With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, there’s one thing that will bring the perfect escape: a good book. We’re bringing you our top reads to provide a distraction from the news and the stresses of daily life.
If you’re looking for a relaxing read before bed, a gripping thriller, or a light-hearted book to bring on your Easter holiday, we have just the book for you in this season’s best picks.
MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER
Atlantic Books, £8.99
Korede is used to having her dinner interrupted by her sister, Ayoola, and each call means the same thing: helping her dispose of a body. This is the third time her sister has killed a boyfriend in “self defence”. But, when Ayoola starts dating the man Korede’s secretly in love with, she has a choice to make: save one, and lose the other forever.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Penguin Random House, £8.99
Ahead of the upcoming Hulu series based on the book, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, this is a must-read. Following the lives of two very different families, the story throws us into the heart of 1990s America, the intense feelings of motherhood, and the long-held secrets parents keep to protect their children.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR:
Canongate Books Ltd
Available: 23 April 2020
Reeling from the sudden death of her husband, Kate wakes up one morning to discover she’s 18 again. Given the chance to meet and fall in love with him all over again, and equipped with the knowledge of his illness, maybe this time around she can save him, and she’s going to do everything in her power to make sure she does to stop the loss.
JOY AT WORK: ORGANISING YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein
Little, Brown Spark
Available: 7 April 2020
Decluttering guru, Marie Kondo, is releasing her latest book dedicated to the busy working woman. Full of advice on how to work out your professional priorities, as well as how to have a happy, balanced work life (essential), you can banish all of those negative work habits with this life-changing read. If it doesn’t bring you joy…
PRESS PLAY: AUDIO BOOKS
Penguin Books Ltd
If you haven’t already, listen along as the former first lady of the USA tells you all about her life, from growing up on the south side of Chicago, to the White House.
THIS IS GOING TO HURT
Laugh out loud as author Adam Kay talks about the highs and lows of working for the NHS.
GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER
Penguin Books Ltd
This stunning book is the joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019, and we couldn’t agree more with this. Enter the lives of 12 very different characters, each with their own unique voice and story to tell.