Women dominate Richard and Judy Book Club Spring titles

Women dominate Richard and Judy Book Club Spring titles

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan have launched their Book Club list for Spring, with six titles all written by women to mark International Women’s Day. 

The list, exclusive to W H Smith, launches with returning Book Club author Kate Mosse, whose debut novel Labyrinth (Orion) was picked for the first ever Richard and Judy Book Club in 2005. Mosse was again recognised in the Book Club in 2015 with The Taxidermist’s Daughter (Orion), and joins the Book Club this time with her latest novel The Burning Chambers (Mantle), the first of a new Languedoc quadrilogy, which centres on the savage Wars of Religion in 16th century France.

Following the success of Big Little Lies (Penguin), Liane Moriarty also returns for the second time to the Book Club with Nine Perfect Strangers (Penguin), a ‘terrific’ and ‘fabulously funny’ read according to Richard and Judy. .

Heidi Perks’ Now You See Her (Century) joins the list this spring, telling the story of the heart stopping moment when Charlotte Reynolds loses four-year old Alice, her friend’s daughter. Finnegan said: “The twist at the end of Now You See Her works well and neatly answers readers’ questions about what happened to Alice that sunny summer’s afternoon. But you won’t see it coming.”

Christina Dalcher joins the Book Club with her debut novel Vox (HQ)- an “utterly gripping and terrifying tale” said Madeley with family mystery The Last Thing She Told Me (Quercus) by Linda Green also making the list. The final title to feature in the spring Book Club is Somebody I Used to Know (Bloomsbury) by Wendy Mitchell - an autobiographical account of Mitchell’s early-onset Alzheimers. 

The Book Club list launches with a series of podcasts with W H Smith customers able to enjoy exclusive special editions of the Book Club titles filled with added bonus content, including book club discussion points, author Q&As and more recommended reads.