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10 amazing novels to read over Autumn


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October 27, 2016
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escape

The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill

Bookworms will love the gorgeous new edition of this classic true story of the largest British-led mass-escape in the Second World War. It features breathtaking illustrations as well as photographs from the National Archives and the Imperial War Museum so you feel like you're fully transported into the story in a way you never have before. A must for any historians or literature enthusiasts. 

The Folio Society, £36.95

lauras

The Lauras by Sara Taylor

One night when she is 13-years-old, Alex's mum pulls her out of bed, leaving their home and Alex's dad behind them. What follows is an enigmatic pilgrimage back to various stages of her mother's life, where the teenager finds her discovering unfinished business alongside secrets and unearthed stories.

This beautiful book will no doubt have you hooked – enjoy on a rainy day or take along on your commute!

Penguin Random House, £12

regulars

The Regulars by Georgia Clark

If you're a fan of Parks and Recreation or Broad City, this is the book for you. Best friends Evie, Krista and Willow are trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York, undergoing a quarter life crisis. Suddenly, they discover 'Pretty', a magical tincture that makes them supermodel-gorgeous.

With a single drop, each young woman gets the gift of jaw-dropping beauty for one week, presenting them with unimaginable opportunities to make their biggest fantasies come true. But there's a dark side to Pretty, too, and as the gloss soon begins to fade for these modern-day Cinderellas…

Simon & Schuster, £12.99 hardback 

midwinter

Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

Set across the landscapes of Zambia and Suffolk, this heartbreaking novel focuses on father and son Landyn and Vale, who struggle to sustain their family farm in the face of competition. However, an even bigger fight is brewing between the pair, as they are forced to confront their past and what caused the horrible death of Cecelia, wife and mother.

We were immediately gripped by this story of grief, guilt and love – cosy up by the fireplace with a cup of tea and lose yourself into Fiona's powerful debut novel.

Corsair, £16.99

my husbands son

My Husband's Son - Deborah O'Connor

If you loves a thriller with an excellent twist, this is definitely the one for you. Jason and Heidi are brought together in the worst possible way having both lost a child. While shopping one day, Heidi becomes certain that she sees Jason's son in a store but when she shows him to her husband, he denies that it is his son.

Unable to let it rest, Heidi slowly becomes obsessed with proving the boy is who she believes him to be – leading to dramatic consequences. 

twenty7, £7.99

everything everything

Everything Everything - Nicola Yoon 

For anyone who likes to occasionally indulge in the odd YA fiction, Everything Everything is a perfect quick read for your commute to work. It follows the life of Madeleine, a girl diagnosed with a disease that is so rare that she is never allowed to leave the house as anything could attack her immune system, leading her to live a protected and limited but happy existence with only her nurse and mother for company. But when a new family move in next door, everything changes.

Trust us, you will never appreciate being able to crunch through autumn leaves or be outside on a chilly day more than after reading this book! 

Random House, £7.99

versions of us

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Fans of romance, look no further. This sweet story shows three different lives two people could have led, which always interweave with each other. In one tale, they meet, fall in love in marry. In another, they never end up meeting, and in the other, they meet but are pulled apart by circumstance.

As each tale is explored, and as you become slowly infatuated with the characters, the book becomes a look at the many roads you can take in life and how it can effect anything, and is most definitely worth the read. 

Orion Publishing Co, £7.99

the killing lesson

The Killing Lessons by Saul Black 

For anyone who enjoys reading terrifying (and undeniably gory) thriller novels, this is most definitely one for you. 

The novel follows detective Valerie Hart as she attempts to track down an elusive serial killer murdering people with no obvious pattern, while a ten-year-old girl who managed to escape the killer's clutches fights for her own survival.  

Orion Publishing Co£8.99

the firemen

The Fireman - Joe Hill 

This is one epic novel in which the world becomes infected by 'dragonscale' an infection which causes those infected to spontaneously combust. 

When Mary Poppins-obsessed and pregnant nurse Harper becomes infected with the dreaded virus, she is determined to last long enough to give birth, and turns to a mysterious compound and the even more elusive 'fireman', a man who seems to be able to control the virus, for help. 

Orion Publishing Co - £20

cutting season

The Cutting Season - Attica Locke 

In a novel that looks at themes including race, politics and family, Caren Gray is the manager of an old sugarcane plantation which is now a tourist attractive, but her world is turned upside down when a body is found on the grounds, sparking a brilliant murder mystery that takes place over two centuries. 

Profile Books Ltd - £8.99