Six New Reads You Need This Month
1 Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients
After This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay reflects on what happened after he left the NHS frontline in his characteristically sardonic style. It’s an honest reflection on a life which is inextricably bound up with medicine – both hilarious and heartbreaking.
2 Love Untold
As she is about to turn 90, Grace decides it’s time to try and heal a family rift which has been breaking her heart for more than 30 years. She doesn’t have time on her side, and it may be too late to make her peace. A life-affirming novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.
3 Shrines of Gaiety
The award-winning author of Life After Life is back with the fabulous tale of Nellie Croker, queen of bohemian, Jazz-Age London. Peppered with larger-than-life characters and set against the backdrop of the Soho clubs of the 1920s, this is a roaring novel.
4 Our Missing Hearts
Twelve-year-old Bird is on a quest to find his mother, a dissenting poet whose disappearance cannot ever be safely discussed. This heart-wrenching dystopian novel from the author of Little Fires Everywhere is, at its core, about the unbreakable love between a mother and her child, in a society consumed by fear.
5 What Just Happened?!: Dispatches from Turbulent Times
Guardian readers will need no introduction to Marina’s hilarious columns, and this collection is a splendid account of modern Britain, packed with indignation, anger and cutting one-liners.
6 It Starts With Us
It Ends With Us, Hoover’s tale of lost loves and second chances, was a phenomenon when it was released in 2016. In it Starts With Us, she tells a different side of that first story, as well as what comes next.
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