Friday, December 27, 2013

Looking Ahead to 2014: 20 From the To-Be-Read Pile

Yesterday, I told you where I've been; today, it's a look ahead to books which will be published in the next twelve months.  Here are 20 books from the To-Be-Read pile which have my undivided interest.  Bear in mind the ever-towering, always-growing TBR stack also includes dozens of titles from 2013 which I haven't yet found time to read.  So, will I actually be able to read all of the following books in 2014?  Weatherman says, fair to partly cloudy.  Another note: I'm only including those books which I actually have in my possession (e-galleys and advance reading copies); there are plenty of other books on the horizon which will undoubtedly be added to the stack once I get my hands on them.

And now, without further ado, here are the 2014 books which have bubbled to the top of the TBR pile, in approximate order of their release:

Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor

The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes

The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert

The Bear by Claire Cameron

Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Byrd by Kim Church

Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman

Acts of God by Ellen Gilchrist

Updike by Adam Begley

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Between Wrecks by George Singleton

Wynne’s War by Aaron Gwyn

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas


  1. Hey, David, I'm three books ahead of you! (Can't say that about your 2013 list...) I adored Timothy Schaffert's SWAN GONDOLA!

  2. Wow, I am jealous, you have a great selection there!