Waterstones reveals new Book Club picks

Waterstones has announced its latest Book Club picks, set to launch on 28th March, calling the list "our most eclectic and exciting selection to date".

Books from Michael Frayn, John Banville and Nell Freudenberger all feature in the promotion, with one title highlighted each week in stores across the country.

Extra material on the titles, often designed to help reading groups, will be included either in the books themselves or on the Waterstones website. Waterstones PR manager Jon Howells said: "Some titles, such as The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger and In The Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes, have essays written by the author how they researched the book and found their inspiration for it. Every time we do the Book Club picks, we are getting more and more from the publishers to add extra value."

Chris White, fiction buyer at Waterstones, said: "We are incredibly proud of the success of Waterstones Book Club so far. We¹re very pleased to have helped showcase authors such as Gillian Flynn, Nick Harkaway and Susan Cain to our customers, who have proved very receptive to the intelligent, thought-provoking fiction and non-fiction that works so well for the Book Club.

"This is our most eclectic and exciting selection to date—we think our customers will love these books."

The full list of titles:

Skios by Michael Frayn (Faber)
The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger (Penguin)
Dear Lupin by Roger and Charlie Mortimer (Constable & Robinson)
Ancient Light by John Banville (Penguin)
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books)
Walking Home by Simon Armitage (Faber)
May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes (Granta)
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott (Hodder & Stoughton)
In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes (Cornerstone)
Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway (Granta)
Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike by William Fotheringham (Vintage)
Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan (Pan Macmillan)
Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham (Orion)
Heft by Liz Moore (Cornerstone)