Tuesday 28 June 2011

Hot Books For July - The Adult Version.

So if you were around earlier, you would have seen the lovely books on offer within the YA/Children range. This is the post to look at the adult books on offer. There are some super exciting books coming up. 

This book is getting a lot of attention in America, so I am really looking forward to reading it. Marcus Zusak described it as 'the bravest, most beautiful book' he has read in a long time. Click here to find out more.

Can the hapless Taras win Katya’s stubborn Russian heart as their love story plays out against the best and worst London can offer? This book is finally released in paperback. To find out more, click here.

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I do love a Sophie Hannah thriller! And I don't think this one will disappoint. Have you been watching Case Sensitive on ITV recently? Well if you have, you may have realised it is an adaptation of one of Sophie's earlier books. Click here to find out more. 

Signs of Life will break your heart. It is a true story of Natalie, who is four months pregnant and happily married when her husband suddenly dies in an accident. This book shows us her life over the next 18 months. Click here to find out more. 

For those of you who love Elizabethan thrillers, then this is the one for you. Set in 1564, this book is full of compelling detail and narrative twists along the same vein of C.J. Samson. Click here to find out more.

A warm hearted memoir of a London Irish family during the 1950's. Click here to find out more. 

An inspirational memoir by Suraya Sadeed, an Afghan woman from a wealthy family who became an exile in America after the Russians invaded. She made a happy and successful life for herself in Virginia with her husband and child. Then in the wake of her husband's sudden death she decided to return to Afghanistan to help those who had suffered throughout the years of the invasion, the reign of the Taliban and post 9/11 trauma. To find out more, click here. 

A tale of penny sweets, suburban back gardens, swimming trips and Butlins holidays makes way for something altogether more sinister. And it is this story that will pull you towards its unimaginable climax, leaving you - haunted? Heartbroken? Angry? Click here to find out more. 

So there you are. Lots of exciting books coming out in July. I may need to lie down for a rest now. 


  1. I've just read to be sung underwater - wasn't quite sure it was all it was hyped up to be.

    I read Foolish lessons in life and love last year - this must be a new edition.

  2. Oh my, all of the Virago books look wonderful! Especially Me and Mine. Signs of Life and To Be Sung Underwater look wonderful too. Too many books I'm curious about!

  3. Verity - it is the paperback edition that is being published. Will add that to my post to clarify.

    Iris - Signs of Life appeals to me, but I know it will make me cry.

  4. I don't judge books by their covers, but these do look excellent. Thanks for presenting these books, Vivienne.

  5. Me and Mine sounds like a memoir I'd enjoy. I don't think it's available in the US yet. I'll watch for it!

  6. Signs of Life looks very good! I'll have to see if I can track it down.

  7. Me and Mine looks wonderful! The cover reminds me of The Group.


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