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Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Moonglow
Michael Chabon
February 2017 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A grandfather, on his deathbed, tells his grandson about his life,...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan
Hold Back the Stars
Katie Khan
February 2017 MEGA Debut of the Month. Beautifully written, this stunning, unusual debut weaves its way through an intense, all-encompassing first love. A love forbidden by the times in which they live and yet one that...
Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal
Eyes Like Mine
Sheena Kamal
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving. Nora Watts gave up her child, 15 years later that...
The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis
The Moment She Left
Susan Lewis
February 2017 Book of the Month. Another completely captivating, and tension filled dramatic tale from Susan Lewis. I look forward to each new book and have to say, I think this just might be my favourite...
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh yes! Another adrenaline shot filled book of pure and wonderful escapism. I have to admit to being slightly worried, could the second ‘Evan Smoak thriller’ live up to my...
Corpus by Rory Clements
Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we...
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
February 2017 Book of the Month. Oh my word, this book is devious, twisted, and an absolute knockout! The story, revolving around love, passion, suspicion, and deceit, kept me teetering on a razor sharp wire of...
Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
Kill the Father
Sandrone Dazieri
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A huge, almost sprawling thriller awaits, yet one that is ferocious, intense, and so, so readable. Set in Italy, Dante Torre and Captain Columba Caselli, both tortured souls, are enticed...
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after a letter from her dementia-ravaged father...
Shtum by Jem Lester
Shtum
Jem Lester
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A rather special read indeed… there are times when you wonder how you've missed sight of, or hearing about a book, and for me this is one of them. This...
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Mischling
Affinity Konar
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A very special, rather beautiful, and truly unforgettable novel, this is a story that has become a part of me, and is now lodged in my soul. 13 year old...
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
February 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress, Sarah Gale,...
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles
February 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: girl loves boy/supernatural bounty hunter | When star-crossed lovers Zoe and the boy she nicknames X meet the circumstances are hardly promising: stranded in a blizzard...
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer. A hammer hard prologue slapped my awareness, and from that moment...
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
February 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a nutshell: unputdownable story, beautifully told | Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan are two of our most garlanded YA authors: she won the 2016 Carnegie Medal,...
Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn
Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
Stuffed full of intrigue, suspicion, and mistrust, this is a dramatic psychological thriller. Gracie, balancing her career and home with a finely judged hand, meets Juliet, who faces chaos on a daily basis; harassment threatens the fledgling friendship and worms...
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
The Memory Book
Lara Avery
In a Nutshell: Unforgettable heroine confronts adversity head on | Poignant, un-put-down-able jewel of a book about seizing every moment while you can. “You are me, Samantha Agatha McCoy, in the not-so-distant future. I’m writing this for you. They say...
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
In a Nutshell: Trans-European espionage thriller | Cinematic page-turner following a teenager’s ruthlessly fearless journey into a criminal underworld to find her diplomat dad. Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom has spent much of her life on the move due to her dad’s...
Ariadnis by Josh Martin
Ariadnis
Josh Martin
In a nutshell: two girls, a life or death struggle in a vivid other-world | Aula was born in Athenas, City of the Nine Pillars; she’s never met Joomia, who was born in Metis, City of the Nine Trees. Yet...
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Our Own Private Universe
Robin Talley
In a Nutshell: Personal awakenings on a transformational summer trip | An insightful coming-of-age story about a bisexual teenager’s first experience of love in all its dizzying bliss and complexity. Fifteen-year-old Aki is determined to stop putting things off, and...
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
The Fifth Letter
Nicola Moriarty
A wonderfully expressive, dramatic, and tense tale, striking at the heart of friendship and love. Four best friends who have known each other since school, have begun to drift apart after jobs, husbands and children changed their lives. Joni wants...
The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott
The Fatal Tree
Jake Arnott
Powerful and expressive, this is an extraordinary tale, based in reality, set in the London underworld of the 1720’s. Edgeworth Bess is in Newgate, as she tells her story via a third party, more than one person’s life is revealed...
The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
The Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
An enthralling and wonderful historical thriller, where the story absolutely thrives in the midst of one of the most famous times in British history. The first chapter not only blasts you immediately into the roaring flames of the Great Fire...
Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
Jonathan Unleashed
Meg Rosoff
A crazy New York romance, not that the city matters for this is about getting out of a rut and embracing the new, however terrifying. It is very charming, it is also Meg Rosoff’s first adult novel and very suitable...
Nobody's Son by Cathy Glass
Nobody's Son
Cathy Glass
A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care. Cathy Glass is an experienced foster carer, runs training courses on fostering, and writes under a pseudonym. If you’ve not read any of her previous books, this can be...
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having now resigned and opted for a new career studying law, he is reluctantly...
The Second Bride by Katharine Swartz
The Second Bride
Katharine Swartz
A bittersweet, compassionate family drama set in Cumbria. Ellen is under pressure after her step-daughter comes to live with her family. Emotionally bombarded, Ellen attempts to solve the mystery of a death certificate from 1872, that was found under their...
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
Whoo hoo! The Slough House misfits return, with the fourth of the series, and the horrendously brilliant Jackson Lamb at the warped helm. Former spook David Cartwright may be retired, his grandson and Slough House resident River may be worried...
Honeymoon Suite by Wendy Holden
Honeymoon Suite
Wendy Holden
This is such a lovely tale, it has the feel of a perfect summer afternoon, with just the occasional threat of storm clouds. Nell finds herself on her honeymoon without a husband, after he left her devastated, at the altar....
Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes
Paris for One and Other Stories
Jojo Moyes
I love short stories, they have the power to give us a fleeting, yet memorable glimpse into other lives. Lives of strong, beautiful characters as they face the challenges that life throws at them, each in search of a little...
The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
The Expatriates
Janice Y. K. Lee
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A remarkably touching and quite, quite beautiful read. Set in Hong Kong, the prologue is teeming with people making their way to this remarkable city. Margaret, Mercy and Hilary are three expatriate...
The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie
The Black Sheep
Sophie McKenzie
A tensely dramatic tale, highlighting secrets, lies, and trust. A year after her husband was murdered in an unprovoked attack, Fran is told her family may actually know something about his death. We are introduced to Fran’s family members in...
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
This is a novel that grew from a cult Podcast; Welcome to Night Vale. You don’t need to know the Podcast (I didn’t) to enjoy the book (I did, very much). Night Vale is like any small town in America....
Rattle by Fiona Cummins
Rattle
Fiona Cummins
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Set in South London, Fiona Cummins' debut is insidious and icy in its depiction of a psychopath whose modus operandi could have Hannibal Lecter flinching and proves a worthy addition to...
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The River at Night
Erica Ferencik
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four middle-aged women and long-time friends with a checkered history embark for their yearly reunion meeting on a whitewater rafting expedition down the Allagash river in Maine where, inevitably, their heavy-laden...
You Said Forever by Susan Lewis
You Said Forever
Susan Lewis
A gripping, emotional and tension-filled family drama. Charlotte and Anthony live and work on an artisan vineyard in New Zealand with their three children. They may be in paradise, yet the actions of eight year old Chloe begin to seriously...
Who's That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
Who's That Girl?
Mhairi McFarlane
One kiss and your world falls apart, and you didn’t even instigate it! So this is Edie’s problem and the start of a light, highly infectious, delightful read from Mhairi McFarlane. Online persecution and abuse is beautifully handled and then...
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth
In a Nutshell: Deadly dilemmas amidst Star Wars-esque intergalactic enmity | First book in an ambitiously epic sci-fi duology from the author of the Divergent series. Akos lives in the peaceful nation of Thuvhe, part of a galaxy in...
The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
The Massacre of Mankind
Stephen Baxter
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Baxter is one of the most prolific British science fiction writers and a serial collaborator (with Arthur C Clarke and Terry Pratchett so far). This time around he dares...
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Swanson's follow up to the gripping and dark The Kind Worth Killing is equally suspenseful although its characters are less obviously twisted at first sight and sports a Rear Window...
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Ruth Hogan
Oh my, this is totally and completely gorgeous, in fact, an absolute treasure! An author leaves all his worldly possessions, and a hoard of lost lonely items, to his assistant Laura, can Laura reunite the lost things with their owners?...
The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones
The Searcher
Chris Morgan Jones
The author's third impressive thriller sees Ben Webster, his hitherto leading man, temporarily relegated to the shadows, as he disappears in Georgia while investigating the death of local journalist and the onus falls on his boss, the height-challenged older Isaac...
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Alison Weir
One of our Books of the Year 2016. When you settle into an Alison Weir you settle into history itself. She is thorough, detailed and hugely knowledgeable. Here she delivers the first of a projected series to cover each of...
Deep Blue by Alan Judd
Deep Blue
Alan Judd
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon to be on TV and will surely bring much needed...
The Trophy Child by Paula Daly
The Trophy Child
Paula Daly
“How far would a mother go to achieve perfection?” the publisher’s shout line asks. Well how far indeed? Personally I find the line deceptive but I’m not telling you why. Suffice to say that this is an involved family drama...
The Bone Field by Simon Kernick
The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts to hunt Ray Mason down after he promises a grieving...
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Days Without End
Sebastian Barry
Winner of 2016 Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2016. Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant...
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Apple Tree Yard
Louise Doughty
A gripping psychological thriller. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. The tale builds alarmingly, beginning with an impulsive affair which sets in train a series of...
The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn
The Bird Tribunal
Agnes Ravatn
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Some books are claustrophobic as they isolate their characters in a constricted setting, but Norwegian crime author Ravatn achieves the curious exploit of making a novel mostly set in the vast...
The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
The Hatching
Ezekiel Boone
An old-fashioned and high concept novel, the first in a new series, this is destined for the bestseller lists and the screen in sheer overdrive. Like a throwback to 1950s atomic menace horror movies, this is both lurid and captivating...
The Last of Us by Rob Ewing
The Last of Us
Rob Ewing
A remote Scottish island has been devastated by a plague-like virus which has killed everyone except for a group of children. We know not why. It seems the children have been on their own for at least a couple of...
Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale
Honky Tonk Samurai
Joe R. Lansdale
Lansdale's Hap and Leonard are a classic pairing: Hap, an ebullient white trash rebel and former leftie, and Leonard a tough as nails and pugnacious, black and gay Vietnam veteran. I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing...
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
The Golden Age of Murder
Martin Edwards
A splendidly pleasing work of literary detection that sometimes reads as fast as a novel as it unveils the real world behind the pages of mystery fiction. Himself an esteemed practitioner of the English school of crime, Edwards is also...
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus
Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold mines, the fame of Hollywood, the orange groves, three great symbols of California, three reasons to go there. Now none of them remains. There is no more water and without it nothing can live, but people are stubborn and...
The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle
The Girl in the Glass Tower
Elizabeth Fremantle
Another gorgeously readable and oh so captivating slice of historical fiction from Elizabeth Fremantle. Arbella Stuart, with her impressive lineage was a Queen in the making. As Elizabeth I dominated and ferociously defended her reign, Arbella was in a hideously...
The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne
The Fire Child
S. K. Tremayne
A sublimely creepy slow-burning thriller, a tale where the countdown to Christmas is a chilling one. Rachel tells her own story, she has just married widower David and moved into his huge family home, Carnhallow House, on the site of...
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper, dealing with problems from the loneliness of a recent widower to a teenager...
Waiting for Callback: Take Two by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
Waiting for Callback: Take Two
Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
In a Nutshell: Living the dream (kind of) | Fabulously feel-good, epically entertaining series about the highs and lows of life as a teen actress. This sidesplitting sequel sees Elektra’s life crank up a few notches (and then some) from...
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives in California, is followed by a squirrel and has a fiancé...
The Arbitrator by Max Nowaz
The Arbitrator
Max Nowaz
Sci-fi, political intrigue and all-out action adventure combine in Max Nowaz’s novel The Arbitrator. Set more than 500 years in the future, when humankind has colonised multiple solar systems, Jim Brown is an ex-con who has been given one last...
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Jennifer Ryan
An engaging and charmingly bittersweet slice of fiction set during the Second World War. In a Kent village during 1940, the vicar closes the choir, as the ladies of the village start their own choir, the small rebellion creates a...
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
The Gustav Sonata
Rose Tremain
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender, Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel asks the question, what does it do to a person, or to a country, to pursue an eternal quest for neutrality, and self-mastery, while...
Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams
Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams
The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams - now available in paperback!
The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan
The Summer Seaside Kitchen
Jenny Colgan
Bring a little sunshine into your spring with the new book from Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics.
The Apartment by Danielle Steel
The Apartment
Danielle Steel
They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire finds the spacious loft apartment. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage the...
The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver
The Steel Kiss
Jeffery Deaver
Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme thriller.
Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
Cold Earth
Ann Cleeves
Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.
The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3) by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3)
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, sons, husbands and brothers are called up to fight; trials and tragedies strike the...
Super Clean Super Foods by Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter
Super Clean Super Foods
Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter
Enrich your diet with the world's healthiest foods, with advice on the best superfoods for pregnancy, children, energy-boosting, and over-50s. Learn how to prepare unfamiliar ingredients and which ingredients to mix with tips for 200 tasty ways to prepare your...
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Caraval
Stephanie Garber
Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite as it seems. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
The North Water by Ian McGuire
The North Water
Ian McGuire
A 19th-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp and highly original tale that grips like a thriller, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman...
Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne
Retribution Road
Antonin Varenne
A breathtaking 19th century adventure epic, set across three continents. From the Burmese jungle to the slums of London to the conquest of the Wild West, Antonin Varenne takes us on a thrilling journey full of sound and unabated fury,...
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
Unconventional
Maggie Harcourt
In a Nutshell: The buzz of conventions, fangirling and falling in love | Fabulous feel-good feast following the rollercoaster ride of running conventions, and finding love when you least expect it. Lexi Angelo is High Priestess of the Order of...
New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan
New York, Actually
Sarah Morgan
Meet Molly New York's most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships...as long as they're other people's. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine. Meet Daniel A cynical divorce lawyer, he's hardwired to think...
How to Get a (Love) Life by Rosie Blake
How to Get a (Love) Life
Rosie Blake
A feel-good, hilarious romcom perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk. Nicola Brown doesn't like to lose control. Her flat is always meticulously tidy and her weekly meals carefully planned; Nicola keeps her life in order....
Before You Go by Clare Swatman
Before You Go
Clare Swatman
When Zoe's husband Ed dies, her world caves in. But what if Zoe can get Ed back? You find your soulmate ...Some people stare love in the face for years before they find it. Zoe and Ed fumbled their way...
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Alexandra Kleeman
A lives with B. B seems to be becoming more and more like A. If A's boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same as A, where does that leave A? And what has...
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge...
The Transition by Luke Kennard
The Transition
Luke Kennard
What's standing between you and success? What do you do with a generation who've had everything, but still can't grow up? Welcome to The Transition. While taking part in The Transition you and your partner will spend six months living...
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Different Class
Joanne Harris
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go - the clowns, the rebels, the underdogs, and those he calls his Brodie boys. But every so...
Conspiracy by S. J. Parris
Conspiracy
S. J. Parris
When murder strikes at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who hides a terrible secret. With the royal houses of France and England under threat, he must expose the truth - or...
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
The Best of Adam Sharp
Graeme Simsion
The heart warming new novel from Graeme Simsion, the international bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories,...
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
American Housewife
Helen Ellis
Vicious, fresh and darkly hilarious, American Housewife is a collection of stories for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on behind the facades of the housewives of America...
Fathers and Sons by Howard Cunnell
Fathers and Sons
Howard Cunnell
Deeply thoughtful, searingly honest and exquisitely lyrical, Fathers & Sons is an exploration of fatherhood, masculinity, authenticity and family.
The Burning Ground by Adam O'Riordan
The Burning Ground
Adam O'Riordan
Written with an outsider's keen eye, this collection of stories paints an intimate portrait of diverse lives, in a work of remarkable beauty and poignancy. In these eight stories, an English writer focuses his gaze on America's West Coast, moving...
Complete Ghost Stories by M. R. James
Complete Ghost Stories
M. R. James
What is there to say about M.R. James, the effective father of the modern ghost story , that hasn’t been said already? What might entice the curious? Well, first it should be admitted that some of the dustier clichés about...
How it Works: The Grandparent by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
How it Works: The Grandparent
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
How it Works: The Grandparent - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the...
The Forget-Me-Not Child by Anne Bennett
The Forget-Me-Not Child
Anne Bennett
A story of struggle and hardship and one girl's battle for survival from the bestselling author of If You Were the Only Girl and Another Man's Child. Tragedy strikes and Angela is left to rear her frail daughter...
When My Ship Comes in by Sue Wilsher
When My Ship Comes in
Sue Wilsher
A dramatic and emotional saga set in 1950s Essex from a great new voice. Keep the family together, that's what her old mum always said. Put up and shut up. And that's what everyone else did around there. Essex, 1959....
No Place for a Woman by Val Wood
No Place for a Woman
Val Wood
Can a woman find her place on the front line of battle? Will Lucy be able to follow her dreams - and find love - in a world shattered by war? With the dark clouds of the First World War...
Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick
Mister Memory
Marcus Sedgwick
In Paris, at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. But that is only the start of the story... A dazzling literary mystery from prizewinning author Marcus Sedgwick. For fans of Scarlett...
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Swimming Lessons
Claire Fuller
Gil's wife, Ingrid has been missing, presumed drowned, for twelve years. A possible sighting brings their children, Nan and Flora, home. Together they begin to confront the mystery of their mother. Is Ingrid dead? Or did she leave? And do...
Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan
Watch Her Disappear
Eva Dolan
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions...
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Truthwitch
Susan Dennard
The first in the Witchlands series, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Sarah J. Maas and Trudi Canavan. In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its...
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
Mad Girl
Bryony Gordon
Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness. A hugely successful columnist for the Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed...
The Marches by Rory Stewart
The Marches
Rory Stewart
A very personal history of the boundary between Scotland and England, endlessly walking the border country Rory Stewart realises it is really another country, a middleland with its own lost history, our current borders just lines on a map arbitrarily...

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Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Emperor of the Eight Islands
Lian Hearn
Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of...

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer by Vina Jackson

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer
Vina Jackson
A striking and beautifully written 'adults only' read, containing some extreme and profoundly intimate scenes. Focusing once more on violinist Summer Zahova, this is the last in The Pleasure Quartet and...

The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn by Vina Jackson

The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn
Vina Jackson
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The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

The Last Good Kiss
James Crumley
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Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
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Jill Alexander Essbaum
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Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
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One with You
Sylvia Day
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

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Sarah Perry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

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Alexandra Oliva
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The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
The epic doomsday scenario trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion after ten years or so with this final and much-expected volume, following the visceral impact of The Passage and...

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle

The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
Lisa Tuttle
One of our Books of the Year 2016. From one of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers, the first in a series...

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts
Annie Darling
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Witty, romantic and very modern, The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is the first in a new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for...

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Smoke
Dan Vyleta
Darker than dark but tonally lighter than light, this is a keeper and a bolt from nowhere, almost like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with a touch...

Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is...

The Passenger by F. R. Tallis

The Passenger
F. R. Tallis
Award-winning thriller and historical crime writer F.R. Tallis heads into supernatural waters with his new novel. The Passenger is an atmospheric and highly worrying tale set in and around a...

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks
Russell rises swiftly into a high-powered job until it all comes crashing round him and he now has to spend time at home so there is a slight role reversal...

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy

Reader Reviewed Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old Jess, a party entertainer from Liverpool has always dreamed of...

How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

Reader Reviewed How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Veronica Henry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale...

Night Music by John Connolly

Night Music
John Connolly
If you are an intrepid reader and delight in the creatively eerie, startling and spine-chilling, then some distinctive and perfectly crafted short stories await. Of course there are 13 tales,...

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore
New York, 1888, a gilded age when science has become the new deity and the scene for an outstanding gem of an historical thriller by the author of THE...

Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography by Phil Collins

Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography
Phil Collins
Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for Genesis. In his memoir, he talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health....

Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

Reader Reviewed Miss Treadway & the Field of Stars
Miranda Emmerson
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An enjoyable yet penetrating read, one that can lull you into a false sense of security before it jabs and...

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she...

The French Lesson by Hallie Rubenhold

Reader Reviewed The French Lesson
Hallie Rubenhold
This wonderful, bawdy, fictional memoir began with Mistress of My Fate which eventually saw Henrietta Lightfoot fall for the daring Lord Allenham. Here they are off to Belgium when...

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is no longer working for the LA Police Dept but part-timing pro-bono for the San Fernando force and working as a private investigator. A reclusive billionaire asks him...

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
In a Nutshell: Epic illustrated short stories | A colossal collection of illustrated short stories about the star of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Previously released separately in eBook...

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Reader Reviewed Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Winner of the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award | In a Nutshell: Unconventional magic realist thriller | An entrancingly unique...

All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead

All at Sea
Decca Aitkenhead
If you need an illustration of how life can turn from happiness to despair in an instant then read All at Sea an account that shows how, in minutes, Decca...

Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams by Mary Gibson

Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
Mary Gibson
Matty Gilbie must rebuild her life in Bermondsey after the Wall Street Crash destroys her dreams of silver screen stardom. Once home in Bermondsey, she goes into hiding and starts...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Woman of God by James Patterson

Woman of God
James Patterson
Brigid Fitzgerald would be the first female Pope in history but she has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the...

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Reader Reviewed Foxlowe
Eleanor Wasserberg
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby -...

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
A shocking, gripping thriller, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong

Reader Reviewed The Watcher
Ross Armstrong
January 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever first novel with a sinister setting in London where blocks of flats are being demolished. The juxtaposition of...

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Reader Reviewed The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month. In a nutshell: the unforgettable...

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Reader Reviewed The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year old girls...

The Buttonmaker's Daughter by Merryn Allingham

The Buttonmaker's Daughter
Merryn Allingham
This delightful family drama takes us back to a quiet, genteel Sussex in the summer of 1914. But appearances are deceptive and there is darkness at the heart of this...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards...

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Falling Awake
Alice Oswald
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Alice Oswald's poems are always vivid and distinct, alert and deeply, physically, engaged in the natural world. Mutability - a sense that all...

Say Something Back by Denise Riley

Say Something Back
Denise Riley
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Lyric, intimate, acidly witty, unflinchingly brave, Say Something Back is a deeply moving book by one of our finest poets, and one destined...

Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest

Let Them Eat Chaos
Kate Tempest
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a...

Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

Homesick for Another World
Ottessa Moshfegh
The debut short story collection by the author of Eileen, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous while...

Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary

Montpelier Parade
Karl Geary
Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about...

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

The Noise of Time
Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes' new novel is a story about the collision of Art and Power, about human compromise, cowardice and courage, it is the work of a true master.

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

The Course of Love
Alain de Botton
This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious,...

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi
Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and...

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the...

Those Were the Days by Lynda Page

Those Were the Days
Lynda Page
The fourth nostalgic saga set in Jolly's holiday camp in the 1960s. Lynda Page's dramatic novel follows on from The Time of our Lives, Where Memories are Made...

My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

My Sweet Revenge
Jane Fallon
Sharp, funny and clever, this unpredictable novel tells a bitter-sweet tale of high passions, infidelity and revenge. It is Jane Fallon at her best. When Paula discovers her actor husband is...

Highbridge by Phil Redmond

Reader Reviewed Highbridge
Phil Redmond
An intriguing start to a new series by the writer and creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. When I knew Phil Redmond was the author I did a little...

The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter

The Medusa Chronicles
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
The much-lamented Arthur C. Clarke wrote the classic A Meeting with Medusa, award-winning short story in 1971 in which an alien creature is found on Jupiter. Years later, two of...

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Reader Reviewed The One-in-a-Million Boy
Monica Wood
Absolutely enchanting, and not in a sugary syrupy sweet way, oh no, instead this is earthy and vibrant and real. Miss Ona Vitkus is 104 years old, she lives on...

What a Way to Go by Julia Forster

Reader Reviewed What a Way to Go
Julia Forster
Sharp, poignant and amusing, this is a beautifully observed novel about growing up during the 80’s as a child of divorced parents. The prologue is short, quirky and full of...

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Down Dead
Steph Broadribb
January 2017 Debut of the Month. An edgy, raw and captivating debut novel. Bounty hunter Lori Anderson has had to learn some hard lessons in her...

Sara's Face by Melvin Burgess

Sara's Face
Melvin Burgess
Special 11th Anniversary Edition. As ever, Melvin Burgess makes readers think. Sara signs up for a face transplant but is it her who wants it or, is she being pushed...

English Animals by Laura Kaye

English Animals
Laura Kaye
English Animals is a funny, subversive, poignant and beautifully written novel about a doomed love affair, a certain kind of Englishness and prejudice. A brilliantly assured debut that fans of...

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes captivity after eight years, she has suffered the unthinkable trauma of being mentally and physically...

Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker

Anatomy of a Soldier
Harry Parker
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A stunning concept where 41 inanimate objects relate the story of a soldier, Captain Tom Barnes. From training, through Afghanistan and a...

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Reader Reviewed Missing Pieces
Heather Gudenkauf
An intriguing, easy reading family drama with secrets buried deeply at its heart. After 25 years of marriage, Sarah finds herself travelling to Iowa with her husband Jack after his...

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage
Vic James
Vic James’ magical yet chilling debut novel describes an alternate contemporary world in which, since the 1640s, Britain has been divided between the Equals, a ruling Aristocracy who have magical...

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Claire North
Claire North has made a quick and special reputation as an author who writes speculative thrillers that, via the experience of a sympathetically and closely drawn central character, examine an...

Cradle and All by James Patterson

Cradle and All
James Patterson
January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a...

The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse
Jessie Burton
The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception - a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist.

I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork

I'm Travelling Alone
Samuel Bjork
Already a bestseller in over 30 countries, this stunning Norwegian debut finally appears in English. Such was its impact elsewhere that it will now be the subject of a forthcoming...

Gibbous House by Ewan Lawrie

Gibbous House
Ewan Lawrie
Gibbous House is a dark, Victorian thriller told with modern wit and brimming with historical detail. Rich with atmosphere and intense psychological drama, it brings modern irony to the rich...

Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia

Passage Across the Mersey
Robert Bhatia
The remarkable true story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned her life from tragedy to triumph. Full of new revelations and fascinating...

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each...

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2016. Set in a bleak world and reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984, The Bombs That Brought Us Together is nonetheless a funny, tender, surprising...

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Out of Bounds
Val McDermid
Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower
Penelope Fitzgerald
One of the most admired of all Penelope Fitzgerald's books, The Blue Flower was chosen as Book of the Year more than any other in 1995. Her final book, it confirmed her...

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

Reader Reviewed Under a Pole Star
Stef Penney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Flora Mackie leads a remarkable life. Daughter of a whaling captain, with her mother dead, she spent many of her teenage years...

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one...

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
Winner of the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Slow starting first-person...

Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills

Reader Reviewed Where Dead Men Meet
Mark Mills
December 2016 eBook of the Month. Absolutely thrilling… this is a fast-paced, firecracker of a read, set in Europe as the Second World War is brewing....

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's seasonal Poirot and Marple short story collection, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. What...

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. Winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016. Amanda Foreman, 2016 Chair of judges, comments: ‘The Sellout is a novel for our times. A tirelessly inventive modern satire, its humour...

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Mad Girl
Bryony Gordon
Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony Gordon explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can. Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching,...

The Ex Factor by Eva Woods

The Ex Factor
Eva Woods
Another gorgeously bright and bubbly, yet beautifully warm-hearted novel by Eva Woods. Four women, with various reasons for being single, decide that their ex men folk might just be the...

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant
Peter Newman
Winner of the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. His purpose is to reach the...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar's Key
Mark Lawrence
Winner of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. As all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to...

Keeping on Keeping on by Alan Bennett

Keeping on Keeping on
Alan Bennett
This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on...

Dragon Games by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Reader Reviewed Dragon Games
Jan-Philipp Sendker
A darkly captivating, tense, and beautifully written tale, that explores fear and the innermost thoughts and feelings of hearts and minds. This is the second in the ‘China’ series, and...

Horror Stories by E. Nesbit

Horror Stories
E. Nesbit
The first surprise for me with this book was that E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It, had even written adult horror stories....

The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney

Reader Reviewed The Day I Lost You
Fionnuala Kearney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A mesmerising and eloquently emotional novel exposing the complexity of relationships and the hidden, the things left unsaid and untold. I adored...

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh

Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship...

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth -...

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King
The ominously significant title of ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ slashes through the delicate vibrancy of the cover, summing up the contents beautifully. 18 short stories and two poems, steaming...

Betrayal by Martina Cole

Betrayal
Martina Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and...

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Miracle on 5th Avenue
Sarah Morgan
A spicy, amusing, magical story, just perfect for Christmas, or any time of the year. I do so enjoy a Sarah Morgan romance, you know exactly what you're going to...

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

Offshore
Penelope Fitzgerald
Winner of the Booker Prize 1979. Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker Prize-winning novel of loneliness and connecting is set among the houseboat community of the Thames and has a new Introduction from Alan...

Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly

Reader Reviewed Between Sisters
Cathy Kelly
Another lovely, heartfelt, so very readable tale from Cathy Kelly. Sisters Cassie and Coco find plenty of bumps and difficulties in their path, and slowly begin to realise how trauma...

Making it Up as I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as I imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by...

Himself by Jess Kidd

Himself
Jess Kidd
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Debut of the Month. Dublin-wise, orphaned young man goes in search of his birth mother. He...

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy....

Deep Water by Christine Poulson

Deep Water
Christine Poulson
A quietly dramatic novel, ‘Deep Water’ thrusts questions forward, and I found myself asking ‘what would I do?’ as I read. Several interlinked stories weave their through and around a...

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

Reader Reviewed The Plague Charmer
Karen Maitland
Told by many voices, some wise, some wicked, this is the story of a close community under unbearable strain. What is the breaking point where neighbours and even sisters will...

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
In this latest in the bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell shows us once again why she is the world's number one bestselling crime writer, mistress of...

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis

Reader Reviewed The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Our first-person narrator, Anne Jaccobs, is an extraordinary young woman for...

The Secret by Katerina Diamond

The Secret
Katerina Diamond
Intense, shocking, thrilling… this is a fast-paced read, so as curveballs and whammies ricochet towards you, make sure you're on your toes and ready to keep up. DS Imogen Grey...

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

Reader Reviewed Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
A smart and sassy take on a 21st century mum making her way in the world, trying not to cause too much damage but also hoping that maybe, just maybe...

Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn
Ali Smith
From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing and time and love and stories...

Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante

Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane...

Wolfhound Empire by Peter Higgins

Wolfhound Empire
Peter Higgins
This is an omnibus volume of three short but quite spectacular SF thrillers. I would also guarantee that they are quite unlike anything else you have read before. Striding along...

Dead Lions by Mick Herron

Dead Lions
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light...

Moskva by Jack Grimwood

Moskva
Jack Grimwood
Another new writer who is already well-known to us, this time acclaimed SF author Jon Courtenay Grimwood reinventing himself as a thriller storyteller in definite overdrive. Set in 1980s Moscow,...

It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

It Was Only Ever You
Kate Kerrigan
Heartbreak and misunderstandings are woven through this uplifting story of a woman who can never quite believe that her gorgeous husband really loves her. Set, like Maeve Binchy's early bestsellers,...

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Bookshop
Penelope Fitzgerald
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Hardborough becomes a battleground. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result, she has to take on...

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

Reader Reviewed The Diabolic
S. J. Kincaid
In a Nutshell: Intergalactic Identity Epic Action and intrigue abound in this high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi thriller from the acclaimed author of Insignia. Nemesis is a Diabolic. They ‘look like us,...

This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer

This Was a Man
Jeffrey Archer
This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and enhanced...

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook
Jamie Oliver
Packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love...

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Cartel
Don Winslow
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the...

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, the authors showcase inventive yet simple dishes that rest on numerous culinary traditions, ranging from North Africa to Lebanon, Italy and...

The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe

The Kingdom of Speech
Tom Wolfe
Argues that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection...

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Whistler
John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying...

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Reader Reviewed Britt-Marie Was Here
Fredrik Backman
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The publisher’s blurb for this quirky novel certainly drew me to it especially since I am an enormous fan of his first,...

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

Reader Reviewed The Spy
Paulo Coelho
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. A short, emotional and entirely captivating novel based on the real...

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Pantomime
Laura Lam
This is a welcome reissue for Pantomime, the first volume of Laura Lam’s sparkling and original fantasy trilogy. Set in a world not unlike our own 19th century it tells...

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 Book of the Month. Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read. 29 year...

...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne

...And a Happy New Year?
Holly Bourne
In a nutshell: auld lang syne with the Spinster Club The end of What’s A Girl Gotta Do saw the three members of the Spinster Club heading off...

The Return of the Young Prince by A. G. Roemmers

The Return of the Young Prince
A. G. Roemmers
A charming fable for all ages, this wonderful sequel to the beloved classic overflows with love and wisdom, a true celebration of life as it should be lived in all...

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson
From the title you might imagine that this novel would be the most conventional of haunted house stories, but a line on page one suggests the true flavour of the...

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

The Midnight Gang
David Walliams
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: comedy capers on the NHS from everyone’s favourite storyteller! The spirit...

The World of Poldark by Emma Marriott

The World of Poldark
Emma Marriott
Emma Marriott's The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling stories and the era that Winston Graham - and the television series - set out to recreate, the England...

The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew

The Light That Gets Lost
Natasha Carthew
In a Nutshell: Raw revenge | Exploitative institution | Brightening bonds | An unforgettable novel about revenge, abuses of authority and the redemptive power of friendship. After witnessing his parents’ murder,...

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon
December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Race against time | Racing hearts | The difference a day makes | Intense tale of fate, fraught...

Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Occupy Me
Tricia Sullivan
Set in our not-so-distant future, award-winning Tricia Sullivan’s new novel is, at one level, an engaging and exciting man-hunt that takes us on a pell-mell race across the world in...

What Light by Jay Asher

What Light
Jay Asher
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! | In a Nutshell: Romancing around the Christmas tree | Seasonal heart-warmer about a head-over-heels holiday romance that seems set to stay alight....

The Christmas Card by Dilly Court

The Christmas Card
Dilly Court
The perfect heartwarming novel for Christmas from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court.

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Solar Bones
Mike McCormack
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2016.Professor Blake Morrison, chair of judges, said: "Set over a few hours in a single day, and told in the first-person voice of...

Night School by Lee Child

Night School
Lee Child
In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. It's just a voice plucked from the air: 'The American wants a...

What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell

Reader Reviewed What Alice Knew
TA Cotterell
December 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. What Alice Knew is enough to devastate anyone. Admittedly I would not always have acted...

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I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

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Please check your own eReader to confirm which format eBook you need to download before you purchase.

At present the e-Pub format downloads offered on Lovereading cannot be read on an iPad / iPhone via the iBooks application.

 

 

eBooks have at last come of age and although you have been able to see if an eBook is available on a title by title basis on Lovereading for a while now, we also wanted to create a special section which features all of our eBook recommended reads.

 

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To find out what e-formats we have available and the prices etc just click on a book cover. This will take you to the book page, which will show you ALL the formats we have available for that title including, ePub, KOBO and iBookstore.

 

Each format can only be read on specific reading devices.

 

epubThe ePub format can be read on a lot of ereaders including models made by Sony. (Please note you may have to download additional software / apps to read ePubs on your mobile device). For the ePub and PDF downloads from Lovereading we strongly recommend you use the free software Adobe Digital Editions to read them.

 

amazon kindle app

To buy or read Kindle format books you will either need to purchase a Kindle device from the Amazon site or you can download the free  Kindle App for your device.

 

iBooks To read iBookstore format titles you will need to view the web page of the book you want as an iBook on a iPad, iPhone or iPod touch that has the iBook app loaded. The book will then be added automatically to your library.

 

 

 


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