These are the books selling well across the country and which are predicted to be the Christmas bestsellers – you can enjoy or put your name down for them now, all are in stock or on order.
Nora Webster by Colm Brilliant Irish saga set in sixties
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ‘A modern epic and an old-fashioned pilgrimage’
A Place Called Home by Dilly Court – Catherine Cookson-ish saga
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – Exploration of mother-daughter relationship
Lila by Marilynne Robinson Follow up to Pulitzer prize winning Gilead.
Miss Carter’s War by Sheila Hancock 50s and 60s tale of friendships, lost love.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – Twists & tuns of a life, struggle between good & evil, Booker longlist
The Children Act by Ian McEwan – Well drawn characters, gripping and topical
The Foundling Boy by Michel Deon Set in 1919 Normandy, a baby is left on a doorstep
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – Japanese prisoner of war story
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault – We reviewed this one, good read
Some Luck by Jane Smiley Set on farm in Iowa, starts 1920, great saga of a family
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 1686 Amsterdam, Nella arrives to be the wife of a wealthy merchant
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce – “5 stars” The Telegraph “Touching … a quiet, gentle, moving novel.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – Amusing follow up novel but not very highly rated by Leeds readers yet
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel – Short stories from the Booker prize winner
The Moth This Is a True Story by Catherine Burns – Stories to help recapture the lost art of storytelling.
Desert God by Wilbur Smith – Egyptian history epic
Lamentation by CJ Sansom – Crime and detective story set Tudor court in 1546
The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell – Power struggles in Anglo Saxon England
Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett– Cold war fiction
Gray Mountain by John Grisham– ‘Incendiary’ legal thriller
Hope to Die by James Patterson – Alex Cross thriller from the very prolific superseller
The Good Life by Martina Cole – Gritty and gripping.
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz – Sherlock Holmes is dead and darkness falls. Detective thriller
Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah and Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot mystery. Only 3 stars from Leeds readers though
Perfidia by James Ellroy – WW2 fiction about Japanese in America
Personal by Lee Child Jack Reacher stops drifting
Revival by Stephen King – Dark, electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism& the other side of life.
The Islanders by Pascal Garnier – Billed as like Georges Simenon or Patricia Highsmith