I was interested in The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber, from the moment I started seeing it pop up on blogs and in the media. I loved The Crimson Petal and the White, and the heartbreaking backstory to this particular novel grabbed my attention even more. I hope, selfishly, that it is not Faber's last book.
In my pursuit to read authors of color, international authors, and books in translation, a buddy on Twitter recommended The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, by Sun-mi Hwang. Now I just have to wait for the interlibrary loan to arrive.
An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay, has made the rounds through the blogosphere, and I'll be reading this one with Heather starting...now.
Panels has announced its first book of the month, and it's March, book one, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. You can read all about the discussion format here.
Which books are calling to you?