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!
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.
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
Simon & Schuster
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…
Hot Key Books
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?
Allen & Unwin
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
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.
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
HarperCollins Children's Books
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
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.
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…