Easter Holiday Reads

13 April 2022

Start your Easter holidays with new fiction that won’t just grip you from the very first page, but also challenge your world views and perspectives. This Easter, we’re highlighting the best our list has to offer, including a wonderfully moving debut short story collection by Gurnaik Johal and a venomous page-turning thriller by Catriona Ward.

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Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

A major new novel from million-copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Booth is a riveting novel focused on the very things that bind, and break, a family.

We Move by Gurnaik Johal

Mapping an area of West London, these stories chart a wider narrative about the movement of multiple generations of immigrants. In acts of startling imagination, Gurnaik Johal’s debut brings together the past and the present, the local and the global, to show the surprising ways we come together.

Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Immersive, lyrical and deeply moving, Libertie is a novel about legacy and longing, the story of a young woman struggling to discover what freedom truly means – for herself, and for generations to come.

Witness by Alex Wheatle

Torn between protecting his family and himself, Cornell has one hell of a decision to make. This is published as part of the Quick Reads series, which aims to share the joy of reading with adults who are improving their literacy. It is Alex Wheatle at his best: a thrilling, pacy story that is full of moral complexity and insight into gang violence.

Sundial by Catriona Ward

The new modern gothic masterpiece from the bestselling and award-winning author of The Last House on Needless Street. Perfect for readers of Push and Girl A. If Stephen King says ‘do not miss this book,’ perhaps its best we listen!

The Geometer Lobachevsky by Adrian Duncan

It is 1950 and Nikolai Lobachevsky, great-grandson of his illustrious namesake, is surveying a bog in the Irish Midlands, where he studies the locals, the land and their ways. One afternoon, soon after he arrives, he receives a telegram calling him back to Leningrad for a ‘special appointment’.