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Lovereading Staff Picks for February

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Literary fact of the day
12 Feb Judy Blume born 1938: American author. She has written many novels for children and young adults, including 'The Pain and the Great One' series which have sold more than of 80 million copies in 31 languages.
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  1. The Witness by Simon Kernick
  2. The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
  3. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
  4. The Faithful Couple by A. D. Miller
  5. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  6. The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker
  7. Exposure by Helen Dunmore
  8. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
  9. We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman
  10. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
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