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This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021. Here’s my list – and this is just the ones in my TBR pile, physical or digital! Links from the titles will take you to the full book description on Goodreads.
Songbirds by Christy Lefteri – From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo, a powerful story about love, loss, hope and courage, set in the lush forests of Cyprus.
Cecily by Annie Garthwaite – Told through the eyes of its greatest unseen protagonist, this astonishing debut plunges you into the blood and exhilaration of the first days of the Wars of the Roses, a war as women fight it.
The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan – 1822, Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV’s impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly-installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flower – an event which only occurs once in several decades.
A Line To Kill by Anthony Horowitz – the third literary whodunit featuring intrepid detectives Hawthorne and Horowitz
A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry – the third in the historical crime series set in 19th century Edinburgh
The Hidden Child by Louise Fein – Inspired by the author’s personal experience, The Hidden Child illuminates the moral and ethical issues of an era shaped by xenophobia, prejudice, fear, and well-intentioned yet flawed science
The Late Train to Gipsy Hill by Alan Johnson – Each day, Gary watches as a woman on the train applies her make up in a ritual he now knows by heart. Then one evening, on the late train to Gipsy Hill, the woman invites him to take the empty seat beside her, holds up her mirror and Gary reads the words ‘HELP ME’ scrawled in sticky black letters on the glass.
Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks – Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and hides its face from the coming of another, Snow Country is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope.
A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford – A gorgeous, haunting and captivating novel of a century-long family mystery in the wilds of Scotland, and one woman’s hunt for the truth.
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout – The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Booker-longlisted, bestselling author returns to her beloved heroine Lucy Barton in a luminous novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life
What forthcoming books are you eagerly anticipating?