It’s been a fabulous week for Chart Positions and Children’s books!
Beth Morrey has been featured in The Observer’s article “Introducing the Best Debut Novelists of 2020“, following firmly in the footsteps of bestselling Agency authors Gail Honeyman and Elizabeth Macneal. Beth Morrey was also the next author to take part in our author interview ahead of the publication of her debut “coming-of-old” novel, Saving Missy. Check it out here! The novel is published on 6th February by HarperCollins / HarperFiction.
C.J. Tudor’s The Other People, which was only published in the UK on Thursday last week, has gone straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list at No. 11. The Other People was published in the US this week by Penguin Random house / Ballantine.
Ben Oliver’s dark and twisty YA novel, The Loop, received a much sought-after starred review from Kirkus reviews this week. They said: “a script-ready story with blockbuster potential”. The novel was also reviewed as “One to Watch” in The Bookseller.
Really thrilled to see @NaminaForna's #TheGildedOnes picked up by @fionanoblebooks as a Season Highlight in @thebookseller's Spring Buyers' Guide today. We're so excited to be publishing this series – epic doesn't even cover it! Coming 9th July. @alibelle pic.twitter.com/VNKKJbUzCg
— Becky Walker (@Walker_Becky) January 31, 2020
Kate Weston’s hilarious YA novel, Diary of a Confused Feminist, received a phenomenal review over the weekend from The Sunday Times Culture Magazine as the Children’s Book of the Week. They said: “If you found the late Louise Rennison’s diaries of Georgia Nicholson funny, and you are not squeamish about explicit discussions of mooncups and dick pics, this book by the comedian Kate Weston will make you laugh out loud.” The novel is published on Thursday next week by Hodder.
Jennifer Iacopelli’s brilliant YA novel Break the Fall was featured in Bookbub‘s “The Young Adult Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020” round up.