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For all of you in reading groups and need guidance to select your next group read look no further than our reading group category. Why not print off a few opening extracts to read before you decide? And you get an extra 5% discount when you order five, or more, copies of the same title.

Books of the Month

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 thriller. We are told right at the start that baby...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed What She Left
T. R. Richmond
October 2015 Debut of the Month. An intriguing and successful experiment in presenting a crime thriller from a different angle, Richmond's accomplished debut encourages...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Reader Reviewed Rawblood
Catriona Ward
October 2015 Debut of the Month. A ghostly, achingly sad, yet excruciatingly beautiful debut. This is effectively one story, however there are a number...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However if you haven’t read the first book it matters not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
Reader Reviewed Penelope's Web
Christopher Rush
Startling, assertive and intense, this is a distinctive and original take on the myth of Odysseus, focusing on reality, creative reality and fabrication. Reading ‘Penelope’s Web’, you quickly realise that the title is entirely appropriate, however make no mistake, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
A gifted, high achiever walks out of his flat one morning and gets hit by a taxi. We pick up on him a few years later when he is finding...

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 Raven's Head
Karen Maitland
The quest for eternal life; a tale of alchemy and skulduggery in the thirteenth century. Starting in France our young hero, Philippe, in the employment of a count in the...

Dear Thief
Samantha Harvey
The book begins in 2001 when an unnamed woman starts to write to an estranged friend. She reminisces back to 1976 and takes some months writing it with nowhere to...

Reader Reviewed Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Emma Hooper
Etta, after being married to Otto for many years, decides, aged 82, that she wants to see the sea before she dies so she sets off from their farm in...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Spring of Kasper Meier
Ben Fergusson
Winner of the Betty Trask Award 2015. A highly descriptive literary thriller of post-war Berlin which brilliantly illustrates the terrible aftermath of war. People live hand-to-mouth like rats scavenging for...

Reader Reviewed Nelly Dean
Alison Case
August 2015 Debut of the Month. A wonderful and fascinating insight into hidden happenings...

The Fair Fight
Anna Freeman
Rich storytelling set in and around late 18th century Bristol with each character being given a voice and view in separate chapters. You are driven to read chapter after chapter...

Reader Reviewed The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
August 2015 Reading Group Book of the Month. With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book...

Among the Ten-Thousand Things
Julia Pierpont
Provocative and challenging, this is a novel to set minds and discussions spinning. A parcel posted with intent shatters the Shanley family into separate little pieces. Although each family member...

Reader Reviewed Odysseus Abroad
Amit Chaudhuri
Simply clever, lightly understated writing highlighting life decisions, journeys and discoveries. Step into Ananda’s world, where you feel as though you are floating freely through the confines of his mind...
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Perfect Books for Reading Groups

Did you know that the first recorded reading groups were among women working in factories in the nineteenth century? And now, according to research undertaken a few years ago, there are tens of thousands of groups meeting regularly in the UK reading everything from literary classics to technical manuals!

Of course, if you are in a book group, choosing what to read next can be a serious matter as not every book has subject matter that can really be dicussed. So to help you Lovereading has decided to lend a hand by, each month, selecting a number of books we feel are perfect and will give your group a rewarding discussion as well as a rewarding read.

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