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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Killing Ways
Alex Barclay
Dark times lie ahead for Special Agent Ren Bryce and the Rocky Mountains Safe Streets Task Force in the heart-stopping new thriller from the bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and BLOOD LOSS. Full Lovereading view to appear soon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2015
The Story of a Nutcracker
Alexandre Dumas
Adapted from a dark fairy-tale by E T A Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas' romance of childhood imagination inspired Tchaikovsky's world-famous ballet. Brilliantly adapted by translator Sarah Ardizzone and illuminated by Kitty Arden, this is the perfect Christmas gift for readers of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Black Feathers
Joseph D'Lacey
November 2015 Book of the Month. A darkly rich and foreboding fantasy which hovers on the frightening edge of a believable future....
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2013
Ferguson's Gang The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters
Polly Bagnall, Sally Beck
November 2015 Book of the Month. You don't often read “gangsters” and National Trust in the same sentence, more surprising still to find out that the said “gangsters” are a secret group...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2015
I Hope You Dance
Beth Moran
An appealing, bitter-sweetly emotional tale about friendship and second chances. This is the second novel I’ve read by Beth Moran, she doesn't shy away from heartache or the ups and downs in life, consequently it’s easy to connect to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2015
Reader Reviewed The Marble Collector
Cecelia Ahern
November 2015 Book of the Month. Absolutely delightful! Cecelia Ahern always writes with stirring compassion and a delicious secretive quirk, so I was really looking forward to starting this, her twelfth novel....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Cross Justice
James Patterson
November 2015 Book of the Month. The rather wonderful and fascinating Alex Cross returns in his 23rd novel, ‘Cross Justice’. I almost forgot I was supposed to have my reviewing hat on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
November 2015 Book of the Month. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015
Reader Reviewed What Remains
Tim Weaver
November 2015 Book of the Month. A crime novel with an ending that you do not see coming – terrific. Now into his sixth mystery missing persons investigator, David Raker thrillers just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
According to Yes
Dawn French
November 2015 Book of the Month. 21st century family life - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - delivered head on by none other than comic genius Dawn French. Rosie, after a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel
Elizabeth George
November 2015 Book of the Month. ‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2015
Night Music: Nocturnes 2
John Connolly
November 2015 Book of the Month. If you are an intrepid reader and delight in the creatively eerie, startling and spine-chilling, then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
The Crossing
Michael Connelly
November 2015 Book of the Month. Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence lawyer Mickey Haller, to sue the department for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
Reader Reviewed The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
November 2015 Book of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant stories that fuse gradually into a captivating read. The flirty, lively prologue, full of society’s elite in 1961,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
November 2015 Book of the Month. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
The Battle of the Atlantic How the Allies Won the War
Jonathan Dimbleby
November 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. World War Two - we are an island, don't produce enough food, enough raw materials, armaments or men to fight - Britain's unique vulnarability. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard
November 2015 Book of the Month. Mary Beard has pulled off a totally involving and immersive history of Ancient Rome. She calls...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2015
Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Randall Munroe
Remarkably clear, simple, occasionally funny explanations and diagrams about 55 complicated things. With fabulous blueprints, some fold out pages, smart little funnies and fascinating information, this is suitable for children and adults, in fact I can see the whole family...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Drowning Lesson
Jane Shemilt
October 2015 Book of the Month. A well-observed domestic drama turns half way through the book into a compulsive, emotional...

Reader Reviewed Monster
C. J. Skuse
October 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. In an isolated boarding school, a group of girls settle in for the...

The Uncook Book The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle
Tanya Maher
September 2015 Food & Drink Book of the Month. Don't think of endless salads and crunching on raw cabbage, with The Uncook...

Reader Reviewed Zeroes
Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
October 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A group of Californian teenagers with superpowers should be having the time of...

Don't Get Me Wrong
Marianne Kavanagh
October 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating tale with a big heart that pulls you back and forth from...

Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps Mapping Out the Modern World
Martin Vargic
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Maps – but not as we know them... Some of Martin Vargic's intricate...

The Celts
Dr. Alice Roberts
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Using up to the minute archaeological research together with the latest scientific insights,...

Sue Perkins
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to...

The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge
Matt Ridley
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Matt Ridley explores the Theory of Evolution in Everything from Religion to Politics...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Jonathan Franzen
The long awaited new novel from Jonathan Franzen is a masterpiece, being heralded as the return of the Great American Novel and so it should be. The story revolves around...

Reader Reviewed Asking for it
Louise O'Neill
September 2015 Book of the Month. A courageous, unflinching and emotionally challenging novel, focusing on sexual consent and the issues surrounding social...

Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
September 2015 Book of the Month. Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the...

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
September 2015 Book of the Month. Bold and surprising in character and style,Fates and Furies is a fascinating novel that delights in...

Reader Reviewed The Dress
Kate Kerrigan
September 2015 Book of the Month. Ahh, what a lovely charming book this is, all the more so due to the sharp,...

Reader Reviewed Lost & Found
Brooke Davis
September 2015 MEGA Book of the Month. A book to completely lose yourself in, this is a wonderful quirky little gem. Set...

Reader Reviewed The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
September 2015 Book of the Month. Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. An exotically intense, vibrant and...

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
September 2015 Book of the Month. There is a confusing, almost rambling feel to this thriller that really keeps you on your...

Liar Liar Di Helen Grace
M. J. Arlidge
September 2015 Book of the Month. The fourth DI Helen Grace crime thriller is a gritty, gutsy and gloriously enthralling read. This...

The Man Who Didn't Go to Newcastle
Alison Clink
September 2015 Book of the Month. A wonderfully eloquent, heartfelt and touching recollection of the author’s relationship with her brother, after he...

Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran
Nina Ansary
September 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating, behind the scenes view, looking simply and astutely at the history and story of...

Jonathan Franzen
September 2015 Book of the Month. One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by...

Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike...

Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in...

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest...

Reader Reviewed Noonday
Pat Barker
September 2015 Book of the Month. An atmospheric, touching and compassionate story based in London during the Second World War, where living...

Royalty Inc Britain's Best-Known Brand
Stephen Bates
September 2015 Book of the Month. Stephen Bates, a former Guardian Royal Correspondent, chronicles the ups and downs of the British Monarchy...

Reader Reviewed Sophie Someone
Hayley Long
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2015. Sophie Nieuwenleven’s story is shocking, so she...

Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning...

Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a...
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