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Books of the Month


Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love story, a coming-of-age novel and a tale of friendship. But Adichie did not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


The Nowhere Men
Michael Calvin
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. Winner of the Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. A teenaged boy plays football in a suburban park. His...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2013
     

Henry Cecil Trainer of Genius
Brough Scott
Winner of the Horse Racing Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. The definitive biography of Britain's greatest racehorse trainer. Based on extensive research and interviews with those closest to Cecil, it is shot through with Brough...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2014
     

City Centre
Simon J. Halliday, Clive Woodward
Winner of the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. In his candid and lucidly written autobiography City Centre, Simon Halliday, a former England rugby international takes the reader on a roller-coaster trip along Twickenham's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2013
     

The Outsider: My Autobiography
Jimmy Connors
Winner of the Autobiography/Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. It’s been a long wait for an autobiography from tennis superstar Jimmy Connors and here, from the heart, a full and frank view of his life and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2013
     

Reader Reviewed Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An historical dual-narrative tale set in Iceland in 1829 where three, two women and a man, are sentenced for killing two men. We follow the narrative of the “jealous” woman as she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An exceptional and totally engrossing debut novel, viewing WWII from an unfamiliar perspective. We are introduced to an ordinary family in extraordinary times; they make some perplexing and disturbing decisions, is this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

Incredible Waves An Appreciation of Perfect Surf
Chris Power
Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. Beautiful, unique, kaleidoscopic, geometrically exquisite... perfect waves are some of Mother Nature's most alluring and mesmerizing creations. This book of photographs captures the beauty and majesty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2013
     

The Bunker Diary
Kevin Brooks
Room meets Lord of the Flies . It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
     

Land of Second Chances The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team
Tim Lewis
Where there is hope there can be redemption. Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family in the 1994 genocide that tore Rwanda apart. Almost twenty years later...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
     

Everest - The First Ascent The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the Man Who Made it Possible
Harriet Tuckey
This is the winner of the outstanding General Sports Writing Award, British Sports Book Awards. It is the winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize. It is the winner of the Mountain & Wilderness Prize, Banff Festival. It is the winner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
James Astill
On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League - cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Speaking from Among the Bones
Alan Bradley
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. The first thing I saw was a hand, and then the face, a ghastly inhuman mask...'I do believe we've found Mr Collicutt,' I said. When the tomb of St Tancred is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
     

Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh with no memories of the one before. Cared for by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2012
     

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards RTE Listeners' Choice Award 2013. Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Winner of the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

David Jason: My Life
David Jason
Winner of the Specsavers Biography of the Year 2013. This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved actors, and the star of Only Fools and Horses. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     


The Book Awards category on Lovereading  will help you discover authors who are winners of, or have been in contention for, some of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's literature.


From the huge and prestigious literary awards like the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Women's Prize for Fiction, the British Book Awards (Nibbies) and the Costa Awards, to those for specific genres like the Women's Prize for New Writers, the Hugo Awards  and the Nebula Awards (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and the Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards we’ll cover the whole range.

 

For each award, Lovereading will feature the shortlist of books and authors before the individual winner is announced. As with all our Featured Books, you will be able to download and print off free Opening Extracts of each book. In this way, you can choose your own winner and see if the judges agree with you!

And remember, even if the judges don't pick your favourite, all Book Award titles are available to order online at 25% off the RRP.


Member of a Reading Group? - Buy 5 or more copies of any single title and get an extra 5% discount!

A selection of other awards that will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Philip K. Dick Award (FSF)  Hawthornden Prize (Imaginative Literature)  National Book Awards (USA)  Hugo Awards (SF)  Bram Stoker Awards (Horror) Dagger Awards (Crime Fiction)  The Women's Prize for New Writers


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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for...
 
 
 


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. Ms Fielding and Ms Jones are both back on fine form in this riotously funny third adventure. Mad About the Boy, set in...
 
 
 


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Sebastian Faulks
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too. Faulks captures the Wodehouse spirit in...
 
 
 


A Little Murder
Suzette A. Hill
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. London, early 1950s. Marcia Beasley of St John's Wood is discovered dead in her home, naked and covered with a coal...
 
 
 


The Last Word
Hanif Kureishi
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. As one would expect from such a talented writer, this is an intelligent,...
 
 
 


Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. This is a...
 
 
 


Fire and Brimstone
Colin Bateman
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. When billionaire's daughter Alison Wolff disappears following a massacre at a party, nobody knows if she has been kidnapped or killed....
 
 
 


Badgerlands The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Patrick Barkham
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers...
 
 
 


Field Notes From a Hidden City An Urban Nature Diary
Esther Woolfson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons,...
 
 
 


The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Winner of the THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. From the very centre of England - literally, as his village is...
 
 
 


The Thrill of it All
Joseph O'Connor
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran...
 
 
 


The Old Ways A Journey on Foot
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer...
 
 
 


Lost for Words
Edward St. Aubyn
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. From the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, this is a thought-provoking and...
 
 
 


Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll...
 
 
 


Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing
Shamini Flint
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. Inspector Singh is on a mission to China, against his better judgment. The son of a bigwig at the Singapore Embassy...
 
 
 


The Sound of One Hand Killing
Teresa Solana
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. On assignment Eduard and Borja check out an exclusive meditation centre in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the...
 
 
 


The Axe Factor A Jimm Juree Novel
Colin Cotterill
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. On the gulf of Thailand, the Juree family are managing their run-down beach resort for the second year - still stalked...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards RTE Listeners' Choice Award 2013. Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless,...
 
 
 


Almost English
Charlotte Mendelson
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally...
 
 
 


Far from the Tree Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2014. This is a New York Times Bestseller. Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The...
 
 
 


The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Eric has kidnapped his six year old daughter and is now in prison awaiting trial. This narrative is his account of everything from childhood...
 
 
 


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