TOP 2016 NON-DEBUT RELEASES I'M ANTICIPATING
I already covered the debuts in a previous list
- •The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (1/5, Doubleday)A bachelor party gone wrong: I've already read this one and it's great
- •My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (1/12, Random House)I've already read this one: Quiet, but emotional and gorgeously written book in a compact package (5 stars).
- •American Housewife by Helen Ellis (1/12, Doubleday)Short stories about the dark side of domesticity, supposedly funny
- •Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon (2/16, Doubleday)Sophomore novel by author of The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress: historical fiction about the crash of the Hindenburg.
- •Tender by Belinda McKeon (2/16, Lee Boudreaux Books)From the debut list of this new imprint: human relationships, lies, betrayals...
- •The Legends Club by John Feinstein (3/1, Doubleday)One of my favorite sports writers on the best coaching rivalry in college basketball (Smith, Coach K, Jim Valvano)
- •The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (3/29, Knopf)Shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize and has already been released in Europe.
- •Burning Down the House by Jane Mendelsohn (3/15, Knopf)Novel about the fall of a wealthy NYC family (and screams "wealthy people behaving badly", one of my favorite reading themes when done well)
- •The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth (4/5, Henry Holt$Nonfiction about the America's first serial killer (in Austin, TX)
- •Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg (4/12, Ecco)"Literary noir" set in Houston, TX...blurbed by Megan Abbott
- •Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips (5/31, Henry Holt)Short stories by the author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, one of my Best Books of 2015