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Monthly Roundup Blog: April 2021

April is here, bringing snow as well as sunshine. We've enjoyed easter and are thrilled to be able to visit our highstreet bookstores once again. We've also brought a basket full of bookish brilliance to your attention with our latest monthly selections.

Books of the Month

Our Book of the Month category is filled to the brim this month. Take a look at the books that come with the highest reommendations from us this April. You can also explore our past Books of the Month by clicking here.

How to Betray your Country by James WolfA stunner of a spy thriller that rockets into the middle of an Islamic State plot, this is smart, provocative, and thought-provoking.

John Hassall The Life and Art of the Poster King by Lucinda GoslingLavish, lively and informative, this visually-dazzling biography of popular “Poster King” John Hassall is a must-have for lovers of art and design.

Lee Miller. Fashion in Wartime Britain by Ami Bouhassane, Robin Muir, Amber Butchart - Over 130 spectacular fashion photographs and three illuminating essays - this is a magnificent must-read for photography and fashion aficionados.

Dalvi: Six Years in the Artic Tundra by Laura GallowayThis engaging, emotionally-charged memoir tells of an American woman’s courageous journey to self-discovery in the wilds of the Arctic tundra.

The Legacy by Caroline BondA captivating and thought-provoking family drama set over a weekend as three siblings try to decide how to dispose of their father’s estate.

The Lost Hours by Susan LewisA dramatic and entertaining story unfolds when DNA evidence means one of three related men are suddenly suspect in a 20 year old murder.

The Heretic's Mark by S.W. PerryAn action-packed, thrilling, and fabulously readable historical tale set in 1594.

Geezers by Monica LaversAt first, I was sceptical. By the time I was half-way through Geezers, I was hooked. And so, I went back and read it again. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Frequency of Us by Keith StuartA unique, truly beautiful and mesmerising LoveReading Star Book that encourages thoughts and feelings to soar.

Unsettled Ground by Claire FullerEvoking raw emotions, yet thoughtfully compassionate and beautiful this a stunning story about love and family.

Many Different Kinds of Love by Michael RosenMany Different Kinds of Love is full of raw emotion – sad, honest and thought-provoking, but also uplifting, heartwarming and enlightening. A joy to read!

Debuts of the Month

The new voices you need to hear, our Debuts of the Month this month bring drama, thrills and feel-good fiction. All from debut authors that need to be on your radar. We highly recommend you take a look, and explore our Debuts section too.

Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray - A wonderfully huggable and uplifting debut featuring Amy and her house that is full to overflowing with keepsakes.

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner - An intelligent and stimulating slow-burner of a psychological thriller set in a wealthy, modern family setting.

The Source by Sarah Sultoon - A pacy, provocative and utterly compelling debut about a journalist as she investigates allegations of sex abuse at an army base.

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone - This gripping psychological thriller tells the twisting tale of twin sisters tormented by their childhood imaginary world of pirates, witches and clowns.

A Lonely Man by Chris Power - This shrewd, seductive Berlin-set thriller sees a struggling novelist hijack someone else’s story, with uncertainty and misdirection mounting at every turn.

Ebooks of the Month

As lockdown is eased once more and we have a bit more freedom, eBooks are a brilliant way to take your books with you on your adventures. Take a look at April's selections and  browse our full eBook section by clicking here.

The Dream Weavers by Barbara Erskine - Twisting timeslip tapestry interweaving epic Anglo-Saxon history with 21st-century supernaturalism.

Nobody Tells You by Becca MaberlyNobody Tells You is a brilliant and reassuring companion for new parents and prospective parents. It feels so natural and personal, like you’re chatting with friends.

Dreamland by Rosa Rankin-Gee - Life-changing love and hope permeate this haunting dystopian novel set four years into Britain’s post-Brexit future.

Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery by Rosalie Knecht - Set in 1960’s America, this is a smart, satisfying detective novel with a fascinating, newly turned private investigator as a lead character.

Cold Boy's Wood by Carol Birch - At once elusive and intense, this suspenseful psychological mystery teems with ghosts from the past as a body is unearthed in a rural village.

In Search of Mycotopia by Doug Bierend - A fascinating look at the world of fungi, and the possibilities it holds for the future of our world.

A Double Life by Charlotte Philby - Family life and an investigation sit side by side in this mysterious and provocative thriller with two female lead characters.

Liz's Picks of the Month

Our reviews editor Liz Robinson has selected a variety of books this month that come with her seal of approval. Read on to find out exactly why she loves each book in this section and click here to explore her other selections from throughout the year.

The Hit List by Holly Seddon - A somewhat sneaky, compelling, and wonderfully unexpected story that delves into the dark web and an assassin’s hit list.

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths - A wonderfully quirky and entertaining murder mystery set in the publishing and book world, it’s a delight!

The Shadow Friend by Alex North - A chilling, creepy, and atmospheric psychological thriller that delivers twists and tension in a town haunted by a twenty-five year old murder.

Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly - This stunning LoveReading Star Book is an unexpected and breathtaking thriller set in the world of ballet. We proclaim it a must-read!

Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu - A cracking collection of short stories that allows your mind to look within as well as travel into the unknown.

Star Books

As always, the April Star Books are true shining stars. Adored by the LoveReading team, these titles really are must reads. If you want even more stunning recommendations click here to visit our Star Books page.

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