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 5, or more, copies of the same title.
The Cleaner of Chartres Salley Vickers
June 2013 Book of the Month.
A captivating, magical and slightly sinister story of secrets, forgiveness, loss and love. It’s the perfect book for readers who loved Joanne Harris' Chocolat. No one... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
The Memory of Lost Senses Judith Kinghorn
June 2013 Book of the Month.
A lyrically written and wonderfully evocative, romantic historical novel that draws you into the intriguing and secret lives of the characters in the hot lazy summer of... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
Standing in Another Man's Grave Ian Rankin
June 2013 Book of the Month.
The brand new crime novel from number one bestselling author Ian Rankin. Since Rebus’ first appearance in 1987, the novels have gained global acclaim, become international bestsellers... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
Other Featured Books this Month
The Things We Never Said Susan Elliot-Wright
June 2013 Debut of the Month.
Crammed with drama and passion this emotional, beautifully written, page-turner deals with strong and unsettling issues with un-sugar coated... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
Harry Lipkin, P.I. The World's Oldest Detective Barry Fantoni
Who would have thought that the adventures of an 87 yr old Miami-based private investigator would be so clever, charming, funny and impossible to put down once you start… Woody Allen, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie and Larry... Format: Paperback - Released: 20/05/2013
Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2013.
With her dazzling, utterly absorbing style of writing Bring Up the Bodies focuses on the downfall and destruction of the charismatic Anne Boleyn. This... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2013
Havisham Ronald Frame
A compelling prelude to Great Expectations, imagining the story of Miss Havisham's early life, before heartbreak came to define her entirely. This imaginative and cleverly written novel, fleshing out one of the great characters in English literature and... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
Alif the Unseen G. Willow Wilson
A glorious rollercoaster ride through myth, cyberspace, love and revolution, Alif the Unseen mixes ancient magic with modern adventure to create an extraordinary story. With shades of Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
Almost Love Christina James
How could a drugs syndicate, using children as couriers, and a missing famous archaeologist be connected? DI Tim Yates is back for his 2nd case. Again, this is a highly readable, atmospheric and compelling psychological crime thriller set in the... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2013
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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Special offer for reading groups - buy five or more copies of a title and get an additional 5% discount.
The Conception of Zachary Muse Jason Hinojosa
This compelling, allegorical tale of the transformative power of nature, the devastatingly positive and negative effects of love and the power of feminine beauty is frankly hard to categorise. The...
Elijah's Mermaid Essie Fox
May 2013 Book of the Month.
A panoply of characters bring Victorian London’s polarised society vividly to life. The lives of two orphans...
The Child Thief Dan Smith
A page-turning, atmospheric and taut historical thriller, set in 1930s Russia. Perfect for any fan of snowy-scened Scandinavian crime. A stranger appears in a village and soon after a girl...
The Light Between Oceans M. L. Stedman
Isolated at the tip of Australia as a lighthouse keeper, emotionally traumatised World War I veteran Tom fears for his wife's sanity after her third miscarriage. Then a boat turns...
Absolution Patrick Flanery
Shortlisted for the 2013 RSL Ondaatje Prize.
A sharp, clever, violent novel spanning the transition of South Africa from apartheid through Truth and Reconciliation to the present as seen by three...
Among Others Jo Walton
April 2013 Fantasy Book of the Month.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel 2012.
This is an intriguing, wonderfully written, magical coming...
The Storyteller Jodi Picoult
Once again Jodi Picoult doesn’t shy away from controversial subject matter, this time the Holocaust, using it as the emotional backbone to a compelling, arresting story of the cruelty and...
Manuscript Found in Accra Paulo Coelho
Through a translated 10th century manuscript, based on the words and wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt, Paulo Coelho addresses some fundamental human questions such as...