1920s icon Zelda Sayre, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born in 1900. Fitzgerald modelled many of his characters after Zelda and used lines she'd written in letters to him. He even lifted things verbatim from her diary. Read The Great Gatsby
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
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.
If You Were Me Sheila O'Flanagan
July 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
The Art of Baking Blind Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about relationships, about being wives and mothers. It’s a dual-time telling... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Reasons She Goes to the Woods Deborah Kay Davies
A sometimes uncomfortable yet utterly compelling read that shreds and shatters conventional thought processes and feelings. The surprise when you open the book and start to read is your first hint of the distinctive tale to come. The author builds... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan
Violet is half-American, half-Chinese, and in the turn of the century Shanghai, as the revolution looms, she is separated from her mother and becomes a courtesan. We follow both women through turbulent lives. Amy Tan is an expert at recreating... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2014
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades. The last six months have taken their toll and he decides perhaps that life is... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas
After the huge success of his novel The Slap it is often difficult for an author to follow with another as good. Tsiolkas has succeeded in doing just that. Set in Australia and Scotland, the novel explores the problems... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
The Thread Victoria Hislop
This is an enthralling novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader, really believe you're right there amongst the characters in a... Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
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 Lemon Grove Helen Walsh
A racy read, ideal for a holiday, which is where it’s set. Almost claustrophobically focused on Jenn, her husband Greg, step-daughter Emma and Nathan, the 17 year old temptation with...
Anyush Martine Madden
A compelling, heartrending tale of love, loss and survival intertwined within the factual base of the Armenian genocide. This thought provoking story is set in a period of atrocities that...
Songs of Willow Frost Jamie Ford
June 2014 Book of the Month.
A bittersweet tale that fluctuates back and forth between 1921 and 1934. It follows an orphan Chinese...
Small Island Andrea Levy
A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from four characters’ points of...
Tampa Alissa Nutting
A challenging but ultimately rewarding (and even in its own wonderfully twisted way, comic) exploration of the perverse mind of an older female teacher who is totally obsessed with young...
Writing in the Sand Helen Brandom
A compelling and at times heart-breaking contemporary teen drama from debut author Helen Brandom. Tackling topical subjects it is subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing read. It's the story of Amy...
The Carriage House Louisa Hall
An intelligent, compassionate and thought-provoking novel where the writing sparkles through the weight of expectations, hidden hopes and damaged dreams. The broken, faded Carriage House, threatened with bulldozers somehow binds...