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Exciting Reads for 2015

Exciting Reads for 2015

| On 31, Mar 2015

As one month ends and a new one begins, I decided it was time to look at some of the most exciting book releases so far of 2015, and what’s left to come.

WHAT’S BEEN

Amnesia CoverAmnesia by Peter Carey
Released: January 14
Peter Carey has certainly been one of Australia’s most prolific and successful authors. His latest book, Amnesia, is certainly up to date, focusing on cyber hackers and hacktivists. The book looks into Australia’s relationship with the US, whilst staying very firmly rooted in an Australian setting, and works as a blend of the present and the past.

 

 

After Birth CoverAfter Birth by Elisa Albert
Released: February 17
In her third novel, Albert explores an issue not often talked about. Ari, the novel’s protagonist, struggles after giving birth to her son, fighting with the urge to always be near him and the freedom she feels when he is at childcare. This novel talks about the loneliness of after-birth, an inexplicable feeling, discusses feminism, female relationships, and is an overall triumph.

 

 

The Buried Giant coverThe Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Released: March 3
Best known for his novel Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro has waited ten years to publish his new book. It’s a change of genre for the author, with The Buried Giant erring on the side of fantasy as it follows a couple in search of their son, a child they have not seen in years. With the allure of Ishiguro’s past writing to entice you, it’s well worth a read.

 

 

WHAT’S TO COME

Fig coverFig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
Release Date: April 7
Looking at Fig’s life from six to nineteen, Fig explores the protagonist’s complex relationship with her schizophrenic mother as she tries to come to terms with her own mental illness. Dealing with subject matter not often aired, this novel, written in a tangle between reality and fantasy, is bound to tug on some hearts.

 

 

Jonathan Franzen

Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Release Date: September
Franzen has remained virtually quiet on the details of his upcoming novel, Purity. Speculations abound, all the information that has been released thus far is of the protagonist, a woman named Purity (or Pip, apparently), who is on the search for her father’s identity.

 

 

 

Harry Potter cover

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Release Date: October 6
For those of us who are feeling nostalgic, Bloomsbury has announced they will be releasing a completely illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. While the book has been around for a long while, this new edition is bound to attract fans old and new (myself included) as an invaluable addition to any good Harry Potter collection.