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How has your winter reading gone? I feel like mine has been quite successful. I’ve had a few books that I absolutely loved and a few that I couldn’t finish, with a whole lot falling in the “really enjoyed” category. That slumpy feeling was never with me for more than a few days and all that adds up to a victory in my eyes. And now, as the days lengthen and the trees are beginning to bud, it’s time to turn to a wonderful crop of new spring releases. Today I’m joining Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and many other bloggers in sharing some of the books I’m most looking forward to reading this spring. Be prepared, your “to be read” list is going to explode!
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Riverhead Books (4/3)
– Come on! It’s Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings.
– Story of a mentor/mentee relationship.
– A timely novel of the feminist movement today.
How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister
– Humorous take on a timely topic.
– Teacher falsely accused in a school shooting.
– Wiley Cash endorsement, “…a blistering indictment of America’s insanity…”
And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell
Little, Brown & Company (4/10)
– Memoir of unanticipated motherhood.
– On being a mother before feeling like a grown up.
– Brutally honest.
Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (4/10)
– Dysfunctional family of three siblings.
– Adult children trying to know their mother’s story.
– Fannie Farmer cookbook tie in.
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofjia Stefanovic
– Memoir of an immigrant experience.
– Called “dark, funny and tender.”
– A woman inside Yugoslavia’s collapse.
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
– Dual timeline story.
– Coming-of-age in 1960’s London.
– The one love story that most matters.
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Ballentine Books (5/1)
– Trusted author in Paula McLain.
– Returns to the life of Ernest Hemingway featured in The Paris Wife.
– Story of journalist Martha Gellhorn’s relationship with him.
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
– Story of a woman in prison.
– A mother’s life gone awry.
– “..audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined…”
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
– Lots of early buzz about this book.
– A debut.
– A woman raising two babies, one white, one black.
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Riverhead Books (5/15)
– A story of four unlikely friends.
– World of musicians is foreign to me, making it fun.
– A debut and that cover!
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (5/15)
– Story of evolving friendship between two boys.
– Mystery of what happened in the story’s 10 year gap.
– Released a year ago in Britain and was a hit there.
Little Disasters by Randall Klein
– Two young couples’ lives colliding.
– An affair?
– A debut testing the bonds of love and family.
Early June Releases
Florida by Lauren Groff
Riverhead Books (6/5)
– Loved Groff’s Fates and Furies.
– Trying short stories with a trusted author.
– I was born in Florida, and would like to know it better.
In the Distance With You by Carla Guelfenbein
Other Press (6/5)
– A Chilean literary thriller.
– Three lives intertwined with an aging author’s.
– Spanning the 50’s to modern day.
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Atria Books (6/5)
– Hello? Beartown!
– I usually don’t do sequels, but for this I will.
– New story around Amat, Benji and a few new characters.
What spring releases are you most looking forward to?
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Cathy Johnson says
Great list! Love and Ruin just got added to my wishlist.
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
I want to read several of those including How to Be Safe.
That one sounds so interesting. Let me know if you read it.
No surprise, we definitely have some upcoming reads in common, Susie – yay! I have to say that In the Distance With You is completely new to me and it looks SO GOOD; I’m going to try to get a copy. What a great list!
I saw that one in with one of those book roll outs that Beth Fish Reads does from time to time. It’s a book in translation and I haven’t done one of those for a while.
We have several of the same Susie! I really really like the sound of Little Disasters and headed right to Edelweiss and requested. I’m saving Us Against You for my vacation read next week and I can’t wait!! I’m hoping Go Ask Fannie will be a sleeper hit, it sounds good but I’m always aware of the potential for those kinds to totally flop
I’m jealous. I was denied Us Against You on EW and am on a wishlist on NG. Very frustrating!
I heard about “Us Against You” just last week and was able to get a pre-order hold in at the library. I’m greatly anticipating that!
My hold list at the library in enormous but there are a couple here I want to look into: “The Only Story” for one.
My local library will not let you put holds on books until they’re released and I find that so frustrating that I usually don’t even bother.
Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages says
I haven’t read any of these but I have heard good things about Tin Man. I really hope to pick it up at some point 🙂
Nice list! I hope you get to read all of these soon 🙂
My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/03/fifteen-diverse-ya-contemporary-books-written-by-diverse-female-authors-on-my-spring-tbr/
Like the List. Thanks! I’m likely going to read the Rachel Kushner novel, as well as Paula McLain’s and Julian Barnes. Wow a lot of these look good. I better pick up my slow pace.
I’m so hoping that Paula McLain book lives up to the level of her earlier books.
Aj @ Read All The Things! says
How To Be Safe sounds amazing. I have the UK edition of Tin Man sitting on my TBR shelf. I needed it because it sounded unusual. I hope you enjoy all these books!
Ah, thanks, AJ. We’ll both need to read Tin Man soon.
Helen Murdoch says
This list looks good, but I haven’t heard of the books! How embarrassing.
No worries! They’re all new.
I am lost at Fannie Farmer cookbook tie in. This makes my day! My mom and I have a deep love for Fannie. now to go back to the rest of the list and ooh and ah and add all the things to my TBR.
You definitely need to get a copy of Go Ask Fannie then. I remember the book being around, but not using it. It looks like a fun read.
And Now We Have Everything is on my list too. I’m really interested in her experience with young motherhood.