These are the books jostling for my attention at the moment:
The Twelve by Justin Cronin – I am super-excited about the sequel to The Passage, which was one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read.
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen – a dystopian psychological thriller which sounds exactly my cup of tea.
Love Slave by Jennifer Spiegel – This description reeled me in: Sybil is a columnist for ‘New York Shock’, a chatty rag in which she writes a column called “Abscess” — a wound that never heals.
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon – I feel like if I keep trying, I’ll eventually ‘get’ Michael Chabon.
My Heart is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart –a book of essays by the guy who started Found Magazine. I read the first essay in The Paris Review and it was fantastic – surprising, funny, sad and full of humanity. Plus, I LOVE the title.
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle – One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest meets The Shining. It might be too scary for me!
The Investigation by Philippe Claudel – I’d like to read more books from non-English speaking writers and this Kafkaesque parody looks really interesting.
Dare Me by Megan Abbott – I’m currently reading and loving Abbott’s novel The End of Everything, and her new books is set in the glamorous and bitchy world of cheerleading. I read a tweet describing it as Nabokov meets Bring it On. So bring it on!
My Place by Sally Morgan – In November I’m sharing some classic West Australian books on We Love Perth. This is a book I’ve always wanted to read, and I’m lagging behind on my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge so this fits the bill perfectly.
All That I Am by Anna Funder – our next book club book, and also part of my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge.
What books are you planning to read this season?