The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. Imagine being a minister of faith and being asked to recruit non-believers from another planet.
Another Day in the Death of America. There are gun deaths in America on any given day. This book is a commentary about the gun culture that the Second Ammendment so closely protects. The date is November 23rd, 2013. There were 10 random kids who died of gun-related injuries. These are their stories.
Ruby. Small town Texas. Girl with a disturbing past and the boy who pined for the girl on the run.
The Improbability of Love. It starts with a painting found in the trash and the woman who will find herself in possession of what the London Art world decidedly covets.
Possession. There’s romance. There’s history. There are poets. I’m sold.
The Morning They Came For Us. The start of the long, bloody war in Syria.
The Wangs vs. The World. A once affluent family suddenly found themselves in a reversal of fortune travelling the United States in search of a new life.
Autumn. I’m not gonna lie, the synopsis is as vague as they come. But hey, it’s Ali Smith, so yeah.
New World Fairy Tales. It looks creepy but I’m wholly intrigued.
What’s on your list?