There are some wonderful new books out coming out in June and I’ve picked four of my favourites.
Whether you’re looking for holiday reads or something to inspire and entertain you at home, these new books are well worth a look.
According to the publisher, this book can be read as a romantic comedy or a feminist text.
It focuses on four friends – Frances, Bobbi, Nick and Melissa – who ask each other endless questions about life, relationships, sex and friendship. Those questions reveal more about their personalities and pasts than the characters realise, while the reader begins to uncover the truth behind this complex, intertwined quartet.
The book is packed with twists and turns, and is a wonderful insight into the possibilities of love.
What Happened That Night by Sheila O’Flanagan
This book has been described as “unputdownable” and will be loved by fans of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell.
It explores the complex relationship between a mother and daughter, and how one life-changing choice impacts them both. This is a great holiday read and an escapist book that will absorb you into the fictional world completely.
It’s out on 1 June but you can read an extract on Sheila’s website now.
The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig
This book is the story of a couple who lost their London life to the recession and are now starting again in the country. It explores the differences between city and country life, and the impact of political and social changes in modern day Britain.
It’s part political commentary, part suspense thriller and a fascinating portrayal of how one family copes with huge changes in their personal and outside worlds.
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
This intriguing book follows the fate of the Infinite Family Project, a utopian ideal funded by a billionaire that brings together nine couples to live in a compound in Tennessee.
Will this extended family model really work, or will the experiment go wrong? It’s a fascinating view on whether family is something we’re born in to or create ourselves.