The Cherry Robbers

Set in 1950s America, this exceptional, subversive gothic ghost story about escaping despair and entrapment is shot-through with searing feminism, tragic sisterhood, and the luscious language of flowers, poetry, love and death.

Book Cover for The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker

Beautiful World, Where Are You

The *new* novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Book Cover for Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

The Cherry Robbers

Set in 1950s America, this exceptional, subversive gothic ghost story about escaping despair and entrapment is shot-through with searing feminism, tragic sisterhood, and the luscious language of flowers, poetry, love and death.

Book Cover for The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker

The Shadows of Men

Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Surendranath Banerjee track down those responsible in time to stop a bloodbath?

Book Cover for The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee

Hostage

This hugely impressive and exciting yet thought-provoking read thrills as it sends thoughts soaring into the unknown.

Book Cover for Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Lapvona

Set in a medieval fiefdom beset by natural disasters, this addictively-paced novel presents a primal, thought-provoking exploration of structures of power, privilege and religion.

Book Cover for Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

Meet Gilda. She cannot stop thinking about death. Desperate for relief from her anxious mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local church and finds herself abruptly hired to replace the deceased receptionist Grace.

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Lost & Found

A profound memoir that explores the balance of our strongest emotions

Book Cover for Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

The Final Strife

An epic, all-inclusive humdinger of a start to a new fantasy series set on a world where the colour blood you are born with depends on your standing in society.

Book Cover for The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

Hostage

This hugely impressive and exciting yet thought-provoking read thrills as it sends thoughts soaring into the unknown.

Book Cover for Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

The Murder Book

The past is not just haunting Thorne, it’s hunting him in this read-in-one-sitting thrilling crime novel.

Book Cover for The Murder Book by Mark Billingham

How to Grow Your Family

Leith's trained chef and founder of Instagram's At Dad's Table our favourite foodie father Adam Shaw shares his delicious, budget-friendly recipes to take you from pregnancy through new parenting to meals for the whole family, bringing fun and flavour back to the table.

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Moth

Delhi, 1946 Ma and Bappu are liberal intellectuals teaching at the local university. Their fourteen year-old daughter - precocious, headstrong Alma - is soon to be married: Alma is mostly interested in the wedding shoes and in spinning wild stories for her beloved younger sister Roop, a restless child obsessed with death. Times are bad for girls in India.

Book Cover for Moth by Melody Razak

Love Radio

Three swoonsome dates. Two joyous Black American teenagers.

Book Cover for Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Reasons To Go Outside

Three isolated people begin to experience the possibilities life can offer in this beautifully warm and satisfying novel.

Book Cover for Reasons To Go Outside by Esme King

The Storyteller

So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ('It's a piece of cake!

Book Cover for The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

The Island House

Rugged beauty and resilience abound in this inspiring, poetic “new lives in the wild” memoir

Book Cover for The Island House by Mary Considine

The Startup Wife

A brilliant, brave, cool and clever book about the highs and lows of juggling a startup and married life which I know will be one of my favourite reads of the year.

Book Cover for The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

Otherlands

An extraordinary and vivid interpretation of our planet’s history.

Book Cover for Otherlands by Thomas Halliday

Hotel Magnifique

Delicious magic and decadence dance through this tale of two sisters and a most mysterious hotel

Book Cover for Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

The Startup Wife

A brilliant, brave, cool and clever book about the highs and lows of juggling a startup and married life which I know will be one of my favourite reads of the year.

Book Cover for The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty

Loss, lust, love, guilt and grief - this explosive, addictive literary love story cuts to the core of human experience

Book Cover for You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

The Final Strife

An epic, all-inclusive humdinger of a start to a new fantasy series set on a world where the colour blood you are born with depends on your standing in society.

Book Cover for The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

The Botanist

An addictively perfect example of a locked room mystery (or two) awaits in this latest addition to one of the best crime series around.

Book Cover for The Botanist by M. W. Craven

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty

Loss, lust, love, guilt and grief - this explosive, addictive literary love story cuts to the core of human experience

Book Cover for You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

The Siege

A full-on, dynamic debut thriller featuring a hostage situation, it quite simply smacks of authenticity.

Book Cover for The Siege by John Sutherland

This Monk Wears Heels Be Who You Are

This is a special book for anyone struggling to make their true self known and wanting to live authentically; it will inspire people to believe that anything is possible, and remember that everyone deserves to live their best life.

Book Cover for This Monk Wears Heels Be Who You Are by Kodo Nishimura

The Siege

A full-on, dynamic debut thriller featuring a hostage situation, it quite simply smacks of authenticity.

Book Cover for The Siege by John Sutherland

Girl, Forgotten

Smart, shocking, and thought-provokingly powerful, this LoveReading Star Book successfully merges several storylines into one compelling whole.

Book Cover for Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Such a Sweet Singing

This beautifully-presented anthology of female-penned poems is set to inspire, support and uplift women from all walks of life.

Book Cover for Such a Sweet Singing by Kirsty Gunn

Nightcrawling

Told in searingly beautiful style, this exceptional debut blazes with truths about social, sexual and racial injustices through the agonising experiences of a Black American teenager.

Book Cover for Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Double Booked

A book with a great hook; this debut's set-up is comedy gold

Book Cover for Double Booked by Lily Lindon

Girl, Forgotten

Smart, shocking, and thought-provokingly powerful, this LoveReading Star Book successfully merges several storylines into one compelling whole.

Book Cover for Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

The Other Black Girl

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers.

Book Cover for The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Foraging with Kids

Nature, history, folklore and cookery come together seamlessly in this gorgeous guide to the edible and medicinal delights that grow wild around us.

Book Cover for Foraging with Kids by Adele Nozedar

The Murder Book

The past is not just haunting Thorne, it’s hunting him in this read-in-one-sitting thrilling crime novel.

Book Cover for The Murder Book by Mark Billingham

The Botanist

An addictively perfect example of a locked room mystery (or two) awaits in this latest addition to one of the best crime series around.

Book Cover for The Botanist by M. W. Craven

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