The following are the top ten books we’re going to read in autumn 2018. We’ve gone through reviews and recommendations to filter through what’s out there for this season and to use as a catch up from previous seasons… We’ve included all genres. We’re also looking forward to suggestions from you! No rules!
The list is in no particular order…
1. Help Me by Marianne Power Sometimes autumn feels like the start of the year – tying in with the academic calendar (Ok so I’ve kind of stolen this theory from Stylist’s Lucy Mangan, or did she steal it from me..?) – and very often we turn to self-help to try and change and guide our lives. I’ll admit I’ve started this book already and the first couple of chapters made me laugh loudly in my local Costa! It does take a turn away from laughter though as Power takes on board each month for a year what some of the most famous self-help books have to say. Let’s see where this one takes me.
2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
So with this one I’m catching up as well as being too impatient to wait for it in paperback. It’s also our work book club read. So if it’s good enough for Barack Obama’s book club it’s good enough for us!
3. Normal People by Sally Rooney
This is on the list because I read, loved and admired Sally Rooney’s “Conversations with Friends” Everyone seems to be raving about it…
4. Oh My God What A Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen This took its time to make it to the UK, another Irish book, there is already a follow-up in Ireland. Written with an Irish audience in mind – let’s see how it translates! A film deal is also on the cards..
5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Am I catching up with everyone on this one, it seems like I might be far behind?! But isn’t autumn also the perfect time for catch up! I’ve also previously read and enjoyed Everything I Never Told You by Ng.
6. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton I’ve just noticed this is my first male author, I’ve been waiting for this one to come out in paperback. Let’s see what happens and if I can figure it out…
7. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
If I make it to the cinema I might not actually get a chance to read this one!
8. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Winner of The Goldsmith’s Prize 2016 and perhaps a little challenge for me with its one long sentence.
9. Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
Set in 50s, follow Eva and Jim on three different courses their lives could take.
10. The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner
Very simply a lighthearted, biographical of Sarah Turner as she tackles her first few years as a mum.