Danielle posted a Thursday Thirteen tonight on the mysteries she'd like to read this year, which has prompted me to list the 13 new books I'm most anticipating in 2009.
At the top of the list:
Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs.
It won't be published until September, though, when two others I'm eager to read come out:
Anne Tyler's Noah's Compass
Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood.
By the time my book-buying moratorium ends in May, the following will be available:
Robert Boswell's Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book
Margaret Drabble's The Pattern in the Carpet (a UK publishing date)
Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall (a UK publishing date)
Garald Kolpan's Etta: A Novel
Brad Gooch's bio Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Reif Larsen's Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Chimananda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck comes out in June, Kazuo Ishiguro's Nocturnes comes out in the UK in the spring and the US in the fall, and a new Michael Cunningham is due at some point during the year.
What new books are you most excited about this year?