Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Reads I'm Anticipating

I've collected a few 2016 galleys here and there, and then there is that one "big book" I don't have yet. Here is what I'm looking forward to reading in the new year.

Hunters in the Dark, by Lawrence Osborne. I don't know what it's about, but if Lawrence Osborne wrote it I want to read it. His last two books The Forgiven and The Ballad of a Small Player were mesmerizing, hypnotic reads. January.

Howard Jacobson's Shylock is My Name is the second of the Hogarth Shakespeare series. He tackles "The Merchant of Venice" and it's sure to be a great read. I'm loving this series, which debuted with Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time and will continue with titles by Margaret Atwood, Edward St. Aubyn, Gillian Flynn and others. February.

Curtis Sittenfeld is one of my favorite modern writers and always comes out with excellent books. Eligible is her retelling of Pride and Prejudice; I'm reading it now and enjoying it. April.

The Big Book I don't have yet is Justin Cronin's City of Mirrors, last book in The Passage Trilogy.

I guess advance copies must be available, because 50+ people already have it on LibraryThing, but I haven't come across one yet and I've been tapping my sources so to speak. But if I don't get an ARC I will get it on pub day for sure! May.

What are you looking forward to in 2016?