There must be something about summer that makes publishers release more contemporary books than those of other genres. Besides the absence of historical fiction, though, this week still offers a rather varied range of new releases.
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton sounds particularly interesting with a schizophrenic protagonist. While there has been a rise of neurodiverse YA books, I’ve not seen any specifically focussed on schizophrenia over the past couple of years. Another book that caught my attention is Wreck by Fleur Ferris. With so much talk about the legitimacy of news, a thriller that involves journalism sounds like a timely new book.
Rosie @ Rosie Writes Things says
I feel like *most* contemps take place in the summertime, so maybe that’s why there’s an influx of them? A reader wants to read about the summertime while it’s also summertime outside? Maybe?? I’m just going out on a limb here lol.
The only one I might be interested in is, like you said, Words on Bathroom Walls, because it features a schizophrenic MC. The last book I read that had a lead character with schizophrenia was Made You Up by Francesca Zappia, and I really enjoyed it!