The Fiction Hotlist is out. Inspire yourself with these new titles

The kindness545 copies of new fiction are on their way to libraries this week! Take a look at the list.

Feeling summery and want a light read?  Jenny Colgan – ‘Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery’ and ‘A Summer Promise’ by Sunday Times bestselling author, Katie Flynn, might fit the bill, as might ‘Wild Wood’ by Posie Graeme-Evans about a young archaeologist who unearths ancient secrets, a tragic romance, and Viking treasure on a remote Scottish island.

‘The Testament’ is a new thriller by Eric Lustbader, author of the Jason Bourne series .

Dr Who fans ‘Time Trips’ is a collection of short stories featuring Doctor Who, authors Summer at Little Beach Street Bakeryinclude Jake Arnott, Cecelia Ahern and Joanne Harris. Scifi/fantasy fans – how about ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ by Victoria Schwab.

Ashes in the Wind’ is a well- reviewed saga by Christopher Bland, rooted in his own Anglo-Irish family’s history, it brings to vivid life the people and places of 20thC Ireland in a story of love, violence and redemption. ‘

The Kindness’ by Polly Samson sounds The buried giantgood – ‘Julian’s fall begins the moment he sets eyes on Julia. Julia is married and eight years his senior; he is a gifted English student, a life of academia ahead. Ignoring warnings from family and friends they each give up all they have to be together.’

For a bit of humour – ‘Style’ – Joseph Connolly’s comedy of manners

As a fan, I will get my name down for ‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuo Ishiguro about a couple who set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. ‘Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.’