For us bookworms and lovers of great literature, the arrival of the new year means another 365 days, or roughly 52 weeks, to spend lying in bed or relaxing at our favorite coffee shops accompanied by books that have caught our fancies. It means, in addition to reading the ones that we have so far collected, looking forward to new titles to read from our favorite authors. And to help us decide which ones to purchase as soon as they are released, literature coverage site The Millions came up with a list of the most anticipated books of 2010.
Interestingly, a good number of soon-to-be-released books are posthumous publications. Novels by Roberto Bolaño (author of 2666), Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man), Henry Roth (Call It Sleep), Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) are expected to come out within the year.
But that is not to say that writers who are still living and breathing among us are not hard at work with their latest creations. Literary giants such as Philip Roth (Portnoy’s Complaint) and Ian McEwan (Atonement), as well as relative newcomers Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End) and Sam Lipsyte (Home Land), are said to release their new novels this year.
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