"Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers." - Byron Caldwell Smith.
April has been a blooming marvellous month for new books, and with long evenings and longer Easter weekends there's been plenty of opportunities to curl up with a new book. Keep reading to see some of the books we've loved this month, there's a brilliant selection of fiction and non-fiction from established authors and new.
From twisty thrillers to gothic fairy tales and engaging relationship stories, take a look at the ficiton books that we've enjoyed this month. Click here to find out more about out Fiction Books of the Month.
Six Days by Dani Atkins - This engaging and expressive relationship story examines love, trust, and resolve when a groom goes missing, leaving his bride at the altar.
Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins - A huge hit of take-your-breath-away drama unfolds in this gripping novel as it throws itself into the dangers of greed and revenge.
Shadow Girls by Carol Birch - Shadow Girls is a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with ghostly undertones - a haunting read that stayed with me long after I turned the final page
Cops and Horrors by Matt Calveley - Former police sergeant, Matt Calveley, offers an up-close and personal view into the life of a dedicated cop employed by one of the biggest police forces in the world.
The Rebel's Mark by S. W. Perry - Wonderfully evocative, exhilarating, and riveting this historical mystery begins in London, and moves on to Ireland in 1598.
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon - This fiercely powerful gothic fairy tale resonates with real-life rawness as a young fugitive flees the commune she was raised in to raise her twins in the woods.
Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda - Vampire fiction, but not as you know it — this smart, subversive page-turner explores isolation, hunger, longing to belong, and what it means to be human with biting style.
Verity by Colleen Hoover - Ooh this is a page turner, a twisty turny thriller that will have you hooked with added bucketfuls of emotion, romance, lust, family drama and intrigue to sate every reader.
Captivating, inspirational and joyful reads make up our Non-Fiction Books of the Month. From the history of the characters in comic and graphic novels to a charity anthology filled with written treasures and a celebration of food and recipes perfect for inspiring a lifelong love of food for families. Click to find out more about our Non-Ficiton Books of the Month.
Superheroes, Orphans and Origins by Foundling Museum - This LoveReading Star Book is a captivating and inspirational exploration of comics and graphic novels featuring orphans, foundlings, adoptees and foster children.
Out of Isolation A Charity Anthology by Susie Coreth - Out of Isolation: A Charity Anthology provided me with much-needed distraction over a weekend, as I dipped in and out of its written treasures.
Feed Your Family by Nicole Pisani, Joanna Weinberg - Bring family mealtimes to life with this joyful celebration of dishes to inspire a lifelong love of food.
New books by new authors to discover and fall in love with. Our Debuts Books of the Month category is a treasure trove, filled with the potential to find a dynamic, thought-provoking, joyous and thrilling read and your favourite new author. Click to find out more for about our Debuts of the Month.
Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth - A dynamic and thought-provoking historical drama that hits all the right notes as it explores social issues, relationships, and self-identity.
The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal - Set in Paris in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attacks, this absorbing debut tells a thought-provoking tale of privilege, class, fractured families, and tragedy.
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - Fizzing with feminist humour and romance, this radiant, life-affirming novel sees a brilliant chemist and single mother switch to presenting a hit TV cooking show that challenges 1960s social norms.
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn - A hug in a book, this is a joyous read.
Twelve Secrets by Robert Gold - An absolute belter, read-in-one-sitting, can't put it down, most thrilling of thrillers with jaw-dropping moments galore. A dozen to be exact. And each time my chin hit the floor.
Expand your portable library with our eBooks of the Month. Briliant books to read anywhere, in any format you wish, that make the perfect choice for reading on the move.
Quicksand of Memory by Michael J. Malone - This thought-provoking novel delves into obsession, revenge, and forgiveness as it slides through lives affected by one past event.
The Journey After the Crown by Andrew Mackie - A royal tour. Feuding sisters. Painful memories and secret liaisons. This is intense historical drama rich with regal colour and a touch of wickedness.
The Blood Tide by Neil Lancaster - The Blood Tide is a twisty, high-octane police procedural that thrilled and intrigued me from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
The One by Claire Frost - An emotional story full of love and loss for Lottie. Just be prepared for a few tears along the way.
The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby - New starts, new loves and a generous helping of friendship and cake come together in this delightfully romantic debut set in an idyllic coastal village.
Liz Robinson's April picks are a delightful treat. From darkly suggestive historical fantasy, take-your-breath-away drama, remarkable literary reads and gorgeosly emotional feel-good picks. Click to find out more about Liz's Picks of the month.
Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth - Vivacious, provocative, and compelling, Theatre of Marvels comes with a standing ovation stamp of approval from me.
One Good Thing by Alexandra Potter - This gorgeously emotional feel-good read is about self-belief, second chances, and love in all its different guises.
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart - A remarkable journey through one young man’s growing pains as he explores love and realises it has the potential to break him.
Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins - This breath-stealing novel offers dramatic, satisfying, pure reading pleasure, so we also declare it a LoveReading Star Book.
Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May - The extravagance and extremes of the Roaring Twenties combines with witchcraft, corruption and violence in this heady, absorbing read.
Our Star Books are hand picked by our team as books that really stand out from the crowd. Take a look at the latest additions to this fine selection of favourites. Click here to explore our full list of Star Books.