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  1. The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes
  2. If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
  3. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  4. The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman
  5. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault
  6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  7. The Queen's Man by Rory Clements
  8. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  9. Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
  10. How to be Both by Ali Smith

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For days you're wrapped up in an amazing story; then suddenly it's over. When you've finished a great book, Lovereading's Like-for-Like tool helps you find another to fill the empty feeling. Unlike other book web sites we have a human interface to our like-for-like tool. Our editorial experts use their encyclopaedic knowledge to recommend other authors similar in style to every title we select each month. Just type in a name and explore some new literary avenues.
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Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 New Gen Book of the Month. Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Hide Her Name
Nadine Dorries
December 2014 Book of the Month. A moving and at times harrowing read, the second in the trilogy drops you straight back into the traumatic aftermath of ‘The Four Streets” so brace...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Closer Than You Think
Karen Rose
This is the first in a new series by this terrific author. It mixes crime with romance and rattles along at a cracking pace. It is long and being a romance, there are some pretty explicit sex scenes which is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A powerful new detective series joins the ranks of great reads. This stars sparky DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick, quieter DS Noah Jake, a splendid duo. Their case is dreadful and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Barracuda
Christos Tsiolkas
One of our Books of the Year 2014. After the huge success of his novel The Slap it is often difficult for an author to follow with another as good. Tsiolkas has succeeded in doing just that. Set in Australia...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Song for Issy Bradley
Carys Bray
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014. A year in the life of a northern British Mormon family. You’ll certainly learn a lot about the Mormon church but the thrust of the novel...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
The Few
Nadia Dalbuono
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Leone is a Roman detective whose father once was a leading figure in the Mafia. When he is handed a file of compromising photographs of a high-placed politician,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

A Last Act of Charity
Frank Westworth
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fast-paced, high-powered thriller featuring a Jack Reacher with balls of added steel character who was once a contract killer for the army and rides a mighty motorcycle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
 
 

Brainquake
Samuel Fuller
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The legendary macho American film director of THE NAKED KISS, PICK UP ON SOUTH STREET and many other brutalist thrillers and war movies also enjoyed a career as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
 
 

A Man Lies Dreaming
Lavie Tidhar
There have been many alternate histories with a crime setting before but this new novel by a young Israeli author writing in English is one of the most challenging and rewarding. It's 1939 in London and the Nazis never came...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

Books for Christmas This month's 'featured books'
Books for Christmas
A Gift from Bob
James Bowen
From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

A Very Courageous Decision The Inside Story of Yes Minister
Graham McCann
Graham McCann investigates why the BBC TV comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister were so successful. He looks at how the show’s writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn were inspired by real events, how the Civil Service and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
 
 

Drunk Tank Pink The Subconscious Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Adam Alter
Adam Alter takes his readers on a tour of the subconscious brain showing how we react to signals and stimuli such as colour without our being aware of what we are doing. Psychologists have found the colour referred to in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
 
 

The Shape of Shit to Come
Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe
What happened to the future we were promised – for good or ill - the personal jet packs and holidays on the moon? For the real future the authors have been scouring the science press, watching what the geeks are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you really need to keep your wits about you to sort out who is who and what is what and then it connects … wow. We meet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Once you start, you will find it difficult to put down this compelling and totally captivating novel, so set aside some quality time and take a step into the unknown. The story is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
 
 

Someone Else's Conflict
Alison Layland
A surprisingly sensitive and compassionate thriller where the lurking suspense surges forward and delivers blasts of turbulence and ferocity. This is subtle clever writing, you’re encouraged to fully invest in the characters before the tension really starts to increase. Layers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go
Judy Chicurel
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 1972 and the teenagers of Long Island spend their time drinking, smoking and taking drugs. The girls all experiment with sex, get pregnant, have abortions or adoptions, such is life. The boys are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014. Eighty-something Maud is getting forgetful and so writes notes to herself. ‘Elizabeth is missing’ is one such note which Maud then becomes obsessed with for Elizabeth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
 
 

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Sebastian Faulks
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too. Faulks captures the Wodehouse spirit in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Grasshopper Jungle
Andrew Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Across a huge canvass that touches on almost everything a teenager might think about, this is a sexy, sharp-eyed, funny and totally irreverent view of the world as told by sixteen year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
 
 

Us
David Nicholls
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the UK Author of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. After the phenomenal success of One Day it must have been tough for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
 
 


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