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Books of the Month

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 in Australia, Millie, Agatha and Karl begin a journey of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
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 media commentary and uprisings. Covering two time periods, a year...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
September 2015 Book of the Month. An exotically intense, vibrant and memorable tale, set in Ceylon from 1925 and covering a period of eleven years. Nineteen year old Gwen discovers an unfamiliar...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
     
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, genuine tones of realism that lie at the heart of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
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 reality of bringing up a family. As loveable, weary Joe...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Whispers Through a Megaphone
Rachel Elliott
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A gentle, yet astute, edgy and absolutely delightful debut novel. Miriam fears her own emotions, Ralph runs away...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
My Everything
Katie Marsh
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Hannah is waiting for her husband to come home so she can tell him she's leaving him. Months...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Alice and the Fly
James Rice
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Greg is a schizophrenic teenager who also suffers from arachnophobia. He has a lisp, a problem talking and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
You Think You Know Me
Clare Chase
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A short, easy to read Choc-Lit romantic mystery with a healthy serving of suspense. The first chapter is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed How to Get Ahead in Television
Sophie Cousens
September 2015 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. An amusing, wicked taste of the television world sits gleefully alongside a teasing...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 03/09/2015
     
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
     
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 series and although you really should start at the beginning,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
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 call necessitates a return to the home she has avoided....
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     
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 with each recipe comes a slice of history, a memory,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Bridget and Joan's Diary A Parody: Mad About the Toy Boy
Bridget Golightly, Joan Hardcastle
The diary Bridget Jones might write if she makes it to a care home. Where the tally of daily consumption of wine and cigarettes has translated into tea drunk and loo visits made. Still mad, still wearing purple, Bridget and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     
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 it impossible to accept and adapt to his paraplegic life....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
     
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 quest to piece the history of her family together. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     
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 you get!
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2014
     
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 her previous books but you can pick up most of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Landline
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...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Gorsky
Vesna Goldsworthy
Maxim Jakubowski July 2015 Highly Recommended. A rich oligarch's path crosses the path of a disillusioned bookseller through whose voice his story,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Whispering Shadows
Jan-Philipp Sendker
‘Whispering Shadows’ may be classed as a murder mystery, however it is one with true heart and soul, and is a sincerely beautiful read. The first in a trilogy, Jan-Philipp...
 
 

Creature Comforts
Trisha Ashley
One of Trisha Ashley’s best, a charming romance with lots going on and a good central character in Izzy. Some chapters start with her dreams which add a nice touch....
 
 

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe
Milly Johnson
They say revenge is sweet and there’s nothing sweeter than chocolate! Cheryl, Connie and Della, respectively in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s could be your neighbours, colleagues or relatives. Each...
 
 

Reader Reviewed You, Me and Other People
Fionnuala Kearney
July 2015 Debut of the Month. A fabulous debut novel, You, Me and Other...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Precocious
Joanna Barnard
July 2015 Debut of the Month. Uncomfortable, sorrowful, challenging - yes Precocious is all...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Royal Wedding The Princess Diaries 11
Meg Cabot
Mia Thermopolis is one of the most delightful fictional creations ever. Transformed in an instant from ordinary New York teen to princess, her adventures, recounted in Meg Cabot’s bestselling Princess...
 
 

Perfect Daughter
Amanda Prowse
Perfect Daughter is a tender, warm-hearted read which has the ability to touch delicate issues with loving care and attention. Jacks still has dreams, she may be married, bringing up...
 
 

A Proper Family Adventure
Chrissie Manby
A two week luxury cruise … thumbs up to that. The problem is that it is with your family and last time that happened there was nearly blood on the...
 
 

The Chocolate Apothecary
Josephine Moon
A deliciously delightful read, the perfect choice if you like your relationship tales to be thoughtful, discerning and have deeper more meaningful tones. Christmas, in her late 30’s, lives in...
 
 

Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult
To tell you much about this might give away the surprise and shocking ending, suffice to say it is written from the point of view of a daughter, Jenna, desperate...
 
 

A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams
The New York Times bestselling novel. Rhode Island, 1938. A sweltering summer of secrets, passion and betrayal...
 
 

Lillian on Life
Alison Jean Lester
Life and love lessons as told by sassy narrator Lillian as she looks back in this brilliantly written, bold debut.
 
 

Ordinary Joe
Jon Teckman
July 2015 Debut of the Month. Shades of Notting Hill – Joe snares the...
 
 

The Parrots
Alexandra Shulman
July 2015 Book of the Month. A clever, bittersweet glimpse at a tangled family life and the destructive nature of fleeting moments,...
 
 

Something to Hide
Deborah Moggach
Petra's romantic life has always been a car-crash, and even in her sixties she's still capable of getting it disastrously wrong. But then she falls in love with Jeremy, an...
 
 

Summer Secrets
Jane Green
A gripping tale of recovery and redemption from bestselling author Jane Green. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and...
 
 

The First Bad Man
Miranda July
Cheryl (40-ish) works for a small family concern, Open Palm, which produces fitness programmes based on self-defence. She suffers from ‘globus hystericus’ with her throat becoming very tight when under...
 
 

Friendship
Emily Gould
A very American tale of two girls, their friendship, their ups and downs and their relationship with a couple for whom they house sit. It covers childlessness, infidelity, envy...
 
 

Thirst
Kerry Hudson
A love story with a strong will-they-won’t-they element as Dave catches Alena shoplifting, fancies/pities her and takes her in. Two lonely people who are obviously good for each other but...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Wish You Were Here
Catherine Alliott
James, a foot surgeon, saves a child from a peanut allergy and the girl’s grateful mother, a famous opera singer, lends him her chateau in France for a month. Out...
 
 

Reader Reviewed A Mother's Story
Amanda Prowse
I am a big fan of this author. She tackles gritty, sensitive issues in a thrilling manner. This one is about post-natal depression which it displays in its worst form....
 
 

Some Kind of Wonderful
Sarah Morgan
A delightfully alluring romance, where you know the couple should be together but do they! This is the second in the ‘Puffin Island’ trilogy, this time Brittany and Zachary are...
 
 

Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the book is the preparation, the family entanglements,...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Dress
Kate Kerrigan
August 2015 eBook of the Month. Ahh, what a lovely charming book this is,...
 
 

Courting Trouble
Kathy Lette
Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon....
 
 
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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