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Here is the Beehive

Unflinching, raw, powerful, stunning. This LoveReading Star Book hits emotions hard as it explores marriage and adultery.

Book Cover for Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Because it's Saturday

This entertaining exploration of lower league football teams is in a league of its own – a must-read for fans of the Beautiful Game.

Book Cover for Because it's Saturday by Gavin Bell

New Daughters of Africa

Uniting the voices of women of African descent from all corners of the globe, this anthology presents an inspiring chorus of extraordinary writing – from cutting-edge journalism, to life-changing fiction.

Book Cover for New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby

City of Margins

A dark, ballsy, yet pure crime novel set in South Brooklyn in the early 1990’s, we’ve given it the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

Book Cover for City of Margins by William Boyle

New Daughters of Africa

Uniting the voices of women of African descent from all corners of the globe, this anthology presents an inspiring chorus of extraordinary writing – from cutting-edge journalism, to life-changing fiction.

Book Cover for New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby

Born Killers?

This fascinating LoveReading Star Book is an absolute must for anyone interested in police and forensic psychology.

Book Cover for Born Killers? by Dr Kris Mohandie

Inheritance

Amusing, emotional, surprising, fabulous - this is a panoramic, dramatic and wonderfully entertaining tale.

Book Cover for Inheritance by Jenny Eclair

Entangled Life

This absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Book Cover for Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

My Name is Tani

This charming against-the-odds page-turner tell the true tale of an eight-year-old’s journey from fleeing Boko Haram to becoming a US State Chess Champion.

Book Cover for My Name is Tani  by Tanitoluwa Adewumi, Craig Borlase

Tiny Tales

A simply glorious book containing a treasure trove of short stories focusing on all that it is to be human.

Book Cover for Tiny Tales by Alexander McCall Smith

City of Margins

A dark, ballsy, yet pure crime novel set in South Brooklyn in the early 1990’s, we’ve given it the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

Book Cover for City of Margins by William Boyle

Here is the Beehive

Unflinching, raw, powerful, stunning. This LoveReading Star Book hits emotions hard as it explores marriage and adultery.

Book Cover for Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

The World That We Knew

A moving, beautifully expressive historical novel set during the Second World War.

Book Cover for The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Entangled Life

This absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Book Cover for Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Underland

This is a totally unique and breathtaking introduction to what lies beneath us, to the earth below our feet.

Book Cover for Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Born Killers?

This fascinating LoveReading Star Book is an absolute must for anyone interested in police and forensic psychology.

Book Cover for Born Killers? by Dr Kris Mohandie

Silver

A truly fabulous and meaty crime novel set in Australia, containing a cracking storyline, intense atmosphere, and simmering tension.

Book Cover for Silver  by Chris Hammer

How to Raise an Elephant

A ray of sunshine... slow down, relax, and enjoy this delightfully charming addition to the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

Book Cover for How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

Silver

A truly fabulous and meaty crime novel set in Australia, containing a cracking storyline, intense atmosphere, and simmering tension.

Book Cover for Silver  by Chris Hammer

American Dirt

A truly gripping story of a mother and son's journey for survival travelling 2645 miles across Mexico hiding from the cartel.

Book Cover for American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Inheritance

Amusing, emotional, surprising, fabulous - this is a panoramic, dramatic and wonderfully entertaining tale.

Book Cover for Inheritance by Jenny Eclair

How to Raise an Elephant

A ray of sunshine... slow down, relax, and enjoy this delightfully charming addition to the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

Book Cover for How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

Just Like You

Uplifting and charming, while bold and thought-provoking, this is a relationship tale about two people who have nothing in common.

Book Cover for Just Like You by Nick Hornby

Latest Expert Book Reviews

The Devil and the Dark Water

A reading feast for the eyes, heart, and mind await in this outstanding historical mystery set on the open seas.


Be prepared for a reading maelstrom to suck you in whole when you open this LoveReading Star Book. Set in 1634 a boat leaves the East Indies with a detective duo on board. Although one is locked up and facing execution, their skills are very much needed when the voyage is beset by a terrible forewarning. Stuart Turton’s debut picked up the Costa First Novel Award Winner for 2018. The Devil and the Dark Water is just as fabulous and will be going straight onto my list of favourite books this year. It is the perfect novel to read as ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

That Reminds Me

A punchy, poetic, soulfully impactful social realist account of a boy’s journey through the care system to adulthood.


Beginning with an address to Anansi, the trickster story teller god of African folklore, (“Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell”), Derek Owusu’s That Reminds Me is a one-of-a-kind reading experience. K’s story will break your heart, and heal it. And Owusu’s writing will leave you stunned - it’s that unique, that honest, that impactful. K is a working-class boy born to Ghanaian parents in Tottenham. Fostered as a child, he’s relocated to an unfamiliar rural environment, ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

The God Child

This powerful debut explores and exposes colonial suppression and cultural appropriation through the compelling coming-of-age, identity-seeking experiences of a young Ghanaian woman.


From childhood in Germany and England to young womanhood in Ghana, this enthralling novel follows a steadfastly thoughtful Ghanaian forging her own identity in the face of fractured family ties, tragedy and colonial imperialism. Though of illustrious heritage, Maya’s childhood as an émigré is complex, uncomfortable and evoked with lyrical precision. Her beautiful mother is self-absorbed, always scented with “powdery luxury” and critical of Maya. ”It’s a pity my child did not take my beauty”, she tells her reflection before counselling Maya to “always look more than perfect. Not ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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