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    27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

    Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

    1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – Out Now

    Yaa Gyasi's #Homegoing is incredible. A raw story that is so entwined with the past it brings alive the history of Black Americans today.

    2. Virgin And Other Stories by April Ayers Lawson – Out Now

    I am in love with the way April Ayers Lawson writes. I'm almost through Virgin and Other Stories and I can't wait to get more of her work.

    3. Welcome To Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo – Out Now

    4. Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg – Out Now

    'I experienced the book like a series of cool, clear drinks, each more intoxicating than the last’ - Sarah Perry on SWALLOWING MERCURY

    5. Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land – 12 January

    Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land just blew me away. Review to follow 5* WOW!!! @byAliLand #GoodMeBadMe @MichaelJBooks

    6. Homesick For Another World by Otessa Moshfegh – 12 January

    Devoured Ottessa Moshfegh's Homesick for Another World. Now I know why she's known for her short stories. Top drawer.

    7. Little Deaths by Emma Flint – 12 January

    @saramegan I thought Little Deaths by Emma Flint (out early Jan) was BRILLIANT and completely satisfying.

    8. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller – 26 January

    Why did I wait the last minute to review Claire Fuller's Swimming Lessons? Such a gifted writer, absolutely recommended @WWNortonLibrary

    9. Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan – 26 January

    I finished HOLD BACK THE STARS by @katie_khan a few days ago and it was a terrific way to round off my year in reading. Beautiful story.

    10. 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster – 31 January

    @jpsmythe @john_self it's really, just really good. Okay, imagine if Auster read Franzen, and was like "fuck this schoolboy". That's 4321.

    11. Rest In Power by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin – 1 February

    Wow this is awesome Black Owned and Founded Jacaranda publising the story of Trayvon Martin "Rest in Power" to be...

    12. Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak – 2 February

    I lived in Istanbul for 3 1/2 years and for some reason just now started reading @Elif_Safak's books. Three Daughters of Eve was 👍🏼👍🏼

    13. Darke by Rick Gekoski – 2 February

    14. This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan – 2 February

    Just had another wee burst of excitement about @reversediorama's debut novel, This Is Memorial Device. Roll on 2nd February 2017!

    15. Whatever Happened To Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins – 9 February

    I read kathleen collins' WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTERRACIAL LOVE this week (in one sitting, which wasn't nearly enough time to spend with it;>

    16. Black Wave by Michelle Tea – 9 February

    My #libfaves16 today is BLACK WAVE by Michelle Tea - an original & darkly funny mashup of queer feminist recovery memoir & dystopian fiction

    17. Flesh And Bone And Water by Luiza Sauma – 23 February

    18. The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville – 23 February

    The Last Days of New Paris: a cracked out cousin of Tim Powers' Declare. Now I want an exquisite corpse tattooed on me somewhere.

    19. Stay With Me by Ayobámi Adébáyo – 2 March

    20. Exit West by Mohsin Hamed – 2 March

    Mohsin Hamid's truly harrowing next novel "Exit West" has acquired a new meaning post-US election. (March 2017) (yes, former student!)

    21. The Patriots by Sana Krasikov – 2 March

    Sana Krasikov on THE PATRIOTS: "It became a novel of looking at what happens when all your external identities are taken from you."

    22. A Natural by Ross Raisin – 2 March

    Very excited to get a proof of Ross Raisin's new novel A Natural from @JonathanCape. He's the bizzle.

    23. Memoirs Of A Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada – 2 March

    'A fly bumped against my forehead, or wait, not a fly, a sentence: "I am going into exile."' Uit: Memoirs of a polar bear - Yoko Tawada

    24. The Sad Part Was by Prabda Yoon – 3 March

    25. The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy – 9 March

    THE POSSESSIONS by Sara Flannery Murphy. Debut, a near future thriller dealing w/dead, channeling spirits, & mystery. #hcbookbuzz #alaac16

    26. Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders – 9 March

    Lincoln in the Bardo is SO good, I almost forgot to get off the train. Exhilaratingly weird & deeply moving. Poetic. Comic. It's great!

    27. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – 23 March