A Bibliophile’s Paradise: The Most Anticipated Books Of 2015.


Stacks of many, many books and a comfortable corner where nobody can disturb. What else does an avid reader really desire? To a bibliophile, a new year can be happy in its literal term when there is a great line-up of books awaiting to be released throughout the span of the 365 days. The sheer thrill of being able to lay one’s hands on a new copy of book by a favorite author can leave the reader tossing sleeplessly on the bed for many consecutive nights. Imagine the ecstasy of breathing in the aroma of newly printed pages! Well, if you are already at the edge of your seat, shuffling feet and nodding at every sentence written here, lo and behold! Here is a series of the most anticipated books of 2015.

  • God Help the Child– Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison is all set to unleash her 11th novel on April 30, 2015. After penning down brilliant novels such as Beloved, Jazz and the more recent Home, this novel is about the corollaries that surround an allegation made by a student against a teacher. Laying much emphasis on how one’s childhood can shape or distort one’s character, the author has quite a message to pass.
  • Flood of Fire– Completing the Ibis Trilogy, Amitav Ghosh has all his fans discussing the possibilities about the Opium Wars that his upcoming novel is going to explore. Charming reader with his unique sense of story narration, Ghosh’s novels blend in a vivid cast of characters and his very own historic vision. The third and last installment to the trilogy, Flood of Fire is preceded by River of Smoke (2011) and Sea of Poppies (2008). So, all those who have their nails bitten off in anticipation can grab a copy on August 4, 2015.
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights– So, the Booker Prize as well as PEN/Pinter Prize winner, Salman Rushdie has made it back to the headlines. No, not for the controversial The Satanic Verses but for his new, rather short novel called Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights“It’s not long. It will be something like 250 pages, which is like clearing my throat. I have finally learned how to shut up,” added the author at the Cheltenham Literature Festival while disclosing that he is in the verge of finishing a surprise new book. The novel is a take on the Arabian Nights, and is sure going to be worth more than just a glance.
  • Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! – A treat for non-fiction readers, this piece of work by Nicholas Carslon has been released on January 6, 2015. The inside story of the way in which Mayer rose at Google garnering much controversy and her struggle in remaking Yahoo from a content company to a tech one, is what this thoroughly engaging book deals with. If you haven’t already laid your hands on this book, you sure are missing out on an amazing take of the business landscape of the present times.

Nothing less than a bibliophile’s paradise, 2015 looks quite promising on the literature front with all the book releases scheduled throughout the year. Adding on to your collection of great reads, a few of the new releases are certain to find their place on your list of favorite picks. Go on and foist these little gems as presents to your friends and family.

Sangeeta Purkayastha

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