Top Ten most popular books on Lovereading 22 - 29 August 2016

By peter on 30th August 2016

Lovereading Top 10

The Girls The Girls Lisa Jewell May 2016 Book of the Month. A captivating and deeply dark family drama and mystery, set in the midst of a London communal garden square. ‘The Girls’ begins as a party is ending, a thirteen year old girl is found unconscious ... Download free opening extract
Watching Edie Watching Edie Camilla Way August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read. Menace hangs over the whole thing. “Before” was seventeen years ago when the girls became ... Download free opening extract
A Little History Of The English Country Church A Little History Of The English Country Church Roy Strong Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 28 May. In this eloquent, passionate and easy to read book Sir Roy Strong tells the dramatic story of the English parish church, from Anglo-Saxon times to its uncertain future in the twenty-first century. Anyone with the ... Download free opening extract
Where My Heart Used to Beat Where My Heart Used to Beat Sebastian Faulks The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in ... Download free opening extract
The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre. The author was best known under another name for chick lit entertainments. ... Download free opening extract
The Hanging Club The Hanging Club Tony Parsons June 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command in the Saville Row Crime Squad. His very human female boss here has some sad ... Download free opening extract
Eileen Eileen Ottessa Moshfegh Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads. Is she fleeing from a misdemeanour? Is she on a mission? Slowly, ... Download free opening extract
The Final Minute The Final Minute Simon Kernick An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror is memory loss. He is recuperating at his sister’s and ... Download free opening extract
Shopgirls True Stories of Friendship, Triumph and Hardship from Behind the Counter Shopgirls True Stories of Friendship, Triumph and Hardship from Behind the Counter Dr. Pamela Cox, Annabel Hobley From Victorian times down to the present day, a history of the women who have worked in the growing retail trade. Individual stories are laced into the narrative giving us a picture of the conditions the women faced from having ... Download free opening extract
Talulla Rising Talulla Rising Glen Duncan The first book in this new series, The Last Werewolf, was one of our 'stand out reads' for 2011, so getting the sequel to review was an exciting event in the office and it doesn't disappoint. The page-turning plot and ... Download free opening extract