Ted Chiang’s second collection is coming out in May.
Personally, I’m anticipating the March release of Tiamat’s Wrath by James S.A. Corey dramatically more than anything that’s actually on this list.
You guessed it...Frank Stallone
The Winds Of Winter 2929
Coming in 20never - Pat Rothfuss’ “The Doors of Stone”.
Don Winslow’s incredible Cartel Trilogy comes to a close this February with “The Border”, recommend keeping an eye on that one
Can we put The Winds of Winter on this list, because you know us ASOIAF fans enjoy a little self-loathing masochism.
Winslow is just a really good, underappreciated master of noir. His writing is taunt and propulsive and can frequently be (although not in these drug war books, which read more like highly-researched journalism filtered through fiction) surprisingly witty.
GOLDEN STATE by Ben H. Winters. Author of The Last Policeman Trilogy.
Impossible Owls - Brian Phillips
I second Severance, it’s the most unusual book I’ve read all year and I just loved it. In fact I ordered a copy so I can read it again (my first go-round was borrowed audio).
Yes, this was absolutely fantastic. So well done.
AV Club sure loves it some Ottessa Moshfegh. The fascination will forever elude me.
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation was my fave this year. The psychiatrist was awesome, as was the friend. I lived in NYC in the time period mentioned and I had a premonition of the obviously foreshadowed end. But when it came it him me like a ton of bricks. Absurd, sad, beautiful.
Florida was really great. I grew up there, and her short stories definitely captured its spirit. I also liked this year’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, and, on the YA side of things, Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman and The Dark Descent of…
I have Circe but haven’t read it yet. I read Miller’s Song of Achilles earlier this year and loved it. For anyone considering Circe, put that one on your list as well.
I was looking for Benjamin’s book here! Really enjoyed it. That and Circe were top of my list this year.
I loved GNOMON. I felt like it completely outpaced my ability to keep up with it, but in a really agreeable way. Definitely one I look forward to reading again.