Just when you finally feel like you’ve finally managed to trim down your reading list, National Book Store is adding more. The local book store chain is set to release four new books this October.
The new title releases are comeback novels and a poetry collection from your favorite international best-selling authors John Green, Colleen Hoover and Dan Brown and Rupi Kaur, respectively.
Is your wallet and bookworm soul ready?
Here’s a list of new novels we’ll start seeing in NBS shelves this month:
1. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares the story of Aza in this novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Turtles All The Way Down follows the story of the sixteen-year-old teen who never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her eager and fearless friend, Daisy, pushes her to investigate. Together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Green, who admitted in 2015 that he has obsessive-compulsive disorder, said Aza’s story, while fictional, is personal.
“This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood,” he said.
Turtles All The Way Down will be available NBS online and in stores on October 10.
2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is back with a follow-up to her self-published Milk and Honey poetry collection.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Kaur said the idea of her new poetry collection title and cover came when she woke up one morning and thought about the way sunflowers rotate with the sun. “When the sun rises, they also rise, but when the sun leaves, they bow their heads. I thought that sort of worship at the time was just so stunning and so beautiful and so then I thought, ‘We are all our own suns and flowers are the experiences and the people we go through in our entire lifetime, so the sun and her flowers,'” she said.
The five-chapter book contains poems on loss, love, loneliness, and identity, all with nature themes and simple phrases.
The Sun and Her Flowers will be available NBS online and in stores this October.
3. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
The author of bestselling novels Hopeless and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover has returned with her 12th novel that explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.
The novel follows the story of Merit Voss, part of a family that is anything but normal. She collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. When he meets the witty, unapologetic idealist yet totally unavailable Sagan in a local antique shop for her next trophy, she retreats deeper into herself and watches her family from the sidelines and learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.
She decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.
Without Merit is now available NBS online and in stores.
4. Origin by Dan Brown
Dan Brown, bestselling and critically-acclaimed author of Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, is back with another thriller after ‘spending some time in Spain over the last few years’, starring yet again Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon.
Langdon arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that ‘will change the face of science forever’. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and the event host billionaire Edmond Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
Set in four cities of Spain – Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, and Bilbao, the novel promises to tackle two questions: “Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?”
Origins is now available in selected NBS branches.
Which of these books are you excited for?
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