Monday, 8 June 2015

The Fiction Books You Need To Read This June

June seems to be an amazing month for excellent book releases. I've managed to whittle my favourite picks down to just a handful of titles that are taking my fancy:

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway. From the reviews I have read so far this Young Adult book is a lot deeper than it's romance-looking cover depicts. Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever. That was until Oliver's dad kidnapped him and kept him on the run for ten years. When Oliver reappears back into his hometown Emmy wants to pick up their relationship where they left off. But Oliver's confusion over his Dad and discovering he was actually kidnapped has messed a lot of things up, and Emmy's parents, fearful for their daughters safety since Oliver's disappearance seem unable to let Emmy live her life.

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Sweet book covers aside I love the sound of this book! Monsier Perdu prescribes books to his customers to help ail all sorts of problems in their lives. But the only person he can't seem to mend is himself. Still pining for a lost lover, Perdu was left with a solo letter which remains unopened. When Perdu finally summonds the courage to read her final words, he hauls anchor on his floating bookshop and begins an adventure to make peace with his loss and finally discover the end of his story.

Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams. Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle is getting ready to marry a man destined for greatness. A power couple courting the cameras in the dawning age of television politics, husband Frank has his sights on a senators seat. But as the political season begins an unwelcome guest appears in Tiny's life - her volatile sister armed with an envelope of secrets and backup in the form of Frank's cousin an intimidating Vietnam-war hero. Tiny struggles to hold onto her perfect facade but soon discovers she's not the only one in her marriage keeping secrets.

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. When reclusive librarian Simon Watson receives an unusual package in the post it sparks a need to discover the truths about his family history. The package is a book which depicts the name of his grandmother and a series of mysterious drownings by women in their family, always on the same date. When Simon's sister returns home after six years with barely a phone call during that time, Simon fears she too could suffer some ill fate on July 24.

Summer Secrets by Jane Green. With two hotly anticipated novels in 2015, Jane Green delivers another stand out story. In 1998 Catherine Coombs, a hard partying journalist, discovers the identity of her father whom she never knew. The news sends her into a spiral which causes her to destroy some of the only friendships that have ever felt real to her. Sixteen years on and Cat has finally got her life together again. She returns to Nantucket to her once-family home keen to reconnect with a community that cast her out.

The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna. With WWII raging in Europe the Christiansen family struggle to keep their farm alive. When their cherry harvest is under threat, Charlotte persuades the local authorities to let German war prisoners to help her pick their fruit. But when her husband befriends one of the prisoners, a teacher whom they ask to tutor their daughter, the lines between prisoner and family and German and American start to become complicated for the whole family.

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