Top Ten Books from UK – June 2019

The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Joanna Glen
The Borough Press
UK Edition

A brilliantly touching novel of sisterhood, genius and belonging, The Other Half of Augusta Hope is set to be the must-read of 2019.

Augusta Hope has never much fitted in – not that she’s ever bothered about what her small town thinks of her. But then tragedy strikes, and everything changes for Augusta…

Sister of Mine
Laurie Petrou
No Exit Press
UK Edition

A compelling and deftly written thriller with a hugely satisfying twist, Sister of Mine is a mystery of distinction. Everyone knows the Grayson sisters are trouble. But no one knew how much…

This Brutal House
Niven Govinden
Dialogue Books
Uk Edition

Set in the aftermath of the Vogue ball scene in New York, this bewitchingly, ferociously brilliant novel traces the lives of men who became mothers to a generation of lost children. An uncompromising classic.

The Paper & Hearts Society
Lucy Powrie
Hodder Children's Books
UK Edition

From Booktuber Lucy Powrie comes the first in a series set to rival Geek Girl. Tabby Brown loves books, but cares little for parties. Then she meets the Paper & Hearts Society – and begins her best bookish life…

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
Susannah Stapleton
Picador
UK Edition

Maud West’s life reads like some of the best golden age crime fiction. A lady detective who ran her own agency, she had as many secrets as she had cases. This biography tells her story, and what a story it is!

Night Boat to Tangier
Kevin Barry
Canongate
UK Edition

Kevin Barry is one of Ireland’s most bravura voices, and this is his funniest and manic book yet. Pitched somewhere between In Bruges and Waiting for Godot, it’s a wild, intoxicating ride.

Half a World Away
Mike Gayle
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

Kerry is Mariah Carey’s biggest fan. Noah is a successful barrister. They think they know themselves, but they’re about to discover just who they really are… Another perfect romcom from Mike Gayle.

My Past is a Foreign Country
Zeba Talkhani
Sceptre
UK Edition

A harrowing, uplifting and illuminating memoir about a young woman growing up under the strict patriarchal systems of Saudi Arabia, My Past is a Foreign Country  depicts a hard-fought battle for independence.

59 Memory Lane
Celia Anderson
HarperFiction
UK Edition

May Rosevere is 110, her long life attributed to toast, port and Cornish air. But there is something else keeping her alive. A secret only she can remember. A charming, delightful and inspiring tale.

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
Felicity McLean
Point Blank
UK Edition

This dark take on the coming-of-age novel delights in its spiky characters and pitch-black plotting. In 1992, the Van Apfel girls went missing. Tikka Molloy remembers it well, but must now deal with its legacy…

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