An article on The Millions (an online book magazine) website caught my attention: “Most Anticipated – The Great Second Half 2014 Book Preview.” So many good books coming soon, but I still have a big stack of summer reading! No matter. As soon as I looked at this list, I began making plans for my holiday shopping. With no reviews read, the two books that most interest me are:
– Ian McEwan’s 13th novel, The Children Act, which addresses whether it’s right for parents to refuse medical treatment for their children based on religious beliefs.
– The Dog by Joseph O’Neill. My interest in O’Neill’s novel is based completely on how much I admired his 2008 book, Netherland. The Dog is about a man who takes a job working as a “family officer” for a family in Dubai.
Here’s the list:
Don’t forget to celebrate National Watermelon Month by eating lots of watermelon and reading The Watermelon Seed, Greg Pizzoli’s awesome book about an alligator who swallows a watermelon seed!
Currently Reading: The Vacationers by Emma Straub (review to come!)