11 New Books To Read From Your Sun Lounger This Autumn

If you're anything like us, you'll be spending the next seven months in the UAE pool and beach-side with one of these reads in hand
11 New Books To Read From  Your Sun Lounger This Autumn
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Catriona Harvey-JennerBy Catriona Harvey-Jenner -

It's officially cooling down here in the UAE, and it's now autumn, and that means all we want to do is sit outside in the sunshine, with a good book in hand. But with so much choice, how do you know which novel to start next? Try some of these suggestions from The Reading Agency, who have rounded up 11 fiction books all released within the last few months for you to feast your eyes on... 

1. Tin Man by Sarah Winman

If you liked When God Was a Rabbit, you’ll love Tin Man, Sarah Winman's best book yet. It’s a short book you can read in one greedy, emotional sitting. You won’t be able to stop yourself falling in love with Ellis, Michael and Annie – they will reel you in and steal your heart.

Released: July 2017

Dhs45, amazon.com

2. The Break by Marian Keyes

For a funny and quirky look at love, marriage and mid-life crises, we recommend the latest novel from the brilliant Marian Keyes. In The Break she explores what happens when a husband and wife take a break from their marriage. Not that wife Amy has had much say in the matter…

Released: September 2017

Dhs110, amazon.com

3. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Egan’s first book since the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad has a more conventional narrative but breathtaking historical scope. It’s full of fascinating, flawed characters, through whose eyes you’ll gain a whole new perspective on 1930s and 40s America.

Released: October 2017

Dhs61, amazon.com

4. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

This powerful and thought provoking novel challenges you to look at religion and migration from different viewpoints. The story, explored through a range of viewpoints, pulls you in and builds to a shocking resolution.

Released: August 2017

Dhs42, amazon.com

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5. When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola

A vivid portrait of London in 2011, a city on the brink of riots and still suffering the effects of the financial crash. Through the eyes of Karl and Abu, both 17 and living in Kings Cross, the book explores identity, class and gentrification. It’s beautifully written with a distinctive voice, incorporating text messages and slang, which turns into a kind of poetry.

Released: July 2017

Dhs59, amazon.com

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6. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

'Powerful' is a word overused when talking about books, but My Absolute Darling is just that. One of the most unforgettable novels published this year, it's devastating, uplifting and deeply uncomfortable all at once - and in Turtle, the book's protagonist, Tallent has created one of the most complex, uncompromising characters we've come across.

Released: August 2017

Dhs66, amazon.com

7. The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard

If you loved The Rosie Project, then get ready for the funny, heart-warming and ultimately triumphant Elvira Carr. This is the perfect story for anyone who doesn’t quite fit in – and for everyone who chooses not to.

Released: August 2017

Dhs55, amazon.com

8. The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

With growing awareness of the importance of bees and their plight, this dazzling novel could not be more timely. It explores three generations across the world, from England to the US to China, and their relationships with bees, family and the world around them. An absolute must-read debut.

Released: September 2017

Dhs58, amazon.com

9. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

If you’re looking for a quirky book that will win your heart and make you laugh, then you must meet the Amazing Telemachus Family from Spoonbenders. Once a famous 1970s magic and mind reading act, this dysfunctional family of disgraced psychics, conmen, psychokinetics and oddballs are some of the most memorable characters we’ve encountered this year.

Released: June 2017

Dhs59, amazon.com

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10. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

King’s new novel, written in collaboration with his son Owen, is a spectacular, spooky tale. As a virus starts sending women into a strange sleep-state, the rest of society is left to try to figure out how to function without them.

Released: September 2017

Dhs67, amazon.com

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11. How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

An epic, spellbinding new book by bestselling author Matt Haig, about a man with a rare genetic condition which means that although he looks around 40, he has been alive since 1581. Spanning 400 years of history in Paris, London, Tahiti, the USA and Australia, this is a brilliant page-turner about family, love and dangerous secrets.

Released: July 2017

Dhs47, amazon.com

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Adapted from Cosmo UK