8 autumn books we can’t wait to read

September 4, 2014, Article by Tom in Books


The final third of 2014 sees many literary heavyweights unleash their new masterpieces, and it’s a damn exciting time. We’ve picked out some of the big autumn books we’re looking forward to reading…

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The full list of big name autumn books that are on our reading lists:

  1. Us by David Nicholls (published 30/9/2014 by Hodder & Stoughton) – The One Day king is back with this rather brilliant Booker-longlisted tale of a man trying to fix his marriage and his relationship with his son. Sure to sell a ridiculous number of copies.
  2. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel (published 25/9/2014 by HarperCollins) – A collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author. We’re not sure how much of it will be about Thatcher, but we’re certain it’ll be superb.
  3. Football Clichés by Adam Hurrey (published 9/10/2014 by Headline) – A glorious deconstruction of the language used by football fans/pundits/commentators/players all over the country. It’s a thing of beauty throughout.
  4. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (published 2/9/2014 by Sceptre) – The literary equivalent of a prog rock album, albeit one you’d actually want to listen to. A twisting, turning tale that spans continents and time periods. Well worth immersing yourself in.
  5. Waiting for Doggo by Mark B. Mills (published 20/11/2014 by Headline Review) – A short but sweet tale of a man who gets dumped and is left to look after a very ugly dog. Funny, charming and just sentimental enough without ever being cheesy.
  6. Crossing The Line: My Story by Luis Suarez (published 23/10 by Headline) – The former Liverpool striker tells his side of the story, describing his journey to becoming one of the best players in the world, and what exactly happens in his more ‘controversial’ moments.
  7. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (published 6/11/2014 by Viking) – You’ve read Fever Pitch and About a Boy and High Fidelity and all the rest. You know how good he is. You know you’re going to enjoy this story of a young northern woman who becomes a huge star. You just know it.
  8. Shark by Will Self (published 4/9/2014 by Viking) – More brilliantly disturbing stuff from the man who eats dictionaries for breakfast. If you enjoyed Umbrella then this should be next on your list.

Who have we missed? Loads, probably. Let us know: @StareAtBooks

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