Ash Princess

In a Nutshell: Rebellion, romance and an imprisoned princess set on revenge  This ambitiously epic fantasy debut sees a captive princess rise from the ashes of her traumatic childhood to combat a cruel Kaiser. At the tender age of six Theodosia witnessed the brutal murder of her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury.

Falling Short

Regrets. Teacher Frances has a few. She’s 39, single, and beset by dissatisfaction with all aspects of her life - personal, professional and familial. Her dad vanished from her life when he was lost at sea when she was only five and now her mum is vanishing into the fog of Alzheimer’s.

The Craftsman

May 2018 Book of the Month Deliciously and thrillingly creepy, The Craftsman is an intensely gripping, superb read. Thirty years ago Larry Glassbrook confessed and was imprisoned for a series of child murders. Florence Lovelady was at the beginning of her career when she was involved in the case, now Larry is dead, however hauntingly similar events start to surface.

Love Will Tear Us Apart

An absorbing, twisting, uneasy reflection of a marriage, as it is being lived with an untold secret at its heart. Kate and Paul have been married for ten years, as they celebrate their anniversary Kate looks back to the time they met as children, and to what could lie ahead in their future.

Queen of the North

To those around her she was a loyal subject. In her heart she was a traitor. The Queen of the title is Elizabeth Mortimer 1371-1417, married to Sir Henry Percy (known as Hotspur) and upon his death to Thomas de Camoys. This is another of the author’s excellent retelling of the lives of medieval women.

Genuine Fraud

Wonderfully chilling, this is another thrilling treat from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars. Two girls, in an intense relationship are both looking for escape but at what cost? When one disappears events suddenly become darker and we fall into a world of murder, fraud and villainy as identities are blurred and friendships crossed.

Dark Pines

A fun and gripping first in a new series of Scandi-noir - unusually written by a Brit now living in Sweden - where a young journalist, hungry for a scoop, risks almost everything to find a killer.

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

From the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan, comes another irresistible novel of unexpected friendships, second chances ... and dark secrets. Gloriously gorgeous in every way.  After tragedy crashed into her life, Masha often sits on the bottom of the pool at the local lido, unable to look forward, to join in.

The Last Hours

A scorching and beautifully written epic tale set in 1348, a time that sends a jagged screech of fingernails down the blackboard of history. Step away from the present into the midst of the Black Death, to overwhelming fear and confusion.

Manhattan Beach

An impressive historical novel of struggle and determination with a strong heroine in a WW2 Brooklyn Naval Base from the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'.

The Very White of Love

Touchingly intimate, yet scorchingly dramatic... whatever you do, do not allow the final few pages to fall open before you reach them.

Weekly Staff Picks

Books of the Month

Debuts of the Month

Subscribe to LoveReading

Get personalised book suggestions and extracts straight to your inbox

About LoveReading

LoveReading is the UK’s leading book recommendation website. Our mission is to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help our members and browsers to find their next favourite book.

Our Editorial Experts make it easy for you to choose the perfect book to read next, and, membership of the site delivers a helpful range of unique online tools, including 10-15 page opening extracts and listening to samples of audio books from specially selected titles. You can save books to your wishlist, price compare and buy from the website. We only feature books we have enjoyed so much we’d love to share them with others.

Read more

Love for LoveReading

Suzanne Beney

"A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!"

View all