Autumn picks from #LeedsReads

A bumper crop of great fiction – it’s either already in stock or on order, we’re sure there’s something here you’ll want to read.

UsUs by David Nicholls  The author of One Day and Starter for Ten is back with an exciting new story about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children.  The book has already been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 

Crooked heart by Evans, Lissa Set in the 1940s, the 10-year-old orphan Noel Bostock is mourning the death of his godmother Mattie – an ex-suffragette with a healthy disregard for authority. Finding himself homeless, he is evacuated to St Albans into the care of Vera Sedge, flakey, spendthrift. The seeminglycalamitous pairing has unexpected benefits for them both.

Station elevenIf I knew you were going to be this beautiful, I never would have letyou go by Chicurel, Judy Vietnam forms the backdrop for this intuitive debut novel. While a distant conflict transforms their lives, a group of Long Island school friends smoke, drink and do the things teenagers do through the course of one long, painful summer.

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby  By the author of several popular novels – A Long Way Down, High Fidelity, Fever Pitch –  Funny Girl. The story is set in the swinging sixties and revolves around popular culture, youth and old age, fame and class. Thanks to Hornby’sCrooked heartincredible wit, this is sure to be lots of fun.

Station eleven by Mandel, Emily ST.John ‘Dystopia for people who don’t like dystopia’ The story of a travelling band of actors and musicians performing Shakespeare in a post-pandemic world.

 The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion  The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion’s bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it’s not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it’s time to embark on a new project 

 RevivalThe Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes   Marian Keyes writes in such a witty and charming way – this new title is about a rather ordinary woman whose life suddenly becomes far more interesting.

Revival by Stephen King   Stephen King’s new book has been called ‘rich and disturbing’. It spans five decades and looks at religion and addiction through a bond between two unlikely friends.

 Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult  Picoult explores the grey area between right and wrong, exploring moral dilemmas. This latest novel looks at one woman’s attempts to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and is powerful and shocking.

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Jaaskelainen, Pasi; Rogers, Lola  – A bit Twin Peaks/Fargo-ish. A secret at the heart of a small Finnish town, involving its most famous occupant, world-renowned children’s author Laura White, and a strange literary game. Ella is an unsettled young teacher and aspiring author, who returns to her hometown Rabbit Back. On the evening  she is initiated as the tenth member of the local Literary Society, White, who was its founder, disappears. As Ella makes unsettling discoveries about the past, the novel explores the nature of literature, storytelling and truth.