Read these! Best new books for October
The nights are cold and dark so why not curl up with a brilliant new book this eve? Here's the best new titles to sink your teeth into this month.
Pine by Francine Toon
Francine Toon’s chilling Pine, a gothic thriller set in the Scottish Highlands, arrives in paperback this month – just in time for ghost story season! The freedom of a rural childhood meets small town claustrophobia and eerieness as young Lauren navigates the aftermath of her mother’s disappearance.
Failosophy by Elizabeth Day
Author and host of hit podcast How to Fail Elizabeth Day returns with this warmly wise pocket-sized distillation of all she’s learned from her explorations of failure. Failosophy presents seven philosophies of failure, drawing on conversations with podcast guests such as Phoebe Waller Bridge, Malcolm Gladwell, Meera Syal, Alain de Botton and Andrew Scott.
Homecoming by Colin Grant
Colin Grant’s remarkable oral history of the Windrush Generation uses a wealth of research – over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs – to create a moving, vital portrait of postwar Caribbean British life. Out now in paperback, it is in important and timely read.
Cook, Eat, Repeat by Nigella Lawson
We can’t wait for the new Nigella Lawson, a collection of over 150 new recipes alongside essays about food and life, which is sure to be a source of comfort and joy this Autumn.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
The debut novel from Everything I Know About Love author Dolly Alderton. Alderton’s wit blends with a thoughtful, moving story of friendship, family and memory as 32-year-old Nina Dean navigates dating and modern relationships.
Labours of Love by Madeleine Bunting
Bunting travelled the country interviewing charity workers, doctors, nurses, social workers, in-home carers, palliative care teams and parents over the course of five years for her latest book, Labours of Love, a moving look at the care sector in crisis.