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Books to read this Month
Autumn is truly upon us. With colder days and darker evenings, it’s the perfect time to curl up in front of the fire with a good book. We’ve got a great selection of books for you this month, everything from John Green’s eagerly anticipated new novel to the sixth book in the Helen Grace detective series.

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins
Shelby, a 17-year-old girl, undergoes treatment to cure her PTSD that leaves her without just the memories she was trying to forget. When she begins imagining a handsome stranger she can’t help but wonder if the doctors have somehow blocked out a previous relationship too because this boy insists they’re in love. Published 3rd October.

Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge
This crime thriller is the sixth book in the Helen Grace series. Detective Grace is behind bars, framed for a murder. Over her long career she has made some dangerous enemies, some of who are with her in HM Prison. When her fellow inmates begin to be killed Grace has to use her skills to find the killer, before the killer finds her. Hits bookshops 10th October.

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
A thrilling read for historic fiction lovers set in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, the focuses is on Anna Kerrigan, who has taken up the unusual role of a woman working in Brooklyn Naval Yard because most men are at war. One night out she reconnects with a mysterious man from her family’s past who has some interesting answers for her as to why her father suddenly disappeared. Published 10th October.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Green’s long anticipated fifth novel hits shelves 10th October. Green uses this novel to explore his own struggles with mental illness. With the lure of a 100,000 dollar reward at stake, 16 year old Aza begins investigating the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, with her fearless friend Daisy by her side. But at the focus of the story is Aza navigating life, family and friendship, while also trying to control the negative thoughts that come with having a mental illness.

Warcross by Marie Lu
One for Sci-Fi lovers, published 3rd October. When an online game called Warcross takes the world by storm, teenage hacker Emika Chen hacks her way deep into the game and accidently puts herself into a dangerous position when she uncovers a sinister plot at the heart of the plot.

Satellite by Nick Lake
A great read for anyone who has wondered if it would be possible to live anywhere but Earth. Three teenagers born and raised in an orbiting space station hundreds of miles above Earth, are about to make their first trip to Earth. They have been raised by astronauts and prepared for any possible situation and mishap in space or the flight home. But nothing could have prepared them to finally live and survive on Earth. Lands in bookshops 3rd October.

The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst
What happens to a family when one daughter refuses to leave in the face of the oncoming Hurricane Katrina and her parents have to leave without her? Previously having moved to New York, Del, returns to New Orleans to find her hometown in ruins, her parent’s marriage in shambles and her sister mysteriously injured. A stunning debut by Babst that explores family, grief and what home really means. Published 17th October.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
A Nigerian-inspired fantasy adventure about magic, set in the walled city of Kos where people’s sins manifest in the form of sin-beasts. 17-year-old Taj is the most talented of the aki, the people who slay sin-beats. When he is asked to slay the sin of a member of a royal family, he gets caught up in a conspiracy against them and must fight to save his own life and the princess that he loves. Published 31st October.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
The women of the Nomeolvides family have been the victims of a horrible curse where the men they love vanish. Suddenly a mysterious boy appears in their lush estate gardens, he knows nothing of himself except his first name. As they try to figure out where he came from they stumble across the magical secrets of the Nomeolvides family and what family and loss means to them. Set to be published 3rd October.

The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison
M.J. Stark seems to have a perfect life with a great job and sexy boyfriend but despite her glamorous lifestyle, she’s lonely. So she jumps at the first chance to move across to a quiet beach town in California. Her new elderly neighbour moves to Paris and leaves her with an interesting invitation: an invite to a dirty book club that was started in the 1960s. Published 10th October.

Article by: Sarah Talty


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