2012 has already welcomed a great deal of books, with the Fifty Shades series by E L James claiming the top spot, followed by Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Catching Fire from Suzanne Collins and Where We Belong by Emily Giffin, just a few to name. With the first half of 2012 greeting a good number of paperbacks and hardcovers, the second half is pulling up the socks for welcoming a jackpot of literary treasures. In just a few days or months, we’ll be fighting to fetch our copies of some of the most anticipated sequels and novel literary works from the desk of our favorite genre writers.
Here are some incredibly awaited literary works that will be hitting the shacks during the remaining half of 2012.
1. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Since the author ended THE PASSAGE (2010) on an appalling cliffhanger, the readers cannot wait more for grabbing their copies of the sequel and return to the eerie world of Amy and Peter, set in a post apocalyptic era. One can just bet on the fact that this sequel from Justin Cronin will be one of the bestsellers.
2. The Son by Philipp Meyer
AMERICAN RUST, a debut novel from Philipp Meyer, made its entry into the most acclaimed books of 2009. His second literary work, THE SON, is mainly focused on Eli, Pete (Eli’s son) and Jeanne (Pete’s daughter), the 3 generations of a family based in Texas. According to the writer, each of them deals with their very own challenges in a respective order of comanche raiders, border wars and a changing civilization.
3. Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
The iconic literary figure is all set to describe his story from the years he spent hiding out from the world. On a certain date, Rushdie received a phone call from a BBC journalist, who told him that he has been sentenced to death by Ayatollah Khomeini. This was a gesture against his novel, The Satanic Verses, which was considered to be against Islam, the Prophet and Quran. To be released in September 2012, the writer explains how he, along with his family lived with a threat of being murdered for nine long years.
There are much more than the few named below to get excited about and delve into their respective worlds. Stay tuned for some more info on notable reads of the past and the coming future.