After several emails of suggested summer reading it feels (without wanting to wish our lives away) like the right time to turn a page and start looking forward to the autumn, when of course many of the most exciting and best-selling books of the year are destined to be published.
For several years the book industry has been picking one particular autumn publication date when numerous high-profile books are due to be released and christening it 'super Thursday', the date in question this year being 4th October. It is, of course, little more than a blatant marketing ploy designed to get you, the book buying public, off your chaise longues and down to the shops en masse on the chosen date, because you just can't wait to acquire one or several of the estimated 544 new hardbacks published on the day. This year you can choose between Jacqueline Wilson and Shane Warne, Michelle Obama and Kevin Keegan, David Walliams and David Attenborough – the list goes on. And on.
Here in the Jarrold book department we like to (as I think we say round here) dew different, on which basis I'd like to recommend three great new titles due to be published this summer and autumn, though NOT on Super Thursday (though I hope you'll agree they're all three, in their way, quite super) and where you can pre-order the books now from Jarrold at just half the recommended retail price.
Ask the book buyer
Looking for a book for your summer holiday? Chris can help. Pop in and see him and his team in books, lower ground floor, and he can help you find the book that will keep you entertained throughout the summer. Alternatively why not email him for book advice at email@example.com