Spring has finally arrived.
And with it, a whole new pile of books that we’re definitely adding to our must read lists.
2018’s been nothing short of an incredible year for books, as more mysteries, love stories and tales of dystopian futures hit the shelves.
And as long as the weather doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo that spring is here, we’ll be making good use of those rainy afternoons and be curling up with one of these brilliant reads.
Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
Cordelia Russel has been passing herself off as an English socialite for the last 25 years, living on the French Riviera.
But after an arrival of a visitor from her past leaves her shocked, she reacts violently – and ends up fleeing to an extravagant party.
As she returns home in the early hours of the morning, she sets a chain of events in motion that will change absolutely everything.
Available April 5.
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
In 1941, Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent – and thinks she may have finally landed her dream when she spots a job ad for the local newspaper.
But a misunderstanding leads to her responding to letters for Henrietta Bird, the agony aunt of Woman’s Friend magazine – who refuses to respond to any letters with Unpleasantness.
Emmeline begins to answer the letters in secret – which eventually leads to conflict with some of her nearest and dearest.
Available April 5.
The Elizas by Sara Shepard
As she’s finishing up her first book, novelist Eliza Fontaine finds herself wrapped up in an attempted murder investigation – her own.
Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza begins to find more questions than answers – especially when it comes to her nearest and dearest.
And with the line between fiction and reality blurring more and more every step of the way, she’s unable to tell where her protagonist’s life stops and hers starts.
Available on April 17.
The Lido by Libby Page
86-year-old Rosemary has lived in Brixton for all of her life and while everything she knows is starting to change, there’s one thing that remains constant: the lido where she swims every day (and is also a reminder of her beloved late husband, George).
And, after moving, 26-year-old Kate is left feeling adrift in a city that’s too big for her. While she may be on low on the totem pole of her career as a journalist, she’s determined to make something out of it.
The pair team up when the lido is threatened with closure, determined to make a stand and prove that the pool is more than a spot to swim – it is the heart of the community.
Available April 19.
Clean by Juno Dawson
Billed as a mix between Gossip Girl and Girl, Interrupted, Lexi Volkov is convinced that she has hit rock bottom when she overdoses.
But that’s before she ends up at an exclusive rehab facility.
From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.
Available on April 5.
A good book can do just about anything; from taking you on a wild and fantastical adventure to making you feel like an all-knowing super sleuth (if you figure out the killer twist).
Every week at #Bookmarked, we will be taking you through some of our all-time favourite books – as well as the newest novels hitting shelves in Ireland.