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Books of the Month

Don't Get Me Wrong
Marianne Kavanagh
October 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating tale with a big heart that pulls you back and forth from 2015 to 2006. It is told mostly through the voices...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed After You
Jojo Moyes
Jojo admits that this follow up to Me Before You came as a result of popular demand. Fans wanted to know what happened to Lou after Will died. However if you haven’t read the first book it matters not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the story of Rosie Hopkins, first introduced in Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams. Here Rosie and her fiancé Stephen are blissfully happy, Rosie is pregnant but then loses the baby and discovers she can probably...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Reader Reviewed The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
September 2015 eBook of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant stories that fuse gradually into a captivating read. The flirty, lively prologue, full of society’s elite in 1961,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Between Sisters
Cathy Kelly
The sparkling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Honey Queen and It Started with Paris. Meet the women of Delaney Square ...Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Sworn Virgin
Elvira Dones
A provocative, engaging and absolutely fascinating novel about one woman’s decision to move from a struggling post communist Albania, to the complexity of America, after she has spent years living as a man. We join the intriguing Hana as she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Christmas Ever After
Sarah Morgan
With a magical sprinkling of snow and Christmas cheer, this is a warm and enticing romance. Christmas Ever After is the third novel in the ‘Puffin Island’ trilogy, Skylar and Alec have previously been introduced in the series and have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
Those Were the Days
Sir Terry, OBE Wogan
Tales of love, loss and friendship from a national treasure. Join Tom as he reminisces about the places he's been, the people he has met and the laughter and the struggles of daily life as he made his way from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
A Few of the Girls
Maeve Binchy
From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
A gifted, high achiever walks out of his flat one morning and gets hit by a taxi. We pick up on him a few years later when he is finding...

Reader Reviewed Asking for it
Louise O'Neill
September 2015 Book of the Month. A courageous, unflinching and emotionally challenging novel, focusing on sexual consent and the issues surrounding social...

Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
September 2015 Book of the Month. Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the...

Reader Reviewed The Dress
Kate Kerrigan
September 2015 Book of the Month. Ahh, what a lovely charming book this is, all the more so due to the sharp,...

My Sister's Secret
Tracy Buchanan
A beautifully descriptive and cleverly intriguing read with a monumental secret lying buried at it’s heart. As Willow realises her memories of her childhood may be distorted, she begins a...

Reader Reviewed Lost & Found
Brooke Davis
September 2015 MEGA Book of the Month. A book to completely lose yourself in, this is a wonderful quirky little gem. Set...

Reader Reviewed The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
September 2015 Book of the Month. Chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club selection Autumn 2015. An exotically intense, vibrant and...

Reader Reviewed How to Get Ahead in Television
Sophie Cousens
September 2015 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. An amusing, wicked...

The Seasoning
Manon Steffan Ros
A novel to tease your senses and surprise your soul, this is a beautifully bittersweet read. Peggy’s son asks her to write her story, so she writes a recipe and...

Reader Reviewed Alice and the Fly
James Rice
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Greg is a schizophrenic teenager who also suffers...

My Everything
Katie Marsh
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Hannah is waiting for her husband to come...

Whispers Through a Megaphone
Rachel Elliott
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A gentle, yet astute, edgy and absolutely delightful...

Letting You Go
Anouska Knight
An engaging romance where secrets held and truths untold dominate lives. Eight years ago, Alex Foster ran away from her family and the man in her life, now an unexpected...

The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea
Denis Theriault
A beautifully crafted and heartbreaking novel about friendship, love and loss from an award winning author. This was originally published in Canada in 2001 as L’iguane and was Denis Theriault’s...

The Revolving Door of Life A 44 Scotland Street Novel
Alexander McCall Smith
Welcome back to 44 Scotland Street and to the lives of the much loved (well, in most cases) inhabitants. ‘The Revolving Door of Life’ is the tenth novel in the...

Indian Summer
Marcia Willett
A Devon country estate with the big house running into financial trouble and the younger brother, a retired actor, coming to the rescue. It is full of familiar characters from...

The First Thing You See
Gregoire Delacourt
The First Thing You See is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what...

Queen of Babble in the Big City
Meg Cabot
Disaster-prone Lizzie Nichols manages to put her foot in it again, in Queen of Babble in the Big City, the second in Meg Cabot's witty and romantic series.

The Month Before's Featured Books

Rainbow Rowell
When the marriage has definite cracks Neal takes his two beautiful daughters to his parents in Omaha for Christmas and Georgie stays in California for her work. She spends...

The Sunshine Cruise Company
John Niven
The Sunshine Cruise Company is a sharp satire on friendship, ageing, the English middle classes and the housing bubble from one of Britain's sharpest and fun

With a Friend Like You
Fanny Blake
An excellent read with a great plot underlining that however well you know your friends there are still secrets that need to be kept. This features two very close families,...

Something Only We Know
Kate Long
Sometimes a secret is too big to hide... The new novel from the author of the number one bestselling novel The Bad Mother's Handbook.

Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy
These 36 short stories were written over many decades and have now been published posthumously. They all feature the inhabitants of Chestnut Street in Dublin though there is little connection...

Reader Reviewed Fishbowl
Bradley Somer
August 2015 Book of the Month. A dive in head first and refuse to come up for air book - it’s unique,...

Reader Reviewed The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
August 2015 Reading Group Book of the Month. With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book...

The Piano Man Project
Kat French
If you are in search of a flirty, fun read with heart and soul then look no further. ‘The Piano Man Project’ has personality, atmosphere and emotion. There are several...

Reader Reviewed Kitchens of the Great Midwest
J. Ryan Stradal
August 2015 Debut of the Month. The life of Eva Thorvald from conception through...

The Mark and the Void
Paul Murray
August 2015 eBook of the Month. Claude, dull workaholic investment banker crashing around in...

The New Woman
Charity Norman
So completely, effortlessly and joyfully readable, this is a beautifully compassionate story highlighting the essence of humanity in us all. The introduction snares and intrigues your attention, which is then...

A Better Man
Leah McLaren
What if the only way to end your marriage was to be the perfect husband? As Nick pretends to be a better man he becomes one. He remembers his connection...

The Square
Rosie Millard
Full of controversy, gossip, affairs and drama, this book is a fantastic summer read. The Square is a contemporary, comic satire, set in the bourgeois heartland of London, featuring a...

Reader Reviewed The Secrets We Share
Emma Hannigan
August 2015 Book of the Month. Returning with another warm and delightful tale, Emma Hannigan, much loved author of The Summer...
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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Maeve Binchy 
Kate Saunders 
Anne Tyler 
Fannie Flagg 
Penny Vincenzi 
Sara Macdonald 
Joanna Trollope 
Tony Parsons 
Anna Maxted 
Kathy Lette 
Maria Beaumont 
Lily Prior 
Sue Townsend 
Jennifer Crusie 
Josephine Hart 
Julie Myerson 
Rebecca Shaw