Saturday, January 3, 2015

Amazing books coming in 2015

Either I need to start reading faster or I need to have stricter standards for what makes it on the TBR list. Gah. They just all look so good. And these are just the titles I have ARCs for-- I think we all know there are some quite wonderful books coming out this year that I DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT YET. Crazy. Okay, I'll be over here reading! 


Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner)
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton (Grand Central)
Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller (Penguin Press)
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Simon & Schuster)
Everlasting Lane by Andrew Lovett (Melville House)
The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant (HMH)
The First Bad Man by Miranda July (Scribner)
The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen (Thomas Dunne Books)
Against the Country by Ben Metcalf (Random House)
Happy Are the Happy by Yasmina Reza (Other Press) 


Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny (Knopf)
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (Riverhead)
He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him by Mimi Baird (Crown)
When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Knopf)
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link (Random House) Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic)
Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries by Ander Monson (Graywolf)
I Am Radar by Reif Larsen (Penguin Press)
The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw (Doubleday)
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth (Picador)
Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland (Flatiron Books)
Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson (The Friday Project)
Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz Carlisle (Gotham)
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman (Ecco)
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne (FSG)
Some Other Town by Elizabeth Collison (Harper Perennial)
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh (Putnam)


The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen (Harper)
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (Simon & Schuster)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin Young Readers)
Hammerhead: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin (Norton)
A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell (Harper)
Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey (Doubleday)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray)
Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Behind Blackfish by John Hargrove (Palgrave)
Aquarium by David Vann (Atlantic Monthly Press)
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Riverhead)
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham (Little, Brown)
Night at the Fiestas: Stories by Kristin Valdez Quade (Norton)
The Unloved by Deborah Levy (Bloomsbury)
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury Kids)
Young Skins: Stories by Colin Barrett (Black Cat)
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman (Wendy Lamb Books)


The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central)
The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits (Doubleday)
The Given World by Marian Palaia (Simon & Schuster)
The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer (Scribner)
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction by Renata Adler (NYRB)
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart (Chronicle)
On the Run by Alice Goffman (Picador)
Smashcut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the '70s & the '80s by Brad Gooch (Harper)


Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith (Knopf)
Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS by Dale Peck (Soho)
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf)
The Messengers by Edward Hogan (Candlewick)


Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg (Grand Central)
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein (Bloomsbury)
Louisa Meets Bear by Lisa Gornick (FSG)


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  2. How about Elle & Coach by Stefany Shaheen coming on Jun 9?

  3. Yes! Super psyched about it. I don't have an advanced copy for it, so I didn't include it in this list, but yes, it looks amazing. Such a great story!