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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Richard and Judy Book Club Reads Spring 2014

A new year has dawned and with it is the new selection of books chosen by Richard and Judy in conjunction with WHSmiths. 

Eight titles have been chosen from a range of genres, meaning there should be something for most readers to pick up.

This season's choices are:

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Apple Tree Yard b Louise Doughty
A Common Place Killing by Sian Busby
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Never List by Koethi Zan
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

First impressions of the selection are that there are a number of books I will be reading. I am a big Jodi Picoult fan and so The Storyteller is a definite must. I have heard good things from blogger friends about Jo Baker's Longbourn and so will also be picking that one up. I already have The Rosie Project on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I am sure that the other's will also be popping into my basket at WH Smiths very soon too although I am not sure that I will enjoy The Never List as it sounds like it may be creepy and I don't like books that leave unpleasant thoughts at night (I am a scaredy cat really). I have never heard of Beck Masterman before but I really like the synopsis - it sounds like a crime novel I will enjoy.

I really enjoy following book clubs and have followed Richard and Judy's since it was launched on Channel 4 many years ago. I have found a new of authors who have gone on to become firm favourites on my book shelves including Dorothy Koomson, Cecelia Aherne, Jodi Picoult,  Michael Connelly and Linwood Barclay. I am hoping that I may find some more new authors I enjoy in this selection too.

Will you be reading any of this season's selection? Have you found any favourite authors through the Richard and Judy book club or do you stay away from book club selections? I would love to hear about what you think in the comments below.


  1. I'll probably read all of these if I can (library selection/cash permitting) as I find the'taste' of the selectors fairly similar to mine. I read all the Women's Prize for Fiction list last year too..all twenty of' Problem is I also have a nerly full kindle and massive tbr pile already at home,but I always feel the need to 'join in the conversation' about book awards (scared of missing something my mother would say..!)

    1. My kindle is nearly full too - it is scary how many books are on there, and I have the same amount, if not more in 'real' books at home too.