Top Ten Books from UK – September 2018

A really broad selection of books this month, ranging from Literary Fiction to Cookery,
from Romance to Sci-Fi. You’re sure to find something interesting, unusual and rather wonderful — so why not request something a little different and expand your horizons? Enjoy!

Paris Echo
Sebastian Faulks
UK Edition

Sebastian Faulks is one of the most consistently entertaining and thoughtful British writers, and Paris Echo is a real treat for anyone who loves a compelling narrative with an emotional heart.

American Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, but both are seeking something on the streets of Paris. While Hannah is researching the lives of women during the German occupation, Tariq is looking for his mother. Their stories show a different side of Paris, and explore identity, history and loss.

Extraordinary, vivid and deeply moving.

Killer T
Robert Muchamore
Hot Key Books
UK Edition

Robert Muchamore’s Killer Tis a genre-bending tale of coming of age, terrorism and gene editing. As a deadly virus is let loose, British Harry and American Charlie must stick together as the world falls apart. A truly compelling, clever and utterly captivating novel.

The Clockmaker's Daughter
Kate Morton
UK Edition

Two unexpected guests. Two long-kept secrets. A gunshot in the dark. This is another superlative historical thriller, full of passion, secrets, intrigue and suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton.

French Exit
Patrick deWitt
Bloomsbury Publishing
UK Edition

Patrick deWitt’s unique voice — tragic, comic and all points between — is one of the great joys of modern literature, as anyone who’s read The Sisters Brotherswill tell you. This new novel is a worthy successor, moving from New York to Paris in a riotous comedy of manners.

Tade Thompson
UK Edition

This much lauded, prizewinning work of speculative fiction is bold, innovative and hugely readable. Rosewater is a community living in the shade of an alien biodome. But when government agents begin to die, Kaaro must investigate the truth.

Everyday Madness
Lisa Appignanesi
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

This memoir in three parts explores the way we cope under the daily madness of moden life. In luminous and elegant prose, Lisa Appignanesi offers acute insights into our mental health, as well as a deeply moving exploration of love, loss, hope and grief.

A Little Bird Told Me
Marianne Holmes
Agora Books
UK Edition

Set in the scorching summer of 1976, A Little Bird Told Meis a deeply affecting tale of mystery, deception and small town secrets. Robyn notices a strange man is watching her. Has it something to do with why the whole town is gossiping about her mother…?

Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings
Anja Dunk
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

German cuisine is perhaps not as well known or revered in the UK as Italian or French cookery, but this might well change after the publication of Anja Dunk’s brilliant introduction to the German kitchen. Packed with flavourful recipes inspired by Anja’s family history, this is a must read.

The Corset
Laura Purcell
Raven Books
UK Edition

A Victorian chiller of the very highest order, The Corset is a creepy, compulsively readable novel of madness, murder and retribution. Dorothea visits Oakgate Prison to see Ruth, a woman on trial for murder. Is she really guilty? And if so, how did she kill someone with just a needle and thread?

The Governess Game
Tessa Dare
Mills & Boon
UK Edition

From the author of The Duchess Deal comes another passionate and consuming historical romance. Governess Alexandra is employed to turn two orphans into proper young ladies. It’s a near impossible job, especially as their guardian is notorious rake, Chase Reynaud…


Indie Next List

August edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the August Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

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Additional IndieNext titles:

Poso Wells: A Novel by Gabriela Alemán, Dick Cluster (Trans.) (Indies Introduce)
(City Lights Books • 9780872867550)

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year With the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift
(Dey Street Books • 9780062661395)

A Noise Downstairs: A Novel by Linwood Barclay
(William Morrow • 9780062678256)


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Librarians' Choice: top 10

July 2018

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for July 2018 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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Top Ten Books from UK – August 2018

A really interesting collection of titles this month, from a variety of genres. August is a traditionally slow month for publishing, but we’re sure you’ll find something that will fast become a favourite. Enjoy!

A Treachery of Spies
Manda Scott
Bantam Press
UK edition

With an endorsement from the doyen of modern spy thrillers, Mick Herron, and numerous comparisons with John Le Carré, The Treachery of Spies is a brilliantly executed thriller of the first class.

The body of an elderly – and strikingly beautiful – woman  is found dead in Orleans, France. It is clearly a murder, and one that follows the method of execution of traitors to the Resistance in WWII. To find the truth of the present, Inspector Inès Picaut must go back to the days of war-torn France, no matter how dangerous…

The Girl in the Letter
Emily Gunnis
Headline Review
UK edition

Emily Gunnis is the daughter of Penny Vincenzi, and this brilliant novel shows she has inherited her mother’s flair. Samantha Harper discovers a letter from the 50s, which brings her to St Margaret’s, a former home for unmarried mothers. What secrets do its walls hold?

The Way of All Flesh
Ambrose Parry
Canongate Books
UK edition

One of the most compelling and atmospheric crime novels of the year, The Way of All Flesh is set in 19th Century Edinburgh against the backdrop of a serial killer. Will, a medical student, and Sarah, a housekeeper, join forces, using new techniques to catch the killer.

Future Popes of Ireland
Darragh Martin
Fourth Estate
UK edition

The debut adult novel from Darragh Martin is a hilarious, touching and ambitious look at the hopes and dreams of an unforget-table family. In 1979, Bridget Doyle has only one wish: to be grandmother to a pope. Thirty years on, is a miracle about to happen…?

The Psychology of Time Travel
Kate Mascarenhas
Head of Zeus
UK edition

Four women in the 1960s invent time travel. Thirty years later, a woman is found murdered – but no one seems interested in finding the killer. Who was the woman who was slain? Why is there a cover-up? And in a time-travelling world, how can her murder be solved?

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
Andrew Miller
UK edition

Andrew Miller’s meticulous, immersive and surprising historical fiction has won many awards – and this is another winner. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is the story of a soldier returning from the Napoleonic wars, trying to rebuild his life. But freedom comes at a price…

This Really Isn't About You
Jean Hannah Edelstein
UK edition

Jean Hannah Edelstein is one of the most perceptive, warm and wise writers around, and this memoir is a heart-breaking, hopeful, often painfully funny exploration of grief, life and love. Sure to be one of the most discussed memoirs of the year.

The Beekeeper of Sinjar
Dunya Mikhail
Serpent's Tail
UK edition

A harrowing and poetic work of literary non-fiction that weaves the stories of the Yazidi women of Iraq, persecuated by ISIS for not converting to Islam, with the story of ‘The Beekeeper of Sinjar’, a man who risks everything to move them to safety.

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
Paola Peretti
Hot Key Books
UK edition

A hugely moving, life-affirming, yet bitter-sweet tale, The Distance Between Me and The Cherry Tree, tells the story of Mafalda, a 9-year-old girl who knows that soon she will lose her sight. Fans of Wonder will fall in love with this tender, affecting tale.

This Child of Ours
Sadie Pearse
UK edition

A timely and deeply moving novel, This Child of Ours brilliantly explores the dilemma facing two loving parents. When their 7-year-old daughter Riley says she doesn’t feel comfortable in her skin, Sally and Theo have some tough decisions to make…

Library Reads

LibraryReads List

July 2018

LibraryReads has announced the top ten books available in July 2018 that librarians across the country love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!


Indie Next List

July edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the July Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!


Additional IndieNext titles:

Bearskin: A Novel by James A. McLaughlin
(Ecco • 9780062742797)

The Summer Wives: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
(William Morrow • 9780062660343)

The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel by Paul Tremblay
(William Morrow • 9780062679109)

The Lost Vintage: A Novel by Ann Mah
(William Morrow • 9780062823311)


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Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

June 2018

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for June 2018 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

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Top Ten Books from UK – July 2018

The big summer reads begin here — and we’ve hand-picked ten titles that we’re sure are going to be the most read and talked about amongst the sunloungers. Enjoy!

Suicide Club
Rachel Heng
UK Edition

The subject of a frenzied bidding war last year, Suicide Club is already one of the most talked-about books of 2018.

The premise is irresitable. In a world where life expectancy is 300, society craves immortality. Lea thought she was one of them, but one mistake puts her on the radar of Suicide Club, a radical, underground group devoted to meat, jazz, sex and death. It’s time for Lea to grasp what living really means.

Clever, compelling and wholly believable, this is a superb novel about our most basic desires.

Watching You
Lisa Jewell
UK Edition

Lisa Jewell just goes from strength to strength,Watching You being the perfect follow up to the hugely popular I Found Youand Then She Was Gone. What starts as an innocent crush, becomes a deadly obsession. You’re watching him. But you are not alone…

The Temptation of Gracie
Santa Montefiore
Simon & Schuster
UK Edition

Santa Montefiore captivates her readers with compelling characters and an unnerring sense of place — and The Temptation of Gracie is the perfect blend of both. Gracie is a woman with secrets. And in a Tuscan castle, they are finally going to be revealed…

Nicci Cloke
Hot Key Books
UK Edition

From one of YA’s hottest properties comes a contemporary tale of mystery and friendship. Hope is in Crete on holiday with her male friends. Then she wakes alone on a beach, without memory of the night before. What really happened?

Jesse Andrews
Allen & Unwin
UK Editions

Somewhere in the unlikely intersection between 1984 and Douglas Adams sits Munmun, a hilarious and prescient novel that skewers the inequalities of today. In an alternative world, the poor are tiny and the rich skyscraper tall. Warner is the size of a rat, but for how long?

Invitation to a Bonfire
Adrienne Celt
Raven Books
UK Edition

Captivatingly recreating 1930s America, Invitation to a Bonfire is a fictional reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s marriage, and the strains, tensions and secrets exposed when Zoya, a teenage Russian emigree, enters his life. Haunting, tense, atmospheric and provoking.

Believe Me
JP Delaney
UK Edition

JP Delaney’s The Girl Beforewas 2017’s biggest debut – and Believe Me is set to become another blockbuster. Claire is an out-of-work actress about to play the role of her life. The police want her to help snare a killer. But who is playing whom? Brillliantly addictive.

The Sea Witch
Sarah Henning
HarperCollins Children's Books
UK Edition

The Little Mermaid is one of the most beloved fairy tales – but The Sea Witch shows its villain from a new perspective. Evie is wracked with guilt after the death of her friend Anna. Then Anna seems to return. Can it really be her?

Slay In Your Lane
Yomi Adegoke; Elizabeth Uviebinene
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

Slay in Your Lane is the black girl bible — an indispensible guide to living today. Featuring interviews with prominent black British women, and Yomi and Elizabeth’s insights and experiences, it’s provocative, uplifting, timely and important.

The Anomaly
Michael Rutger
UK Edition

A barn-storming thriller that introduces a new name in high-octane, page-turning suspense. A TV crew uncovers a cache of rare archeological importance. It’s a dream come true. But some things were meant to remain hidden…