Variety is the spice of life they say, and that is what we’re aiming to provide with the Shiny New Books Fiction list. At the heart of our selection is the need to tell a great story, so be it a best-seller or less well known title, a relaxing or more challenging read, a paperback or hardback, we hope there’s something for everyone here.
Genre fiction is not ignored either – some view the word with suspicion, but the rule about great storytelling still applies; we’re using it merely to help categorise titles – so in our first collection of reviews, as well as several crime novels, you’ll find: a western, a book for teens that adults will enjoy too, fantasy and more. The menu is alphabetical by title with paperbacks below the hardbacks and paperback originals. For historical fiction fans, we have signed copies of Elizabeth Fremantle’s novels to giveaway too.
If pushed to pick my favourite books this quarter, it’d have to be two ‘J’s for me – Jill Dawson’s The Tell-Tale Heart, and Joanne M. Harris’s The Gospel of Loki. Those are my personal choices, my fellow editors would surely choose completely different titles! We’d love to hear your favourites too. Please do leave us comments, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.
Happy reading – Annabel, Fiction Editor at Shiny New Books