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I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
July 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
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
July 2016 Book of the Month. The premise is that four southern states in America did not abolish slavery and formed a republic within the USA. Tightly controlled borders exist and escaped slaves are ruthlessly hunted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
July 2016 Book of the Month. A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
Scottish Baking by Sue Lawrence
Scottish Baking
Sue Lawrence
July 2016 Food & Drink Book of the Month. A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The Recipes cover both...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Perfect Gift by Emma Hannigan
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 knew she was adopted, she came back home to start...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
July 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A penetrating, witty and very modern look at family life. Two sets of friends from Brooklyn are now middle aged parents of teenagers, focusing on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Museum of You by Carys Bray
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 and she can remain there alone. She has the allotment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
July 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
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
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, long read for which you need to put aside serious...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
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 his first, A Man Called Ove. I’m afraid I...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 EU and a major recession in the UK (that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 the power of female friendship is as rich, warm and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
July 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
July 2016 New Gen 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016

Last Month'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...

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul
Stuart Cosgrove
June 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Northern Soul isn't just a music genre, it's a way of life and one that...

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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
May 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's...

Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting

Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
Winner of Non-fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards 2016. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are a seasoned...

All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead

All at Sea
Decca Aitkenhead
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. If you need an illustration of how life can turn from happiness to despair in an instant then read...

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Reader Reviewed Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Chris Cleave
May 2016 Book of the Month. 'War was declared at 11.15 and Mary North signed up at noon.' With these words begins the most breathtaking novel...

The French Lesson by Hallie Rubenhold

Reader Reviewed The French Lesson
Hallie Rubenhold
May 2016 Book of the Month. This wonderful, bawdy, fictional memoir began with Mistress of My Fate which eventually saw Henrietta Lightfoot fall for the...

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All by Jonas Jonasson

Reader Reviewed Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All
Jonas Jonasson
May 2016 Book of the Month. What do you get if you add together one receptionist, one priest, one very hard to control hitman, and 19...

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer

Reader Reviewed Off the Page
Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
May 2016 Book of the Month. This companion novel to the bestselling Between the Lines also works wonderfully as a life-affirming standalone novel, and features...

Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir

Reader Reviewed Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
May 2016 Book of the Month. When you settle into an Alison Weir you settle into history itself. She is thorough, detailed and hugely knowledgeable. Here...

Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden

Reader Reviewed Ravenspur
Conn Iggulden
May 2016 Book of the Month. A stunning conclusion to ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series, ‘Ravenspur’ launches Henry Tudor, while around him Kings battle for...

A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip by Alexander Masters

Reader Reviewed A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip
Alexander Masters
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A detective story, investigating the life of the person whose diaries – 148 of them at least – turned...

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson

Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
May 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet...

The Girls by Lisa Jewell

The Girls
Lisa Jewell
May 2016 Book of the Month. A captivating and deeply dark family drama and mystery, set in the midst of a London communal garden square. ‘The...

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
Lionel Shriver
May 2016 Book of the Month. A huge tale of a future America and its economic downfall. It centres on four generations of one family, the...

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Whisper to Me
Nick Lake
May 2016 Book of the Month. This electrifyingly smart story of a teen girl's struggle with a tormenting voice in her head is a masterwork of...

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