Books to look out for early 2015

Mightier than the swordA spool of blue threadIt’s nice to have some really big titles to look forward to, here’s a selection of some coming out in the New Year.

Anne Tyler’s (lots of her books have been rated 5* by our readers) 20th novel is coming out in February. Entitled  A Spool of Blue Thread  it’s a story of family life depicting love and the conflicts within it.

Love him or loathe him, Jeffrey Archer’s fifth Clifton Chronicles novel – ‘Mightier than the Sword’, will also be out then. Both these two novels are already on order

Non-fiction for February includes Shop Girl by Mary Portas, a memoir from the “Queen of the High Street”.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel for a decade: The Buried Giant comes out in March, is hotly anticipated and a treat for his fans

Also in March, A Place Called Winter – the first historical novel from the prolific Patrick Gale.


Non-fiction includes Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig a personal and powerful look at depression, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed in which Jon Ronson looks at public shaming in his usual interesting way.

RooftoppersFor younger readers, in January, Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty is launched with some fanfare “A monster-hunting adventure for 8-12s laced with warm-hearted irony, Darkmouth marks the arrival of a major new voice in children’s books.”

Jandy Nelson – author of The Sky is Everywhere—has a coming-of-age novel coming out I’ll Give You the Sun.

In June The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell (highly rated by Leeds readers) is due out. A tale of survival, adventure, snow and wolves, Katherine Rundell won both a Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2014 for Rooftoppers