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Monthly Roundup Blog: September 2020

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By LoveReading on 10th September 2020

We're spoilt for choice with the vast number of books published this month, and there's plenty more on the way this Autumn.

But there's no need to feel overwhelmed, LoveReading is here to help with our curated list of new books right across the genres that our experts have adored. Read on for some fantastic recommendations.

Books of the Month

For September there's some brilliant books that we think are the Best of the Best! Scroll down to read the headlines of the curated selections this month.

City of Margins by William BoyleA 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.

Just Like You by Nick HornbyUplifting and charming, while bold and thought-provoking, this is a relationship tale about two people who have nothing in common.

New Daughters of Africa by Margaret BusbyUniting 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.

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCcall SmithA ray of sunshine... slow down, relax, and enjoy this delightfully charming addition to the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

Born Killers? by Dr Kris MohandieThis fascinating LoveReading Star Book is an absolute must for anyone interested in police and forensic psychology.

Silver by Chris HammerA truly fabulous and meaty crime novel set in Australia, containing a cracking storyline, intense atmosphere, and simmering tension.

Inheritance by Jenny EclairAmusing, emotional, surprising, fabulous - this is a panoramic, dramatic and wonderfully entertaining tale.

Tiny Tales by Alexander McCall SmithA simply glorious book containing a treasure trove of short stories focusing on all that it is to be human.

Because It's Saturday by Gavin BellThis entertaining exploration of lower league football teams is in a league of its own – a must-read for fans of the Beautiful Game.

Debuts of the Month

We have some amazing Debuts of the Month this September. Check them out, you may find your favourite new author and a special discovery!

My Name is Tani by Tanitoluwa Adewumi, Craig BorlaseThis 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.

Entangled Life by Merlin SheldrakeThis absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

Here is the Beehive by Sarah CrossanUnflinching, raw, powerful, stunning. This LoveReading Star Book hits emotions hard as it explores marriage and adultery.

Ebooks of the Month

Our ebooks of the month for September are not to be missed!  Perfect for taking with you on your commute, on holiday or just at home!

Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-MooreA traditional murder mystery that is also more than capable of delivering a surprise or two!

The Seven Doors by Agnes RavatnSet in Norway, secrets are exposed as an investigation into a missing woman settles into a dark and penetrating read.

A Song of Isolation by Michael J. MaloneA sensitively handled yet powerful and provocative tale that explores secrets, lies, and greed after an allegation of child sex abuse.

The Rhino Consipracy by Peter HainA powerfully gripping political thriller about rhino poaching and corruption in contemporary South Africa.

The Thin White Line by Nick GreensladeNot just for cricket fans... anyone with an interest in corruption, sport, or journalism will find this a fascinating insight.

The Big Chill by  Doug JohnstoneA heady mix of emotions are encouraged to run riot as three women from one family operate a funeral home and private investigation business side by side.

Idle Hands by Cassondra WindwalkerA devilishly inventive feast of speculative fiction rooted in real-world trauma and “what if?” wonderings.

Liz's Picks of the Month

At LoveReading we only recommend books we love, and each month our Reviews Editor Liz Robinson has the tricky task of choosing a small selection that really caught her eye. All are highly recommended and come with Liz's seal of approval.

The Party Wall by Stevie DaviesA penetrating, thoughtful, yet spine-chilling read of infatuation and obsession - just how well do you know your neighbours?

Entangled Life by Merlin SheldrakeThis absolutely fascinating LoveReading Star Book about the wonder of fungi is quite simply an eye-opening must-read.

The Boy From The Woods by Harlan CobenPure reading entertainment from one of the masters of storytelling, a whole steaming heap of trouble hits when a teenage girl goes missing.

The Other Girl C D MajorA haunting and emotional tale beginning in 1927 and focusing on a patient in a New Zealand lunatic asylum.

Throw Me To The Wolves by Patrick McGuinnessProvocative, powerful, beautifully moving and expressive, when a retired teacher is arrested for murder, the investigating officer steps back into his own childhood.

Here is the Beehive by Sarah CrossanUnflinching, raw, powerful, stunning. This LoveReading Star Book hits emotions hard as it explores marriage and adultery.

Star Books

Here are the books from September that we think are the best we've read so far this year, and will be added to our Books of the Year 2020.  If you are only going to buy a few books this year, pick from this list as they are all stars! Click here to explore our full Star Books selection.

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