Tom's 2015 Unread Reading List
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
by Lucia Berlin
The posthumous collection that has won countless great reviews and accolades, including a spot on the NYT's top 10 list. The one story I happened to read, "My Jockey," was as good as the hype.
A Strangeness in My Mind
by Orhan Pamuk
I loved Pamuk's previous novel, The Museum of Innocence, and only the (similar) length of this new one, apparently another mash note to his beloved city of Istanbul, has kept me from diving in.
What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford
by Frank Stanford
Perhaps the one I'm kicking myself the most for not making time for this year, a landmark posthumous collection that readers talk about with a kind of giddy awe.
by Rupert Thomson
I'm not sure if anyone wants to be known as a "writer's writer," since it means you haven't sold many books, but I'm always drawn to them, and many of the writers who love this British novelist think this is one of his best.