Woo, new books! Although I’m not as on top of upcoming new releases as I’ve been in year’s past, I’ve still been keeping a short list of titles I’m excited about as I come across them. The list is a mix — books I’ve pre-ordered, books I’ve requested for review consideration, and books I’ve just made a note to look for at the library after the publication date.
Since I know others are interested in what’s coming out in the next few months, I thought I’d try to do a semi-monthly feature on some of the books that have caught my eye. As you’ll see, it’s a pretty eclectic list.
Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin – A memoir about Ptacin’s unexpected pregnancy and unexpected medical diagnosis paralleled with her mother’s story of losing a son to a drunk driver. (January 12, Soho Books)
American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis – “A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity” sounds right up my alley. (January 12, Doubleday)
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry – A trusted reader friend, I honestly can’t remember who, gushed about this book. When I saw it described as “Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife” I was sold. (January 26 from Razorbill)
Why We Write About Ourselves edited by Meredith Maran – A collection of essays by popular memoirists about the origins of their memoirs. I love stories behind stories, so I think this could be cool. (January 26 from Plume)
Girl Through Glass: A Novel by Sari Wilson – “An enthralling literary debut that tells the story of a young girl’s coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet – a story of obsession and the quest for perfection, trust and betrayal, beauty and lost innocence.” Sold. (January 26 from Harper)
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee – A sensation of the Paris Opera is offered the role of a lifetime, only to discover it’s based on a secret she’s been hiding. (February 2, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer – Short stories set in the world of the Lunar Chronicles, some previously published and some new. (February 2, Feiwel & Friends)
While the City Slept by Eli Sanders – “A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping account of one young man’s path to murder—and a wake-up call for mental health care in America.” Yes, please. (February 2, Viking)
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri – A memoir about the author’s challenge learning a different language by immersing herself in the language. (February 9, Knopf)
The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann – A journalist and hospice volunteer examines what dying well means in America. After Being Mortal, I’m curious to read more on this question. (February 16, Beacon Press).
So there you are, 10 books coming out in the next two months that have me curious. What titles would you add to the list?