There were so many books at BEA!! These are the books I learned about that I thought I'd share with you.
Out now and what everyone is talking about is Harper Lee's mush anticipated Go Set A Watchman. This one is the subject of quite a lot of talk. I think it will make for a good book club discussion just on the publication controversy alone.
I've heard great things about Speak by Louise Hall and very excited to read this novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence.
Among the Ten Thousand Things is another one that's been praised as great for book clubs.
Out in August:
The Beautiful Bureaucrat is mind bending book that keeps you wanting to turn the page.
Lost Canyon has been referred to as Wild meets Deliverance. If you're looking for a suspenseful thriller this may be it.
Out in September:
Personally, Purity is the book I am most anticipating. I just love me some Jonathan Franzen!!
Undermajordomo Minor is another I am highly anticipating. I loved Patrick deWitt's previous novel, The Sisters Brothers, If you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it!
Lauren Groff is another one of my favorites and I can't wait to crack open Fates and Furies.
I really enjoyed The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo and have suggested it to one of my book clubs.
Dietland is up next in my TBR pile and I'm hoping it's as fun as it sounds. It received a lot of praise in the Book Group Speed Dating Panel.
The Mersault Investigation, is the reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims. I'm really looking forward to reading and discussing it along side The Stranger.
I'm really looking forward to The Incarnations. It's been hailed as “China’s Midnight’s Children” (The Independent).
This is Yourb Life, Harriet Chance is another pick from The Book Club Speed Dating Panel. I have just started reading it and am liking it. I'm interested to see where it takes me.
For those of us who came of age with Isadora Wing I'm looking forward to seeing what Erica Jong has to say now 40 years later about this stage of our lives.
I just finished reading an ARC of The Story of My Teeth. It's quite a ride. Highway is quite a character. Parts of it reminded me of Richard Brautigan. In the end I think I really enjoyed it.
For those of us in Southern California I think this book might hit a little close to home, considering the drought we are currently going through. But hey maybe that will make this dystopian novel even more thrilling.
That's where I'll stop for now. Look for my post in late September when I'll go over the secon half of my list of books coming out in October through January.
If you read any of these books or I have missed something that you are really excited about, let us know in the comments.