This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
A fortnight ago I gave you five books that have been making a bit of a buzz on Twitter and other social media channels. This week, I give you five more that I've happened upon after snooping in on people's conversations…
1. The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman – This novel has been travelling around on the London Underground thanks to @BooksUndergrnd. A perfect novel for this time of year when people are full of good intentions, it is the story of a group of women who meet through a weight loss group and go on to form a popular social club of their own.
2. Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood – A well researched but fictionalised account of Ernest Hemingway's wives, this novel is attracting the attention of many on Twitter. It is 1926. Ernest Hemingway, the American author and journalist, is with his first wife, Hadley, in the South of France. Their lives are filled with swimming, bridge and gin. But it isn't just Ernest and Hadley. They are also accompanied by Hadley's best friend, Fife, who is also Ernest's lover. Ernest goes on to have four wives in total. Four women who learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his time.
3. It's Not Me It's You by Mhairi McFarlane – I'm now in possession of this book and it is gorgeous. From the colour of the front to the illustrations inside to the opening chapter. I'm hooked already. Plus I've heard whispers on Twitter that it's Mhairi's best yet. Delia Moss thinks everything is her fault. When she discovers her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else. When she realises life will never be the same again. But somewhere along the line she begins to think that maybe it is not her after all …4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – This novel has been building up in momentum since we first mentioned it last November. Many, many people on Twitter have read and praised it for its 'grittiness'. And now, even Stephen King has tweeted about it. He described it as a "great suspense novel" that kept him up "most of the night".
5. Die Again by Tess Gerritsen – Tess has just completed a book tour of the UK so there is a buzz in the air for her latest, Die Again. It is another in the Rizzoli and Isles series and once more we return to Boston. As always we have the victims, including a man's body found in his home in graphic circumstances, and the killer. But there is also a survivor. A group who went on safari to Africa six years ago are never seen again. Except for one woman who turns up, barely alive, some weeks later. She's the only person to have seen the killer's face …
What books are you hearing lots of buzz about?