Summer Reading - what's new this month...

Looking for something slightly different to read this month? we've put together one or two of the new releases that caught our eye.....

 The End We Start From - Megan Hunter

Image for The End We Start FromFor lovers of dystopian fiction - or those who have enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood, and The Power by Naomi Aldman, this new novel from Megan Hunter is an interesting and thought provoking read.

Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter's The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family's world - of new life and new hope - sings with love.

 

Whistle in the Dark - Emma Healey

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From the writer of bestselling debut novel Elizabeth is Missing comes Whistle in the Dark... How do you rescue someone who has already been found?Jen's fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police think the case is closed. The once-happy, loving family returns to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.

 

Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE - Phil Knight

 Image for Shoe Dog : A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his car, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year.

A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.

 

How Not To Be A Boy -  Robert Webb

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Lots of coverage in the press for this very timely memoir from Robert Webb.

An honest account of how he tried to follow the rules for being a man: Don't cry. Drink beer. Play rough. Don't talk about feelings. Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.

 

 

 

The Colour of the Sun - David Almond

Image for The Colour of the SunThis is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free." One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious.

David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'

Signed copies are available in the shop

  

 

Ella on the Outside - Cath Howe

Image for Ella on the OutsideElla is the new girl at school. She doesn't know anyone and she doesn't have any friends. And she has a terrible secret.

Ella can't believe her luck when Lydia, the most popular girl in school, decides to be her new best friend - but what does Lydia really want? And what does it all have to do with Molly, the quiet, shy girl who won't talk to anyone? A gripping story of lies, friendship, and blackmail...

Square - Mac Barnett - illustrated by Ella is the new girl at school. She doesn't know anyone and she doesn't have any friends. And she has a terrible secret.

Ella can't believe her luck when Lydia, the most popular girl in school, decides to be her new best friend - but what does Lydia really want? And what does it all have to do with Molly, the quiet, shy girl who won't talk to anyone?A gripping story of lies, friendship, and blackmail...

 

 

Night Shift - Debi Gliori

Image for Night ShiftThe mental health of young people is quite rightly receiving a lot of media coverage at the moment. We think Debi Gliori's beautifully illustrated new book gives a simple insight into the overwhelming world of depression which words can often fail to reach. Drawn from her own experiences with depression.

Interest age - 13-14. 

 

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Square - Mac Burnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

The long awaited (by us at least) follow up to Triangle, in which square struggles with doing the perfect job.... before realising that not everyone has the same perception of genius and that people can be per the same perception of genius and people can be perfect just they way they are.