THE GOOD BOOK CLUB

Don’t miss out on the best of 2018, as we bring you seven of the top-sell­ing fic­tion ti­tles from the past year, per­fect for Devour­ing while on va­ca­tion.

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the best fic­tion reads of 2018.

tran­scrip­tion Kate Atkin­son

This spell­bind­ing novel tells the tale of Juliet arm­strong, an 18-year-old wo­man who is en­meshed in the world of es­pi­onage when she is re­cruited to the se­cret ser­vice dur­ing Wwii. in the decades that fol­low, Juliet’s life will once again be turned up­side down when she en­coun­ters some of the shady FIG­URES FROM HER PAST.

frag­ile things Neil Gaiman

a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries and po­etry, Frag­ile Things was orig­i­nally pub­lished in 2006, but has seen a re­turn to the best­seller list thanks to the in­clu­sion of How to Talk to girls at Par­ties, which was TRANS­FORMED INTO A film LAST YEAR. Per­fect for when you want a hit OF FIC­TION WITH­OUT COM­MIT­TING TO a full-length novel.

nine per­fect strangers Liane Mo­ri­arty

Known for her sharp wit and abil­ity to craft rich char­ac­ters lay­ered with mod­ern-day foibles, Liane Mo­ri­aty of Big Lit­tle Lies fame does it again with this thriller, set in an aus­tralian well­ness re­treat that prom­ises ‘Mind and Body To­tal Trans­for­ma­tion’. eas­ily di­gestible and em­i­nently en­ter­tain­ing.

eleanor oliphant is Com­pletely fine Gail Honey­man

This sun­day Times best­seller tells the story of eleanor Oliphant, a wo­man who wades through life fol­low­ing a rigid rou­tine that leaves lit­tle room for fun or sur­prises. But when a random act of kind­ness turns her or­dered ex­is­tence into dis­ar­ray, Eleanor must learn to em­brace change.

Killing Com­menda­tore Haruki Mu­rakami

Few au­thors can take read­ers on a jour­ney as scin­til­lat­ing and sur­pris­ing as Haruki Mu­rakami. Once again, the Ja­panese scribe be­hind 1Q84 and The Wind-up Bird Chron­i­cles brings his fan­tas­ti­cal imag­in­ings to life in Killing Com­menda­tore, a meta­phys­i­cal mys­tery that dips in and out of the un­der­world, trav­els across space and time, and poses as many ques­tions as it an­swers.

China Rich Girl­friend Kevin Kwan

Pick­ing up where Crazy Rich asians left off, China Rich girl­friend de­liv­ers the same brand of eye-pop­ping op­u­lence, this time cen­ter­ing on Rachel Chu and her un­known Chi­nese fa­ther in the lead-up to her wed­ding to one of sin­ga­pore’s wealth­i­est bach­e­lors. Think of it as your guilty read­ing plea­sure.

sea prayer Khaled Hos­seini

At just 48 pages, this novella may be fleet­ingly brief, but it’s mes­sage will linger. From the ac­claimed au­thor of The Kite Run­ner, this evoca­tive story is told from a grand­fa­ther to his grand­son, re­count­ing mem­o­ries of grow­ing up in Syria, be­fore its cur­rent state of un­rest. Beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated by dan Wil­liams, this is one for all ages.

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