Thanks to grad school, I’m a little behind on my reading and I am trying to keep up with all of the amazing books that are coming out and/or have already come out. Below are 5 books I can’t wait to read. They aren’t all new releases, but they are all on my radar. If you’ve already read any of them, let me know what you think!
*All quotes from Goodreads.
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen – “In this intricate novel of psychological suspense, a fatal discovery near the high school ignites a witch-hunt in a Southeast Texas refinery town, unearthing communal and family secrets that threaten the lives of the town’s girls.” For full synopsis, visit Goodreads.
The Marble Orchard by Alex Taylor – “An engrossing and tragic literary thriller that evokes the sinister realism of Cormac McCarthy and the inescapable family bonds of Daniel Woodrell,The Marble Orchard tells the story of Beam, the black sheep of the Sheetmire family, a large and entrenched rural Kentucky clan. Beam finds himself on the run after killing a man who was trying to rob him, a man who turns out to be the son of Loat Duncan, a powerful local businessman and cold-blooded killer.” For full synopsis, visit Goodreads.
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on Their Decision Not To Have Kids by Meghan Daum – “In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood.” For full synopsis, visit Goodreads.
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson – “Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America’s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the ’90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place, with a break-out voice that’s nothing less than extraordinary.” For the full synopsis, visit Goodreads.
The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield – “What if the place you called ‘home’ happened to be a funeral home? Kate Mayfield explores what it meant to be the daughter of a small-town undertaker in this fascinating memoir evocative of Six Feet Under and The Help, with a hint of Mary Roach’s Stiff.” Thanks to The Gilmore Guide to Books for the recommendation. For the full synopsis, visit Goodreads.