Waterstones October books of the month

Waterstones October books of the month

From wire-taut thrillers to the future's most important countries; a terrific selection of the month's best reads

A race against time through Nazi Germany, an accessible guide to the world's future geopolitical flashpoints, a deftly crafted thriller of survival and a complex children's tale of monsters and prejudice; here are the books you must curl up with this October.

Fiction - The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

Written in the wake of the anti-Semitic pogroms of 1938, Boschwitz’s immersive novel recounts the flight of a Jewish businessman across Germany in unbearably suspenseful and disturbingly prophetic prose.

Non-Fiction Book of the Month - The Power of Geography Tim Marshall

Ten hotspots for the future of geopolitics explored with clarity and wit in this cogently argued volume from the foreign affairs journalist and author of Prisoners of Geography and Worth Dying For.

Thriller of the Month - Girl A by Abigail Dean

Following the news that their abusive mother has died in prison, Lex and her siblings must face the horrors of their past once more in this arresting debut that is both a page-turning thriller and a searing portrait of survival.

Children's book of the Month - The Monsters of Rookhaven Padraig Kenny, Edward Bettison

From the author of former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month Tin comes a thoughtful and exciting story of a monster discovered by human children and the monstrous methods others will use to drive them into hiding again.

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