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
Sceptre
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
Century
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…

Toxic
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?

Munmun
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
Quercus
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
Zaffre
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…

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