A new year has re-ignited my excited for new books. There are so many amazing books being published in 2016, and I've already lined up these ones for pre-order. My favourite thing about pre-ordering books is when you've forgotten about them and then they're delivered straight to your desk. What a treat!
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
'You' was one of my favourite books of last year, the creepy, sexy, thrilling story of Joe, bookstore worker, avid reader and obsessive stalker. I've read it twice over since, and I could not be more excited by this sequel, which is published in just a few days.
Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston
In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and pariah pregnant girl. They’re never supposed to be the same person.
I am a total sucker for a cheerleader story. I just can't help it. Hermione Winters is the captain of her cheerleading squad, on the cusp of victory until someone slips something into her drink at a party...
Smart young adult fiction that tackles rape and female friendship? You know I'm so there.
Maestra by L.S. Hilton
Described as a 'shockingly original thriller' with a heroine that rivals Amy Dunne, that plays out in the world of art, the French Riviera and the rather salubrious areas of the West End. Read the whole synopsis here, and get ready to join me in a binge read of this book.
Love Sick by Cory Martin
At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all - a dream job as a Hollywood writer, her own apartment and a healthy obsession with yoga. When it is a revealed that she has Multiple Sclerosis, she becomes determined to find love before the potentially debilitating disease takes over her life. Navigating illness and dating at the same time, with humour, grace and strength - I anticipate that this will be a very powerful memoir.
The Girls by Emma Cline
This book has been described by Book Riot as 'The Virgin Suicides meets the Manson Family' - is there anything else you need to know? An exciting debut novel, The Girls follows Evie, a lonely teenager who finds herself in the thrall of older girl Suzanne, and a soon-to-be-infamous cult with a charismatic leader...
American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis
A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.
I'm not sure this book needs more of an introduction. A humorous, pointed look at domesticity and womanhood. I'm all over it.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
I read Red Queen at the end of last year. I say read, but really I devoured it in 24 hours. It may be the culmination of every other young adult dystopian fantasy novel featuring a feisty heroine (you'll see what I mean when you read it) but it captivated my interest and I really must find out what happens next.
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates
With a creepy title like that, how could you resist? I have a strange obsession with horror tales, despite my cowardly nature, and I am so excited for this collection of short stories. Is there anything more haunting than creepy dolls? No, I don't think there is. Read more about the collection here.