21 June 2011

50% off the coolest bookshelf for summer!

Need a new read? Well, good news then! Grazia has teamed up with Waterstone’s to launch our Book Club, featuring the 10 hottest reads of the summer. Because, you know, the It book is as important as the It bag… So pick your fave, buy it now then post your review in the comments box below or on Grazia UK's Facebook page. And make it good, because the best review wins a copy of the other nine books! Plus, to get any of the titles included in the Grazia Ten Hot Reads at 50% off the RRP, simply enter the code GK5823 during the checkout process online at www.waterstones.com.

How To Be A Woman
Caitlin Moran

Columnist Caitlin Moran takes time off from her day job (as addictive satirical writer for The Times) to pen this utterly brilliant investigation of what it really means to be a woman right now. It’s part memoir, part rant, as thought-provoking as it is just so, so funny. We promise you’ll be laughing out loud.
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So Much For That
Lionel Shriver

Shep Knacker has worked hard all his life, sustained only by along-held dream: escaping the rat race in New York for a remote island off the coast of Tanzania. But then his wife drops a bombshell – she has cancer. This is a raw, funny novel about the effect of illness on people’s close relationships, from the author of the Orange Prize-winning We Need To Talk About Kevin.
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When God Was A Rabbit
Sarah Winman

A wonderfully fresh first novel about childhood and growing up, which spans four decades. Elly is born in 1968 into an eccentric family, and she narrates this bittersweet tale focusing on the importance of friends and family ties – especially her relationship with her beloved older brother – through the ups and downs of everyday life, no matter what the world throws at you.
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The Slap
Christos Tsiolkas

One afternoon at a suburban barbecue in Melbourne, a man slaps a three-year-old boy for misbehaving – but the boy is not his son. We hear from eight characters who were at the barbecue as the repercussions from this single event ripple through their lives. A thought-provoking novel that touches on a number of controversial subjects. It is guaranteed to get you talking.
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The Hand That First Held Mine
Maggie O’Farrell

It’s the 1950s and would-be bohemian Lexie Sinclair has arrived in Soho determined to carve out a new and exciting life for herself. It’s also present-day London, where artist Elina is struggling with the demands of a newborn after a difficult birth. Winner of the prestigious Costa Novel Award earlier this year, this is a compelling tale of love and motherhood.
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Purge

Sofi Oksanen
A harrowing, but un-putdownable thriller. Elderly Aliide discovers a young woman, Zara, slumped and battered in her garden on the edge of an Estonian forest.Zara is a Russian, sex-trafficked to the West and on the run from her pimp. And Aliide has secrets of her own, dating from Estonia’s brutal Soviet past.
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The Summer Without Men
Siri Hustvedt

When her husband of 30 years asks for a ‘pause’ in their marriage – so he can have a fling with a foxy younger colleague – Mia Fredricksen cracks up, then leaves Brooklyn for the small prairie town where she grew up. There, she is drawn into the lives of the women around her in this funny, sharp and intelligent readabout friendship and love.
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Skippy Dies
Paul Murray

An epic and brilliant novel dealing with the intimate concerns of two teenagers at Dublin’s Seabrook College for Boys. Rupecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include the search for extra-terrestrial life forms, whereas his room-mate Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster has fallen for Lori from the girls’ school next door, thus attracting the attention of Ritalin-dealing psycho, Carl. It’s truly original, extremely funny and heartbreaking.
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The Tiger’s Wife

Tea Obreht
There hasn’t been such a buzz about a debut author since Zadie Smith burst on to the literary scene. Discover why this 26-year-old was the youngest novelist on The New Yorker’s Top 20 Writers Under 40 list, with this tale that mixes fable, folklore and realism as Natalia, a young doctor in the Balkans, seeks to uncover the truth behind her grandfather’s death.
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan

An ambitious novel about former punk-rocker-turnedmusic-mogul Bennie Salazar and his young assistant, the troubled Sasha. Each chapter alights on a different point in their lives as the novel moves backwards and forwards in time. You won’t have read anything quite like this before – it’s extraordinarily good.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The 50% offer is subject to availability. Please note, this offer is not valid on any eBooks or other books not featured in the Grazia Ten Hot Reads promotion.



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