On the look out for a new book to read? Take a look at Love London Love Culture’s guide to five of the best books being released in February…

The Only story

The Only Story by Julian Barnes: Published 1st February – this latest novel by  Man Booker Prize winning author of The Sense of an Ending, sees him examining the human heart once again.

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.

First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.

As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella: Published 8th February – this latest novel from the author of the hilarious Confessions of a Shopaholic series is back with her latest stand alone novel which asks what happens when you the person that you know the best might actually be the person who surprises you the most?

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years… and panic sets in.

They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me – anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots – mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. 

Media Madness

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press and the War Over Truth by Howard Kurtz: Published 15th February – given the dilemma surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency, Howard Kurtz’s new book examines how journalists, alarmed by Trump’s success, have moved into the opposing camp.

According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn’t be president. The Trump administration and the press are at war—and as in any war, the first casualty has been truth. Bestselling author Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News’s Media Buzz and former Washington Post columnist, offers a stunning exposé of how supposedly objective journalists, alarmed by Trump’s success, have moved into the opposing camp. 

carless whsipers

Careless Whispers: the Life and Career of  George Michael by Robert Steele: Published 15th February – George Michael was one of the most successful singers of all time – both as a member of Wham! as well his solo career. Robert Steele’s newly revised and updated book covers all elements of the singer’s life and career and will be a must-read for George Michael’s legions of fans.

Directorate

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016 by Steve Coll: Published 1st February – this latest book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the  acclaimed Ghost Wars, comes  the full story of America’s involvement in the affairs of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2016.

 

 

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