Every year thousands of books are released. If you like to read the newest books, you still have to choose which titles are worth your time. Here is a preview of what to expect in 2014 month by month. We will update this list throughout the year as new publishing calendars are released. This is an overview of popular fiction and nonfiction covering a variety of genres.
Want more details? Click on the monthly calendars for more book releases, summaries and reviews from that month.
January - Oprah's Influence
Oprah Winfrey is not quite the force she once was in the publishing world, but an Oprah's Book Club 2.0 new release is still a notable way to start the year. From the author of The Secret Life of Bees comes The Invention of Wings. Also scheduled for release -- exciting historical fiction, a young adult sequel and a notable crime novel.
February - Short Stories for a Short Month
February brings several talked up short story collections. One of these is The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol, one of the National Book Foundation's "5 to watch under 35" for 2013. A memoir of a mother-daughter relationship, mysteries and fantasy round out the month. There are lots of little gems in the mix that your bookish Valentine might enjoy.
March - Reinvigorate Your Imagination
A modern day fable of grief by David Fossman (who lost his own son in recent years) and a new take on the Snow White story arrive in March to tempt readers' imaginations. If you enjoyed the many collections of short stories released in February, try David Poissant's debut collection this month. There is also a young adult thriller and some fast fiction to give you a spring break.
April - Thrilling Choices
Ready to escape to the tropics and grab some early beach reading? Mary Higgins Clark starts the month with a new volume of suspense. Lydia Davis can satisfy your desire for literary fiction in Can't and Won't. Emma Donoghue, best known for Room, returns with a literary crime novel that takes place in nineteenth century California. And there is a volume of birth stories that might wrap up nicely for Mother's Day next month.
May - Looking Toward Summer Vacation
Jen Doll gets us ready for wedding season with a book of tales from all the weddings she has attended. Other authors that you might want to spend your summer with include Joshua Ferris, Emma Straub and Roxane Gay.
June - Mysteries!
There are some great mysteries coming out this month. If, however, you don't enjoy thrillers, Diana Gabaldon and Lisa See have new books you might like.
July - Light, Fun Reads
A romantic comedy, some fast mysteries, a dystopian debut and a novel about two best friends -- sounds like the perfect variety for summer reading.
August - Big Authors Offer New Books
Whether you are looking for long, sophisticated novels or a last dance with fun, summer reading, these August releases provide options for every reader.
September - Long & Good
I am always excited to see what books publishers choose to release in September, since that is often the month they put out some of their biggest titles. This September brings many titles by well loved authors -- from long historical fiction to romance to crime thrillers.