BOOK NEWS: Two new book announcements plus the winners of the 2018 Inky Awards!

by |October 5, 2018

New book coming from Ian McEwan!

Ian McEwan has a new book coming out in April 2019 titled, Machines Like Me.

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma.

Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

Click here to pre-order your copy of Machines Like Me

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Another new book coming! Thomas Harris’ first book in thirteen years …

Thomas Harris, the international bestselling author of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal will be releasing a new book in May 2019!

This is the first novel from Thomas Harris in 13 years , and his first standalone novel since 1975.

Thomas Harris is may be best known for his character Hannibal Lecter. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of The Lambs.

The title and cover of this new novel will be revealed later this year, but you don’t need to wait! Click here to pre-order the new Thomas Harris book now!

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The 2018 Inky Award Winners have been announced.

The Inky Awards are Australia’s only YA award completely selected by teenagers. The shortlist is created by a team of teen Inky Awards judges, which is then open to voting by Australian teenagers aged 12-19.

Here are the titles they have selected as the Inky Award winning books of 2018:

 

Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu  – Winner of the Gold Inky Award

This story describes the life of a cancer patient in a way that no other young adult book does, focusing not just on living with cancer, but going through it, with the help of patience, love, and friendship. Despite the ever-growing tumour in his head, Adam just wishes he was normal.

This is until his latest operation, when everything seems like a lost hope, and he knows he isn’t normal. He doesn’t know what to do, because there is nothing he can do. All he feels he has left are his friends. But that may be all he needs.

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  – Winner of the Gold Inky Award

 

Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer.

Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

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Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Senior Content Producer and Editor of The Booktopian Blog. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling

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