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Books of the Month - <b>January</b> Books of the Month - January

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Uncivilised Genes Human evolution and the urban paradox by Gustav Milne
Uncivilised Genes Human evolution and the urban paradox
Gustav Milne
January 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Gustav Milne gives us an overarching view of the known facts about Human evolution, showing how our outer “shells” mask a very hunter-gatherer interior. We may show Urban cool to the world but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017
Life of Crime by Kimberley Chambers
Life of Crime
Kimberley Chambers
January 2018 Book of the Month A thoroughly entertaining, raw, and fast-paced read, stuffed full of tension and drama. Jason Rampling didn’t have the best start in life, he is determined that with his charm, intelligence and good looks,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
The Ice by Laline Paull
The Ice
Laline Paull
January 2018 Book of the Month Her first novel, The Bees, (shortlisted for the Baileys Prize) was an astonishing work of speculative fiction, a stunning novel. This, her second, is a political thriller, a completely different genre but with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Three Things About Elsie
Joanna Cannon
January 2018 Book of the Month Abundant in moving insights into identity and memory, this charming slice of humanity is as elegantly formed and sweetly satisfying as the Battenberg...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Anatomy of a Scandal
Sarah Vaughan
January 2018 Book of the Month This brilliantly biting thriller explores the unpleasant underbelly of power in all its forms, from the all-pervasive influence of the privileged elite, to the deeply embedded, deeply devastating patriarchal power that can permeate the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018
Broken River by J. Robert Lennon
Broken River
J. Robert Lennon
January 2018 Book of the Month A masterclass in suspense awaits the reader in this almost understated, yet powerfully intense and dark novel. A family needing a fresh start move into a house where an unsolved double murder occurred twelve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Sourdough
Robin Sloan
January 2018 Book of the Month A gorgeous magical, quirky dream of a story. Lois exhausts herself everyday as a software engineer, she orders her food from two local cooks, when they leave the country, they also leave Lois with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession by Alison Weir
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession
Alison Weir
January 2018 Book of the Month We know we are in good hands when an eminent historian renowned for her non-fiction work turns her hand to fiction. Lovers of historical novels will probably have read a fair bit about Anne...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
How to Hang a Witch
Adriana Mather
January 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: bewitching tale of love, suspense and witchery Adriana Mather’s story of a young girl overcoming a centuries old supernatural feud is a heady combination of intrigue, romance and ghostly goings-on....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018
Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb
Deep Blue Trouble
Steph Broadribb
January 2018 Book of the Month Second in the Lori Anderson series and another electric humdinger of a read. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson is thrown in the deep end when she agrees to hunt down a murderer in order...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom

The Place We Met
Isabelle Broom
December 2017 Book of the Month Told in dual narratives from two English girls, Taggie and Lucy, at Lake Como, Italy. Taggie is working as an events manager, Lucy is...

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
Vicki Grant
November 2017 Book of the Month A sharp, edgy, yet lovely romance for young adults. Hildy and Paul are paired in a college psychology study about relationships. They are asked...

The CWA Short Story Anthology Mystery Tour by Martin Edwards

The CWA Short Story Anthology Mystery Tour
Martin Edwards
December 2017 Book of the Month An entertaining and impressive collection of 28 new short stories by members of the Crime Writer’s Association. There are some absolutely cracking authors on...

The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith

The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Alexander McCall Smith
November 2017 Book of the Month The Peter Woodhouse of the title is a dog rescued from a cruel farmer and “hidden” at an American Airforce Camp where he becomes...

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane
Carmel Harrington
December 2017 Book of the Month A touching, heart-aching, yet feel good read, full of love and humour. It’s 2014, Stella and Rea live next door to each other but...

Walden Of Bermondsey by Peter Murphy

Walden Of Bermondsey
Peter Murphy
Warm, witty and endearingly entertaining, fans of Rumpole of the Bailey will relish this romp through the trials and tribulations of a Bermondsey based Resident Judge. At a little over...

George by Sean Smith

George
Sean Smith
December 2017 Book of the Month Sean Smith has written an engrossing book that takes you behind the public persona of George Michael and introduces you to Georgios Panayiotou, the...

The Month Before's Featured Books

London in the Company of Painters by Richard Blandford

London in the Company of Painters
Richard Blandford
October 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month Richard Blandford shows London as represented in art from the C17 to C21, arranged by district it enables us to see the...

Diversify by June Sarpong

Diversify
June Sarpong
November 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month A powerful – and empowering – manifesto for transforming the world through integration. The central premise of this thought-provoking, forward-thinking work is that...

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman
November 2017 Book of the Month As so often happens when a book is filmed as this is, there is far greater detail on the page than on the screen,...

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith

Desperation Road
Michael Farris Smith
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month In the hinterlands of America, a man completes his jail sentence for accidental murder and...

Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra

Little Secrets
Anna Snoekstra
November 2017 Book of the Month An intense, suspense filled thrilling tale set in Australia. Mia wants to be a reporter and she desperately wants to leave her small town,...

Norma by Sofi Oksanen

Norma
Sofi Oksanen
November 2017 Book of the Month Stunning. The sort of mystery that builds feeding you little clues in piecemeal chunks so you have to keep your wits about you. Read...

Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay

Parting Shot
Linwood Barclay
November 2017 Book of the Month A clever, thrilling, wild and unstoppable ride from beginning to end. I was hoping, really, really hoping that the ‘Promise Falls trilogy’...

Thin Air by Michelle Paver

Thin Air
Michelle Paver
November 2017 Book of the Month A chilling ghostly tale set in 1935 on Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas. Five men attempt to climb to the summit of the worlds third...

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