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Since its inception Lovereading has taken a different approach to book reviews relying uniquely on the selection and review of books by editorial experts, all of whom have had many years of experience working within the book trade. They know what makes a good read whatever the genre and actually read the whole book before telling you what they think - radical we know, but sometimes old fashioned ways are the best.


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Books of the Year 2014

Each year thousands of new titles are published and each month we select around 50 that we feel our members and browsers will enjoy as much as we do.

 

More often than not they are not the obvious bestsellers but bubbling under and debuts.

 

Below, after much debate in the office, and the help of our resident book expert Sarah Broadhurst, are the ones we think are the best of the year. 

 

Almost all of them are available in a selection of formats including eBooks for both KOBO and iPad.

Lovereading's 10 most popular books of the week

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UK Top 10 books

We know you love our recommendations - but sometimes you also want to see what the general British book Buyer is reading. So, we have created this category to show you the current Top 10 best selling books in the UK. All great books to read as demonstrated by their 'top books' status.

 

Why not have a look at the best selling books in the UK and then use our unique Author Like-for-Like tool to discover other writers like them?

Books of the Month - January

At Lovereading we’re passionate about all the books we feature.


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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage

Espionage, Sabotage and Pacey Page-turning

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Debuts Books of the Month

Can you spot the prize-winners or the best-sellers in waiting? Do you want to start at the beginning with a writer whose every subsequent book you’re going to anticipate impatiently? Do you enjoy being the first to read the next must-read novel? If so, you can rely on Lovereading to keep you up-to-date.


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Costa Book Awards 2014

 

Costa Book Awards 2014

Category Winners Announced

 

The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.

Recommended eBooks

Please check your own eReader to confirm which format eBook you need to download before you purchase.

 

At present the e-Pub format downloads offered on Lovereading cannot be read on an iPad / iPhone via the iBooks application.

 

 

eBooks have at last come of age and although you have been able to see if an eBook is available on a title by title basis on Lovereading for a while now, we also wanted to create a special section which features all of our eBook recommended reads.

 

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Biography / Autobiography

From the Horse’s Mouth
… or the Groom’s


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Book Awards

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.


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Guest Editor for December - Harriet Evans

Captivating and masterful storytelling

 

January 2015 Guest Editor - Harriet Evans

 

Harriet Evans is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of seven previous novels, including A Hopeless Romantic, The Love of Her Life, Happily Ever After and Not Without You. She spent a number of years working in the publishing industry before becoming an author fulltime. She lives in London with her family. Author photo © Johnny Ring

 

Her latest novel, A Place for Us, is a big family drama and is possibly her best so far. It is out in paperback in January 2015. Find out more about the characters in the book by watching the videos from Harriet below.

 

Crime / Mystery

Murderous, Mysterious, Machination

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Cookery, Food and Drink

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Exclusive Pre-Publication

One of the real treats of working in the book world is being one of the few who get to read books before they are officially published.

Uncorrected proofs, as they are termed, are the editions of the books produced in small numbers and sent to book reviewers and the book buyers of large book chains.

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All the books listed here have extra goodies that can be won in a free to enter prize draws.

 

To find out more and to enter just click a book cover


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Gardening

In bed & out

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Family Drama

Tragedy Begins at Home

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Books for the Boys!

Snips, Snails and Puppy-dogs tails?

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If You Like...You'll Love

If You Like...You'll Love...

 

We’ve all got friends who read more than we do and sometimes these friends are useful in helping us work out what to read next.  But do bear us in mind as well! At Lovereading, we hope you’ll consider our guidance as a ‘friend’ too! Let us help you discover new authors and titles through our hand-picked perfect matches that are not selected by a computer as they are on other online bookshops but in the traditional way by human hand and thought!

History

A Person, a Country, The World

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Humourous and Funny Books

Laugh. Out. Loud.

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Historical Fiction

Once Upon a Time…

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Lifestyle and Health

Read, Learn, Improve

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Horror - Fantasy - SciFi

 Boldly Going … with a Bump!

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Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Insightful, International, Thought-provoking

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Crime Thriller and Suspense Books

White Knuckle Rides

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The Books Behind the Films

The Books Behind the Films


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Maxim Jakubowski's Selection

Welcome to Maxim Jakubowski's world of books...

 

Maxim Jakubowski photo copyright Marco Del Comune ...Over the past years Lovereading have been kind enough to ask me for occasional recommendations on crime & mystery, science fiction, fantasy & horror and erotic books to make you aware of titles which would not always necessarily come to mind and haven't been extensively reviewed elsewhere.  This is something I will now be doing on a monthly basis, informing you of the books that have caught my attention, which I've fallen in love with or that I feel you just shouldn't miss

 

A new year and, as ever, books conjure their magic to offer readers brand new horizons. Some of the titles I've selected were published on the cusp of the past year and might well have been inadvertently swamped in the tsunami of celebrity autobiographies and seasonal stocking fillers, but the wonderful thing about novels is that they live on forever, and are not subject to the whims of fashion or time. William Gibson and Patricia Highsmith need no new introduction of course, but their particular talents always bear added praise, alongside a palette of no less worthy writers who all deserve a share of your hard-earned pounds and are guaranteed to provide you with hours of rewarding reading and sense of wonder.


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'new gen' - Great Fiction for Teens and Young Adults

Life-lessons, loves, laughs & LOADS more!

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Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love.

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Short Story Collections

Everything. In Short.

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Poetry

Well-versed

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New Year, New You

Books are not just a great form of entertainment - they can also help you improve your life.

 

So, if you feel like a bit of a makeover is in order, but know that quick fixes never work, then our New Year, New You category could be perfect.

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Popular Science

Life, the Universe & Everything

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Provocative Prose

50 Shades of Great

 

A note from Maxim Jakubowski

 

From time immemorial, prose has celebrated the joy of the senses and addressed the joys and complexities of sex. Think ‘The Song of Solomon’ in the Bible or The 1001 Nights, through to Chaucer, Boccaccio and the often shocking sensual nightmares of the Marquis de Sade.


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Reading Groups

Did you know that the first recorded reading groups were among women working in factories in the nineteenth century?


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Relationship Stories

Makes the World go Around

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Romantic Fiction

Love’s Labours Found

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Sport Books for the Armchair Sportsman

Can I Kick It?

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Sagas and Romance

Love in a Cold Climate

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The Real World

Literally Everything

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World War Literature

The Wars to End All Wars …

 

In 2014 it was 100 years since World War One began and even though there are now no people alive today who experienced it first-hand, its impact on the world is still apparent today.

 

In 2015 it will be the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW2 and we are still living with its consequences.

 

For anyone wanting to experience the stories and history of the war, the events that led to both Great Wars and their aftermath, we have created a special category of carefully selected non-fiction, poetry and fiction.

Travel

Here. There. Everywhere

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