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Everything's Perfect

This novel is a witty and provocative look at the world of social media while celebrating friendship and motherhood.

Book Cover for Everything's Perfect by Nicole Kennedy

Dark Tides

Number One bestselling author Philippa Gregory's new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice and New England. Midsummer's Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the woman he failed twenty-one years before.

Book Cover for Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

Self-Contained Scenes from a single life

A witty, bitingly honest memoir that examines the meaning of being single in a world that really doesn’t want you to remain single.

Book Cover for Self-Contained Scenes from a single life by Emma John

Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

A gorgeous relationship tale that encourages a lovely bond to form with the leading character and allows a proper escape to the Isle of Wight.

Book Cover for Sunny Days and Sea Breezes by Carole Matthews

Stick No Bills

This exceptional collection of twenty-two richly-observed, richly-atmospheric Caribbean-set short stories stirs the spirit as it provokes thought.

Book Cover for Stick No Bills by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

The Other Black Girl

A powerful page-turning exposé of white privilege and prejudice in the modern workplace centred around an unforgettable young Black female editorial assistant in a New York publishing house.

Book Cover for The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

A Room Made of Leaves

A LoveReading Star Book, this clever, thoughtful and eloquently written novel is based on the life of Elizabeth Macarthur who left England for Australia in 1788.

Book Cover for A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Threadneedle

Magic realism shines in this spellbinding debut novel featuring a 16 year old whose magic is due to be bound.

Book Cover for Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

This is How we are Human

Making emotions sing, this is an eloquent, thoughtful yet provocative novel about what people do for love and family.

Book Cover for This is How we are Human by Louise Beech

Pelagia Between the Stars and the Abyss

In the not too distant future, a recognisable yet different world awaits in this absorbing speculative thriller.

Book Cover for Pelagia Between the Stars and the Abyss by Steve Holloway

Hana Khan Carries on

Fun and feisty 'You’ve Got Mail' romance with added family drama, female drive, community comradeship and standing up to racists.

Book Cover for Hana Khan Carries on  by Uzma Jalaluddin

Stick No Bills

This exceptional collection of twenty-two richly-observed, richly-atmospheric Caribbean-set short stories stirs the spirit as it provokes thought.

Book Cover for Stick No Bills by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

Motherland and Other Stories

Long-lingering, enthralling short stories set in London, the Caribbean and the USA exploring courageous lives lived away from home, and being black in white worlds.

Book Cover for Motherland and Other Stories by Wandeka Gayle

One Last Time

An expressive, poignant and beautifully powerful novel set in Norway as a family learn about a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Book Cover for One Last Time by Helga Flatland

Everything Happens for a Reason

A provocative, amusing, and emotional read focusing on the isolation of grief, it’s surprising in the best possible way.

Book Cover for Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen

Erringby

This LoveReading Star Book and coming-of-age story is a vivd, provocative, and beautifully articulate reimagining of Great Expectations.

Book Cover for Erringby by Gill Darling

The Cookbook of Common Prayer

Exceptional soul-stirring story of devastating loss, distracting obsessions, and a family’s agonising struggles to rebuild broken lives through love and honesty.

Book Cover for The Cookbook of Common Prayer  by Francesca Haig

Everything Happens for a Reason

A provocative, amusing, and emotional read focusing on the isolation of grief, it’s surprising in the best possible way.

Book Cover for Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen

The Enchanted Life

A practical, thoughtful, and wise book to help us connect with the world around us and learn how to live an enchanted life.

Book Cover for The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie

Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

A gorgeous relationship tale that encourages a lovely bond to form with the leading character and allows a proper escape to the Isle of Wight.

Book Cover for Sunny Days and Sea Breezes by Carole Matthews

Two Women in Rome

A gently told mystery sits at the heart of this evocative novel set in two time frames within a vivid and vibrant Rome.

Book Cover for Two Women in Rome  by Elizabeth Buchan

THE SILENT LISTENER

Rich in the atmosphere of rural Australia, this gothic thriller sizzles with suspense and psychological intrigue as horrific family secrets come to light.

Book Cover for THE SILENT LISTENER by Lyn Yeowart

False Witness

A stunning yet dark and devastating standalone thriller, we already love Karin Slaughter and think this is her best yet!

Book Cover for False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Three Days In June

This is, by far, the best book I have read about the Falklands war.

Book Cover for Three Days In June by James O'Connell, Lieutenant General Sir Hew Pike

The Final Twist

An addictive, hard-hitting, wow of an action-packed thriller and LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver

A Room Made of Leaves

A LoveReading Star Book, this clever, thoughtful and eloquently written novel is based on the life of Elizabeth Macarthur who left England for Australia in 1788.

Book Cover for A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Sunshine Kitchen

This stunning serving of sunshine-filled Caribbean Creole recipes will bring life to every table - it’s a glorious book of inspiring, easy-to-follow recipes that just keeps giving.

Book Cover for Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier

This is How we are Human

Making emotions sing, this is an eloquent, thoughtful yet provocative novel about what people do for love and family.

Book Cover for This is How we are Human by Louise Beech

The Other Black Girl

A powerful page-turning exposé of white privilege and prejudice in the modern workplace centred around an unforgettable young Black female editorial assistant in a New York publishing house.

Book Cover for The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Motherland and Other Stories

Long-lingering, enthralling short stories set in London, the Caribbean and the USA exploring courageous lives lived away from home, and being black in white worlds.

Book Cover for Motherland and Other Stories by Wandeka Gayle

Erringby

This LoveReading Star Book and coming-of-age story is a vivd, provocative, and beautifully articulate reimagining of Great Expectations.

Book Cover for Erringby by Gill Darling

Ace of Spades

One of 2021's biggest books. gal-dem The hugely-anticipated YA high-school thriller: Ace of Spades is Gossip Girl meets Get Out, with a shocking twist.

Book Cover for Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Fragile

A wonderfully dark, atmospheric, and beautifully written contemporary thriller about a former foster child and runaway.

Book Cover for Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Book Club Journal

Want a beautiful place to collate your thoughts on books? Then take a look at this gorgeous and helpful journal.

Book Cover for Book Club Journal by Sanne Vliegenthart

Sunrise by the Sea

A truly lovely, heart-warming, compassionate, and joyful romance set in Cornwall, it’s an absolute delight.

Book Cover for Sunrise by the Sea  by Jenny Colgan

Where We Belong

Emotionally intelligent writing, breathtaking secrets, and eloquent storytelling can be found in this gorgeous LoveReading Star Book.

Book Cover for Where We Belong by Anstey Harris

Latest Expert Book Reviews

Black Teacher

A powerfully enthralling account of a trailblazing black British Guyanese teacher’s experiences in post-war Britain.


What a voice, what a story, what experiences, and what a vital record of the Windrush Generation experience, as told by a skilled teacher who came to Britain to be confronted with racist colour bars in place of the anticipated welcoming arms of the colonial Motherland. Black Teacher is an important, engaging and eye-opening piece of social history, and its author, Beryl Gilroy, has outstanding literary flair - her dialogue and evocation of character is first-class. Born in British Guyana in 1924, Beryl Gilroy arrived in Britain as an experienced, respected teacher and yet, “Here I was, over twenty years ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Lucky

This is a provocative, powerful, and compelling exploration of a woman as she loses herself to the addiction of online-gambling.


Weaving between complex social issues, this is a powerful, tense, and striking second novel by Rachel Edwards. When Etta turns to online gambling her entire life begins to crumble, she is willing to do anything to stop her world from imploding. Rachel Edward’s  wonderfully captivating debut Darling was a LoveReading Star Book which concentrated on the new wife and young daughter of a man as they each fought for his love and attention. Lucky is entirely different in plot, yet a strong central character again sits to the fore. Etta can be stubborn (determined), manipulative (smart), she&... Read Full Review

Liz Robinson

The Glitter in the Green

Like its stunning subjects, this informed, passionate personal journey into hummingbird habitats, behaviours and mythology will enchant bird-lovers and lay readers alike.


  Befitting its beautiful subjects, Jon Dunn’s The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds is a dazzling work of nature writing. Blending a thrilling sense of personal adventure with bewitching detail on the habitats, habits and mythology of these most handsome of birds, the book has huge appeal for both dedicated bird-lovers and general readers.   Framed by the author’s inspiring viewing of the Natural History Museum’s hummingbird cabinet, Dunn shares how he was driven to feed his hummingbird addiction by immersing himself in their world - “I had to see ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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