The Binge

The Best Books To Read This Month

By Victoria Cotman - 31 Jan 2019

Between thunderstorms and heat waves, we’ve decided the only truly sensible thing to do is curl up under the air-conditioning with the best books to read.

This month is delivering spine-tingling suspense novels with The Water Cure and We Cast a Shadow and even some fantasy-land with King of Scars.

Here are all the best books to read this month. 

The Water Cure

By Sophie Mackintosh

The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides” – that’s how The Water Cure is described so you can consider our interest piqued. Three sisters are raised on a deserted island, far from the wickedness of men. They remain in seclusion, even after the only man they’ve ever seen their father – disappears. That is, until three men wash upon their shores. Fear, rivalry and sexual tension threaten to tear the sisters apart and that’s why this is one of the best books to read this month. The Water Cure is out now.


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We Cast A Shadow

By Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Violent racism is running rampant in a not-so-distant future, and being black is about as close to a crime as it can be. A father must do whatever it takes to protect his bi-racial son, even if that means subjecting him to an experimental treatment to turn him white. Before he can afford the whiteness conversion, however, the father must undertake a series of bizarre tasks to prove he, a black man, is worthy of making partner at his law firm. We Cast A Shadow is the unflinching reflection of society we all need right now. We Cast A Shadow is out now.


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The Truths We Hold

By Kamala Harris 

The daughter of immigrant parents, a former District Attorney for San Francisco and chief law enforcement officer for the state of California, Harris has made a career championing truth. She has announced her intention to run for President of the United States in 2020 against her undeniable opposite, Donald Trump. Now you can get to know the woman famous for dragging Brett Kavanaugh to hell in her book, The Truths We Hold, is out now. 

King Of Scars

By Leigh Bardugo

New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Grishaverse is back with the first of the Nikolai Duology. Enemies terrorise the borders of Ravka, the country’s treasury has run dry and time is running out for its young king, Nikolai Lantsov, to find an ally. But Nikolai’s troubles do not end there; a dark magic is growing inside of him. If he cannot find a way to defeat the evil within, it is sure to destroy everything he holds dear. King Of Scars is out now.


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Not really a 'book person'? Check out the new shows and documentaries worth bingeing this month. 

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