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What could be better than lying by the pool, sipping a margarita & reading a great book?
Hachette HQ name their chosen summer reads & most anticipated reads of 2017.

  • The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engel

    This book was described to me as a crossover between The Virgin Suicides and Flowers In The Attic and I was instantly sold. Any book that deals with mysterious women and complex family dynamics will always have me eagerly turning the pages. I can't wait to dive into this over the holidays. Just look at the cover! Release Date: March 14 2017 - Sarah H, Digital Marketing Coordinator

  • The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen

    I was a big fan of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, and also loved our own short story collection Foreign Soil, so The Refugees really appeals to me. I love reading stories about perspectives that are not my own – the human experience is diverse, frightening and intriguing – and I hope this collection opens my eyes even more to this wide big world. Release Date: February 14 2017 - Robert, Publisher

  • Defender - G X Todd

    The buzz for this one is building, and what better time to get lost in a post-apocalyptic road trip than over the holidays! John Connelly is a big fan, and Todd’s been touted as ‘Stephen King-esque’ so that’s good enough for me! Release Date: January 10 2017 - Jess, Publicist

  • Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay - Jill Mansell

    Remember that summer that was perfect, and then wasn’t, and then was again? The one in which you fell in love? Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell is perfect summer reading material. It encompasses sun, sand, love – and enough juicy family secrets to keep you glued to your beach lounger, forgetting everything else (including sunscreen) as you worry about when they’re all going to spill over into the light and ruin EVERYTHING! Release Date: January 10 2017 - Laura, Senior Publicist

  • Caraval - Stephanie Garber

    This book was described to me as The Night Circus written by Laini Taylor, so as a fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and The Night Circus, I was interested in reading it immediately! The book has been getting an incredible amount of pre-publication buzz online, with reviewers saying the writing is ‘beautifully lyrical’ and the world ‘impressively imagined’. An original fantasy with hints of love and mystery. Can’t wait to start it! Release Date: January 31 2017 - Essie, Digital Sales Manager

  • Difficult Women - Roxane Gay

    I am going to turn off my phone and give myself the gift of time and read this book. Roxane Gay is one of those writers that you take your time with. You sit with each line. I am SO excited to hang out with this book to take in the stories of incredible women. This is a definite 'Do not disturb' book! Release Date: January 10 2017 - Kelly M, Head of Digital Marketing

  • See What I Have Done - Sarah Schmidt

    I think I might well be the last person in the office to read this proof, but I’ve been saving it for my summer read! Can’t wait to get completely lost in (and terrified by) Lizzie Borden’s world. Release Date: 28 March 2017 Kate, Commissioning Editor

  • Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor

    I am so looking forward to Strange The Dreamer from Laini Taylor. I loved, loved, loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I can’t wait to sit back after Christmas and immerse myself in Laini’s new world! Release Date: March 28 2017 - Chris, National Accounts Manager

  • He Said/She Said - Erin Kelly

    HSSS is a huge thriller title for 2017 and I'm so excited to start reading it on my break! This has been on my TBR list for weeks, and as a huge fan of gripping reads, this is the perfect psychological suspense that will keep me hooked - and I can finally discuss the finale with my colleagues who have been keeping it a secret from me! Release Date: February 28 2017 - Erin, Product Coordinator

  • Before the Fall - Noah Hawley

    If you want a page-turning summer read that will keep you guessing right up to the last page and is also incredibly well-written, this is the book for you. Hawley is the genius behind the Fargo TV series so you know you’re in the hands of a great storyteller. Paperback release date: January 10 2017 - Dan, Head of Sales

  • Darling Days - iO Tillett Wright

    Darling Days works on so many levels: a memoir, a love letter to New York, an exploration of gender diversity and a testament to a mother’s (no matter how flawed) love. That’s a lot to deal with and yet iO effortlessly weaves these threads into a beautiful and addictive read. What a way to start the year! Out now. - Thomas, Marketing Executive

Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

On the marketing team. Contemporary romances with illustrated covers are my forte. Eating ice cream is also my forte. These two interests usually combine.

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