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You loved your last book...
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With expert recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features we will help you find great books to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


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04 Jul Gustaw Herling-Grudziski died on 2000. A Polish writer and soldier best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag, A World Apart, 10 years before Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
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Top 10 Opening Extracts

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  1. All the Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman
  2. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
  3. The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait
  4. Find Me by Laura van den Berg
  5. You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  7. The Last 10 Seconds by Simon Kernick
  8. The Cartel by Don Winslow
  9. Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy
  10. Proud My Autobiography by Gareth Thomas
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Opening Extracts

You wouldn't buy a car without a test-drive; you wouldn't buy shoes without trying them for size; so before you buy a book, make sure it's for you!
Uniquely on Lovereading, you can read the Opening Extract of every Featured Book. This could be the first chapter; less if the chapters are long, more if they're short. We aim to give you enough of a book to really get a taste for the author.

Click the 'download extract' button next to a title and choose 'open' when prompted to open or save the file. You can read it on your screen or print out to enjoy on the train or in your garden.
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Author Like-for-Like

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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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Even if you read non-stop it's tough keeping up with the dozens of great books published every month. Our Wish List feature lets you keep an electronic note-to-self of books that catch your eye. So if you don't want to buy it now, at least you won't let some life-changing literature slip by. You can also email your list to friends and family, so they'll know exactly what you want for Christmas!
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Lovereading's email newsletters give you the low-down on the best new books in the categories of your choice. There are sneak previews of Exclusive Pre-Publication titles, information on special offers and innovations on the website, and exciting news from the book world.

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Exclusive Pre-Publication

Stay pages ahead with our Exclusive Pre-Publication genre. Each month we sneak-preview a small selection of huge new titles before they hit the shops.

"Uncorrected proofs" are editions of books printed in small numbers and sent to reviewers and book buyers. Lovereading lets you download and print off Opening Extracts of these 'not-even-on-the-presses' books, and pre-order copies for quick despatch when they are properly published.

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