We're nearly halfway through 2015 (yipes) which means it's time to look at what the second half of the year will bring in terms of publishing. In no particular order, nine books coming up in the rest of 2015 that I can't wait to get my hands on (titles link to listings on Indiebound if you're interested in the full summary or pre-ordering any of the books below):
The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood: When I reviewed Stone Mattress, Atwood's most recent collection of short stories, on Goodreads, I wrote, "I would read IKEA assembly instructions if Atwood wrote them." So obviously I'll read this novel. (Nan A. Talese, September)
The Beautiful Bureaucrat, by Helen Phillips: From the publisher's description: "A young wife's new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in a dazzling first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as "funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it." Yes. Please. (Henry Holt, August)
Multiply Divide: On the American Real and Unreal, by Wendy S. Walters: A collection of essays on American cities and race and safety. Timely, no? (Sarabanda Books, August)
Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age, by Sven Bikerts: The staff at the Graywolf booth at BEA talked this one up to me, and as I am perpetually fascinated by the implications of our device-addicted society, I couldn't pass it up. (Graywolf Press, October)
The Mark and the Void, by Paul Murray: I loved (love love love loved) Murray's debut novel, Skippy Dies, so I was super-extra-double excited to grab his next book at Book Expo this year. I have no idea what it's about. (FSG, October)
Home Is Burning, by Dan Marshall: It's rare that I get all that excited about a memoir, but the buzz around this one has me, well, buzzing? The story of a grown man who has to return home to care for his aging parents, it promises humor and heart. (Flatiron Books, October)
DC Trip, by Sara Benincasa: Sara is a riot on Twitter, and I expect her novel will be just as much of a delight. Plus, it's set in DC. And I don't live in DC, but I do live close to it, which is sort of the same thing. (Adaptive Books, November)
Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta: I recently read Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie and The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, and I'm excited to pick up this debut novel from another Nigerian voice. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October)
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir, by Maggie Thrash: A graphic memoir about first loves. I'm not particularly well-versed in the graphic memoir genre, but this seemed like an interesting entrypoint.
What are you most excited about in the coming months? What did I miss on my list?
Part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.