Spring’s Hottest Books You Don’t Want To Miss

Spring has sprung, but if it’s like most years it will start off with a little too much rain to go outside every day to enjoy the warmer weather. This means of course that we’ll still have plenty of time to lounge around on the living room couch, or curl up in our comfy beds with a new book to enjoy. Here are some of the hottest titles you won’t want to miss.

Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson – 04/04/2023

With King Charles’ Coronation coming up in May, there’s no better time to return to the day of his mother’s coronation. This novel follows the stories of three residents of London’s historic Blue Lion hotel whose lives converge in 1953 during Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. When anonymous threats towards Coronation Day, the Blue Lion and the Queen emerge, the three residents must try to uncover the truth and expose the people responsible.

Outsider by Brett Popplewell – 04/25/2023

Journalist Brett Popplewell spent six years uncovering the true story of 81-year-old Dag Aabye, a marathon-running hermit who lived alone inside a school bus on the side of a mountain. Popplewell’s research discovered that Aabye was born during World War II in Nazi-occupied Norway, before appearing in the James Bond film Goldfinger as a stuntman, and becoming the world’s first extreme skier. The joyful, yet tragic tale tells the story of a man who defies aging by living alone in the wilderness.

How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent – 04/11/2023

Like most of us, freelance journalist Katy Brent found that she had a little extra time on her hands during the lockdown. She took the opportunity to follows her dream of writing a novel, and this is the outcome. “How to Kill Men and Get Away With It” is a dark fiction story about a woman who accidentally kills her stalker and enjoys it so much that she becomes a serial killer. It’s described as a “twisted story about friendship, love, and murder.”

The Perfumist of Paris by Alka Joshi – 03/28/2023

Author Alka Joshi returns with the third part of her  New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy that began with The Henna Artist. In Paris in 1974, Radha is living with her husband and their two daughters, while working for a master perfumer. Her job is to help design new fragrances for their clients, something she enjoys doing.  While on assignment in India, Radha discovers that the son she gave up years before that she never told her husband about is travelling to Paris to find her. If he makes it there it could destroy her perfectly managed life, and cause her marriage to fall apart.

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters – 04/04/2023

Amanda Peters’ debut novel follows the story of a four-year-old girl who goes missing in Maine in 1962, devastating her family. It also explores the story of Norma, a woman who grew up as an only child of an affluent family, who is haunted by recurring dreams that feel more real than they should. When she grows older Norma decides to look deeper into the feelings that her parents are hiding something from her, and the secrets she finds changes her life.