Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mark your literary calendars for the first half of 2013!

Here are some things I am looking forward to in the first half(-ish) of the coming year:

  • The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (January)
  • The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (January)
  • American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson (January)
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (March)
  • Bone and Bread by (Montrealer!) Saleema Nawaz (March)
  • Nocturne by Helen Humphreys (March)
  • A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam (March)
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (March)
  • Z by Therese Anne Fowler (March)
  • The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (April)
  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen (April)
  • All That Is by James Salter (April)
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (April)
  • Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende (April)
  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (April)
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (May)
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (May)
  • Big Brother by Lionel Shriver (June)
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (June)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (June)
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl (August)


  1. Definitely some on my list here!
    Have you heard about the new novel by Sidney Poitier? It's called Montaro Caine and is coming out in May. Sounds intriging.

  2. No! Sounds interesting..... I wonder how to classify it? Sounds part sci-fi, part mystery, but also a bit of a crossover....!