Reading in 2013

Posted by on January 7th, 2013

As I said a couple of posts below this one, I want to try to read more this year than I managed in 2012. I have no idea whether that will happen or not, but here’s a list of the novels being published this year that I’m already looking forward to. These are the ones I’m pretty much certain to be buying and reading:


Gun Machine, by Warren Ellis
Adam Robots: Short Stories, by Adam Roberts
First Novel, by Nicholas Royle


Harvest, by Jim Crace


Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Poppet, by Mo Hayder
We Are Here, by Michael Marshall


NOS4R2, by Joe Hill
Mayhem, by Sarah Pinborough


The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes
The Twelve Children of Paris, by Tim Willocks


The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest


Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H Cook


The Cry, by Helen Fitzgerald
Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

Which is only what leaps out at me from what I know about – but it isn’t a bad list to be getting on with. I’m planning to keep track of what I do read here at pinterest, just as I did last year, basically because it’s a lot prettier to look at than Goodreads. I’ve already read A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness; I read it as an ebook, but it was so brilliant I immediately went out and bought a signed hardback (it was just what the shop had), because I wanted a physical copy to keep. And I’ve already started Gun Machine, which is fantastic so far. So the year is starting well.

[Edit to add: and if there are any upcoming books you think I’ll enjoy, based on the above, feel free to let me know in the comments.]

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