13 reads that are worth the wait

By Stephan Lee
Updated January 10, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

1. Everybody’s Got Something, Robin Roberts
This memoir from the GMA coanchor details her struggles with breast cancer and her bone-marrow transplant. April

2. The Fever, Megan Abbott
An idyllic suburb is gripped by a bizarre epidemic as one teen after another begins suffering from unexplained seizures. June

3. Frog Music, Emma Donoghue
In her first novel since Room, Donoghue transports readers back to the sweltering summer of 1876 in smallpox-ridden San Francisco to investigate the murder of an eccentric young woman. April

4. The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick
From the author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes the quirky tale of a young man coping with his mother’s death. February

5. Love Life, Rob Lowe
In his second memoir (after Stories I Only Tell My Friends), the actor serves up anecdotes about his career, his family, and yes, his love life. April

6. Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
An unlikely collection of folks scramble to prevent a lunatic — who’s already killed eight people — from blowing up thousands more. June

7. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris
A Manhattan dentist watches in horror as someone begins to assume his identity online. May

8. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, Diana Gabaldon
Fans of the time-travel Outlander series have been clamoring for the next installment since 2009. June

9. Famous foodie Ruth Reichl will publish a novel, Delicious!, in May.

10. Jane Smiley’s long-awaited next novel, Some Luck, comes out in August.

11. In the fall we’ll see Lena Dunham’s advice book.

12. In the fall we’ll also see the new Haruki Murakami novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

13. In perhaps the surest sign yet that she’ll be running for president, S&S has scheduled a huge, as-yet-untitled Hillary Clinton memoir for June.