What will you be reading this Christmas?

The TwelveOn Wednesday evening I found myself at a publishers’ roadshow. What a treat, and the selection of books that were promoted for the Christmas market were rather good too.

One title that received rave reviews was These wonderful rumours:

At the outbreak of WWII May Smith was 24.  Her two most pressing concerns were what would she do if Hitler invaded and what if her two beaus found out about each other?

Apparently it is “witty, observant and acerbic”, and sounds just the ticket for the summer holidays. It is due to be published in November and we already have it on our library catalogue so it can be reserved.

Other notable mentions A Casual Vacancywere the new title by JK Rowling The Casual Vacancy which is sure to be a big hit and needs no plug from me and The Twelve, Justin Cronin’s scary follow-up to The Passage.

The two titles that interested me most were Keigo Higashino Salvation of a saint and Miranda Hart’s Is it just me?

I read The Devotion of Suspect X last year mainly because Higashino is hailed as the “Japanese Stieg Larsson” and really enjoyed it.  As for Miranda Hart, her You tube clip advertising her book got me hooked and I can’t wait to read it.