The list of 8 books (was 6 but they wanted to extend it) has been announced. They have struck a deal with WHSMITH in selling and promoting their choice of books. (Years since I bought a book in “smiffs”). I refer you to their actual site as I think it is a bit more accessible and I will be coming back to see reviews and comments as well.
So here is the list.
- Nasheem Rakha – The Crying Tree
- Rosamund Lupton – Sister
- Jo Nesbo – Snowman
- Ben Macintyre – Operation Mincemeat (The only non fiction book)
- Thomas Trofimuk – Waiting for Columbbus
- Rachel Hore – A Place of Secrets
- Delphine de Vigan – No & Me
- Maria McCann – The Wilding
The only book I have heard of is A Place of Secrets because I have been looking at it on Amazon, and have added it to my wish list. I might have to sneak that purchase in under the radar!
Operation Mincemeat – although I have never heard of the book before. I have heard about Operation Mincemeat and I am sure Dan Snow covered it on The One Show not that long ago. I think though it is the sort of book I would like to look at first before buying. The only thing that annoyed me was Richard’s comment on the book I saw on a YouTube clip where he said it was one for the men! Excuse me but women like history as well.
As for the others from a quick read of the synopsis I think I might be interested in The Wilding and Sister. I would risk buying these two without having first read a couple of pages just to see what they are like. I would want to perhaps read the first couple of pages of the others before I thought seriously about buying them.
Whatever happens and however good they are or not – books are a personal taste. I hope that their book club continues for a while yet.
A blog I visit that has mentioned Richard and Judy and their current selection of books is Farm Lane Books Blog. I have yet to see it appear anywhere else.