Best New Books – Spring 2014: New Novels & Recommendations

Underdog Literature Best Novels 2014 Spring WordPress
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Here are 15 books that caught my interest lately.

Fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention…

all published between January and June 2014.

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01: MAXWELL NEELY-COHEN, “Echo of the Boom”, 456 pages, April 2014.

Echo of the Boom

02: PETER MATTHIESSEN, “In Paradise”, 256 pages, January 2014.

In Paradise

03: SIRI HUSTVEDT, “The Blazing World”, 368 pages, March 2014.

The Blazing World

04: AARON THIER, “The Ghost Apple”, 304 pages, March 2014. [Satire]

The Ghost Apple

05: TED THOMPSON, “The Land of Steady Habits”, 272 pages, March 2014.

The Land of Steady Habits: A Novel

06: KEVIN BROCKMEIER, “A few Seconds of radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade”, 208 pages, January 2014. [Memoir / Coming-of-Age / Cultural Studies]

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

07: SHANE KUHN, “The Intern’s Handbook”, 288 pages, April 2014. [Corporate Satire / Thriller / Dystopia]

The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

08: NNEDI OKARAFOR, “Lagoon”, 320 pages, April 2014. [Science Fiction; Nigeria]

Lagoon

09: ROBERT GLANCY, “Terms & Conditions”, 272 pages, February 2014 [Satire]

Terms & Conditions

10: LESLIE JAMISON, “The Empathy Exams”, 256 pages, April 2014. [personal Essays]

The Empathy Exams: Essays

11: NATALIE HAYNES, “The Amber Fury”, 307 pages, February 2014. [Mainstream / Suspense]

The Amber Fury

12: COURTNEY C. STEVENS, “Faking Normal”, 321 pages, February 2014. [Young Adult]

Faking Normal

13: ROBIN HERRERA, “Hope is a Ferris Wheel”, 272 pages, March 2014. [Young Adult]

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

14: JOHN COREY WHALEY, “Noggin”,  356 pages, April 2014. [Young Adult Sci-Fi]

Noggin

15: STEWART FOSTER, “We used to be Kings”, 368 pages, January 2014. [Young Adult]

We Used to Be Kings

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Here are five books that made me curious enough to buy them:

01: SUE MONK KIDD, “The Invention of Wings”, 373 pages, January 2014. [Mainstream / Historical Fiction]

The Invention of Wings

02: JENNIFER CLEMENT, “Prayers for the Stolen”, 224 pages, February 2014.

Prayers for the Stolen

03: WILLY VLAUTIN, “The Free”, 297 pages, January 2014.

The Free

04: GABRIELLE ZEVIN, “The Stories Life of A. J. Fikry”, 230 pages, March 2014. [Mainstream]

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

05: DANAH BOYD, “It’s complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”, 296 pages, February 2014. [Sociology]

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

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