The Boy In The Book – Nathan Penlington (Headline)
Out 22 May
In this true story, author Nathan Penlington buys a set of Choose Your Own Adventure novels on eBay but, scribbled in the margins, discovers the suicidal musings of a schoolboy, written 20 years ago. He sets out on an adventure of his own to learn the schoolboy’s fate.
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins - Irvine Welsh (Jonathan Cape)
If the title alone doesn’t pique your interest – and really, how could it not – then the nitty-gritty of Irvine Welsh’s latest novel, about a personal trainer and her new schlubby female charge who somehow get dragged into a story of killing, revenge and, yes, schtupping, should do the rest.
Glow – Ned Beauman (Sceptre)
Out 8 May
Much-hyped young writer Ned Beauman’s third novel follows a good-time guy and small-time drugs enthusiast in south London whose patch starts to be invaded by big-time corporate forces with murder on their mind – as well as a suspicious skulk of foxes.
Danish Dynamite: The Story Of Football's Greatest Cult Team - Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen and Mike Gibbons (Bloomsbury)
If the red-and-white Hummel shirt pictured makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end – and not just because of the artificial fibres – then this book about the exploits of Denmark's national team at the 1986 World Cup might just send you over the edge. An account of the heroic, if ultimately doomed, escapades of Danish Dynamite, "everyone's second team" of the tournament, it will remind you just how laid-back and cool some losers can be.