Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The October Bookshelf

October is here and with it brings a load of new release titles. Check out my roundup of the new releases I'm most looking forward to this month (and a few sneaky September releases I missed out on last time).

Gray Mountain by John Grisham. When Wall Street lawyer Samantha Kofer’s loses her job during the recession she is offered a job working in a legal aid clinic for a year, unpaid. Moving from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, Samantha discovers this small coal mining town holds some dark secrets.

Yes Please by Amy Pohler. Funny lady Amy Pohler offers up some helpful (and not so helpful) advice on life, love and living in this hilarious and charming book.

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. Riley MacPherson was told that her older sister committed suicide as a teenager. Twenty years after her sisters death, as her father passes away, she finds in his possession evidence that her sister is alive and living under a new identity. Secrets new and old are revealed.

Half the World in Winter by Maggie Joel. London, 1880, as the Jarmyn family mourn the death of their youngest daughter in different ways, a train accident on the railway Lucas Jarmyn owns claims the life of a young girl. As the girls father, Thomas travels to London seeking justice his fate and that of the Jarmyn family hinge on a series of strange events. 

The Lodger by Louisa Treger. Set amid the personal dramas of Dorothy Richardson's affair with the author H G Wells (who is also her friend's husband) and the suffragette movement, Dorothy finds her voice as a writer.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver. The lives of the living and dead intertwine in this novel as an estranged family arrive at a country house ready for their inheritance. But Richard Walker's family are not alone as the houses long-dead residents make their presence known.

Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. A refreshingly frank beauty book that relies less on glossy pictures and more on straight forward explanations and beauty tips and advice.

The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worley. From Ripper to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, Worley explores the fascination and influence that murder has had, inspiring novels, plays and prose.

What titles are you most looking forward to being released this month?

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