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Read the opening extract of the brand new Dr. A. Warren Dockter book before its publication on 28/05/2015



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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 Funny Girl
Nick Hornby
May 2015 Book of the Month. I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the thing I most like about his writing is that the stories are all different, so one can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed We are All Made of Stars
Rowan Coleman
May 2015 Book of the Month. Beautifully thought-provoking and yet simply and effortlessly readable, this is an intimate compassionate dance with life, death and hope. Read the first letter, followed by the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
May 2015 Book of the Month. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A big book in every way, powerful, intensely moving and awe inspiring. It traces the lives of blind...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed The Two of Us
Andy Jones
May 2015 Debut of the Month. Eloquently emotional and amusingly witty, this is a beautifully written and utterly compelling relationship tale. It’s easy to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed A Song for Issy Bradley
Carys Bray
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. May 2015 Debut of the Month. A year in the life of a northern British Mormon family....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having been told that something awful has happened at the school Quiz Night, you are then whisked back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Our Endless Numbered Days
Claire Fuller
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. March 2015 Debut of the Month. Seventeen-year old Peggy has recently returned home, initially we know not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014. Eighty-something Maud is getting forgetful and so writes notes to herself. ‘Elizabeth is missing’ is one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Sahar Delijani
Set in post-revolutionary Iran, from 1983 to 2011, this is a powerful and moving story of the human cost of revolution, exile and change. Following the lives of three generations...
 
 
The Love Object Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
Whether or not you have previously read any of O’Brien’s works, this is a perfectly sublime book of short stories, first published between 1968 and 2011. O’Brien has an impeccable...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Misbegotten
Katherine Webb
Unusual for Katherine Webb, this new novel of hers is placed in one time only, the early 1800s. It starts slowly but soon you fall for her characters and their...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Bees
Laline Paull
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015. An excellent book unlike any other. The life of bees is examined and fictionalised...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Secret Place
Tana French
April 2015 Book of the Month. A stunning murder mystery, yes, Tana French has awards that say so, but as with all...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
The simplicity of the writing here has a magical quality that carries you effortlessly from page to page. If you have not met Don Tillman, Professor of Genetics in
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
March 2015 Book of the Month. Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is like nothing he's ever written before though many of...
 
 
Reader Reviewed We Are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas
The life of Eileen Tumulty from 1951 to 2011, starting when she is 9 and from her point of view. In her mid-forties her son Connell becomes a teenager and...
 
 
Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
One of the Top 10 books in the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2014. Once you start, you will find...
 
 
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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.

As one reader has said:
"How has it taken me so long to find this treasure of a site? As an avid reader and member of a book group you will be invaluable in selecting future reads. Thanks again for a wonderful site." Angela Whiley

Special offer for reading groups - buy five or more copies of a title and get an additional 5% discount.