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Monthly Roundup Blog: January 2021

New Year, New Books! This January we've seen some brilliant new books hit the bookshelves so we thought we'd bring you a summary of the books we really thought stood out from the crowd!

Books of the Month

Starting off with the some amazing titles from brilliant authors. We think these are the best books released this month! You can also explore our past Books of the Month by clicking here.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore - The new paperback release of A stunning, intelligent, powerful crime novel that aches with poignant, vivid intensity.

Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley - The fight for Stalingrad during the Second World War features in this dynamic, intelligent and commanding slice of historical fiction.

The Coffinmaker's Garden by Stuart MacBride - This gutsy, atmospheric, hugely entertaining crime thriller comes with the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry - A fascinating collection of facts blend together into a vivid reading feast in this historical crime novel set in Victorian Edinburgh.

Trust by Chris Hammer - Full of intriguing suspense and incredibly pacy action, this fabulous crime thriller and LoveReading Star Book is set in Sydney.

A Question of Time by James Stejskal - A riveting new spy thriller series set during the Cold War by a former US Army Special Forces and CIA operative.

There's Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross - An absolute belter of a story sits inside this powerful and emotional tale about a former footballing prodigy returning home.

Debuts of the Month

Starting the new year by introducing some fantastic new authors, here are the Debuts from authors we think need to be on your radar. We highly recommend you take a look, and explore our Debuts section too.

Victoria Park by Gemma Reeves - An intelligently observed, thought-provoking and emotionally intimate novel that looks at a London community over the course of a year.

My Name is Monster by Katie Hale - The paperback release of a deceptively simple, and quite beautiful read, what would it feel like to be the only person left in the world?

Girl A by Abigail Dean - This LoveReading Star Book is a beautifully compelling, thought-provoking debut about a woman who confronts her harrowing past.

Ebooks of the Month

Although we're starting 2021 at home more often than we'd like, you can still stock up your digital library with these recommended Ebooks. You can also visit our eBook section by clicking here.

Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende - Don’t underestimate the women in this full-on, heady and vivid crime caper set in Uruguay.

The Dark Room by Sam Blake - Two strong female leads investigate suspicious deaths linked to a hotel in this entertaining mystery.

Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson - A chilling, unsettling story awaits as a violent blizzard descends on Iceland’s most northerly town. 

Liz's Picks of the Month

Starting the year as she means to go on, our Reviews Editor Liz Robison has her own special selection of books that come with a highly recommended stamp. Take a look and explore her other selections from throughout the year by clicking here.

Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky - This LoveReading Star Book is a hugely entertaining, smart yet smirky blast of speculative fiction.

Savage Road by Chris Hauty - A full on the throttle riotous ride awaits in this action-packed and smart political thriller.

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell - This mesmerising and thrilling gothic tale is filled with supernatural elements and a deeply dark atmosphere.

The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin - If you’ve ever pondered the meaning of 'happily ever after', then this unique, modern, and thought-provoking literary fairy tale is a must-read.

Victoria Park by Gemma Reeves - An intelligently observed, thought-provoking and emotionally intimate novel that looks at a London community over the course of a year.

Star Books

Do you wnat to know wich books we alredy think are going to be the shining stars of 2021? Then look no further than our Star Books collection. If you want to see our full Star Books selection, click here to vsit our Star Books page.

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