If you are looking for a new book to read perhaps the five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction might do the trick. The winner will be announced on April 7th, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
You can get a sense of who the authors are and what the books are about by visiting the awards biography website.
Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press)
Jennifer Clement, author of Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth)
Atticus Lish, author of Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books)
Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation (Alfred A. Knopf)