This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by The Broke and Bookish, is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year. This was a fun list to compile! I’m mostly a backlist, free-range reader. But since I work at a public library, I do have access to new books as soon as my library can acquire them and put them in the system. Some of my favorite authors are coming out with books this fall, so without further ado, here’s my list!
- Hunger by Roxane Gay. I’ll read anything by her, and this is about body image/weight/food issues, which is something I’ve dealt with my whole life. It’s a no-brainer for me. I’ll probably buy it.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I know almost nothing about this except it’s set in Russia in the 1920s. All I need to know is that Amor Towles wrote it. I LOVED his first novel, Rules of Civility. This man can write.
- Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. Semple is a funny, quirky writer and I really enjoyed Where’d You Go, Bernadette? That’s enough for me.
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Whitehead is such a fantastic writer, and many trusted sources have said that this one is amazing. I can’t wait.
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Family Saga! Ann Patchett! SOLD!
- Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole. Having recently become a Teju Cole fan, I’m delighted to know that he’s coming out with a book of essays.
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. This one is not slated to come out until 2017 but this is my list, so I make the rules. I can’t wait to see what the master of the short story does with a novel.
- The Mothers by Brit Bennett. From the Goodreads blurb: “Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition.” Looks good!
- Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. Atwood’s revisioning of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. I am so there for this.
- Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham. I love fluffy celebrity autobiographies! And I love Gilmore Girls!
So what books are you looking forward to in the next six months? Go ahead, make my TBR even longer!