Yes, I know it’s January 9, 2015, not quite the beginning of the month when I normally post “get your TBR list ready“, but there have been memes in which I participated asking me to highlight books I’m looking forward to in 2015. Here are a few:
However, I was looking over my Edelweiss account and realized I had 24 books tagged for this month that interested me. Some debuts, some reoccurring authors and some children’s books. I mentioned twelve for January in the previous posts. How could I possibly not include these other six books that caught my eye?
For you new visitors, I post a TBR list at the beginning of each month to get the word out. Mostly they are books by lesser known or debut authors. Or sometimes I just have to gush about a favorite author releasing a new book. Working at a library I see this much too often:
Several bins filled with multiple copies of best selling authors. And that’s all fine and good if you enjoy those reads, but I also want to bring attention to the “less popular” books and encourage my library to get them on the shelves.
So in addition to my three previous posts, here are just six more debuts for January 2015 (all brief blurbs taken from Goodreads, click on the title for more):
The First Bad Man by Miranda July (Jan. 13) “Tender, gripping, slyly hilarious, infused with raging sexual fantasies and fierce maternal love.”
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison (Jan. 20) “A Small Indiscretion fixes an unflinching eye on the power of desire and the danger of obsession as it unfolds the story of one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake.”
A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor (Jan. 20) “A highly charged fiction debut about a young woman in India, and the love that both shatters and transforms her.”
Black River by S. M. Hulse (Jan. 20) “A tense Western and an assured debut, Black River tells the story of a man marked by a prison riot as he returns to the town, and the convict, who shaped him.”
Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm (Jan. 20) “A major debut novel of psychological suspense about a daring art heist, a cat-and-mouse waiting game, and a small-town girl’s mesmerizing transformation.”
The Jaguar’s Children by John Valliant (Jan. 27) “This debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing.”