Even as reading becomes a waning hobby, there are some interesting books that will be seen this year. Here’s a look at the top six books we can’t wait to read this year…
1. Blackass (A.Igoni Barrett) March1, 2016 (Fiction)
Blackass is a violent comic satire that triggers everything from race to social media while at the same time penetrating the values society imposes on us by virtue of our physical appearance. Barrett vividly depicts life in modern-day Nigeria and details the hypocritical and code-switching that is unspoken in everyday business.
2. High Dive (Jonathan Lee) March 8, 2016 (Literary Fiction/ Women Fiction)
The story surrounds an assassination plot to take down the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The scene is set in 1984 at a high-end hotel in Brighton, England which offers misfortune, allegiance and a critical moment in the history.
3. The Nest (Cynthia’s D’Aprix Sweeney) March 22, 2016 (Fiction/ Literature)
This is a story about the power of relations, the potentials of companionship, and the customs with which we depend on one another and the ways we let one another down. In this affectionate, amusing, and skilfully written debut, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a noteworthy cast of characters to life to enlighten what money does to relations, ambitions and the burdened yet indestructible ties we share with those we love.
4. LA Rose (Louise Erdrich) May 10, 2016 (Fiction)
The novel opens with a North Dakota man who accidentally shoots and kills his neighbour’s youngest son, who is also his son’s best friend, in 1999 summers. Brilliant and deeply heart-rending, the story is an amalgamation of a delicate bond that surfaces between the two families followed by justice, loss of a loved one and reparation of a human heart.
5. Modern Lovers ( Emma Straub) May 31, 2016 (Fiction/ Literary Fiction)
An extremely entertaining novel centered around a group of tight-knit friends and band mates from college. Now, they are all grown up and are dealing with middle-age issues. This hilarious yet prudent novel indulges into the passion that surrounds everyone’s youth and stays with us even when we get older.
6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part I &II (J.K Rowling) 31st July,2016 (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
Father of three school-going children, being Harry Potter isn’t easy and now that he works as an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, darkness harnesses from unexpected places. While he fight back with a past, his youngest son struggles with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.