You loved your last book...
but what are you going to read next?
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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Virginia Woolf dies 1941. She was one of the foremost literary figures of 20th C and a member of the notorious Bloomsbury Group and is perhaps most famous for novel Mrs Dalloway published in 1925. See more books by Virginia Wolf
If you already have a book in mind, just enter the title, author or ISBN in the search box above. We use the same book wholesalers as the biggest of the online and high street book stores. So, if it's in print, in whatever format both physical and digital, Lovereading should have it!
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.
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.
Keep track of books that interest you
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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When you register, choose how often you'd like to receive our personalised newsletters. Then choose which categories you'd like to hear about, and we'll send you information on the books we think you'll enjoy most.
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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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To top it all off, Lovereading is incredibly good value. There are over 5 million books available to buy, almost all of them 25% cheaper than the RRP.
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It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.
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A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!
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This month's 'featured books'
Author of the Month
Prayer for the Dead James Oswald
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Dead Men's Bones James Oswald
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The Hangman's Song James Oswald
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The Book of Souls James Oswald
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This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
The Girl in the Red Coat Kate Hamer
March 2015 Debut of the Month. A stunningly original debut that weaves a multitude of emotions throughout. Single parent Beth has a hard time…