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Blockbuster books to read this autumn

Summer may be over, but for a bibliophile the best season is just beginning. Whether you're looking for drama, adventure or a big helping of both we've got you covered.


If summer is the season for Blockbuster Movies then autumn is undoubtedly the moment for Blockbuster Books. 

Not only does the change in weather mean there is the perfect excuse to bunker down with a good read, but bookshops are filled to the brim with exciting new releases, from landmark memoirs by Hollywood stars to thought-provoking reads from the world’s most talented artists, stories of espionage bursting with action to great adventures you can join from page one.

There are books to make you laugh, cry and sit at the edge of your seat – as well as some long-awaited installments from your favourite series. So swap your popcorn for a cup of something warming and put your feet up while we present our 2021 literary blockbusters.

Gripping crime and espionage

Unmissable drama and adventure

Mind-boggling fantasy

Blockbuster memoirs

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