Get ready to find best reads of 2019

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS - By PAM COLE­MAN Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Li­brar­ian

We know your must read list is prob­a­bly still heav­ing from the plethora of in­cred­i­ble ti­tles of 2018 but it’s 2019 and it’s time to meet your next favourite book. We have read the tea leaves of the up­com­ing sea­son to pick the pop­u­lar and promis­ing ti­tles com­ing out this year.

The pro­lific writer James Cameron has no less than three new adult ti­tles com­ing out this year.

The third rivet­ing thriller in the se­ries of books, Never Never and Fifty Fifty ,is Liar, Liar which con­tin­ues the story of De­tec­tive Har­riet Blue, who is this time hunt­ing her brother’s killer.

Jan­uary is a great month for crime lovers. Stu­art Woods also re­leases A Del­i­cate Touch while James Lee Burke’s The New Ibe­ria Blues also hits the shelves in Jan­uary.

Danielle Steel’s pow­er­ful new novel Turn­ing Point fea­tures four San Fran­cisco trauma doc­tors — the best and bright­est in their field — who have to con­front ex­cit­ing and ex­act­ing new chal­lenges, both per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally, when given a rare op­por­tu­nity.

From V.C. An­drews (Flow­ers in the At­tic, My Sweet Au­d­rina) comes a grip­ping and sus­pense­ful psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, The Sil­hou­ette Girl, about a stalker hell­bent on de­stroy­ing a young woman’s life. With over 22 mil­lion copies of her books sold this new thriller is bound to be pop­u­lar. Look out for this ti­tle in May.

The fi­nal book from Graeme Simp­sion, best­selling au­thor of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Ef­fect is pub­lished on Fe­bru­ary 5. Don and Rosie are back in Aus­tralia — and this time the prob­lem to solve is how to help their 11-year-old son, Hud­son, make his way in the world. The third book in the Rosie se­ries is a heart-warm­ing, hi­lar­i­ous fi­nale that will have read­ers cheer­ing for joy.

The Tes­ta­ments by Mar­garet At­wood, the se­quel to the best­selling The Hand­maid’s Tale, is due to be pub­lished in Septem­ber 2019. The book re­gained pop­u­lar­ity with the 2017 Hulu TV adap­ta­tion but the se­quel isn’t con­nected to the TV se­ries. The Tes­ta­ments is set 15 years af­ter Of­fred’s fi­nal scene in The Hand­maid’s Tale and is nar­rated by three fe­male char­ac­ters.

The am­bigu­ous end­ing of The Hand­maid’s Tale leaves us the reader des­per­ate for more. I, for one, can­not wait!

2019 sees the re­lease of great nov­els, some new books by beloved au­thors, and plenty of non-fic­tion that will help you di­gest the crazy world around us.

Book lovers con­sider your year booked!

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