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Monthly Roundup Blog: November 2020

Have you ever wanted a recap of all of the books we've read and loved this month? Well, look no further! Our Montly Roundup features the curated list of books that have been loved by our Experts and the whole LoveReading team this month.

Read on for a refresh of our brilliant recommendations. 

Books of the Month

Scroll down to read the headlines of the curated selections this month. We think our Books of the Month are the best November has to offer! 

The Thief on a Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas - A world-famous doll is stolen in this thought-provoking novel containing a wonderful touch of magic.

The Package by Sebastian Fitzek - An intense and provocative psychological thriller, stuffed full to overflowing with plot-twisty action.

The Betrayals by Bridget Collins - Secrets, struggles and an arcane contest - this 1930s-set mystery is a uniquely piquant literary feast.

Forgive Me by Susan Lewis - A wonderfully readable and thought-provoking family drama that examines the true meaning of forgiveness.

A Promise of Ankle by Alexander McCall SmithThe most lovely reading experience awaits in this amusing, gentle, and exquisitely written book set in Edinburgh. 

Shadow Sands by Robert Bryndza - Make the edge of your seat comfy as you’ll be spending some time there in this chilling, dramatic, tension-filled crime thriller.

Inside the Beautiful Inside by Emily BullockBased on the true story of a prisoner of Bedlam in 1800, this captivating and highly recommended novel examines the journey a mind takes when the body is incarcerated.

Christmas for Beginners by Carole MatthewsGentle humour, cosy warmth, and the delights of Christmas ensure this is the most gorgeous and uplifting relationship tale.

Rag-and-Bone Christmas by Dilly Court - With drama and atmosphere this is a reading feast for lovers of romantic saga novels.

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Phillip PullmanThis rich feast of essays on storytelling, story-writing and story-tellers will inspire writers and enlighten Pullman fans

Inheritance by Jenny EclairAmusing, emotional, surprising, fabulous - this is a panoramic, dramatic and wonderfully entertaining tale.

Debuts of the Month

Our November Debuts of the Month pack a real punch. Check them out, you may find your new favourite author! You can also click here to visit our Debut section.

The Girls Within by Gill Frost - This poignant, illuminating account of a therapist’s innovative treatment of a patient’s dissociative identity disorder is radiant with life-affirming humanity.

Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood - A fabulously entertaining, energetic, and beautifully readable locked-room murder mystery set in 1940’s New York.

The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby - A darkly stunning, vivid and evocative debut, so beautiful and unique, we’ve included it in our LoveReading Star Books.

Ebooks of the Month

Our November eBooks of the month are perfect to read wherever you are and a great choice for those who like to keep their library with them at all times. Click here to visit our eBook section:

The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson by Lauren H Brandenburg - A lovely tale full of fun, shenanigans, romance, and a little bit of mystery for good measure.

The Art Fiasco by Fiona Veitch Smith - A wonderfully readable and atmospheric slice of historical crime fiction featuring a charismatic amateur sleuth.

Between Five Eyes by Anthony R Wells - A fascinating insight into The Five Eyes alliance by a man who worked in intelligence for 50 years.

The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin - Treat yourself to a festive gift with this huggable romantic tale that brings together Christmas, Cornwall, cake, and a ghostly presence. 

Liz's Picks of the Month

As usual, our Reviews Editor Liz Robinson has been on hand to select a small pile of books that have really caught her eye this month. A tricky task but these are the book from November have Liz's seal of approval. Click here to see all the books that have been Liz's Picks:

The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard - A heady, thrilling, and evocative crime novel set within a coastal community in Canada.

Cesare: A Novel of War Torn Berlin by Jerome Charyn - An astonishing and haunting WW2 novel set in Germany during a time of clandestine opposition to the Nazis.

The Snow Song by Sally Gardner - A hint of magic nudges reality in this striking tale about a woman who stops speaking when the snow begins to fall.

Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe - A truly engaging and lovely read that combines fact and fiction as it explores and combines a coming of age, and a waning star story.

Catt Out of the Bag by Clifford Witting - A treat of a mystery novel awaits the reader after a man disappears from a group of carol singers on a cold December evening.

The Nesting by C.J. Cooke - A treat of a mystery novel awaits the reader after a man disappears from a group of carol singers on a cold December evening.

Star Books

Here are latest additions to our Star Books section from November. These are the cream of the crop and brilliant picks for any reader. Click here to explore our full Star Books selection.

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