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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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Although his birth date is unknown, Shakespeare was baptised 26 April 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. His first plays, performed in London, took place in 1592 and Hamlet was first published in 1603. Read plays by William Shakespeare
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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.
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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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.
There are also chances to win uncorrected proofs signed by their authors - something for any reader to really treasure.
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This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
The Misbegotten Katherine Webb
Unusual for Katherine Webb, this new novel of hers is placed in one time only, the early 1800s. It starts slowly but soon you fall for her…
Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award…
River of Smoke Amitav Ghosh
You really should read the first in this trilogy, The Sea of Poppies, before embarking upon this huge, sprawling epic history for, although not all…
What She Left T. R. Richmond
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An intriguing and successful experiment in presenting a crime thriller from a different angle, Richmond's…
This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
Unravelling Oliver Liz Nugent
April 2015 Debut of the Month. A fabulously refreshing and fascinating debut, there’s nothing to solve here - or is there! The first chapter…