Happy New Year!

( by JD Jung)

Happy New Year!


We at UnderratedReads wish all of you health, happiness and prosperity in 2016.

We are all looking forward to exciting, thought -provoking and yes, some provocative releases.

As of today, these are the 2016 releases that we’re excited about:

Ishita RC :

Neverland To Oz by Ron Glick – to be released on January 1

Walking the Nile by Levison Wood; a travelogue depicting the journey and adventure of traveling the Nile – to be released on February 2

Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering (Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) by Judith N. Lasker – to be released on February 16

Peacerunner: The True Story of How an Ex-Congressman Helped End the Centuries of War in Ireland by Penn Rhodeen, Foreward by President Bill Clinton–  to be released on February 16

A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber; a novel about a mother and daughter-in-law who leave their troubled marriages and face the challenges of starting over. – to be released February 23

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie  – to be released March 1

This historical novel based on Thomas Jefferson’s daughter Martha gets  a 5 – bookmark     review!  Based on an advance copy, Ishita says, “I cannot think of even a single fault        that  I can put forward. I truly loved this book.”  Look for her review on it’s release date!

Melanie Hamilton :

The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura, Translated by Allison Markin Powell – to be released January 5

London Rain-  A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey  by Nicola Upson to be released on March 9

Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge -A Singaporean Mystery  by Ovidia Yu  to be released April 5


JD Jung:

Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin – Oleg Kashin, Will Evans (Translator), for fans of satire, this is a must red! – to be released January 12

New Orleans Noir: The Classics – edited by Julie Smith; sequel to New Orleans Noir, from the exceptional Akashic Noir series- to be released March 1

In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano (Translated by Chris Clarke); another one from the great NYRB Classics. I’m never disappointed by these! – to be released March 8

The next in the Bobby Delery Series after Run Baby Run by Michael Allen Zell – to be released in the fall.

This is only a sampling …2016 should prove to be a great year for literature.  Hopefully our picks won’t remain underrated!

If you have any 2016 “underrated” releases that you are looking forward to reading, please let us know.

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