Great summer reading - Books for your holiday
PUBLISHED: 16:22 28 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:17 20 February 2013
Make sure one, or more, of these great new books is in your suitcase this year
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner and the exploration of the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Hodder & Stoughton 12.99
Not everyone believes in the existence of 'the one', the love of our life that we are destined to find. Daniel has spent centuries meeting and falling in love with the same girl over and over again. He and Lucy have been drawn together - and though he can never tell her, he remembers it all. The problem is, the force that draws Lucy and Daniel together also always tears them fatally apart, to the point that he has started trying to protect her from falling in love with him and the heartbreak he knows it will bring.
Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume by Silvena Rowe
Silvena Rowe invites you on a journey through Oriental Mediterranean history, sampling some of the best-kept secrets of the culinary world along the way. The olive, rosemary and basil of the west are here combined with the exotic spices of the east. Giving her own modern twist to the classic recipes of a rich tradition, Silvena follows in the footsteps of the great Ottoman chefs who combined the sweet and the sour, the fresh and the dried, the honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac, scented rose and orange flower waters.
Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
A woman is found in a Los Angeles graveyard, unable to remember anything about her life. No one is more surprised than she when her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading superstar, Alex Rivers. Cassie Barrett begins to remember her passion for her career as an anthropologist, the whirlwind romance in Africa. But she senses there is something troubling in this perfect life that she can't remember; and then, when she sees a pregnancy test, it all comes flooding back - Cassie feels there is no alternative but escape.
The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir
The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history. It was sensational in its day, and holds endless fascination for historians, novelists, dramatists, poets, artists and film-makers. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest. Alison Weir has reassessed the evidence, demolished romantic myths and misconceptions, and rewritten the story of Anne's fall, creating an impressively detailed portrait of the dramatic last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history.
Motty by John Motson
John Motson shares his story for the first time and guides us through a career which has spanned 40 years and over 2,000 matches. Motson's time in the commentary box has delivered some unforgettable anecdotes. In dozens of fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, we hear about the greatest matches he has watched and the greatest players and managers he has been privileged to know.
The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle
One dark and stormy night, a salty old sea dog tells the tale of a mysterious island, bursting with pirate booty! Captain Purplebeard and his crew have already set sail by the time the cove mentions the hideous Pirate Cruncher who guards the gold.
Ernest by Catherine Rayner
Ernest is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can't fit inside his book! What is a moose to do? Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose, and he and his little chipmunk friend aren't going to give up easily. Will they find a way for Ernest to fit in? Featuring a surprise fold-out ending, children will love this very funny book by the Kate Greenaway Medal winning Catherine Rayner.
Mr Stink by David Walliams
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit, but when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out the secret. And there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye or the nose.