Another Christmas, another round of book vouchers for bibliophiles. And we all know what that means- another trip to the bookshop!
If you’re at a loss as to what you should buy yourself with your pretty vouchers, here’s a roundup of some great new books in stores now for you to buy a new copy of.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee By Casey Cep: This true tale of the courtroom drama that Harper Lee hoped would become her version of In Cold Blood is a great true crime option for those seeking something gripping, thrilling yet humbling and human all at the same time.
The Testaments By Margret Atwood: There’s a reason the sequel to the acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale won the Booker Prize in 2019. If you’re a fan of the first book, or the TV series it inspired, then I suggest that you give this latest novel a go. It’s an inspiring tale of struggle and suppression that resonates with many of the political and social issues women still face today.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference By Greta Thunberg: It’s important that we keep listening to this brave young woman and her crusade to change the world for the better. Her book is an extraordinary tale of her hard work and her theories on what the population needs to do to change things. A great read for those who want to do something to help.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse By Charlie Mackesy: A renowned cartoonist, Charlie Mackesy has created this sweet volume to act as an antidote to all the frightening news and scary tales we hear in today’s modern society. It’s a great choice for readers of all ages, and will definitely give you something to think about this New Year.
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas By Adam Kay: It might not be Christmas anymore, but Adam Kay’s incredible short follow-up to his deeply amusing and yet thought-provoking book This Is Going To Hurt is a great read at any time of the year. If you want to know more about how the health service copes over the festive period and still enjoy a laugh then this is the book for you to treat yourself to with your hard earned (as I’m sure they were, if putting up with your relatives all year counts as work) book vouchers.
Agent Running in the Field By John Le Carré: Master of the spy novel John Le Carré delivered another scorcher in 2019, and it’s well worth a read if you’re a fan or you like reading twisted tales of super spies finding their way through the mysterious world of international espionage. His work is informed and inspiring, and makes for great films, so read the book before the film is even in the works to be one step ahead of everyone!
Thirteen By Steve Cavanagh: A twisted thriller that keeps the reader on their toes constant changes and red herrings, this is a fascinating book that’s definitely one to check out if you like crime fiction. With the strap line ‘the serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury’ it’s easy to see why you’ll be gripped by this clever novel. Played out as a courtroom drama crossed with an insight into the mind of a calculating killer, this book has a taut plot that you won’t forget in a hurry.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and treat yourself! Happy reading and have a lovely New Year, thanks for all the support and love over 2019. I hope 2020 will be an even better year for everyone!