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Star Books 2020 Competition!

Deborah Maclaren

By Deborah Maclaren on 1st April 2020

As you may well know, we have a section of our site where we proudly display our Star Books – the books that really stand out from the crowd of the thousands of books published and the hundreds of books we select and read every year here at Team LoveReading.

Similar to 2019, we will again in 2020 be running a competition to win the Star Books, but this year we plan to run it a little differently.

We have launched a brand new competition for you to win the first batch of LoveReading 2020 Star Books. These are also the first batch of LoveReading Books of the Year 2020.

The books chosen are our Star Books which are added onto the Star Books channel as soon as they are read.

They are a selection of titles that our experts have absolutely adored, the books that really stand out for them!

This competition will run for three months, from April 1st-30th June, so there's plenty of time for you to enter! 

Don't miss out on on a chance to win this amazing selection of books, what a prize this is!

Books up for grabs

Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter

Cat Women by Alice Maddicott

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Harry Potter Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray

Highfire by Eoin Colfer

The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood

Deep State by Chris Hauty

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

Comments (112)

Keeley S - 30th June 2020

The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood. Fantastic author and have enjoyed his other books. But such a great selection of books, they all look great.

Anna S - 30th June 2020

Wow..Great selection. Can not wait to read The Guest List.x

Melissa L - 30th June 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley sounds right up my street! What a great selection of books.

Sandra F - 30th June 2020

Saving Missy sounds interesting

Jeanette L - 30th June 2020

Hunting evil sounds like a good read I love Stephen king so this looks same kind of genre

Sue C - 30th June 2020

I'm looking forward to reading Dear Edward

Prerana B - 30th June 2020

A Long Petal of the Sea! Looks so inviting!

Debbie T - 29th June 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley, she is a fabulous author and I absolutely loved The Hunting Party!

Mark W - 29th June 2020

Saving Missy , the review is so powerful , I cant wait to meet Missy now !

Lauren O - 29th June 2020

They all look fab but The Guest List caught my eye first!

Emer M - 29th June 2020

Yay!! Would love to win

Angela N - 29th June 2020

I love the sound of The Guest List, Lucy Foley is amazing.

Emma E - 29th June 2020

The guest list sounds very interesting and intriguing.

lorraine k - 29th June 2020

A great selection, I can't wait to read 'A Tall History of Sugar'.

jodie w - 28th June 2020

I'd love to read The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood

Stéphanie G - 28th June 2020

Fingers crossed! I'm mostly excited about High Fire - I love Eoin Colfer. And I've already read The Mercies: it's my favorite book this year!

Linda M - 26th June 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley, mainly because I enjoyed her debut novel The Hunting Party so much.

Nina M - 26th June 2020

I would love to read Things in Jars

Michelle D - 26th June 2020

I’m trying to expand my reading genres as I have stuck to the same style for a long time, so I am looking forward to reading something different and finding new authors.

hotdog q - 26th June 2020

So many new books, would need to share with my bookworm daughter, and donate after we have read them

Simone L - 25th June 2020

I am most excited by The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood 'So good I wish I'd written it myself' VAL McDERMID That is enough of a recommendation for me!

Nicola K - 22nd June 2020

I'm so glad Long Bright River by Liz Moore is in the mix - I've read so many great reviews about this book!

Isabella H - 20th June 2020

All of these books look amazing but I particularly would like to read The Guest List!! X

lynn n - 19th June 2020

The 24 hour cafe sounds an interesting read for me!

Lindsay C - 18th June 2020

And now I have time to read!! Bliss!!!The Memory Wood, Dear Edward, Saving Missy... I think I'd love them all!

Hannah C - 18th June 2020

So excited to read The Mercies and A Long Petal of the Sea! Also Harry Potter Knitting sounds fun

Sheila R - 18th June 2020

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey, love to read new novelists, and this looks like a really good one for these times

Pippa A - 17th June 2020

I'm really looking forward to the new Isabel Allende, that would go straight to the top of my 'to read' list.

Lucy E - 16th June 2020

Loved the hunting party so Lucy Foley's the guest list would be read first! I've been recommended saving Missy too, excited?

Grace B - 15th June 2020

Hunting Evil - Chris Carter Like crime stories, both fiction and non-fiction. It is my main category of choice

Ashrafi S - 12th June 2020

What a treat it would be to win all these books! Fingers crossed ? I win ?

Aiyesha S - 8th June 2020

This sounds amazing and I am curious as to who will win :)

helen j - 6th June 2020

A,long portrait of the sea because Isabelle Allende's books are always brilliant

Sarah C - 1st June 2020

I’m looking forward to the Isabel Allende A Long Petal of the Sea because you recommend it for reading groups and it would be perfect for mine.

Patrycja S - 1st June 2020

These all sound great!! I'd love to win any of these fantastic books but i am most interested in a long petal of the sea.

Rachel A - 30th May 2020

So many of those books are right up my street

Debbie S - 29th May 2020

I'm really excited about reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Gaayatri S - 27th May 2020

Very exciting! G x

Janine H - 26th May 2020

Top of my list would be Deep State by Chris Hauty

Esther F - 26th May 2020

So many books, so little time. Always love Isobel Allende

Beth B - 26th May 2020

Things in Jars looks like a fab read.

Beth B - 26th May 2020

Wow, this selection looks awesome! I would be so happy if i won a prize like this, especially with all that' going on!

carolyn s - 24th May 2020

This looks like an interesting selection of books.

Amanda N - 23rd May 2020

Highfire by Eoin Colfer - I love a bit of fantasy!

Julia L - 23rd May 2020

I would really love to read A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes I think it would be right up my street apparently reviews state that it " is a gift for grown-up fans of fairy tales and those who love fiction " also I recently visited Jamaica and have found an interest in their recent literature and I enjoy the use ofJamaican patoi

Barbara C - 23rd May 2020

Harry Potter Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray looks like a great book combining both my hobbies, books and knitting. I have 3 grandchildren who love Harry Potter so I think I will find something in here for all of them

Sarah-Jayne W - 23rd May 2020

Yes, Yes, YES!! The more books the merrier to get me through lockdown. They all sound fabulous and I'm keeping all my appendages crossed!

Hannah B - 23rd May 2020

Winning this would make my year!

michaela b - 23rd May 2020

Hamnet!

Anthea H - 23rd May 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley sounds like my sort of book!

Julie C - 22nd May 2020

Can’t wait to read Lucy Foley’s The Guest List. Sounds right up my street

Anne W - 22nd May 2020

I love Eoin Colfer’s children’s books can’t wait to read Highfire

Clare R - 22nd May 2020

High fire looks really intriguing! I love fantasy, and the overlap with reality looks really interesting!!

Mike B - 22nd May 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Fiona L - 22nd May 2020

Cat women!

Francesca C - 19th May 2020

Looks like an interesting book selection, hope I win!!!

Erin B - 16th May 2020

Even if I don't win this amazing competition, I'll definitely be reading The Poison Garden as I have a strange fascination for anything cult related!

LOUISE H - 16th May 2020

I love the sound of Deep State. It is reminiscent of the tv series ALIAS to me, so this is certainly one to keep you on edge!

Emma G - 15th May 2020

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter

MANDY D - 12th May 2020

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Russell M - 11th May 2020

Looking forward to reading the Poison Garden in particular! They all look good though.

Dorothy K - 11th May 2020

Great list - looking forward to A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Sharon C - 10th May 2020

Things in Jars ,sounds really gripping

Debby B - 8th May 2020

I think the Star books selection is one that offers a great choice of reading material and the one I would choose to read first is 'Hunting Evil' by Chris Carter as your write up and another review I read last week have me intrigued.

Poppy H - 8th May 2020

What a wonderful selection of books on offer

Charlotte W - 7th May 2020

I would love to read so many of these but particularly Things in Jars by Jess Kidd!

M. Anne H - 29th April 2020

Oh my, they all sound fabulous!

Gemma B - 27th April 2020

I am looking forward to the book ; The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood, I liked the synopsis and sounds like a very impactful read! It sounds good. This would be good to pass the hours in lock down!

Zara K - 27th April 2020

those sound like good books

Ksenija Keita L - 27th April 2020

Things is jars by Jess Kidd

Patricia B - 26th April 2020

I'd love to read Poison Garden, mind you I'd like to read them all.

D D - 26th April 2020

At least half of these are already on my tbr so it would be brilliant to win them!

Nicola D - 26th April 2020

Wish me luck

Karl B - 25th April 2020

I always buy good books of or my grandson and this website supplied excellent quality.Thankyou

Christine M - 25th April 2020

fantastic giveaway, thank you, because I am disabled and books are now my best friends, as I cannot get out for 3 months lockdown, am sure other people are having the same situation because of being in my 70s and am at risk!!!

Les W - 25th April 2020

Something for everyone

Maria D - 23rd April 2020

Deep State looks really good

Helen G - 23rd April 2020

Ooooh I'm intrigued by who is sending Abi those book chapters, so it's 'Gravity is the Thing' will be my first read but I'd be wanting to read them all and share them with my family during lockdown. We can review them together!

Lylie E - 23rd April 2020

I would love these books. I don't need lock down to keep me reading as it is my favourite pastime!

Molly M - 22nd April 2020

They all look great. Would love to win them

Molly M - 22nd April 2020

They all look great. Would love to win them

mehrin z - 21st April 2020

Wow!!!! All of these books look great I would be so thankful to win them!

Hazel C - 20th April 2020

I really want to read The Memory Wood, it sounds like my kind of book.

Kati B - 20th April 2020

It's a hard choice but I have to say The Guest List by Lucy Foley. I loved her previous book The Hunting Party so really looking forward to this one.

Dave E - 20th April 2020

Would love to read this selection of books......especially now with so much spare time in the current climate!

Michael F - 19th April 2020

Deep State by Chris Hauty is my favourite if pushed, but with 4 readers here there is something for everyone

Victoria J - 19th April 2020

What a brilliant book list - I'm really looking forward to reading Liberation.

Suzy W - 19th April 2020

Really hope I win, this list of books looks great

Una D - 19th April 2020

Dear Edward & Things in jars are catching my attention

Yolanda D - 18th April 2020

WOW. My idea of heaven.

jennie k - 18th April 2020

Harry Potter Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray so i can knit for the grandchildren and saving missy so i can curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine an loose myself in a story jennie k 18/04/2020

Rachael B - 18th April 2020

Saving Missy

Rachael S - 17th April 2020

Really looking forward to reading Hunting Evil!!

Claire D - 17th April 2020

They all look fantastic but I am really excited about Saving Missy by Beth Morrey - thank you for the chance

Tracey P - 17th April 2020

What a great list of books to win!

Claire R - 17th April 2020

What a great selection of books to win!

Fiona K - 16th April 2020

The book that most appeals to me is Hamnet. I love reading historical fiction and this sounds really interesting.

William P - 16th April 2020

Cat Women.

Hetty M - 16th April 2020

Can't wait to read highfire!

Marion P - 16th April 2020

The Memory Wood

Deb O - 16th April 2020

The Guest List and Gravity is the Thing

Nigel W - 16th April 2020

At this present time this is a great giveaway to keep you occupied

claire g - 16th April 2020

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter

Ruth R - 16th April 2020

Harry Potter Knitting Magic

Ian H - 16th April 2020

Excited about Deep State. Just the ticket!

Andrea C - 16th April 2020

I've loved Kiran Millwood Hargreaves other books so I'd love to see what her first adult book is like

Lesley C - 16th April 2020

I've heard such good things about The Guest List so really want to read this!

Sue F - 16th April 2020

Tempting selection of books, I particularly fancy Alex Marwood's "The Poison Garden"

agnes p - 16th April 2020

Great selection of books. I'm really looking forward to reading the Mercies and Things in Jars.

Sandra L - 16th April 2020

What a fantastic booklist! That should keep me busy for months to come, time to enjoy and savour.

Julia B - 16th April 2020

Oh to win a prize like this during Lockdown!! I would be so thrilled to receive this enticing bundle. I am drawn to the Elizabeth Allende book, The Long Petal of the Sea as I adore her luminous, transcendent writing. During such times we need transporting to a better world.

Jane W - 16th April 2020

Liberation - it sounds like a really gripping read with the added interest of it being based on a true story

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