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The Package

An intense and provocative psychological thriller, stuffed full to overflowing with plot-twisty action.

Book Cover for The Package by Sebastian Fitzek

The Illustrated Child

A darkly stunning, vivid and evocative debut, so beautiful and unique, we’ve included it in our LoveReading Star Books.

Book Cover for The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

Mr Wilder and Me

A truly engaging and lovely read that combines fact and fiction as it explores and combines a coming of age, and a waning star story.

Book Cover for Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe

Forgive Me

A wonderfully readable and thought-provoking family drama that examines the true meaning of forgiveness.

Book Cover for Forgive Me by Susan Lewis

The Thief on the Winged Horse

A world-famous doll is stolen in this thought-provoking novel containing a wonderful touch of magic.

Book Cover for The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas

A Question of Time

A riveting new spy thriller series set during the Cold War by a former US Army Special Forces and CIA operative.

Book Cover for A Question of Time by James Stejskal

Postscript

A beautifully unique must-read sequel to the hugely wonderful P.S. I Love You.

Book Cover for Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

The Food Almanac

This feast of sumptuously presented seasonal recipes and food writing will be savoured by gastronomes and book-lovers alike.

Book Cover for The Food Almanac by Miranda York

Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin

An astonishing and haunting WW2 novel set in Germany during a time of clandestine opposition to the Nazis.

Book Cover for Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin by Jerome Charyn

The Betrayals

Secrets, struggles and an arcane contest - this 1930s-set mystery is a uniquely piquant literary feast.

Book Cover for The Betrayals by Bridget Collins

Christmas for Beginners

Gentle humour, cosy warmth, and the delights of Christmas ensure this is the most gorgeous and uplifting relationship tale.

Book Cover for Christmas for Beginners  by Carole Matthews

The Snow Song

A hint of magic nudges reality in this striking tale about a woman who stops speaking when the snow begins to fall.

Book Cover for The Snow Song by Sally Gardner

Rag-and-Bone Christmas

With drama and atmosphere this is a reading feast for lovers of romantic saga novels.

Book Cover for Rag-and-Bone Christmas by Dilly Court

Inside the Beautiful Inside

Based on the true story of a prisoner of Bedlam in 1800, this captivating and highly recommended novel examines the journey a mind takes when the body is incarcerated.

Book Cover for Inside the Beautiful Inside by Emily Bullock

Daemon Voices On Stories and Storytelling

This rich feast of essays on storytelling, story-writing and story-tellers will inspire writers and enlighten Pullman fans

Book Cover for Daemon Voices On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

The Illustrated Child

A darkly stunning, vivid and evocative debut, so beautiful and unique, we’ve included it in our LoveReading Star Books.

Book Cover for The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

A Promise of Ankles

The most lovely reading experience awaits in this amusing, gentle, and exquisitely written book set in Edinburgh.

Book Cover for A Promise of Ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

Christmas for Beginners

Gentle humour, cosy warmth, and the delights of Christmas ensure this is the most gorgeous and uplifting relationship tale.

Book Cover for Christmas for Beginners  by Carole Matthews

A Promise of Ankles

The most lovely reading experience awaits in this amusing, gentle, and exquisitely written book set in Edinburgh.

Book Cover for A Promise of Ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

Inheritance

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

Book Cover for Inheritance by Jenny Eclair

A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year

A perfect gift for nature and poetry lovers, with 365 poems that will see readers through every season and infuse a sense of nature-inspired serenity before bedtime.

Book Cover for A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year by Jane McMorland Hunter

The Nesting

A spine-chilling, atmospheric, gothic thriller of a read set in the Norwegian wilderness.

Book Cover for The Nesting by C.J. Cooke

Only Us

A glorious gift for armchair anthropologists and explorers, with hundreds of emotionally evocative photographs portraying humanity in all its remarkable diversity.

Book Cover for Only Us by S. Dunn

The Girls Within

This poignant, illuminating account of a therapist’s innovative treatment of a patient’s dissociative identity disorder is radiant with life-affirming humanity.

Book Cover for The Girls Within  by Gill Frost

Inheritance

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

Book Cover for Inheritance by Jenny Eclair

Shadow Sands

Make the edge of your seat comfy as you’ll be spending some time there in this chilling, dramatic, tension-filled crime thriller.

Book Cover for Shadow Sands  by Robert Bryndza

Inside the Beautiful Inside

Based on the true story of a prisoner of Bedlam in 1800, this captivating and highly recommended novel examines the journey a mind takes when the body is incarcerated.

Book Cover for Inside the Beautiful Inside by Emily Bullock

Fortune Favours the Dead

A fabulously entertaining, energetic, and beautifully readable locked-room murder mystery set in 1940’s New York.

Book Cover for Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Fortune Favours the Dead

A fabulously entertaining, energetic, and beautifully readable locked-room murder mystery set in 1940’s New York.

Book Cover for Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Latest Expert Book Reviews

Leave the World Behind

This LoveReading Star Book is a chilling, penetrating, and beautifully eloquent apocalyptic thriller set in the USA.


Set in a future that feels as though it really could be just around the corner, this eloquent, intense, and chilling novel merges literary psychological thriller with dystopian apocalyptic fiction. A family from New York rent a luxurious and peaceful getaway, when the owners of the house return in a panic due to a power outage in the city which has also knocked out the TV and internet at the home, an uneasy truce settles. Whilst huge in scope, this is actually an achingly intimate novel and it creates an atmosphere that slid into my thoughts and thoroughly ruffled my ... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

Ten Things About Writing

Wise, witty, generous, and honest, this is a must-read for writers at every stage of their journeys, covering everything from the nuts and bolts of plotting, to handling rejection.


“Take what you need from these pages; and most of all, enjoy what you do. Joy is such a vital part of creative writing – because if you don’t enjoy what you write, how can you expect anyone else to?” So begins Joanne Harris’s invaluably inspirational - and practical - Ten Things About Writing. Reading this book is rather like having a wise writer as a best friend, on hand to offer pragmatic and energising advice, with many unhelpful myths about writing crumbled, and an emphasis on the fact that writing is to ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's evil forces gather it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to the challenges ahead of him? In this dark and breathtaking adventure, J.K. Rowling skilfully begins to unravel the complex web she has woven, as we discover more of the truth about Harry, Dumbledore, Snape and, of course, He who must not be named... Read Full Review

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