With hundreds of books set to be published this autumn, now is an amazing time to be a book lover. Publishers are taking advantage of the opportunity that the lockdown, and its book buying boom, offer to release all the hottest new titles.
We’ve got all the time in the world, despite the lockdown being lifted- no one with any sense is going out regularly with the virus still out and about and no vaccine yet.
Many authors have got new books out, so you can find an exciting new read to tempt you and take your mind off the dire state that the world is in right now. Also, reading is a great hobby you can do at home, making it ideal for if a second wave of the virus does hit; which, let’s face it, is pretty bloody likely thanks to many male world leaders’ shameful handling of the situating.
So, in all, this windfall of new book releases has come at a perfect time. With so many new books to read, we’ll all be kept busy and have new adventures, even if we don’t actually leave home to enjoy them.
My TBR (to be read) pile is currently on the verge of falling over!- though that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to adding to it! It doesn’t help that I’ve started to reread a load of Jane Austen, but I’ve still got plenty of time for everything else. There’s a load of new reviews to be published over the coming weeks, so make sure you follow the Dorset Book Detective.
One book I’m incredibly excited for is the new Sophie Hannah novel The Killings At Kingfisher Hill. It’s the next instalment of her reimagined Poirot series, which is a continuation of the amazing original set of mysteries by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. I’ve enjoyed the first three novels in the series, so I’m looking forward to checking out the latest novel. If you’re a Christie fan, then I’d recommend that you check out this series; it’s a great way to get your Golden Age crime fiction fix without rereading old favourites.
I’m also loving Candice Fox’s new novel Gathering Dark, a gripping thriller that centres on a woman who was recently released from prison for a crime she claims isn’t as it seems. Her former cellmate arrives, and things quickly spiral out of control as the protagonist is compelled to help her find her missing daughter. Collaborating with the cop who locked her away and a gang lord, the two women set out on a dangerous yet gripping adventure. I only started reading this incredible novel the other day, and I’m already more than halfway through; I just couldn’t put it down!
With so many other awesome crime fiction writers, including legends Jo Nesbo, Lee Child and Ian Rankin all releasing new books shortly, they’ll be plenty to keep me busy. If you’re not a fan of mysteries or you just fancy something a bit different, there are plenty of other releases to tempt your fancy.
As well as fiction, there are also loads of new non-fiction books out, including, of all things, a book about Ant and Dec. Because that’s what we all wanted out of this shit show of a year isn’t it?! Well, if you want to improve your mind, then maybe don’t go for that one, but there are loads of informative new books out. For example, the author of H Is For Hawk has released a book of essays about the natural world and our relationship with it, which is not to be missed.
So, if you’re a reader, now’s the time to get your credit card out and treat yo self to some amazing new books. While these new books are exciting, remember too to give back to those who don’t have as much as you do. Not everyone’s as lucky as those of us who can treat ourselves to new books- so if you can, donate some money to charity too. Or consider buying a few extras for the food bank. Doing good will make you feel even better as you relax and enjoy reading your new books.