Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Anthem by Noah Hawley & Devil House by John Darnielle


Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Anthem by Noah Hawley
Publication: January 4th, 2022
Grand Central Publishing
Hardcover. 448 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

"An epic literary thriller set where America is right now, in which a band of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest to save one innocent life—and might end up saving us all. 

Something is happening to teenagers across America, spreading through memes only they can parse. 

At the Float Anxiety Abatement Center, in a suburb of Chicago, Simon Oliver is trying to recover from his sister’s tragic passing. He breaks out to join a woman named Louise and a man called The Prophet on a quest as urgent as it is enigmatic. Who lies at the end of the road? A man known as The Wizard, whose past encounter with Louise sparked her own collapse. Their quest becomes a rescue mission when they join up with a man whose sister is being held captive by the Wizard, impregnated and imprisoned in a tower. 

Noah Hawley’s new novel is an adventure that finds unquenchable lights in dark corners.  Unforgettably vivid characters and a plot as fast and bright as pop cinema blend in a Vonnegutian story that is as timeless as a Grimm’s fairy tale.  It is a leap into the idiosyncratic pulse of the American heart, written with the bravado, literary power, and feverish foresight that have made Hawley one of our most essential writers."


Devil House by John Darnielle
Publication: January 25th, 2022
Hardcover. 416 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

"Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That's what his mother always told him. 

Now, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success--and movie adaptation--to his name, along with a series of subsequent lesser efforts that have paid the bills but not much more. But now he is being offered the chance for the big break: To move into the house--what the locals call "The Devil House"--in which a briefly notorious pair of murders occurred, apparently the work of disaffected 1980s teens. He begins his research with diligence and enthusiasm, but soon the story leads him into a puzzle he never expected--back into his own work and what it means, back to the very core of what he does and who he is."

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. These both sound intriguing - the blurb for Anthem sounds a little vague to me, but I'd be interested to know more!

  2. I have Devil House on my January TBR, I'm excited to start it!