Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel
I like the look of this post-apocalyptic novel about art and a modern plague.
The People of Forever Are Not Afraid - Shani Boianjiu
This featured on an Orange Prize longlist a couple of years back, I think. It focuses on female Israeli teenagers who are drafted into the army, and I liked the opening when I read it in the bookshop.
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery - Henry Marsh
Feeding my ongoing obsession with medicine.
Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
H is for Hawk - Helen MacDonald
An obvious selection, but one that I am very keen to read, especially as I love the more modern take on nature/landscape writing.
Common People - Alison Light
OK, as a C20th British historian, I have to read this anyway, but I'm genuinely looking forward to Light's history of her own unexceptional family.
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I loved Adichie's take on feminism, race and intersectionality in Americanah, and I can't wait to read this short book, based on one of her TED talks, as so much popular writing on feminism is so rubbish, and I feel confident this won't be.
The Peripheral - William Gibson
I felt up for a bit of confusing SF, and everyone seems to agree that this book is confusing.
I Refuse - Per Petterson
Set in the far north and exploring how we experience time... this sounds like it might tick a lot of boxes for me, and I've been wanting to try Petterson's work for ages.
The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
It's Ishiguro's first novel since Never Let Me Go!
10:04 - Ben Lerner
I thought that Leaving the Atocha Station was a breath of fresh air, so am looking forward to this follow-up.
The Wolf Border - Sarah Hall
A new Sarah Hall novel about wolves and ecology? A definite.
I Saw A Man - Owen Sheers
Owen Sheers does not write enough prose. I was glad to see he's decided to write more of it.