battle by Lydia Davis - I will definitely be buying this for a little boy I know.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Secret Place by Tana French
*The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
 Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - Preordered eons ago!
* The Children Act by Ian McEwan
10:04 by Ben Lerner
* Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel
* The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
Wittgenstein, Jr. by Lars Iyer

The Emerald Light in the Air by Donald Antrim
* Hold the Dark by William Giraldi
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas -- already have a copy
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg
Happiness: Ten Years of n+1,  by Editors of n+1
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
* My Life as a Foreign Country by Brian Turner
Wallflowers: Stories by Eliza Robertson
* On Bittersweet Place by Ronna Wineberg.
 * The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
 How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
On Immunity: An Innoculation by Eula Biss

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
cover* The Peripheral by William Gibson
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Dan by Joanna Ruocco
* A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Citizen by Claudia Rankine -
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Reunion by Hannah Pittard
A Different Bed Every Time by Jac Jemc
  * 300,000,000 by Blake Butler
Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke
 Quick Kills by Lynn Lurie
* Limonov by Emmanuel Carrère
The Heart Is Strange by John Berryman
* The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
 Hiding in Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah -- A maybe, only because I haven't cracked open the trilogy by Farah that I already own!

* The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford:
 Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet
 Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter
* Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare
 * A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
 Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro
Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles d’Ambrosio
Why Religion is Immoral: And Other Interventions by Christopher Hitchens -- another preordered eons ago
* The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Mehgan Daum

* The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya
* Skylight by José Saramago

The rest of the article goes on into 2015, but I'll be stopping here.   

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