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.
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 brought up by their grandfather and a baby found in... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
Other Featured Books this Month
Golden Boy Abigail Tarttelin
May 2013 Debut of the Month.
This controversial book dealing with issues of identity, gender and sexuality and freedom of the press is set to... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2013
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 up carrying a dead man and a newborn baby. They... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
The Memory of Lost Senses Judith Kinghorn
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 1911. A Countess, her grandson, a famous author writing her memoir and a... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
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 vanishes. Only her uncle, an ex-soldier, has the necessary skills... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
The Cleaner of Chartres Salley Vickers
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 knows where the mysterious cleaner came from, and she is happy to hide... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
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 writing is evocative and lyrical and the story has more... Format: Book - Released: 26/02/2013
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 regularily 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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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...
The Month Before's Featured Books
The Beauty of Murder A. K. Benedict
March 2013 Debut of the Month.
A compelling, genre-bending crime debut packed full of atmospheric detail that brings a dark and macabre Cambridge...
Schroder Amity Gaige
How can such a simple thing like changing your surname end up with a good and likeable person and father ending up in prison? Amity Gaige has written two previous...
The Crown Nancy Bilyeau
March 2013 Debut of the Month.
Shortlisted for the 2012 CWA Ellis Peters Award.
Who would have thought a murder mystery set in 1537...
Stay Close Harlan Coben
March 2013 Book of the Month.
Harlan Coben is back with another one of his superb stand-alone thrillers exploring the darker side of...