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Last month we asked around the Random House office to find out everyone’s picks of The Best Books of 2015 . . . So Far. This month we’ve asked everyone to look ahead to the exciting releases happening in the next six months. Here’s our hand-picked list of the best books still to come in 2015.

There’s nothing like having a good cry. Whether it’s a slow dripping tear down the cheek with a few sniffles, or a full blown ugly cry, there is definitely a cathartic feeling afterwards. Here are six sob stories that will turn on the waterworks.

The following five books have been hand selected as they are all brilliant crime and thriller debut novels, including James Patterson’s Edgar® Award winning debut thriller from 1976. Now all you have to do is take the plunge and decide which debut to read first.

The wait is over - GREY: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY AS TOLD BY CHRISTIAN is out now.

Sophie Kinsella the global bestselling author of the Shopaholic series has a fantastic new young adult book – FINDING AUDREY. With humour, heart and heartache, FINDING AUDREY is the perfect book for a book club and for mums and daughters to share.

One of publishing’s most anticipated events of the year is the cheery, joyous news of a new book by Annie Barrows, who co-authored the wonderful The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society with her aunty, the late Mary Ann Shaffer. Keep reading for an introduction to THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US.

Book clubs are a great way to take the individual activity of reading and bringing it to a social setting. They can be fun and insightful and help you to discover new books or new friends. If you’re not apart of a book club and want to start one, take a look at our blog ‘How to Start a Book Club’ – trust us, it’s easy! And if you’re already in one, here’s our seven picks for the best book club reads.


Here is a terrific collection of small books that pack a big punch. These books come in on an average of 300 pages, which make them petite but powerful reads, guaranteed to satisfy . . .

It’s been an action-packed year already, but there are plenty more fantastic crime novels and thrillers to come. We can't wait for the next books in the Jack Reacher and Alex Cross series. Jo Nesbo has another fiendishly twisting tale up his sleeve. There’s the next Temperance Brennan novel from Kathy Reichs, and a brand new thriller from Karin Slaughter.

June 1, 2015 – London – On social media earlier today bestselling author E L James announced that she will shortly release a new version of her worldwide bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey -- this time written from Christian Grey's point of view.  The new book, titled Grey, will be published on June 18th – a date that devotees may remember as Christian’s birthday.