It’s an amazing feeling when you find a great new book that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into, so we thought we would round up some of the best books of 2016 to help you find your next read.
Whether you’re in the mood for something lighthearted, funny, or a little more intense, we have it covered in our Lookfantastic Book Guide. So snuggle up, grab a blanket and your favourite drink, and get ready to relax and unwind.
The Best Books Of 2016
Under The Harrow by Flynn Berry
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Plot: This brilliantly well-written book tells the story of Nora who takes the train to visit her sister in the countryside, only to find that when she gets there her sister has been murdered. She sets out on her own quest to discover the identity of the murderer, and ends up finding more and more about her sister she never actually knew. Under The Harrow is one of the best books we have ever read, let alone just in 2016.
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Plot: Rich and Pretty tells the complex story of female friendships and the difficulties of drifting apart. Sarah and Lauren have been best friends since they can remember, but leading different lives can take its toll. This emotional and raw story is so poignant because it resonates with what we have all felt with our best friend at one time.
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
Genre: Comedy (with some moments of drama and sadness!)
Plot: The Expatriates tells the story of 3 American women who are living in the same expatriate community in Hong Kong: Mercy, Hilary and Margaret. They are struggling to connect with the world around them, going through their own personal demons and traumas, and inevitably their lives become entwined, changing each other irrevocably and in irreversible ways.
Queen Of Spies by Paddy Hayes
Genre: Non Fiction Memoir
Plot: The Queen Of Spies is a true story about an extraordinary lady in the British Secret Intelligence Service who rose through the male-dominated ranks of the Military Intelligence to become a leading figure of authority. From World War II through to the Cold War, this is a truly groundbreaking true story that you won’t be able to put down.
The Children by Ann Leary
Genre: Dark Comedy
Plot: The Children tells the story of a quite unconventional family living in New England, America. One day, the youngest son comes home with his new fiancé, and while she is welcomed at first, as secrets emerge, some shocking revelations are revealed. This book is a great summer read if you are looking for something to laugh at and really get stuck into.