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

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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 highest mountain, they take the same path as a failed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
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’ would continue past the third book, and quite literally jumped...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017
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 it quickly, which shouldn’t be a problem for it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017
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, when she begins to investigate the appearance of small dolls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Alexander McCall Smith
November 2017 Book of the Month Lovereading comment to follow soon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017
Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
Desperation Road
Michael Farris Smith
November 2017 Book of the Month In the hinterlands of America, a man completes his jail sentence for accidental murder and returns to his home town, where relatives of the boy he killed whilst drunk driving are set on revenge....
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017
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 36 questions over the course of the story, and through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017
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, here perhaps more than most. In its recently written prequel,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017
The Last Hours by Minette Walters
The Last Hours
Minette Walters
November 2017 Book of the Month A scorching and beautifully written epic tale set in 1348, a time that sends a jagged screech of fingernails down the blackboard of history. Step away from the present into the midst of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende
November 2017 Book of the Month From present-day Brooklyn and Guatemala, to the turbulence of 1970s Brazil and Chile, this stunning novel from the ever-satisfying, ever-surprising Allende is a triumph of storytelling, and a timely exposition of the plight of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu
The Stolen Bicycle
Ming-Yi Wu
November 2017 Book of the Month A beautifully written, rather special novel, detailing the highly personal journey of a family through turbulent times in Taiwan’s history. A stolen bicycle sits centre stage in this story, in fact the bicycles of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
Fools and Mortals
Bernard Cornwell
November 2017 Book of the Month The title of course refers to Puck’s line in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Lo what fools these mortals be!”. It is a new period for Cornwell who is most famous for his Regency “Sharpe”...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017
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 “by operating in a more inclusive way towards everyone, we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017
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 changes – to London and to artistic styles. This is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn
Ali Smith
October 2017 Book of the Month | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in...

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

How Hard Can It Be?
Allison Pearson
October 2017 Book of the Month An absolute belter of a novel, amusing, poignant, and hugely entertaining. This is a follow-up to the bestseller I Don’t Know How She...

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Lauren James
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Stellar story of survival in outer space A uniquely thought-provoking, space-set page-turner with an unforgettable main character whose strength and...

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Deborah Cadbury
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month There’s a picture in this book of Queen Victoria’s family at a garden party in 1875, a great crowd of Royalty spawned from...

Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit by Boris Starling

Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Boris Starling
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Published a few days before the start of the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto where around 550 competitors – all “wounded warriors” will...

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions
Laura Purcell
Set in three time scales this is truly terrific stuff, a lovely, chilling, Gothic tale. In 1635 the “Silent Companions” are purchased. In 1865 they, and a journal, are discovered...

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
October 2017 Book of the Month A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari. Mata Hari...

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented...

Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech

Maria in the Moon
Louise Beech
October 2017 Book of the Month A beautiful, and heart-achingly touching read, step outside of yourself, and into Catherine’s world. A world where a slice of Catherine has been missing...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Trains & Lovers The Heart's Journey by Alexander McCall Smith

Trains & Lovers The Heart's Journey
Alexander McCall Smith
September 2017 Book of the Month A heart-warming stand-alone novel about a group of passengers on an Edinburgh to London train. They have one thing in common - they have...

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Forest Dark
Nicole Krauss
September 2017 Book of the Month A challenging, literary read of two very different narratives seemingly only linked by geography for both start their strange journeys from the Tel Aviv...

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Reader Reviewed Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land
September 2017 Book of the Month Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Ooh, this truly is a fabulously captivating and unpredictable tale, and it kept me...

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

A Legacy of Spies
John le Carre
September 2017 Book of the Month Although unanimously heralded for featuring the return of spy master Smiley, this is more about his sidekick Peter Guillam, a sometimes melancholy tale revisiting the...

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