Here are a couple of my favorite places to find links to the biggest coming soon titles:
- PW's Most Anticipated Books of Spring
- The Millions Great 2015 Preview (it goes month by month for the entire year!)
- Publisher's Lunch Book Buzz titles for Spring/Summer
- The Early Word Coming Soon list (scroll down to find it in the right gutter )
- Reader's Advisor Online Coming Soon archive (lists are constantly added and it includes fiction, nonfiction, and all ages)
So there are your links, now on to today's discussion. What books are you most excited for in the coming months?
I'll go first.
Of course, as a huge Kate Atkinson fan who also considered Life After Life the very best book of 2013, I am trembling with joy at the May release of the companion novel, A Life in Ruins.
I am also very excited about Joyce Carol Oates' new novel Jack of Spades (May). From the book jacket:
From one of the most inimitable writers of our generation, Jack of Spadesis an exquisite, psychologically complex thriller about the opposing forces within the mind of one ambitious writer, and the line between genius and madness.
Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his twenty-eight mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly thirty countries, and he has a top agent and publisher in New York. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym “Jack of Spades,” he writes another string of novels—dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic. These are novels that the refined, upstanding Andrew Rush wouldn’t be seen reading, let alone writing. Until one day, his daughter comes across a Jack of Spades novel that he has carelessly left out and begins to ask questions. Meanwhile, Rush receives a court summons in the mail explaining that a local woman has accused him of plagiarizing her own self-published fiction. Rush’s reputation, career, and family life all come under threat—and unbidden, in the back of his mind, the Jack of Spades starts thinking ever more evil thoughts.
On a less "literary" bent Ernest Cline's new SF novel Armada (July) is also piquing my interest.
Now it's your turn. For today's Monday Discussion, which upcoming releases are you most anticipating.
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