Author Interview: Markus Harwood-Jones

Watch our interview with Markus Harwood-Jones, author of the LGBTQ books "Romeo for Real" and "Just Julian", both of which will be available for purchase August 1st. Brought to you by NetGalley, Meryl Moss Media and

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Pub Date: August 1, 2018
Published by James Lorimer & Company


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.

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


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…


Indie Next List

June edition

Step into the summer the best way with recommended books!

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the June 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:

The Word Is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
(Harper • 9780062676788)

Shelter in Place: A Novel by Nora Roberts
(St. Martin’s Press • 9781250161598)

MEM: A Novel by Bethany C. Morrow (Indies Introduce)
(The Unnamed Press • 9781944700553)

Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
(Milkweed Editions • 97815713136766)

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel by Dorthe Nors
(Graywolf Press • 9781555978082)

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey
(Grand Central Publishing • 9781538761038)

The Lost Family: A Novel by Jenna Blum
(Harper • 9780062742162)

News from NetGalley

We hope to see you at BookExpo America & BookCon!

The biggest book event of the year is upon us!
BookExpo America: May 31st & June 1st
June 2nd & 3rd
Booth #2215, Javits Center, New York City

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Bookish’s Guide to BookCon 2018: The Can’t-Miss Panels, Galleys, and More

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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is…Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

Library Reads

LibraryReads List

June 2018

What books are librarians most excited about this month? Take a look!

LibraryReads has announced the top ten books available in June 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!

Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

May 2018

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for May 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!

Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

April 2018

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for April 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!


Top Ten Books from the UK – June 2018

A wonderful selection this month, with a real spread of titles across many genres. We’re really excited about The Tall Man—our Book of the Month for June—and expect it to be one of the most talked about thrillers of the year. There’s also the beginning of a great new YA series—Bookshop Girl—which is sure to appeal to all bibliophiles with a romantic heart. Also, look out for Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now? which is being touted as this generation’s Bridget Jones. Enjoy!


The Tall Man
Phoebe Locke
UK Edition

The Tall Man is sure to be one of this year’s most celebrated and compelling thrillers. A creepy tale that blends Stranger Things and Stephen King with contemporary domestic terror – and creates something vivid, singular and utterly captivating.

Set across three decades, The Tall Man traces the strange events that culminate in the trial of a teenager charged with murder. How much is real? Does the Tall Man really exist? And did he really cause the disappearance of a young mother?

It will have you reading long into the night!

An Ocean of Minutes
Thea Lim
UK Edition

Praised by Junot Diaz as ‘extraordinary’, An Ocean of Minutes draws comparisons with The Time Traveller’s Wife. But this tale of a woman sent 13 years into the future to save the man she loves, cuts deeper and more true. Heart-breaking and haunting.

Love Will Tear Us Apart
Holly Seddon
UK Edition

The third novel from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe, is a wholly engaging exploration of a seemingly happy marriage. With twists and turns, it is a tense and profound look at the pressures and complexities of modern love and friendship.

Her Name Was Rose
Claire Allan
UK Edition

There has been a revival in ‘Hitchockian’ thrillers – ones that evoke the same sense of dread and suspense as the great master. Her Name Was Rose is a brilliant example, with a central character who will stop at nothing to replace the woman she watched die…

I Will Be Complete
Glen David Gold
UK Edition

Glen David Gold is the author of the bestselling historical novel Carter Beats the Devil – but I Will Be Complete is a different kind of history: his own. This sublime memoir is the story of his early life, living—alone and apart—with an extremely eccentric mother…

Bookshop Girl
Chloe Coles
Hot Key Books
UK Edition

Chloe Coles is a bookseller at Foyles, and her YA debut is set amongst the stacks and dust of a bookstore called Bennett’s. Paige loves Bennett’s, so when it is threatened with closure, she starts a campaign to save it – with romantic and hilarious consequences…

Conan Doyle for the Defence
Margalit Fox
Profile Books
UK Edition

Not content with writing some of the most ingenious crime stories of all time, Conan Doyle also helped solve real life mysteries. This true story relates his attempt to free a Jewish immigrant who was imprisoned for over 18 years after being convicted of murder. Convincing and gripping.

Boy Underwater
Adam Baron
HarperCollins Children's
UK Edition

Adam Baron’s Boy Underwateris a classic children’s tale to delight, amuse and inspire. Cymbeline Igloo has never been swimming. His mother has never allowed him near water. But why? On the day of his first swimming lesson, Cym begins to find out why…

With or Without You
Shari Low
UK Edition

In the tradition of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes, comes a clever, recognisable and unusual romance. On Millennium Eve, Liv and Nate decide to split. But is it the right decision? Over the next twenty years, we see both possibilities play out, for good or ill…

How Do You Like Me Now?
Holly Bourne
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

Already hugely popular with NetGalley members, Holly Bourne’s first novel for adults is a cracker. Tori Bailey is staring down the barrel of 30 and wondering what on earth to do as everyone around her marries off. Has she the courage to do what she wants?