Books We’re Loving this Month: September

Books We’re Loving this Month: September

Yesterday – Felicia Yap

A brilliant high-concept thriller – just how do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday? There are two types of people in the world. Those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before.

How Not To Be a Boy – Robert Webb

RULES FOR BEING A MAN Don’t Cry; Love Sport; Play Rough; Drink Beer; Don’t Talk About Feelings But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule – Lix Pichon

Here’s my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? (Very.) Right now I’m going to: 1. Write more songs. (Not about teachers.) 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video…

Nosh for Students – Joy May

This is the 4th edition of “Nosh for Students”, a book originally inspired by the author’s son, Ben, who left for university with no cooking skills. Toasted sandwiches and Mars bars were his staple diet, but these didn’t serve him too well!

At The Table – Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes…

I Know A Secret – Tess Gerritsen

I have a secret. And someone wants to make sure I never tell…In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene…

Adventures of a Young Naturalist – Sir David Attenborough

In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo’s collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC. His name was David Attenborough, and the programme, Zoo Quest…

Don’t Let Go – Harlan Coben

The brilliant new novel from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once. Mistaken identities, dark family secrets and mysterious conspiracies lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller.

David Bowie A Life – Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie…

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen and Owen King

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.

The Word is Murder – Anthony Horowitz

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common?

Don’t Let Go – Harlan Coben

Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, MUNICH follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister…

A Skinful of Shadows – Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge weaves another darkly extraordinary tale in A Skinful of Shadows. Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard.

Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz – Michael Morpurgo

From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning Emma Chichester Clark, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy’s pet dog, Toto.

Good Me Bad Me – Ali Land

Annie’s mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. With a new foster family and a new name – Milly – she hopes for a fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But as her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of Milly’s past won’t let her sleep…

The Girl from Venice – Martin Cruz Smith

A World War II love story set against the romance and danger of occupied Venice. Cenzo is a world-weary fisherman, determined to sit out the rest of the war. He’s happy to stay out of the way of the SS, quietly going about his business of fishing in the lagoons of northern Italy.

Pirate – Clive Cussler

From Arizona to Jamaica to England, husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo unravel another ancient and cryptic mystery.An 800-year-old treasure . . . An ancient cypher wheel . . . A brutal murder . . . And a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his.

Pirate – Joanna Trollope

City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope. She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, ‘Call me.’ She couldn’t. She couldn’t call anyone.

Love Me Not – M. J. Arlidge

A blood-red sunrise Just after 7 AM DI Helen Grace stumbles on a dead woman lying in a country road. She has been brutally shot for no apparent reason. For DI Helen Grace, it’s a race against time. Uncover why they’re doing this and who’s next or always be a step behind – until the sun sets on this bloody killing spree.

Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough

David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden? It’s said that the only people who really know what goes on in a marriage are the couple themselves. But what if even they don’t know the truth?

Keep Me Safe – Daniela Sacerdoti

From the million-copy-selling author Daniela Sacerdoti, KEEP ME SAFE is a heartwrenching novel of a mother and daughter seeking safe haven on an island called Seal. If you love embarking on an emotional journey with Dorothy Koomson or Susan Lewis, you will adore Daniela Sacerdoti.

Kill the Father – Sandrone Dazieri

Dante Torre spent eleven young years in captivity – held by a man known only as The Father – before outwitting his abductor. Now working for the police force, Torre’s methods are unorthodox but his brilliance is clear.

A Family Secret – Josephine Cox

The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Josephine Cox – the master storyteller. Sometimes you just need the courage to tell the truth…Although she’s surrounded by a loving family, Marie feels lost: living with a lie can be very lonely.

The Angel – Katerina Diamond

When a burned body is found in a disused signal box, suspicion falls on lonely teenager Gabriel Webb. There’s no doubt he was at the scene of the crime, but does he really deserve what awaits him in prison?

The Angel – Katerina Diamond

Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it.

Cruel to Be Kind – Cathy Glass

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in.

Titans of History – Simon Sebag Montefiore

Our world has been shaped by just a few people. These giants include kings, whores, poets, conquerors, empresses, composers, explorers and psychopaths. This is the history of the world told through the entertaining, horrifying and inspiring characters that everyone should know.

The Betrayals – Fiona Neill

Sometimes there are four sides to a story… The Sunday Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Fiona Neill brings a dark and emotional novel about the fine line between friendship and betrayal… None of them would forget that week on the wild Norfolk coast.

One thought on “Books We’re Loving this Month: September

  1. Great post! Thank you WHSmith, for adding more books to my TBR pile! I read Keep Me Safe by Daniela Sacerdoti earlier this year and it’s a brilliant book, definitely recommend it. My two most anticipated reads for this month are Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas and An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson.

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