Super Thursday: Battle of the Heavyweight Books

October 6, 2015, Article by Tom in Books

This Thursday (8th October) is what’s known as ‘Super Thursday’, with more than 500 new titles being published in a single day – more than twice the average for a publication day. That’s a hell of a lot of books to choose from.

So, who are the main contenders this year? Which books will take the Super Thursday crown? Here are some of the heavyweights who’ll be battling it out…

The comedian…

Steve Coogan, Easily Distracted: Alan Partridge’s alter ego tells his story. This video of him interviewing himself is well worth a watch. Century, £20


The explorer…

Bill Bryson, The Road to Little Dribbling: Good old Bill travels along ‘the Bryson Line’, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all. Should be as excellent as all his other books are. Doubleday, £20


The football manager…

Jose Mourinho, Mourinho: The first ever book from the Chelsea supremo, with photos from throughout his incredible career. Headline, £20


The DJ…

Chris Evans, Call the Midlife: More stories from the new Jeremy Clarkson, as he battles with a midlife crisis. W&N, £20


The film star…

Nick Frost, Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies: One of our best-loved TV and film stars tells stories from his career. Probably with a foreword from Simon Pegg. Hodder & Stoughton, £20


The chef…

James Martin, Sweet: The cheery Yorkshire Pudding presents a collection of desserts to tickle your little tastebuds. Quadrille Publishing Ltd, £20

James Martin

The storyteller…

Robert Harris, Dictator: Politics, corruption, drama, backstabbing. No, not Prime Ministers Question’s, but a new historical epic from Mr Harris. Hutchinson, £20


The Tom Jones…

Tom Jones, Over the Top and Back: Six decades of stories from the Welsh legend. Don’t worry, it probably won’t dwell too much on The Voice. Michael Joseph, £20

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That’s just a few of the big names with books out this Thursday, but there are literally hundreds more. This year’s Books are My Bag campaign, celebrating independent bookshops, launches on Super Thursday and can help you find your perfect read. Give them a follow on Twitter @booksaremybag.

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