Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The best new books of April

April features a host of absorbing reads, perfect for curling up with during the unpredictable weather.

The long-reaching consequences of tragic events are explored in Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said, Elanor Dymott's Silver and Salt, and Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13.

Two books handle growing up very differently - Daisy Buchanan's non-fiction How to be a Grown Up is the journalist's first book, while Jami Attenberg's novel All Grown Up is funny and poignant by turns.

Meg Howrey's The Wanderers takes us to space (sort of), while The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas' is firmly rooted in reality, taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement to tell a story from a little-heard perspective.

For something lighter, there is Ayisha Malik's The Other Half of Happiness, while Kanishk Tharoor's short story collection Swimmer Among the Stars and The Things I Would Tell You, a collection of writing by British Muslim women, are perfect if you're looking for something to dip into.

Happy reading.



The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist is announced


Expert tips on how to beat writer's block

handmaid tale trailer.PNG

The nightmarish full trailer for The Handmaid's Tale has landed


St. Vincent is giving this iconic novel a feminist film makeover

The musician is giving an Oscar Wilde project a major twist

by Amy Swales
17 Aug 2017

Erm, so that Hunger Games theme park is actually happening

And we volunteer as tribute

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Scientists reveal why we really love the smell of old books

The groaning book towers taking over the flat are definitely not our fault

by Amy Swales
14 Aug 2017

The life lessons we learned reading Jacqueline Wilson books

Because yes, they're still incredibly relevant to us as adults

by Megan Murray
11 Aug 2017

Step into your favourite book at one of these UK literary locations

If you're a book worm with a penchant for weekend breaks, steady yourself

by Megan Murray
10 Aug 2017

Pride and Prejudice is getting a dark, sexy and twisted TV makeover

And, yes, this TV adaptation is in excellent hands…

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Aug 2017

The 20 books that everyone’s obsessing over this summer

They’ve been selling out on Amazon all summer long

by Moya Crockett
07 Aug 2017

JK Rowling’s heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter’s Robert Hardy

Farewell, Cornelius Fudge

by Sarah Biddlecombe
04 Aug 2017

A Sweet Valley High film is coming and it’s in excellent hands

Your childhood self is pleading with mum for a ticket right about now

by Amy Swales
31 Jul 2017

10 blistering summer reads you need to read this August

Say hello to this summer’s best beach books

by Sarah Shaffi
28 Jul 2017