This past week readers have been treated to an array of new releases which will give us many new books to devour over the coming weeks.
This past Thursday, October the 4th is known as Super Thursday, a term coined by the Bookseller Magazine for the day every year when publishers gear up for the Christmas rush by releasing a flurry of exciting new books.
This year more than 500 new releases were on offer on Super Thursday, a figure that trumps last year’s total. There’s something for everyone among the haul, including the latest release by renowned children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, whose novel My Mum Tracy Beaker marks the return of her beloved character.
For crime fiction fans there’s a plethora of new tomes out there to choose from, including the new one from this blog’s old pals Peter James and Hugh Fraser, whose latest Stealth looks set to be another triumph in the Rina Walker series. There’s also the latest offering from Rebus creator Ian Rankin, promising readers a great chance to immerse themselves in death and despair in time for Halloween.
Over the coming weeks they’ll be many more exciting releases in the run-up to Christmas, including the long anticipated autobiography of Michelle Obama, Becoming, Stay Hungry, the story of Boxer Anthony Joshua’s rise to stardom and Guy Martin’s latest offering.
In other genres there are some particularly hyped releases, including the latest in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series Fire And Blood, and the screenplay for the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
All of this and more means that the festive season looks set to be a corker for readers and booklovers as they buy themselves a little treat to mark the end of a good year, to get themselves through the long slog home for the festivities or as a gift for a loved one.