Here, Emma Clarendon selects some of the books that she is most looking forward to reading when they are published….

The Thursday Murder Club 2 – Richard Osman: having recently read and enjoyed the first book (in what looks like could be a series?), this latest novel is one that is high on my list to read when it is published on the 16th September. Can’t wait to see what the group of amateur detectives get up to next…

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint: hooray! another novel based on a Greek tale – this one retelling the story of the Princess of Crete and the Minotaur. As someone who loves to revisit these stories through modern eyes – I can’t help but feel excited about this when it is published on the 29th April.

With This Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher: this latest book from the actress and author intrigues me because it sounds like no other love story that I have read before. The story is set to follow Lorelai who has a bit of a secret – when she kisses someone she can see how they are going to die – so when she meets Grayson who she wants to kiss but if she does can she intervene and change what she sees. The book is set to be published on the 5th August.

Katharine Parr: the Sixth Wife by Alison Weir: this is the sixth and final book in Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series. It is going to be interesting to see how this Queen is portrayed as a woman as well as her relationships with Henry VIII and then Thomas Seymour. It is the one that I have been most looking forward to reading and it will be published on the 13th May.

Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies: published on the 2nd September, this is the first book in a new series from the author, whose previous novels The Tuscan Countess and The Missing Sister I really loved with their strong central female characters. I can’t wait to see how this new story unfolds…

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins: this is the third thriller that the author has written and follows on from the acclaimed The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. Set to be published on the 31st August, it looks at how a life can be derailed by events that have taken place decades before…

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead: set to be released on the 4th May, I’m intrigued by the sound of this book in the way it will combine the story of the character Marian Graves, a female pilot with that of Hadley Baxter a Hollywood starlet who wants to play Marian in an upcoming film. It seems like it will have a lot of what I like in a book – strong and unique female characters, a hint of glamour and most of all an engaging story.