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MYVLF Book News: August 15th


New ‘Little Women’ movie

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott has been made into a movie with Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan – it’s not out until Christmas, but you can watch the trailer now on YouTube. What do you think?


Blessed Day!

Did you know? September 10th is release day for the sequel to Margaret Attwood’s dystopian epic, The Handmaid’s Tale which has been made into a TV series. The Emmy winning series has seen a big rise in popularity and sales for Attwood’s 1985 novel. We suspect the sequel, The Testaments, will go straight into the bestsellers lists.

The Testaments

This Week’s Best Selling Books Books Most Read Bestsellers list

Number 1 is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, which dominates the most sold and most read charts. The book is set in 1969 when the body of Chase Andrews is found and local people in a quiet town on the North Carolina coast suspect the so-called Marsh Girl, Kya Clark. But she is not the girl they think she is. She’s sensitive and intelligent and desperate to be loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens…

Where the Crawdads Sing is also number one on the Barnes & Noble bestsellers list.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Meanwhile, the next highest book that isn’t a Harry Potter novel, is David Baldacci’s One Good Deed   One Good Deed is described as a novel with Murder and family secrets, a touch of romance and deeply-felt revenge. Books Best Seller

The current best seller on the UK Amazon site is One Minute Later by Susan Lewis. This is a Richard and Judy Summer pick, and the great news is that it is currently just 99pence on Amazon Kindle.

You think your life is perfect.

You think your secrets are safe.

You think it’ll always be this way.

But your life can change in a heartbeat.

With a high-flying job, a beautiful apartment and friends whose lives are as happy as her own, Vivienne Shager is living the dream. Then, on the afternoon of Vivi’s 27th birthday, one catastrophic minute changes everything.

Forced to move back to the small seaside town where she grew up, Vivi remembers the reasons she left. The secrets, lies and questions that now must be answered before it’s too late. But the answers lie in thirty years in the past…

One Minute Later


Apple Books Bestsellers list

The bestseller in Apple USA Mysteries & Thrillers was A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais.

The bestseller in Apple USA Romance was One Year Home by Marie Force


Waterstones Book Store

Waterstones July’s Best Books round-up is available on their blog.

Waterstones Best Books in July