new books 2014

Follow-Up With Your Favorite Authors

new books 2014

As we’re inching closer to Fall, we’re also rounding the corner toward new books from a few of our favorite authors. Let’s take a peek at ten follow-up titles headed our way.

10:04 by Ben Lerner – Spetember 2nd, 2014

Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station earned tons of praise in 2011 and he’s back this year with “a stunning, urgent, and original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire.”

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – September 2nd, 2014

Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Maybe you shared my epic failure in the BEA line for this magic tome or maybe you’re just waiting patiently for September 2nd, but either way I think we’re all excited.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan – September 9th, 2014

There isn’t much that needs to be said about Ian McEwan. He’s Ian McEwan. We can forget about those times when it goes wrong, because when it’s good it’s oh so good.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes – September 16th, 2014

If The Shining Girls had you up at night I suggest you get some rest in now because word on the street is this one cranks up the creep factor to the max.

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood – September 16th, 2014

What is there to say about the incredible Margaret Atwood? Put on your dancing shoes for her first short story collection since 2006!

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters – September 16th, 2014

A big, chunky book full of London and everything we’ve come to expect from Sarah Waters. Is September looking incredible yet or what?

Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich – October 14th, 2014

If you read and loved Rich’s Last Girlfriend on Earth it looks like Spoiled Brats is headed in the same hilarious direction.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – October 28th, 2014

Another chunkster from the author of the much-loved The Crimson Petal and the White, hailed as “a monumental, genre-defying novel over ten years in the making.”

Glow by Ned Beauman – January 20th, 2015

Beauman’s Teleportation Accident (and its beautiful cover) shook things up last year and this time Glow sets out to “uncover the connections between foxes behaving oddly in London, Burmese people going missing, and glow, the newest recreational drug.”

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne – February 3rd, 2015

John Boyne made my list of Popular Authors I’ve Never Read (But Want To) and here he is with another incredible sounding book headed our way before I had a chance to get to one.


Do any of your favorite authors have new books in the works?


  • Eleanor Baggley

    Roll on September! I’m really excited about The Paying Guests. Less so about a new McEwan, there have been a few too many let downs for my liking. We broke up a while ago.

    • September is bananas! I’m such a McEwan sucker, despite his faults. I’m blaming the cover this time and hoping it doesn’t disappoint again.

      • Books on the Table

        I’m with you — I love McEwan even though he occasionally disappoints. I have high hopes for the new one!

  • I just requested The Children Act on Netgalley! And Spoiled Brats looks interesting…I’m going to check on that one too. Can’t avoid being intrigued by that title!

    • Simon Rich had a great collection of really funny short stories that came out last year called The Last Girlfriend on Earth. If you can find that, it should give you a good idea of what Spoiled Brats would be like and if it might be something you’d like :)

  • Between yesterday’s Man Booker longlist announcement and your list of upcoming books, there are just so many books to look forward to! :) I still haven’t read McEwan’s last novel but I am looking forward to this one…Still have yet to read anything my David Mitchell and more from Margaret Atwood, but nonetheless I’m looking forward to their books. Ned Beauman really impressed me with The Teleportation Accident so I’m looking forward to his latest book…Thanks so much for compiling all of these titles :)

    • Luckily, you have a few months to spread these out so there will be a little time. Definitely put Cloud Atlas on your TBR, it’s essential David Mitchell!

  • So many great books coming out soon! I keep making lists and lists of them all – when will I have time to read them (ack!) :) I’ve already kindled the new Atwood, McEwan, and Beaukes – thanks to NetGalley! I have the Mitchell on my wish list (I just loved Cloud Atlas). Oh, and then the Man Booker longlist was announced yesterday, so I have some of those titles to add to my TBR list. I’m loving all of these new books!

    • September is going to be pretty crazy – I think I’m going to be reading those books through the rest of the year!

  • Jennifer Smeth

    Great list! Most of these are on my list and I might be adding one or two more :)

  • Oh! I didn’t know John Boyne had a new one coming! That one looks fantastic too – each book he writes is so widely different, but they are all very good! I’ll be adding this one to the list for certain.

    • I love that he seems to be able to adapt to almost any time and place. Do you have a favorite? I still need to read him.

      • For sure, The Absolutist – I listened to the audio and is was wonderful. This new one looks like it’s going to be great.

  • August and September are STACKED with great books! I’m so excited for these titles!

  • Well, that post totally threw me into a spasm of ARC requesting! Thanks, Shannon! LOL

  • Oh my goodness, so much to look forward to!!

  • Melissa Beck

    Great post! I have a couple of these on my TBR pile.

  • Every time I think about The Paying Guests I get a happy lump in my throat. Wonderful wonderful Sarah Waters. Can it be September already? (That would also mean the weather was getting nicer.)

  • Lindsey Stefan

    I’m really excited about Broken Monsters and Stone Mattresses. Can we all cancel work and responsibilities at home for a week or two to just read?!?

  • I am excited about the David Mitchell book! Cannot wait to dig into that one. I have Broken Monsters on my Kindle so I’m looking forward to that one as well.

  • I still haven’t read so many of these authors’ LAST books (e.g. Teleportation Incident, Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, whole Oryx and Crake trilogy, etc.)! But these all sound great!