June 2016: A Month in Books

Category: Reading

Big New Book Releases

The Detective Dog
, Julia Donaldson (2 June)

Detective Dog Nell has a brilliant sense of smell, and loves a good book. So when some of the school library goes missing, she's the dog for the job.

New Edition of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson (2 June)

A beautiful new addition to the Puffin ‘Cloth’ Classics series.

End of Watch, Stephen King (7 June)

A new installment from the legendary horror author, the final part of the Hodges trilogy.

Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold, Anne Tyler (16 June)

How did Kate Battista end up in the situation she's in? Her scientist father needs her help as his assistant faces deportation, but will she step up to help them?

Barkskins
, Annie Proulx (16 June)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain brings us a new story of potential ecological collapse. This tale charts two young Frenchmen in 17th century and what happens when they become wood-cutters or 'barkskins' and the stories of their descendants over the next 300 years. 

Nadiya’s Kitchen, Nadiya Hussain (16 June)

Great British Bake Off's most recent winner Nadiya shares some of her favourite recipes.

The Long Cosmos, Terry Pratchett (30 June)

The fifth and final installment in the Long Earth Series. Joshua Valienté's journey turns disastrous, can a group of trolls offer salvation?

 

Book Festivals

The Borders Book Festival, 16-19 June

A chance to see Chris Brookmyre, Maggie O'Farrell and Phill Jupitus amongst others in scenic Melrose.

Independent Bookshops Week, 18-25 June

A UK-wide celebration of Independent Bookshops, with various events around the country. 

 

TV

Outcast (7 June)

A young man plagued by demonic possession his entire life sets out to find answers, accompanied by a preacher with personal demons of his own. Based on comic title by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and artist Paul Azaceta.

Agatha Raisin - Walkers of Dembley (7 June)

PR-guru turned sleuth Agatha Raisin investigates murder in these fun, witty stories based on MC Beaton’s novels.

 

Film


Me Before You
(2 June)

Based on Jojo Moyes novel, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay).

Holding the Man (2 June)

Based on a book by Timothy Conigrave, about the enduring relationship between Tim and John, who fell in love while attending an all-boys high school and managed to stick it out, despite everything life threw at them.

Miracles from Heaven (10 June)

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book by Christy Beam and starring Jennifer Garner.


Tale of Tales
(17 June)

Stories inspired by the fanciful tales of Giambattista Basile. All-star cast includes Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C Reilly.

Remainder (24 June)

Starring Tom Sturridge as a man who loses his memory in a freak accident and based on the award-winning Tom McCarthy novel of the same name.

 

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