Sizzling September reads
Fed up of flicking through Netflix? Power up your Kindle and load up these fab books to enjoy this month as suggested by The Kibworth Bookshop.
Set My Heart to Five by Simon Stephenson
A story of loneliness, love and loose connections. Set wayyy in the future, 2054 to be exact, the book focuses on Jared, an android who undergoes an emotional awakening and tried to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel. He disguises himself as a human head to LA and enrols in a screenwriting evening class. This brilliant book by Simon Stephenson is a hilarious but heartfelt debut book delving into what it means to be human.
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
With more twists than a pretzel, this story tells the story of couple, Jamie and Clare and their friends, Kit and Melia. Jamie and Kit both travel to work along the Thames by riverboat, until Kit isn’t on the boat one morning and everything turns upside down for Jamie. A great distraction – if you need it – and one book that you won’t be able to put down – stylish and suspenseful.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary
Love a good romantic read? Well The Switch shoud; definitely be top of your list. It’s light, entertaining and fluffly in all the right places. Leena, a 20-something high-achiever in London, has struggled with her mental health after the death of her sister so finds herself taking some time off work. She ends up swapping her home with her 79 year old grand mothers who lives in Leeds. The result? Laughter, romance and happiness in unexpected places.
You Will be Safe Here by Damian Barr
Debut book from Barran that explores some pretty heavy topics inc, abuse and redemption. Set in South Africa, 190 during the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her six-year-old son Fred are forced from their home and end up in a Concentration Camp. Fast forward to 2014, and 16-year-old Willem is forced to attend the New Dawn Safari Training Camp where they make men out of boys. Inspired by real events, the story uncovers a hidden colonial history, reveals dark secrets and explores the legacy of violence and a strong will to survive. It may be too heavy for some, but it’s captivating and beautifully written.
Almost Perfect Holiday by Lucy Diamond
Another winner from the Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Diamond. Three struggling women with kids meet on holiday in Cornwall. Teenage escapades, ex-partners and a big secret bring the women together. A warm witty and easy read – perfect to read if you make it abroad to your holiday.
A Wedding at the Beach Hut by Veronica Henry
Before she gets married, Robyn Moss sets out to find her birth mother. As a result of this journey a tangled thread of love, loss and betrayal that ties together three generations of women is revealed. Despite the heartbreak, she clings onto hope and love. An uplifting book to loose yourself in.