2012 was a bit disappointing for me in terms of adult fiction, with the exception of a couple of great genre reads. Optimist that I am, I'm hoping that 2013 will be better.
Here are a few that look promising. *crosses fingers*
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy (U.S. Release: Feb. 12, 2013)
A Week in Winter is beloved Irish novelist Maeve Binchy's last book, which she completed shortly before her death last year. It's already out in the U.K. and Ireland and has gotten some very positive reviews. I received an ARC of this one, and am looking forward to reading it soon. (I do prefer the U.K./Irish cover, though--it looks less dour.)
He's Gone by Deb Caletti (May 7, 2013)
I have really enjoyed Deb Caletti's young adult novels, and I think he style will be well-suited for an adult novel. He's Gone sounds like it has a bit of mystery to it, which really intrigues me, since her YA novels tend to be family drama-type stories. I'm really digging the cover, too.