TOP 5 Of New January Books

New year, new books. We've started with some serious stuff, leaving entertaining murder mysteries for the fading holiday season. What about you? Do you tend to draw the line between the years and start anew or do you simply carry on with the reading regardless of changing years, seasons or months? Whether you put your reading years on separate shelves or enjoy a continuous flow of reading pleasure, you still go on with adding new titles to the list. And here we are to facilitate with your choice by offering our Top 5 of new January publications:


THE DIVINES

by Ellie Eaton


This novel will probably turn into a magnetic bestseller in no time. In 1990 a life in British St. John the Divine boarding school for girls was boiling until one day it was shut in disgrace. Josephine, one of the Divine girls, hasn't had anything in common with the school or its other students for fifteen years. Now living in Los Angeles, she makes a sudden return to her old school, which brings back memories to what happened and the secret in the heart of the Divine scandal. Can her past teenage identity rock her adult self?








BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

by Lisa Gardner


A gripping thriller for your cold winter's weekend. Frankie Elkin, a recovering alcoholic, looks for missing people who where already forgotten by police and others. Her newest case is Angelique, a Haitian teenager who went missing after school some months ago. But soon Frankie learns that she's asking questions someone isn't keen to answer and the next missing person might be Frankie herself.










BLACK BUCK

by Mateo Askaripour


This satirical debut novel explores ambition and race. Twenty-two year old Darren lives with his mother and works at Starbucks in the lobby of the office building. All changes when by chance the CEO of the hottest tech startup invites Darren to join the elite sales team. He is the only black salesman there but soon he turns to become a ruthless sales professional and names himself "Buck". But when things turn tragic at home, Darren plots a plan to help coloured young people to invade America's sales force, which is a real game changer.






THE PERFECT GUESTS

by Emma Rous


Another bestselling author comes back with her new crime novel. In 1988 a teenager Beth comes with her aunt to Raven Hall where she is asked to play a harmless game with the hosts and nothing is ever the same. In 2019 a struggling actress Sadie accepts an offer to play a guest at a weekend party. Sadie comes to the same Raven Hall but soon she gets a feeling that the walls here also have eyes and the invisible host is playing games with everyone.









A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN

by George Saunders


This time the Booker Prize winning author of Lincoln In The Bardo shares with the reader a version of the Russian short story class he's been teaching for twenty years. In seven essays he explains how fiction works and why it is so relevant in our times. The writer analyses the short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol with an effort to disclose why we stay immersed in a narrative and why we resist it as well as how our mind works while reading.





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