There's so many good books that have come out or are coming out recently (and quite a few that came out a good while ago)...here's some that I am particularly coveting.

Tomorrow's Eve by Villiers de l'Isle Adam (1886)

19th century science fiction. :)

Moods by Louisa May Alcott (1865)

One of Alcott's works that is distinctly NOT like Little Women.

Beaufort 1849 by Karen Lynn Allen (2011)

Semi-local interest historical fiction.

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (2005)

Myth retelling with a literary, feminist angle.

In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood (2011)

I'm trying to keep nonfiction off this list, but this one looks too awesome! Just mention Victorian sci-fi and I'm there.

Candor by Pam Bachorz (2009)

YA + planned society = excellent.

Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell (2010)

My mom and I do historical re-enacting, and there's not many books related at all to it.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1982)

Who doesn't need a good feminist retelling of Arthurian legends?

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (2011)

Love Bray, and it's an interesting premise for a plot. I'm anticipating funny.

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card (1999)

Fairytale retelling!
The Stone Key by Isobelle Carmody (2008)

The Obernewtyn series is fantastic.
Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona (2011)

A novel regarding Voltaire and the Enlightenment? One of my favorite authors + one of my favorite historical periods?
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (1998)

Interesting premise for a historical/alternate history novel.
Zadayi Red by Caleb Fox (2009)

Retelling of a Cherokee myth.
Tales for Transformation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1999)

I love Goethe.

The Line by Teri Hall (2010)

I also love dystopias.
Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge (2011)

Fly by Night was one of my favorite seventh-grade books.

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (2011)

Retelling of an Arthurian legend.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)

Dystopia again! Only this one looks more literary than most.

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (2011)

Back to YA dystopias.

World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler (2007)

Sci-fi with an ulterior purpose and written by a non-fiction author.

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (1956)

A myth retelling by the author of Out of the Silent Planet and The Chronicles of Narnia.

A Man of Parts by David Lodge (2011)

It's about H.G. Wells. I love H.G. Wells. I wonder if it's as amazing as The Map of Time?
The Postmortal by Drew Magary (2011)

A pre-apocalyptic novel?!

The Unidentified by Rae Mariz (2010)

Another YA dystopia.

My Bonny Light Horseman by L.A. Meyer (2008)

I love the Bloody Jack series.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (2010)

Sci-fi with an African angle? Sounds great.
Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards (2010)

Another love-the-cover, and an interesting plot for historical fiction.

The Last Matriarch by Sharman Apt Russell (2000)

North American prehistoric fiction endorsed by a university press.

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (2011)

Tired of YA dystopias yet?

Cartwheels in a Sari by Jayanti Tamm (2009)

Religious cult-like memoir. Excellent.

The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya (2000)

Translated dystopia, from NYRB.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (2011)

Another love-the-cover, and it looks enchanting.

Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat (2010)

French sci-fi, plus I love the cover.

The Mabinogion Tetralogy by Evangeline Walton (2001)

The actual Mabinogion is on my TBR list. (Edit: Have now read The Mabinogion and enjoyed it.)

Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware (2011)

Interesting historical fiction story again.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn (2010)

A dystopia that appears to have a deeper societal meaning.

Robocalypse by Daniel Wilson (2011)

I've heard too many good things about this one to not want to read it.

1 comment:

  1. I love Frances Hardinge!! I read Fly By Night and The Lost Conspiracy and loved them both! I haven't heard of Fly Trap, and now that is going on my to-read list, where it belongs :D Good wishlist!