Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Books of 2012

I can only hope that 2012 will prove just as good a year as 2011 has been as far as reading books is concerned. I already have some of the books that will come out in the next few months, some of which I’ve already mentioned in my A Year in Reading post. The list that follows is divided into three parts consisting: A) Of the books that I already have; B) Of those that I expect to get; and, C) Of the ones that I haven’t been able to read last year. So, here we go:


Hilda Twongyeirwe – I Dare to say. It comes out on the 1st of February.
Parker Bilal – The Golden Scales. It comes out on the 6th of February.
Lisa Gardner – Catch Me. It comes out on the 7th of February.
David Constantine – The Pillars of Hercules. It comes out on the 6th of March.
Riikka Pulkkinen – True. It comes out on the 20th of March.
Dave Thompson – Hearts of Darkness. It comes out on the 27th of March.
Joseph Wambaugh – Harbor Nocturne. It comes out on the 3rd of April.
Sayed Kashua – Second Person Singular. It comes out on the 3rd of April.
Donna Leon – Beastly Things. It comes out on the 17th of April.
Roddy Doyle – A Greyhound of a Girl. It comes out on the 1st of May.


Harlan Coben – Stay Close. It comes out on the 20th of March.
David Baldacci – The Innocent. It comes out on the 17th of April.
John Sandford – Stolen Prey. It comes out on the 14th of May.
Jeffery Deaver – XO. It comes out on the 12th of June.
Kathy Reichs – Bones Are Forever. It comes out on the 21st of August.
Jo Nesbo – Phantom. It comes out on the 4th of September.


George R.R. Martin – A Clash of Kings. I’m currently reading it.
Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis – The Boy in the Suitcase. I’m currently reading it.
Roberto Bolaño – Amulet. I’m currently reading it.
Jose Saramago – The Elephant’s Journey
Don DeLillo – The Angel Esmeralda
Lars Kepler – The Hypnotist
Miyuki Miyabe – ICO: Castle in the Mist
Miyuki Miyabe – Brave Story
Yu Hua – Brothers
Hakkan Nesser – The Unlucky Lottery
P.D. James – Death Comes to Pemberley
Michele Halberstadt – Pianist in the Dark
Orhan Pamuk – The White Castle
Taichi Yamada – I Haven’t Dreamed of Flying for a While
Kyung-Soon Shin – Please Look After Mom
Colm Toibin – The Empty Family
Dai Sijie – Once on a Moonless Night
Mikkel Birkegaard – The Library of Shadows
Arnaldur Indridason – Hypothermia
Elif Shafak – The Bastard of Istanbul
Gillian Flynn – Dark Places
Yukio Mishima – The Decay of the Angel
Roddy Doyle – Bullfighting
Yrsa Sigurdardottir – Last Rituals
Alexander Maksik – You Deserve Nothing
Arne Dahl – Misterioso
K.O. Dahl – The Fourth Man
Various Authors – Las Vegas Noir. I’m currently reading it.
Various Authors – Bangkok Noir
Various Authors – Mexico City Noir
Various Authors – Barcelona Noir
Koji Suzuki – Dark Water
Carlos Fuentes – Happy Families
Kjell Eriksson – The Princess of Burundi
Tishani Doshi – The Pleasure Seekers
Liza Marklund – The Bomber
Ake Edwardson – Sun and Shadow
Paul Auster – Timbuktu
John Banville – The Infinities
Arturo Perez-Reverte – The Painter of Battles
Junichiro Tanizaki – Quicksand
Natsume Sōseki – Kusamakura
Natsume Sōseki – Sanshiro
Mari Akasaka – Vibrator
Mitsuyo Kakuta – Woman on the Other Shore
Leonardo Padura – Havana Black
Arthur Spevak – Honor & Entropy
Tomas Eloy Martinez - Purgatory

Of course these are not the only books I’m going to read. Everything depends on the when, the where and the why, or probably I should say, the mood. However, I’d dare state that all of the above will be part of my “have read” list at the end of the year.

P.S. Publication dates refer to the U.S. market

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