Yesterday was Super Thursday, when the book world traditionally launches all of the heavyweight titles that it expects to top the Christmas bestseller lists. To mark the day, I thought I’d put together a list of the top five books currently on my ‘to-be-read’ list. I’m always looking for more ideas, so if you’ve read anything good recently – let me know!
Written in the Blood – Stephen Lloyd Jones
I’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a review copy of the follow up to ‘The String Diaries’, which I really enjoyed, and it’s sitting currently top of the to-be-read pile to be started this weekend!
City of Mirrors – Justin Cronin
The final iinstallmentin Justin Cronin’s epic fantasy trilogy, which started with ‘The Passage’, comes out on 22 October 2014. I loved the first two and I’m literally counting down the days until this is published!
The Good Children – Roopa Farooki
Following four brothers and sisters all the way from 1940’s Punjab through to present day, this is billed as unique family saga offering some great insights into the idea of family, tradition, immigration and prejudices. I’ve seen some great reviews of this and can’t wait to read it.
Almost English – Charlotte Medelson
I really wanted to read this when it came out last year and was longlisted for the Man Booker prize. I came across a copy at the second hand bookshop the other day and snapped it up.
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
This is on my TBR list just in the hope that I’ll finally get around to reading it! It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for far too long. I’ve started it before, but abandoned it for no good reason a few chapters in. After all the hype, I feel like it has to be worth the effort of persevering.