The best reads for spring

Brighter mornings and longer evenings mean there’s more time to squeeze in a few minutes with a good book. 

Whether it’s a gripping thriller or a look back a glimpse inside another world you seek, if you’re looking for your next page-turner, here’s our pick of some of the best reads for spring.

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett


If you loved the movie Sliding Doors or ever thought about how your life might have turned out under different circumstances, you’ll love Laura Barnett’s debut novel The Versions of Us. The story charts the progress of Eve through life and marriage, and what happens when we’re taken on a different path by chance. We see it all play out through three different accounts of her life in this charming and pacey read.

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Marriages Are Made In Bond Street: True Stories From A 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson


The best non-fiction books can be just as gripping as fiction, as Marriages Are Made In Bond Street shows. The story takes us back to London in the spring of 1939, when on the brink of another war, two women opened Britain’s first marriage bureau to help people find a suitable match. The book shows how politics, class, money and technology were already changing romance in 1939 and brings to light the forgotten stories and charming anecdotes of the men and women who used the bureau.

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The Widow by Fiona Barton


If a gripping psychological thriller is what you’re after, Fiona Barton’s The Widow delivers on its promise. Positioned as a follow-up for readers who loved titles like Gone Girl and The Girl on The Train, The Widow tells the story of Jean, whose fairy-tale life is turned upside down when her husband Glen is accused of murder. When Glen dies, Jean is finally free to tell her story for the first time on her own terms – what follows is a gripping account you won’t want to put down.

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Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy


Vesna Goldsworthy’s novel tells the story of Russian oligarch Gorsky, who is led to London by his love for a women now married to an Englishman. He sets about decorating his new mansion in Chelsea to help win back his lost love – and tasks a clerk at an ailing bookshop to source a collection for his new library. It’s a world filled with opulence, greed, capitalism, romance and beauty; a modern-day retelling of the Great Gatsby. Don’t take our word for it – Gorsky is on the 2016 longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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Love reading? Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases in our Silversurfers Book Club – our picks for Spring 2016 are already up, and people are already sharing their feedback and other great titles in the comments section below. Why not join us?  

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1st Apr 2016
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Try "I am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes, if you like thrillers , totally absorbing, a thick, page turner you won't want to put down. Thanks to a friend, I couldn't leave the book alone and have recommended it to several others too. Husband now into it!

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