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Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
August 2016 Book of the Month. Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan
No Turning Back
Tracy Buchanan
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tension filled, dramatically striking tale, where there is far more to discover than you may at first think. Anna finds herself in the worst possible position when she takes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Watching Edie by Camilla Way
Watching Edie
Camilla Way
August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read. Menace hangs over the whole thing. “Before” was seventeen years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2016
Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary
Tastes Like Fear
Sarah Hilary
August 2016 Book of the Month. This is the third in the ‘DI Marnie Rome’ series, and is just as distinctive, powerful and enthralling as the first two (Sarah Hilary’s debut won the Theakston’s Crime Novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
What's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Feminism * Friendship * Fighting back Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in the Normal trilogy is a motivating must-read manifesto for young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2016
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Survival * Friendship * Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this tells the extraordinarily powerful tale of unforgettable Alice, whose “soul is filled with songbirds”,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2016
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and gently humorous. A tale of complicated relationships set in Brooklyn this proves as light-hearted as her father,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
August 2016 Book of the Month. Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very dangerous game afoot. The newly opened, glamorous lido calls to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Exposure by Helen Dunmore
Exposure
Helen Dunmore
August 2016 Book of the Month. A wonderfully tense and arresting Cold War relationship tale, stuffed full to the brim with suspense. Set in 1960, couple Lily and Simon become caught in an unbelievably powerful web...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
August 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception and monstrous creatures awaits in this intense coming-of-age fantasy about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Hattie’s life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and glorious by nature, this headstrong former actress, who likes a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five and a half, Toby decided to write a letter to someone...

Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Reader Reviewed Britt Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
July 2016 Book of the Month. The publisher’s blurb for this quirky novel certainly drew me to it especially since I am an enormous fan of...

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Reader Reviewed Barkskins
Annie Proulx
July 2016 Book of the Month. For the Wolf Hall readership, this is a huge historical novel to immerse yourself in. A dramatic, violent, absorbing,...

The Museum of You by Carys Bray

Reader Reviewed The Museum of You
Carys Bray
July 2016 Book of the Month. Now that Clover is twelve she can have a key to her home while her father drives the local bus...

The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan

Reader Reviewed The Perfect Gift
Emma Hannigan
July 2016 Book of the Month. Lovely, warm and engaging, 'The Perfect Gift’ is just that, a delightful treat of a book. Loveable, spirited Roisin always...

The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham

The Moonlight Dreamers
Siobhan Curham
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Awesome Empowerment * Sisterly Support * Pursuing Passions This inspirational story about following dreams and...

Blame by Simon Mayo

Blame
Simon Mayo
July 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a nutshell : tense, unusual thriller Set in a not-too-distant future in which, following the collapse of...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

Reader Reviewed Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak...

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

Reader Reviewed My Italian Bulldozer
Alexander McCall Smith
June 2016 Book of the Month. A fabulously quirky, ‘standalone’ romance-cum-farce from this feel-good author. Abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, travel writer Paul goes to Tuscany...

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Reader Reviewed Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld
Can a retelling of ‘Pride and Prejudice' possibly work? Well, this novel proves it can. The Austen Project consists of six contemporary authors, each retelling one of Jane Austen’s novels....

This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell

This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
June 2016 Book of the Month. Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breathtaking novel. This Must Be The Place is...

Unrivalled by Alyson Noel

Reader Reviewed Unrivalled
Alyson Noel
June 2016 Book of the Month. Oozing with ambition, glamour and more ruthless Hollywood backstabbing than you can shake a designer stiletto at, this is the...

The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

Reader Reviewed The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
June 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command...

Nightwanderers by C. J. Flood

Reader Reviewed Nightwanderers
C. J. Flood
June 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. From the Branford Boase award-winning author of Infinite Sky comes this smartly-plotted page-turner about intense...

The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle

The Girl in the Glass Tower
Elizabeth Fremantle
June 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Another gorgeously readable and oh so captivating slice of historical fiction from Elizabeth Freemantle. Arbella...

Black Water by Louise Doughty

Black Water
Louise Doughty
June 2016 Book of the Month. Fluctuating between the riots and massacre in Indonesia in 1965 and the second coup in 1997 with the unrest of...

End of Watch by Stephen King

End of Watch
Stephen King
June 2016 Book of the Month. A wonderfully sinister and mind-bending end to the ‘Hodges trilogy’. Yes, ‘End of Watch’ can easily be read as a...

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Reader Reviewed The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
June 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in...

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