The Most Anticipated Books of 2006 – Part 2

June 20, 2006 | 15 books mentioned 7 2 min read

Back in January, I took a look at some of the “most anticipated” books of the year. Well, those books are old news now, but there are some great-looking books on the way. September and October in particular are looking pretty stacked. Please share any relevant links or books I may have missed.







  • Untitled Thomas Pynchon novel (as confirmed by Ed.)

January 2007:

February 2007:

  • Knots by Nuruddin Farah (based on “Farah’s own recent efforts to reclaim his family’s property in Mogadishu, and his experiences trying to negotiate peace among the city’s warlords.”)

May 2007:

Addenda: Books suggested in the comments are being added above.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


  1. July 11
    John McNally – America's Report Card by Free Press

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun – Knopf

    Tom Franklin – Smonk – Harper Collins

    Marc Estrin – Golem Song – Unbridled Books

    DW – EWN

  2. Sept. 2006
    Dead in Desemboque – Eddy Arellano

    Oct. 2006
    The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories – Susanna Clarke

    November 2006
    Soon the Rest Will Fall – Peter Plate
    The Jennifer Morgue – Charles Stross

    Jan. 2007
    Flora Segunda – Ysabeau Wilce

    Sometime in 2007
    Wolf Totem – Jiang Rong (translated from Chinese)

  3. I wonder what's the difference between the new translation of Orhan Pamuk's The Black Book and the one published a decade ago.

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