The summer is just about halfway over, and — perhaps more momentously — so is the year. We’re halfway through 2013 — isn’t that crazy? For those in the bookish and publishing communities, this halfway point in the year may mean many things, but it mostly means we get to look forward to the second half of the year’s book releases! Luckily, The Millions blog has catalogued the second half of 2013’s most anticipated books. And this post is a doozy! There are a ton of books on this list, categorized according to the month in which they are released, and if you can’t find something that you’d like to read here then I don’t know what you’re doing reading this blog.
One of the books on this list that I’m looking forward to is Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. As some of you may know, Rakoff passed away earlier this year. But he finished this book before he did. David Rakoff is one of my favorite people. If you’ve ever heard him speak on This American Life or have read anything he’s written, then you might know why I feel that way. Last year I read his book, Half Empty, and enjoyed every last word of it. Although this new novel of his is written entirely in verse, and I’m not sure that’s something I will enjoy, I am willing to try this book out because I just love David Rakoff.
On the list is Aimee Bender’s newest collection of stories, The Color Master, which I think I already posted about here. It sounds really interesting, so I’ll probably be checking that out as well. There are so many awesome-sounding books on this list and, as you scroll through, the list might seem endless. What an exciting prospect for a reader!
What titles on this list are you interested in? Are there some upcoming book releases that didn’t make this list? Share in the comments!
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