Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein was born 1797. The book was originally published anonymously. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley Read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Read the opening extract of the brand new Susan Lanigan book before its publication on 01/09/2014
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.
Little Lies Liane Moriarty
August 2014 Book of the Month.
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... Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
In Love and War Alex Preston
August 2014 eBook of the Month.
A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner then sparks into an absolute firecracker of a read. The... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Of Winter's Cost Geoff Akers
Oh my word! This is an impactive, fascinating and authoritative work of fiction bound by research into two of the most harrowing human issues in the world at this time, that of oppression and genocide. Simply and starkly told, this... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2013
The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion
A thoroughly charming book from this witty and intelligent Australian writer. Don leads a very ordered life. He does not consider himself odd, does not notice how much he shares with a group of children with Asperger’s syndrome, approaches everything... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
Buddhaland Brooklyn Richard C. Morais
As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn's Little Calabria. There Oda... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Ruby Slippers Keir Alexander
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing. With harrowing memories of the savagery of Nazi Germany, tantalising... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
The Railwayman's Wife Ashley Hay
Savour every second of this stunning novel, take your time, don't rush, don't miss a single solitary word. The setting, Thirroul in Australia at the end of the Second World War, is described with such heartrending and vibrant beauty, you... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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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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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...