This was a freebie month, so I thought I’d do a little reminder for myself that there were a lot of books published in 2012 that I’d really like to read, maybe before the end of the year. I don’t read a ton of new releases, so I don’t want these to fall under my radar this year:
1. Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth – This one came out in paperback in 2012 (totally counts!) and I love books about language, so of course this one made the list.
2. Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway – There was a lot of praise for this one when it came out, but I never quite got around to reading it. The premise sounds so odd and interesting and indescribable. I like that.
3. The Cove by Ron Rash – This book sounds so good. Set in the Appalachian Mountains during WWI with mythical, larger than life characters. Plus the author is known for his poetic language, something I adore.
4. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling – Of course I’m going to read this book, but I want to wait until all the noise has died down about it. I want to go in with a totally open mind.
5. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – A lot of bloggers I trust have read and loved this book. On the list it goes!
6. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony – I think Vasilly read this and reviewed it and intrigued me. I love stories with unconventional narrative styles and it sounds like this one has it.
7. Seven Houses in France by Bernardo Atxaga – This book is originally published in Euskadi, the Basque language, and while that doesn’t exactly make it necessary to read, it does really intrigue me. The dark humor and satire that the summary promises, though, really does make me want to read it right away.
8. Ghosting by Kirby Gann – I’m obsessed with this cover/title/premise combo. Hopefully the book can live up to it all.
9. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain – I bought this one a while back on a whim. The title and plot sound interesting and I want to compare it with the other Iraq War novel I read this year, The Yellow Birds.
10. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – One person to blame for this one making the list: Chris! He’s been reading it lately and saying how much he loved it.
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