July has been a busy month for us, relaunching as a bookstore and allowing us to not only deliver fabulous recommendations but books to your door, all the while helping schools stock their libraries. Now we can invite you to browse the books we've loved this month and add any that take your fancy to your wishlist or basket. 

Fiction Books of the Month

Hot off the press, take a look at the fantastic fiction books that we think are the best of the best this month. Scroll to find out more or click to explore our Fiction Books of the Month page.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin"An intimate alliance of a lifetime, the power of play, the pull of work - this outstanding love story set in the gaming world is a soulful joy."

Katastrophe by Graham Hurley"A penetrating, compelling, and skilfully vivid slice of historical fiction set as the war-torn fight for survival and their future."

One Last Secret by Adele Parks - "An idyllic French chateau plays host to a thrilling revenge drama that sizzles with danger, debauchery and destructive secrets."

Lying Beside You by Michael Robotham - "A full-on humdinger of a plot paired with smart punchy writing ensures this thriller is one heck of a satisfying read."

Hostage by Clare Mackintosh - "This hugely impressive and exciting yet thought-provoking read thrills as it sends thoughts soaring into the unknown."

Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff - "No one captures the importance of friendship and the turmoil of coming of age better than Meg Rosoff"

If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So - "This smart, sunny story of summer crushes, queer romance, friendship, fandom and family reconciliations is a dazzling delight"

Non-Fiction Books of the Month

Take a look at our hand-picked nonfiction choices. From tales of life and music to the stepping into the stunning world of animals, read a snippet from our experts or click to explore our monthly non-fiction highlights

Femina by Janina Ramirez"Inspiring, fascinating, and addictively moreish, this is a seriously serious and compelling look at some of the women who feature in medieval history."

The Cracks that Let the Light In by Jessica Moxham"A truly heart warming and searingly honest chronicle of a mother’s love and support for a son born with severe disabilities. A completely inspirational story of hope."

An Immense World by Ed Yong"Step out into the unknown with this absolutely stunning foray into our world through the senses of animals."

Birds, Beasts and Bedlam by Derek Gow - "This chuckle-inducing and thought-provoking account of former farmer now rewilder Derek Gow is incredibly special."

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl - "The nicest man in rock shares a real and raw collection of tales of life and music from all periods of his life from Springfield Virginia, to Scream, to Nirvana, to the Foo Fighters."

The Island House by Mary Considine - "Rugged beauty and resilience abound in this inspiring, poetic “new lives in the wild” memoir"

Debuts of the Month

Discover a new author amongst these brilliant Debut of the Month selections. Whether you're looking for something sparkling, action-packed, dynamic or poignant there's plenty to discover here. Click to explore our Debut of the Month selections. 

Patience by Victoria Scott"Absorbing, poignant story of a family’s emotional rollercoaster in the aftermath of participating in a risky medical trial."

Shape of a Boy by Kate Wickers - "Shape of a Boy was a perfect holiday companion. I laughed, I cried (with laughter) and I laughed again. A fun read."

Lightseekers by Femi Kayode"This LoveReading Star Book is a smart, action-packed and intriguing crime thriller and start of a new series set in Nigeria."

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro - "Exploring the bonds between three women across thirty years, this Nigeria-set debut delves into the complexities of female friendship, love, race, and class with sparkling insights."

Fledgling by Hannah Bourne Taylor - "Set against contrasting Ghanaian and British landscapes, this touching memoir explores nature’s power to offer us hope, purpose and a sense of belonging when we need it the most."

The Siege by John Sutherland"A full-on, dynamic debut thriller featuring a hostage situation, it quite simply smacks of authenticity."

Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month

Liz knocks it out of the park yet again with these inspiring, addicitive, gritty and dazzling monthly selections. From non-fiction to historical tales and fantasy debuts, there's something for everyone. Read more or click to explore Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month page.

Femina by Janina Ramirez"Inspiring, fascinating, and addictively moreish, this is a seriously serious and compelling look at some of the women who feature in medieval history."

The Redeemer by Victoria Goldman - "This dark and gritty murder mystery debut also highlights the prejudice and racism experienced on a daily basis within British communities."

An Immense World by Ed Yong - "Step out into the unknown with this absolutely stunning foray into our world through the senses of animals."

The Last Hours in Paris by Ruth Druart - "A poignant, thought-provoking and absorbing relationship story reaching beyond actions to examine the consequences of World War II."

The Bewitching by Jill Dawson - "This darkly compelling and intoxicating historical novel sparks emotions into flames as it explores allegations of witchcraft."

This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede - "A dazzling and exciting relationship story lies within this enticing fantasy debut."

Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott - "A bewitching vibrantly woven tale of female strength and fortitude in the early Middle Ages."

Star Books

Even thought we've been busy getting our new site ready to share we've stillmanaged to read a lot of books. Among the books we read each month there's some that really stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impact. This books sit in our Star Book section and we have a few new additions this month. Click here to browse all of our Star Book recommendations.