The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on events and festivals worldwide, and the London Book Fair was no exception. Fortunately for book enthusiasts, the London Book Fair reopened in April 2022, and authors and publishers alike were eager to network and share their stories.
A number of trends emerged at the 2022 book fair, which give us insights at some of the books we may be reading next year.
The Thursday Murder Club: By Richard Osman
The Thursday Murder Club is a murder novel set in a tranquil retirement community. They live in this village with four pals who call themselves the Thursday Murder Club and gather weekly to discuss unsolved crimes. This is a fun and intriguing book to read. It's a crime novel that'll leave you intrigued and utterly engrossed.
The book is filled with murders and mysteries, yet the characters are all captivating. Elizabeth, for example, has a mysterious past that allows her to gain access to government data and insiders. There is no question that you will feel at ease with this book. It has an ideal setting, and the humor it contains will make you laugh out loud. Furthermore, the chapters are outstanding and will make you want to share them with your friends. Let's wait because this book will take you to a new level next year.
Home Fire: By Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire is a suspenseful and poignant novel about an immigrant family torn between love and devotion, with disastrous results. Isma is free in the story after years of tending to her younger siblings after their mother died. Isma received an invitation from her mentor in the United States, but she is still concerned about her sister Aneeka and brother Parvaiz.
Shamsie tackles justice, passion, and love in this work, using an old approach in a new setting. Reading about two families at odds may cause you anguish, but the information you will receive is well worth your time. It's beautifully written, with excellent character development and poetic language.
The Red Sirens: By Victoria Berezko-Frolova
The war between Russia and Ukraine has altered the significance of books in some ways. Understandably, readers are searching for information that will assist them in understanding the relationship between the two conflicting countries. As a result, the Red Siren is an excellent pick. It's one of the fair's persecuted books, and it'll give you some insight into the conflict.
These are just a few of the books that will make next year's reading delightful. Whether you prefer celebrity-authored fiction or self-help books, 2023 will provide plenty of options.