DO YOU READ ME? This month’s big­gest books

Want to de­vour last year’s best­seller again? Now you (al­most) can with th­ese new re­leases…

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

Sam­ple line: “We ar­rive at an im­passe: men must de­mand sex and women must refuse, ex­cept not too much be­cause then we’re evil friend­zon­ing bitches.” Why you should read it: Trump, trolling, trig­ger warn­ings – in th­ese es­says the fem­i­nist writer, jour­nal­ist and ac­tivist Lau­rie Penny of­fers up her (some­times un­com­pro­mis­ing, al­ways witty) opin­ions on all the top­ics that cause shouty de­bates in CAP­I­TALS on your Twit­ter feed. You might not agree with her views 100% of the time but then some­times most of the fun is in the dis­agree­ment – right? Read when you’re feel­ing: Pissed off with ev­ery­one spout­ing crap on so­cial me­dia. Sam­ple line: “A car was ap­proach­ing along the lane I lay in. And as I blacked out, I ejac­u­lated.” Why you should read it: Touted as Trainspot­ting meets Do­rian Gray, it fol­lows Le­an­der, who suf­fers from a mys­te­ri­ous pain all over his body. The only cure? Blood. His love for vi­o­lence leads him into the world of an in­fa­mous crim­i­nal and things get bru­tal quickly. Read when you’re feel­ing: Like only some­thing gritty will do. Sam­ple line: “It be­gan like all of Ben’s con­ver­sa­tions, badly.” Why you should read it: Set over 31 days, it fol­lows Ben and Alice who met on a park bench, felt an in­stant con­nec­tion but never swapped num­bers. It’s kind of like David Ni­cholls’ One Day but for twen­tysome­things. Read when you’re feel­ing: In need of com­fort – this is the book­ish equiv­a­lent of eat­ing a dough­nut. Sam­ple line: “Dy­ing isn’t the end of the world.” (Also the first line, FYI.) Why you should read it: Poet Nina died from breast can­cer in Fe­bru­ary. This is an ac­count of her fi­nal mo­ments. Granted, not the cheeri­est of reads but there’s plenty of life lessons and beau­ti­ful lines you’ll want to cir­cle and then send to your mates. Read when you’re feel­ing: Melan­choly. It’ll make you see what real pain is like.

31 Days Of Won­der by Tom Win­ter

The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

Car­ni­vore by Jonathan Lyon

READ NEXT The Pool House by Tas­mina Perry

READ NEXT Bitch Doc­trine by Lau­rie Penny

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SO YOU LIKED The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

SO YOU LIKED Miss You by Kate Eberlen

SO YOU LIKED Lie With Me by Sabine Dur­rant

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