8 new book releases to read this spring

Aimée Grant Cumberbatch

Whether you’re after an unputdownable thriller or an inspiring collection of poetry, we’ve selected some of the best new and upcoming releases to enjoy.


All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

If you ever feel like you’re howling into the abyss and would prefer to how with laughter instead you should befriend Andrea Bern of All Grown Up, as she certainly shares your pain. Join her as she struggles to convince her married friends, colleagues and even therapist that she’s (pretty much) OK with her single and child-free status.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, £12.99, out now

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

At what feels like a particularly turbulent time in history, where sympathy for those fleeing persecution is anything but certain, Exit West’s message is all the more resonant. It’s a love story that emerges against the backdrop of conflict and journeys to an uncertain future.

Hamish Hamilton, £14.99, out now


Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

If a weekend break to the country isn’t far enough, escape to the dystopian ruined city of the future at the centre of Borne this spring. With mysterious creatures, half-humans and secrets of the strangest kind, this is an intricately woven but rewarding read.

HarperCollins, £12.99, out 25 April

Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan

In a world of newsfeeds stuffed with selfies, Carnivalesque’s plot, of a child who sees multiple selves in a hall of mirrors - one of which escapes and takes his place leaving him trapped inside - seems especially eerie.

Bloomsbury, £16.99, out now


Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

New Yorker staff writer David Grann’s new book ticks a lot of boxes. Grappling with America’s dark past, Killers of the Flower Moon touches on the genres of true crime, historical novels, and even westerns. It’s so gripping you could easily lose yourself in it for an entire weekend.

Simon & Schuster, £20, out 20 April

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

If you were gripped by The Girl on the Train, then you won’t want to wait for the new Paula Hawkins. Unfortunately you will have to bide your time just a little bit as it’s not out until the start of May, but this moody and atmospheric thriller certainly won’t disappoint.

Transworld Publishers, £20, out 2 May

Shorter reads

Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

Vietnamese American poet Ocean Vuong’s name is almost as lyrical as his writing. Taking war and cultural upheaval in its stride, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is an assured but open debut collection. It’s accessible to non-poetry readers while offering sufficient depth to keep the experts engaged.

Vintage Publishing, £10, out now

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamande Ngozi Adiche

If you only have time for one book, make it Chimamande Ngozi Adiche’s Dear Ijeawele. A mapping out of her feminist thinking, it makes skilful use of its 63 pages. It’s frank, relatable and, importantly, distils intangible ideas down and grounds them in everyday actions.

HarperCollins, £10, out now

Restock your bookshelves for spring at Westfield. With more than 250 stores including book shops and stationers, it’s the perfect place to indulge your inner book worm. For more information and a full list of stores, visit westfield.com/uk

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