I regularly find myself browsing my shelves or running into favorite books and desperately wishing for a second (or third or fourth) book to dig into. In some cases it hasn’t been long since I read the author’s last work while others have made me wait a few years. Here are a few books that have me (not so) patiently waiting for the author’s next work.
Chad Harbach threw together two of my favorite things (baseball and a small academic setting) in the best way possible with 2012’s The Art of Fielding and has had me waiting for a follow-up since. He reappeared earlier this year with the essay collection MFA vs. NYC, but I’m still anxious for another great story.
I absolutely adored the incredibly unique scrapbook style of 2012’s Girlchild and have recommended it ever since. I have to admit that I’ve done my fair share of checking Edelweiss for Hassman’s name in hopes that she has another book in the works. Hopefully soon!
Not long after writing 2011’s Rules of Civility, Amor Towles released an e-book companion that followed one of the novel’s secondary characters. That’s all great and good, but I’d love to see what else he has cooking.
This is one of my top five books ever. It’s disturbing and twisted in all the right ways and I absolutely need more. Sadly, there hasn’t been any signs of something else to come from Donald Ray Pollock.
I’m not big on series reading and maybe this is why. Where is the last book in this trilogy, Mr. Cronin? When I saw him speak at the National Book Festival last year, he mentioned that the third book should be out “next year”, but I don’t even see it on the horizon through mid-2015. I’m getting sad. And beyond forgetting details.
It’s only been a year since Kent Wascom’s debut and I’m already itching for more. That’s the sign of a great writer, right? The Blood of Heaven was one of the most intricately written books I’ve read in a long time and I can’t wait to see where Ken Wascom goes next.
Which authors have you on the edge of your seat waiting for another book?