Wednesday, September 5, 2012

More Fall Books!

A couple of weeks ago I did a fall books post about some of the books I'm excited about this season, but of course as soon as I hit "post" I thought of a whole bunch more that I'm anticipating.  Here's (most of) the rest. Some are reprints or reissues, some are mainstream and some are small press.

Out now and the hipster must-have book of the year is D.T. Max's biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story. I almost want to read this and I've only ever read one of Wallace's books, The Broom of the System, a relatively minor title.  (Penguin)

NYRB Classics is reissuing Kingsley Amis' Booker-Prize winner The Old Devils and it's coming out pretty soon (October 2). This is one of the very last Booker Prize books I have to collect and I can't wait to get it. (NYRB Classics)

Veronique Olmi's Beside the Sea is coming out from Tin House Books, a wonderful small press. Previously it was published by Pereiene Press, a small European house, and was hard to find on this side of the Atlantic. It's a story about a troubled mother who takes her children on a seaside holiday. Look for it October 31. (Tin House Books)

Ludmilla Ulitskaya's latest Daniel Stein, Interpreter, comes out in paperback in early October. If you like first-class literary fiction from the former Soviet Union, you really need to be reading her.  I haven't read this yet (I'm waiting for the paperback) but I've loved everything I've read of hers in the past. (Overlook)

Of course, The Twelve is one of the biggest fall titles, in terms of anticipation and buzz as well as sheer bulk. The sequel to Justin Cronin's smash hit The Passage is every bit as riveting as the first book. It comes out October 16. (Random House)

I'm also very excited about Ian McEwan's latest, Sweet Tooth, about a young woman, an avid reader, recruited to MI5 in 1972 as part of a Cold-War initiative to spy on a writer of interest to the agency. But someone blows her cover- to find out who and why, you'll have to read the book. (Random House)

That's it- I think! Who knows, maybe there will be a Part Three in another couple of weeks.

Have you read any of these yet? Interested in them? What else are you looking forward to?


Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Oh. My. GAWD. The Twelve comes out in October?? I thought it was November! I am so pre-ordering it RIGHT. NOW. Thanks for the heads up!!

Audra said...

The only two I've heard of is Twelve and Sweet Tooth -- I just got an ARC of Sweet Tooth but I'm not that excited -- I didn't like Atonement! -- but I'm VERY keen to read Daniel Stein, Interpreter -- sounds awesome!

bermudaonion said...

Oh, The Twelve is going to be huge!

Marie said...

If you don't want your sweet tooth ARC I'll take it off your hands, LOL!

Alexia561 said...

Still haven't read The Passage yet, as the size is a bit intimidating. Like the sound of Sweet Tooth though! Looks like it will be a great Fall for reading!

Jae said...

Ooh, great post. I'd only heard of a few of these but love discovering new books. Daniel Stein, Interpreter sounds particularly interesting. Can't wait for all the new fall books!

Zibilee said...

Beside the Sea sounds like something that I might really enjoy, and a few of the others look rather good as well! I hope you get the chance to read them all this fall.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

McEwan's book attracts me.

Jeanne said...

I've just been reading DFW's Infinite Jest and it is way more fun than I thought it would be. You should try it! (Try my total immersion method from this week's post about it.) Maybe I'll have to look at this new bio.