5 New Books to Pick Up Before You Fly

Words by Nicole Thomsen
August 1st, 2018

If you’re looking for a new page-turner to keep you occupied as you lie by the pool or something to while away the time on your commute, these brand new releases from the witty minds of Maeve Higgins and Yomi Adegoke are sure to leave you hanging on to every word.

Girls’ Night Out

Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

£4.99, was £8.99

Are you heading away on a girls’ trip? This may (or may not) just be the book to pack for poolside reading. From the bestselling authors of The Good Widow, Girls’ Night Out is a psychological thriller set in the seemingly idyllic Tulum, Mexico. When Ashley disappears in the middle of a girls’ getaway, estranged friends Natalie and Lauren are left to piece together their hazy memories of the night before in a frantic attempt to find out what happened to their missing friend. Was Ashley with the man she’d met only days before? Did she pack up and leave? Was she kidnapped? So much for healing old wounds.

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Slay In Your Lane

Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené


Featuring stories and advice from dozens of the most successful black women in Britain, including BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, British Vogue publisher Vanessa Kingori and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, this hotly anticipated release is essential reading for a generation of black women inspired to find success in every area of their lives. Slay In Your Lane is “the black girl bible”.

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Have you ever wanted to sleep for a year- literally? The New York Times bestseller Otessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation tells the story of a young New Yorker who, in a bid to escape her privileged, hollow life, self-medicates herself into hibernation in the year of 2000.

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£8.45, was £14.99

Fashion director and stylist Alexandra Fullerton reveals the key to dressing well with minimal effort in this in-the-know style guide. Focusing on everything from fashion essentials to personal style and investing in designer pieces, How to Dress shares the tips and tricks that fashion insiders use to put their outfits together.

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At once smart, curious, and humane, Maeve in America is the story of how Irish comedian Maeve Higgins found herself, literally and figuratively, in New York City after moving there at “the grand old age of thirty-one” in search of something bigger and better. This collection of essays covers everything from what kind of shelter dog she would be to emigrating from Ireland, and ponders burning questions such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody?

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