Five new books to add to your reading list
One of the Amazon Rising Stars 2015, Paula Hawkins’ debut psychological thriller is currently Amazon’s bestselling fiction and rated 4/5 by Goodreads.
Hawkins’ story centres on Rachel, whose daily commute takes in a suburban couple breakfasting on their deck; watching them each day, she feels as though she knows them, and in her imagination, their life is perfect. A shocking turn of events suddenly sees Rachel intimately involved in their lives, and those around them.
Amazon calls it “a compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchockian thriller.”
If you liked: Gone Girl, My Sunshine Away, The Silent Wife
All I Know Now heads Waterstones’ bestsellers chart and is the memoir of actress, musician and vlogger, Carrie Hope Fletcher. Covering issues such as body image, bullying and relationships, Fletcher shares her own life experiences to advise and guide young people in making the transition from child to adult.
If you liked: Girl Online, A Work in Progress, Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown Up
“Written with such narrative elegance that you’re led irresistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next.” (Michael Frayn)
From the author of Chernobyl Strawberries, Dorsky is rated highly across Waterstones, Amazon and Goodreads, occupying the top ten of new publications. Goldsworthy tells the story of Russian billionaire Gorsky and his quest to fill the library in his mansion with the greatest books. In his efforts to do so he meets a young bookseller who suddenly becomes immersed in a world of luxury, but one full of danger.
If you liked: The Narrow Road in the Deep North, Look Who’s Back, The Great Gatsby
Buzzfeed lists Delicious Foods as one of the most exciting new books of 2015: 11-year-old Eddie and his mother Darlene are separated when she is held prisoner on a remote farm owned by the eponymous Delicious Foods company. Delicious Foods emerges as a shady organisation which supplies Darlene with drugs in exchange for her working the fields. The story follows her desperate efforts to escape the farm and reunite with Eddie.
If you liked: The Only Ones, A Little Life, Find Me
One of the most anticipated books of the year, The Buried Giant is Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade. The author is best known for Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day (Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner, 1989). An intensely emotional and thought-provoking novel, Ishiguro explores war, revenge, lost memories and love.
“Kazuo Ishiguro is an original and remarkable genius.” The New York Times
If you liked: Landmarks, When We Were Orphans, A God in Ruins