September started a little warmer than expected but we've kept our cool to share with you some brilliant books that are hot off the press. With the latest instalments to popular crime fiction series, to compelling history and impassioned books to inspire us to spend more time walking in nature there's plenty of September books to choose from.

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Fiction Books of the Month

From the Thursday Murder Club and the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency to rip-roaring historical thrillers, stellar family sagas and gorgeously illustrated stories to share with the family before bed. Take a look at our September fiction highlights and see what our editorial experts had to say. 

The Last Devil To Die by Richard Osman - "You'd think you would be allowed to relax over Christmas, but not in the world of the Thursday Murder Club."

The Stargazers by Harriet Evans - "With a crumbling manor at its heart, this stellar family drama saga spans the 20th-century to the present-day as it unveils sinister secrets and the nourishing love of a lifetime."

The Crash by Robert Peston - "An absolutely cracking thriller sitting in the 2007 financial crisis, it’s punchy, provocative, and readable as heck."

The Last True Templar by Boyd Morrison, Beth Morrison - "This historical thriller is a rip-roaring adventure-filled race to discover the lost treasure of the Knights Templar."

The Words of Kings and Prophets by Shauna Lawless - "A fabulously fantastical historical novel set in 1000AD Ireland where immortals and mortals battle for control."

Buddha at Bedtime Tales of Love and Wisdom by Dharmachari Nagaraja - "Featuring re-tellings of fifty stories which are believed to have been told by the Buddha, this gorgeously illustrated treasury is ideal for sharing warm wisdom with little ones before bed."

Old School Ties by Daisy Waugh - "A wonderfully entertaining and witty exploration of murder and mayhem among the rich and privileged."

From a Far and Lovely Country by Alexander McCall Smith - "The most fabulous celebration of kindness and wisdom awaits in the latest gorgeous addition to the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency."

Bournville by Jonathan Coe - "This immersive exploration of Britain through four of generations focuses on key events to create a profound and funny portrait of a nation, with an unforgettable woman at its chocolate-rich heart."

Non-Fiction Books of the Month

Understand the big ideas that shape life on earth, discover the positives of walking for health and happiness, delve into the country / town divide, or explore a vivid and compelling history of Germany during the Weimar Years in our non-fiction highlights. Click to find out more about each book or shop at the bottom of the page and make a difference to a school close to your heart or buy to help schools in need. 

Walk Yourself Happy by Julia Bradbury - "Impassioned and warm, this book focuses on the positives of walking for health, healing, and happiness."

Divide by Anna Jones - "This thought-provoking must-read delves into the divide between country and town with kindness and determination."

The Weimar Years by Frank McDonough - "A prequel to McDonough's The Hitler Years, The Weimar Years is a vivid and compelling narrative that provides a dramatic year by year history of Germany from 1918 to 1933."

Biology The Whole Story by Lindsay Turnbull - "Understand the big ideas that shape life on Earth with this gorgeous gift of a book."

Debuts of the Month

Our September Debuts of the Month feature remarkable, heartfelt and funny books from authors you'll want to read more from. Whether it's a paperback release you're finally getting your hands on or something brand new, take a look at our reviews and get 10% off when you order. 

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey - "Spiky and bright this astute oh-so funny novel about the end of a marriage creates waves of emotions that crash through barriers to allow thoughts freedom to explore."

The List by Yomi Adegoke - "A topical rallying and remarkable read about the patriarchy and toxic masculinity, all debated between friends, colleagues and on the social media stage."

The Situationship by Taylor-Dior Rumble - "Sexy and smart, heartfelt and laugh-out-loud, Taylor-Dior Rumble’s novel will become the defining novel of situationships "

Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month

In Liz Robinson's September Picks there's something for everyone. From the shadows of folklore to the shadowy secret service, from a crime mystery fantasy to a magical story of regret and hope. Take a look at the books that caught Liz's eye and her heart and scroll down to add to your wishlist or basket. 

The Witches of Vardo by Anya Bergman - "A vivid and atmospheric historical retelling of one of the Vardo witchcraft trials in Norway which took place between 1662 and 1663."

The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft - "Join a new crime mystery fantasy series at the beginning with The Hexologists, a fabulously creative, and hugely entertaining novel."

North Woods by Daniel Mason - "The most wonderfully intoxicating novel awaits, spanning time the focus remains on a parcel of land, the house that sits on it, and the people who dwell there over four centuries."

The Secret Hours by Mick Herron - "A highly recommended scramble into the murky depths of the secret service by the bestselling Mick Herron."

Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - "Moments in time are explored alongside regret and hope in this truly magical book set in a cafe in Japan."

The Land of Lost Things by John Connolly - "A beautifully and deliciously dark novel where the interplay of light and shadows within folklore and fairytales ensure a must-read awaits."

Star Books

Our Star Books are perfect for those readers who only read a few books a year. The books that make this list are all stars and stand out from the crowd. The Star Books section of our site is filling up nicely, so there's plenty of choice on your hunt to find your next favourite book.