Thursday, February 28, 2019

What's New on the Bookshelf

I've added a bunch of good-looking books to my shelf over the past month or so. Here are some I'm particularly looking forward to reading.

Herman Koch, author the crazy-good Dinner, has a new book coming from Hogarth in June, The Ditch, about another morally-challenged European and the shenanigans he gets into. I have avoided him since The Dinner made me want to hide under my sofa, but I'm ready to dive back in.

I can't resist Ian McEwan and while spec fic doesn't excite me too much, I haven't read him in a while and want to see what he's up to these days. I gather Machines Like Me, out in April, is about a robot.

The Pisces, by Melissa Broder, is out in paperback now; it's about an unconventional romance between a young woman and a merman. The reviews on it are mixed and polarized, which I love- either way I'm bound to have a strong reaction.

Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli, is kind of a hipster-it-book, "an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border–an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity." It's out in hardcover now and making some serious waves.

Finally when I was in Los Angeles I picked up Blackfish City at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore near San Diego- and what a cool bookstore that was. Blackfish City is a Hugo-nominated science fiction novel about a floating city in the Arctic after climate change has wrought big changes to the world.  I'm looking forward to it.

What's new on your bookshelf?

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Can't wait to read The Ditch, I've enjoyed all the H Koch books so far.