Books are helping lots of people through lockdown and recommendations are always welcome.
We take a look at 10 of the best books out this month.
1 Lancaster by John NicholHardback, Out on May 28John Nichol, a Gulf War veteran author of the bestselling Spitfire, charts the story of one of the most famous RAF aircraft of the Second World War – the iconic Lancaster bomber – and the men who flew them. Through the voices of the few remaining RAF veterans, Lancaster recalls the exhilaration and danger of the deadly operations that transformed Britain’s aerial war against Nazi Germany.Waterstones: £20
2 Just My Luck by Adele ParksHardback, out nowNobody mines the dark side of human nature with such compelling elan as Adele Parks and, in Just My Luck, she probes the rifts, bitterness and envy that spring to the surface after a life-changing lottery win. Awash with intrigue and toxic relation-ships, this gripping thriller fizzes with expertly sustained narrative tension.Waterstones: £12.99
3 The Goodbye Man By Jeffery DeaverHardback, out nowThe second installment in the Colter Shaw series, The Goodbye Man finds the survivalist and expert tracker investigating a sinister organisation buried deep in the Washington wilderness. Deaver is on reliably strong form as ever, lacing his gripping plot with deft characterisation and heart in mouth set piece moment.Waterstones: £14.99
4 Beach Read by Emily HenryOut nowA romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romanceWhen she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.Waterstones: paperback £7.99
5 The Guest List by Lucy FoleyPaperback, out nowA murder mystery thriller from author of The Hunting Party. On an island off the Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.Waterstones: £8.99
6 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing by Bob Mortimer, Paul WhitehousePaperback, out May 28The original television series was one of the sleeper hits of last year. Forced to reassess their lifestyles after serious heart scares, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse rediscovered the reflection and relaxation that fishing affords.Waterstones: £7.49
7 On Fire by Ben StokesPaperback, out nowThe hero of Headingley recounts the heroics of the summer in this gripping tale of talent and sporting endeavor. A first-ever World Cup victory followed by the most thrilling of conclusions to an Ashes Test, Stokes played a pivotal part in them both. Read how he achieved the seemingly impossible here.Waterstones: £7.49
8 The Dutch House by Ann PatchettPaperback, out nowShimmering with melancholy, this extraordinary book takes a scalpel to family dynamics and the irretrievable loss of youthful pride. emotional insight.Waterstones: £6.99
9 Sword of Kings - The Last Kingdom Series 12 by Bernard CornwellPaperback, out May 28England is in turmoil as Vikings and Saxons battle for territory. Rumours build about the fatal sickness of the King, and the country awaits an heir.Waterstones: £6.99
10 Camino Winds by John Grisham Hardback, out May 28The follow-up to Grisham’s bestselling Camino Island combines a devastating hurricane with a murder. Set in the tropical environs of Florida and again featuring bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Bruce Cable.Waterstones: £15.99