Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The Man Booker Winner returns more than 25 years after the publication of the much loved The English Patient, with his new novel, set in the aftermath of World War II.
Florida by Lauren Groff
The Fates and Furies author is back with a collection of short stories all revolving around Florida, which becomes more than simply a location or setting through these emotional and psychological explorations.
Man Booker International Winner
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk is the third winner of the Man Booker International Prize since the form of the award changed. Her novel has been described as meditations on travel in the 21st Century and has been highly rated by critics.
Women's Prize Shortlist
- The Idiot
- The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
- When I Hit You
- Home Fire
- Sing Unburied Sing
The Women's Prize Shortlist was released in April, with the winner to be announced on 6th June - if you haven't delved in yet, it's not too late!
- In A Free State
- Moon Tiger
- The English Patient
- Wolf Hall
- Lincoln in the Bardo
For the 50th Anniversary of the Man Booker Prize, the organisation is running a 'Golden' Booker award, with five judges nominating their favourites from each decade with the books being put to a public vote. The final list might be surprising with the much loved and highly lauded Midnight's Children missing and the inclusion of the most recent winner shock for some. However, if you are looking for reading material this is a great list to embark upon and vote for your favourite by the end of the month.
Book to Screen
June may be quiet on new releases but its packed with films about books and reading!
Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
The Happy Prince
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.