The last 365 days yielded a considerable bounty of great books to get through, and the next 12 months on the calendar promise to be no different. Even though you’re surely sick and tired of reading what people thought about 2013 books while you’re maybe still trying to get through The Flamethrowers or James McBride’s past works before diving into his 2013 National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird, some of these 2014 books might make you consider putting last year’s selections to the side, and living in the now. And since there is so much to chose from when you visit your local bookstore, we picked out 15 coming out in the first half of the new year that have our undivided attention.
On Such a Full Sea, Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead, January 7th)
The author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered gives us a splendidly written dystopian novel that shows an America that fallen apart, hundreds of years in the future.