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Summer Reading 2016 Summer Reading 2016

This Summer just pick a mood to suit your reading - click on a category to find out more. Also once you've chosen your story pick the format that suits you best - Paperback or eBook. We really are your one stop shop for all your reading this Summer. Below are a selection of our current favourites that we will be adding to during June and July so do pop back.


Fun and Feel Good - Love the book you are reading

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger
The Singles Game
Lauren Weisberger
An entertaining and terrifically readable foray into the ultra competitive world of professional tennis. Likeable and friendly Charlie needs to gain a competitive edge to break into the top ten, she takes on a beast of a coach, but can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Four Weddings and a Fiasco by Catherine Ferguson
Four Weddings and a Fiasco
Catherine Ferguson
A deliciously readable and enjoyable relationship tale featuring a wedding photographer as she struggles to overcome her heartache and a less than healthy bank balance. 30 year old Katy Peacock started Sister Act Photography with hope and excitement, yet two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
Reader Reviewed How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Veronica Henry
A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale Books. In this charming romance, we take a peek into the lives of a number of people, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans
Reader Reviewed The Butterfly Summer
Harriet Evans
A gorgeous, loveable read, this hovers on the edge of the feel of a fairytale, of being almost dreamlike, yet at the same time it is startlingly believable and real. Nina Parr is 25, divorced, living at home and working...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
Reader Reviewed My Italian Bulldozer
Alexander McCall Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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 to research...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1) by Susie Steiner
Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, Book 1)
Susie Steiner
One of our Books of the Year 2016. If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into the crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun by Samantha Tonge
Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun
Samantha Tonge
Sparkly, fun and entertaining, even with a light touch of darker emotion, this is a bright summery read. 27 year old Kate dreams of Poldark, when she accepts a wedding invitation from the girl who shunned her at school, Kate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller by Holly Seddon
Reader Reviewed Try Not to Breathe Shocking. Page-Turning. A Breath-Taking Psychological Thriller
Holly Seddon
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 Debut of the Month Penetrating and intense, ‘Try Not to Breathe’ is a chokingly dark debut thriller. Amy and Alex are the same age, Alex is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
If the Dress Fits by Daisy James
If the Dress Fits
Daisy James
A short, sweet romantic tale, full of weddings, celebrities, rock stars and a rather lovely knitting shop. Callie left her home, friends and boyfriend and has worked her socks off to become a wedding dress designer. She enters a competition...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran
The Name I Call Myself
Beth Moran
A lovely warm and hope-filled read, this is a romance with heart, soul and compassion. Faith is engaged, however she has a pain-filled secret, will it remain buried, or will life throw a great big strop in the midst of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Get Even by Martina Cole
Get Even
Martina Cole
Martina does it again with another wonderful, gritty tale of violent men, dirty deeds, “family” and London’s East End gangland. It stars Sharon Conway through two marriages and eventually off into what could easily become a sequel. In a smartly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Escape to the Riviera the Perfect Summer Read! by Jules Wake
Escape to the Riviera the Perfect Summer Read!
Jules Wake
A delightfully effortless and lovely read, that allows you to drift off into a hot summery romance. 29 year old Carrie, part-time drama teacher and script writer has become stuck in a self inflicted rut. Carrie, her sister Angela, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Postcard by Fern Britton
The Postcard
Fern Britton
Penny is a TV producer who, when filming in Cornwall, met and fell in love with the local vicar. Now, five years and a small child later, life is not treating her well. Coupled with her present hopelessness is her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen
Where Roses Never Die
Gunnar Staalesen
A truly tenacious and back to basics Nordic crime novel featuring private investigator Varg Veum. Staalesen has been writing about Veum since 1977, however this is my first foray into the series, and found it could easily be read as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19

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Emotional and Absorbing - Get lost in a beautiful story

One Hot Summer by Kat French
One Hot Summer
Kat French
As light and bright as a breath of fresh air, even with the steamy summer romance that sizzles between the pages. When Alice discovers her celebrity husband is having an affair with his co-star, she tells him to leave, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy
Reader Reviewed Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
June 2016 Debut of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.99
The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
The New Mrs Clifton
Elizabeth Buchan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. At the end of WWII Gus brings back an emotionally damaged German wife, Krista, to his family home on Clapham Common, London. In a bombed terrace his house remains unscathed yet possibly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Secret of Orchard Cottage by Alex Brown
The Secret of Orchard Cottage
Alex Brown
A lovely, warm-hearted and compassionate tale, this is the third in ‘The Tindledale’ series yet can easily be read as a standalone novel. April returns to the village of Tindledale, 18 months after her husband died, she looks after her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Destination India by Katy Colins
Destination India
Katy Colins
The second in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, featuring Georgia Green as she muddles her way through life and struggles to run her small and exclusive travel agents. Author Katy Colins gained a book deal after success with her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
Carole Matthews
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for Lucy and Aiden's wedding but life keeps getting in the way ...Lucy can't wait to marry the love of her life but money worries are distracting her. Should...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge
Game of Scones
Samantha Tonge
Set on the Greek Island of Kos, this is light, flirty and fun, in other words, a lovely ‘escape from it all’ read. When she was younger, Pippa adored her holidays in the village of Taxos, where she found friends,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016. June 2016 Book of the Month. Award-winning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £15.19
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Maxim Jakubowski's April 2016 Book of the Month. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap!...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
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. Winner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A finely-etched tale of domestic terror and a debut novel with a nod to girls gone and on a train, and unsurprisingly already snapped up by Hollywood. After a serious assault...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Reader Reviewed The Essex Serpent
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 1890’s. This isn't exactly a love story, it is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater
The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
Seductively beautiful and evocative writing ensures ‘The Forgotten Summer’ is hard to put down. A vineyard in France holds the key to secrets and lies that have been hidden in history. 48 year old Jane finds herself torn, she is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
My Last Continent
Midge Raymond
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist, studying penguins and acting as a tour guide on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £8.79
The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry
The House on Sunset Lake
Tasmina Perry
September 2016 eBook of the Month. A stirring and intoxicating story of love and twisted secrets waiting… lurking. Spanning twenty years, this tale introduces Jim and Jennifer in 1995 when they meet in Savannah, before a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £13.59
The Goodbye Gift by Amanda Brooke
Reader Reviewed The Goodbye Gift
Amanda Brooke
Early on we meet Lucy, twenty-four, who needs a heart transplant. She is a plucky girl trying to live a normal life greatly hampered by her sad ill health. For eighteen months she has been on the transplant list. Preparing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Santiago Sisters by Victoria Fox
The Santiago Sisters
Victoria Fox
A hot, edgy and hugely entertaining novel, with an inner molten core of provocative tension. Set between 1994 and 2014, separated twins, Calida and Teresita Santiago, find themselves on a rocky path that is set to collide. Twisted and manipulated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
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 knew she was adopted, she came back home to start...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Invitation by Lucy Foley
Reader Reviewed The Invitation
Lucy Foley
A sophisticated, expressive, and emotional story set in the glamorous Italian film promotion world of the 1950’s. Hal and Stella meet at a party, an immediate connection flares into life, yet the spectre of war holds both in a devastating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Florence Grace by Tracy Rees
Reader Reviewed Florence Grace
Tracy Rees
A historical family drama to sink into, to feel a part of, to be surprised by. in 1860, Florrie, a 15 year old orphan, yet raised with love, finds herself departing the Cornish Moors for the centre of London society....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
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 and she can remain there alone. She has the allotment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Reader Reviewed Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children, twins and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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Literary Loungers - Catch up on some top class fiction

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food
Cathy Bramley
A delicious novel that will warm your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending for the engaging, lovable characters. Verity’s love of cooking died along with the sudden loss of her best friend Mimi, the one person she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan
Sunset in Central Park
Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan has done it again, she has delivered another gorgeously warm (and occasionally steamy) romance. This is part of the ‘From Manhattan With Love’ series, while Paige was the focus in the first, now it’s relationship shy Frankie’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam
Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love with an alligator). ‘Carrying Albert Home’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Dancing to the End of Love by Adrian White
Dancing to the End of Love
Adrian White
Early on we accept that Robert is running away from something. He likes women and travel. He is lonely. He misses his daughter. On an impulse while changing planes to go 'home' to Ireland he abandons his luggage on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern
Reader Reviewed The Marble Collector
Cecelia Ahern
Absolutely delightful! Cecelia Ahern always writes with stirring compassion and a delicious secretive quirk, so I was really looking forward to starting this, her twelfth novel. ‘The Marble Collector’ lived up to my expectations as a really touching, quite, quite...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
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 Girls’ begins as a party is ending, a thirteen year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
A Good Catch by Fern Britton
Reader Reviewed A Good Catch
Fern Britton
Four young people, friends since school, are the main players in this fine portrayal of families and their secrets. The young don’t always make the right choices and with domineering fathers and big profits at stake they bend to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Bad Blood by Julie Shaw
Bad Blood
Julie Shaw
Another provocative, edgy and at times unbelievably sad story from the author of ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series. Julie Shaw really has hit on a winner with her bold and girtty stories based on her family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Museum of Things Left Behind by Seni Glaister
Reader Reviewed The Museum of Things Left Behind
Seni Glaister
Escape into this hugely enjoyable, big-hearted and beautifully written debut novel, set in Vallerosa, an imaginary tea-producing, tiny European country tucked between Italy and Austria, has its election due. The President, Segio, stands hesitantly in his strong father’s shoes. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
The Novel Habits of Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith
The tenth wonderful story in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series. With her young son and devoted husband her home life is blissfully content. Which is the best possible launching pad for the next issue of the Review -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Purity
Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists and almost thriller like plot turns, it harks back in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
Reader Reviewed Barkskins
Annie Proulx
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £15.19

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Mysterious and Thrilling - Edge of the sunbed stuff

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 his first, A Man Called Ove. I’m afraid I...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
Where My Heart Used to Beat
Sebastian Faulks
The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks's fiction are here brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a private aircraft...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Black Water by Louise Doughty
Black Water
Louise Doughty
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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 1998, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester
The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A wonderfully unconventional and thought-provoking read, where a mystery waiting to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton
Reader Reviewed A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Jackie Copleton
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A bittersweet, page-turning love story which jumps back and forth in time. It tells of a Japanese couple, Ameterasu and Kenzo,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Green Island A Novel by Shawna Yang Ryan
Green Island A Novel
Shawna Yang Ryan
‘Green Island’ is a breathtaking novel, it’s emotional, thought-provoking and absolutely fascinating. Set in Taiwan and the USA between 1947 and 2003, the novel focuses on one family, yet the story is presented on an epic scale. This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
Reader Reviewed My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
Fredrik Backman
April 2016 Book of the Month. Totally and utterly and completely gorgeous in every way, the thought of having to put this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Exposure by Helen Dunmore
Reader Reviewed Exposure
Helen Dunmore
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 of lies. Normal everyday life intermingles with the hidden, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse
Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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 a car...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this one; not only well written but offering a new angle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Reader Reviewed Don't You Cry
Mary Kubica
A tale that creeps under your skin, worms its way into your thoughts, and spins to an all consuming end. I’ve devoured Mary Kubica’s other novels, and personally, this is my favourite so far. Quinn and Alex tell their own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Broken Heart by Tim Weaver
Broken Heart
Tim Weaver
A truly captivating and bold story that stings and provokes with fierce intensity. David Raker is back in his seventh missing person enquiry, a woman has apparently vanished into thin air, can Raker find her, or will he in fact...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. This witty and twisty tale of an elderly con man intent on a final hurrah when he initially goes on a blind date with a retired, wealthy woman, brings more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Front Runner by Felix Francis
Front Runner
Felix Francis
The latest addition to the ‘Francis Thriller’ series is an action-packed journey through the horse racing world. Jefferson Hinkley from ‘Damage’ has returned for another case, yet this can still very easily be read as a standalone novel. With...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6 by James Oswald
The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6
James Oswald
Haunting, dramatic and so very, very readable, Inspector Tony Mclean returns in his sixth book of the series, and in this novel, the supernatural doesn't just prowl in the background, it really comes out to play! The first chapter sets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson
Blackout
Ragnar Jonasson
This truly is a crime novel to tamper with your thoughts and send them skittering off in all directions. ‘Blackout’ takes place in June 2010, following on from ‘Snowblind’, the first in the ‘Dark Iceland’ series. A fascinating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The End of the Roadie by Elizabeth Flynn
The End of the Roadie
Elizabeth Flynn
Another thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable, slinky sleuth of a whodunit, this is the third in the ‘A Mystery for DI Costello’ series, following on from ‘Dead Gorgeous’. The show must go on, but it doesn't for one member of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
Reader Reviewed Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
An outrageously stunning read, that takes a tight hold from the outset and continues to squeeze until the shockingly intense end. Maya, a former Army Captain, finds herself caught up in a nightmare scenario after her husband is gunned down...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Deadly Deceit by Jean Harrod
Deadly Deceit
Jean Harrod
A thought-provoking and gripping tale set in the Caribbean, between the pages lurk murder, voodoo, and people smuggling. This is the second in the ‘Diplomatic Crime Series’ after ‘Deadly Diplomacy’, and although it’s my first foray into this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress, Sarah Gale,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
Reader Reviewed Baby Doll
Hollie Overton
July 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Reader Reviewed Dear Amy
Helen Callaghan
One of our Books of the Year 2016. July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Margot Lewis is a classics teacher in a Cambridge school. She's also the agony aunt for the local newspaper, dealing with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings
In Her Wake
Amanda Jennings
April 2016 Reading Group Book of the Month. A compelling, almost bittersweet read, where a shocking discovery leads to an emotional journey....
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2016
Lovereading Price: £7.19
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016. A hit-and-run in Bristol, a dead five year old and a CID police partnership with a spark between the partners. Good police procedural stuff. Then a first-person...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Tainted Love by Kimberley Chambers
Reader Reviewed Tainted Love
Kimberley Chambers
One of our Books of the Year 2016. An audacious, fast moving, dark but oh so entertaining tale. Prepare yourself… the Butler Family are back, and we observe as they battle their way through life from 1986 to 2001. From...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne
Reader Reviewed 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Lie of the Land by Michael F. Russell
Reader Reviewed Lie of the Land
Michael F. Russell
A fascinating and disturbing premise that has the ability to swing a profound sledgehammer into your consciousness. Set in what feels like a very possible future, Carl is isolated in a remote Scottish village and finds himself mentally as well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
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The Killing of Polly Carter by Robert Thorogood
The Killing of Polly Carter
Robert Thorogood
A delightfully intriguing, gently amusing, yet fiendishly tricky murder mystery. This is the second ‘Death in Paradise Novel’ and for fans of the TV series, brings back the eccentric yet brilliant DI Richard Poole. The Saint-Marie policing team investigate the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
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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 standalone novel, however I really do recommend starting with ‘
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2016
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The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home
Reader Reviewed The Sea Detective
Mark Douglas-Home
This is a compelling and just fabulous start to ‘The Sea Detective’ series. Cal McGill, something of a loner, determined, yet caring, runs Flotsam and Jetsam Investigations in Scotland. As an oceanographer and environmentalist, he finds himself hounded by the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
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Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker
Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to revisit the web of conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/01/2016
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Action Packed and Exciting - High-Octane reading for the Summer

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home
Reader Reviewed The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
Mark Douglas-Home
Another intriguing and fascinating mystery from the author of ‘The Sea Detective Series’. Oceanographer Cal McGill finds himself in a small Scottish costal town attempting to solve a 26 year old mystery. Violet was abandoned as a baby, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
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The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home
Reader Reviewed The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small private island off the Scottish coast. Cal has changed the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
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The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A couple of Exeter cops attempt to solve the mystery of a hanged teacher which was locally followed by a whole series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
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Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne
Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
This is a terrific thriller that really keeps you on your toes. We are introduced to our charismatic hero Solomon Creed as he runs barefoot and skimpily dressed from an air crash in Arizona. With memory loss but a burning...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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The Killing Files by Nikki Owen
Reader Reviewed The Killing Files
Nikki Owen
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A piercing, fast-paced and absolutely riveting read, the second book in ‘The Project Trilogy’ lives up to expectations. Having been gripped by the first in the series, I really do recommend starting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
Reader Reviewed The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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 in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
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The Girl in the Spider's Web Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz
The Girl in the Spider's Web Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
David Lagercrantz
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the bestselling continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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Another Time, Another Place - Historical stories to transport you in time

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 has left a top secret programme, he is prepared to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
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Wicked Game by Matt Johnson
Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS past retruns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2016
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A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
A Certain Age
Beatriz Williams
As decadent and scandalous as New York Society in the roaring twenties, A Certain Age will whisk you back to a time of Jazz, elegance, charm, and murder as only Beatriz Williams can. The world is slowly recovering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
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Rembrandt's Mirror by Kim Devereux
Rembrandt's Mirror
Kim Devereux
Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. This is such a stimulating, penetrating and truly beautiful novel, Kim Devereux obviously has a deeply emotional connection to Rembrandt’s work and she opens up and breathes life into his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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The Queen's Choice by Anne O'Brien
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Choice
Anne O'Brien
‘The Queen’s Choice’ is a wonderfully effortless read, where historical fact blends with romance, scheming and subterfuge. Covering a period between 1396 and 1422 the story revolves around Joanna of Navarre who married King Henry IV in a time where...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
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Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
Mrs Engels
Gavin McCrea
Shorlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. ‘Mrs Engels’ is a stimulating and rather glorious peek at the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
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Eden Gardens by Louise Brown
Reader Reviewed Eden Gardens
Louise Brown
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. A vividly striking and entirely captivating debut novel set in Calcutta, covering both the Second World War and Indian Independence during the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
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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 daring Lord Allenham. Here they are off to Belgium when...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
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Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Reader Reviewed Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Chris Cleave
One of our Books of the Year 2016. 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 of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
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People and Places - The pick of the best real life stories

Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home by Malachy Tallack
Sixty Degrees North Around the World in Search of Home
Malachy Tallack
Follow the latitude line from Malachy Tallack's home on Shetland and you voyage to Greenland, Canada, Siberia and Scandinavia before coming home, a wiser and more grounded person. We learn more of his troubled background as he travels West, troubles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
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Being a Beast by Charles Foster
Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but Charles Foster has gone further than most in trying to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2016
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The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell
The Penguin Lessons
Tom Michell
Absolutely adorable, this is an autobiography full of eccentricity, charm and a penguin called Juan Salvador. As a young man in the 1970’s Tom Michell travelled to Argentina to teach at a boarding school. While in Uruguay Tom rescued a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
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SPQR A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2016. Mary Beard has pulled off a totally involving and immersive history of Ancient Rome. She calls it her view of why Rome matters – and it does as she makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2016
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The Story of Alice Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
The Story of Alice Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Using new and previously unpublished material Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores Alice in Wonderland and the life of its author, Lewis Carroll, looking too at the influence Alice in Wonderland has had on our cultural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
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Commitment My Autobiography by Didier Drogba
Commitment My Autobiography
Didier Drogba
For the first time, Didier Drogba tells his story in his own words. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this Chelsea hero.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
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Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England by Joe Root
Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England
Joe Root
A celebration of the start of a remarkable career and an incredible Ashes series. This is Joe Root's personal account of his speedy climb to stardom, from schoolboy cricket to early days with Yorkshire, culminating with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2016
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Young Adult Reads

Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer
Conversations with McCartney
Paul Du Noyer
Conversations with McCartney is the culmination of Du Noyer's long association with McCartney and his music. It draws from their interview sessions across 35 years, coupling McCartney's own, candid thoughts with his observations and analysis.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
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The Otherlife by Julia Gray
Reader Reviewed The Otherlife
Julia Gray
July 2016 New Gen Debut of the Month Absolutely compelling. I have to admit to being rather surprised by ‘The Otherlife’, I think I was expecting a rollicking fantasy adventure, instead a startling, yet subtle and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
Reader Reviewed 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
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The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
The Potion Diaries
Amy Alward
When the princess of Nova accidentally bewitches herself with an illegally brewed love potion, resulting in the biggest self-crush since Narcissus, there’s an urgent need for an antidote. The kingdom’s alchemists are sent out on the dangerous task of gathering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
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One by Sarah Crossan
Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Children's Book Award 2016. Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Winner of The Bookseller's 2016 prize for young adult fiction. Ireland's Children's Book of the Year Award 2016. Award-winning Sarah Crossan...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen’s finely threaded robes. When cruel king Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village, the eloquent narrator of this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Cruel Heart Broken by Emma Haughton
Cruel Heart Broken
Emma Haughton
In a Nutshell: Deceit • Decisions • Doing the right thing A gripping, emotionally-charged page-turner about guilt, regret and finding the strength to face the truth. 15-year-old Laurie has always been a good girl, but confesses a guilt-ridden secret right...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2016
Lovereading Price: £5.59
Summer Days and Summer Nights Twelve Summer Romances by Stephanie Perkins
Summer Days and Summer Nights Twelve Summer Romances
Stephanie Perkins
In a Nutshell: Summer love | Short stories | Poolside pick-me-up Perfect for dipping into between dips in the pool, this varied seasonal anthology features twelve scorching stories by twelve top YA authors. Following last Christmas’s My True Love...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £8.79
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
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning novels When You Reach Me and Liar and Spy and her new book, Goodbye Stranger also poses questions. Central character Bridge was very nearly killed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn
The Deepest Cut
Natalie Flynn
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Boundless friendship • Real-life rawness •Surviving loss A gripping, emotionally authentic debut about grief, guilt and the tragic reality of knife crime....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
The Loose Ends List
Carrie Firestone
July 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Trip of a lifetime • Seize the day • Perfect endings Always heartwarming, often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is a sublime novel about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
The completely and totally wonderful wiz(z)ard of words Terry Pratchett, has departed for what I'm sure will be a very interesting conversation, with cat and curry loving Death. Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors since I was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
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Cool Kids Cook Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz by Jenny Chandler
Cool Kids Cook Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz
Jenny Chandler
The hot (cool) new cook book for 7 - 14 year old children who love food and want to understand more about where it comes from and how to create amazing real meals. Empowering (and with no rice crispy cakes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £11.99
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Wolf by Wolf
Ryan Graudin
Powerfully thought-provoking alternate-history thriller in which an unforgettable heroine seeks revenge on Hitler. It’s 1956, more than ten years since the Nazis won the war, and 17 year-old Yael belongs to a resistance movement. After enduring scientific experimentation as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Children's Book Award 2016. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Daring, beautifully written, full of ideas that will bring the reader up short, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
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The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
Reader Reviewed The Outliers
Kimberly McCreight
May 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. The Outliers is one of those twisty thrillers that run on paranoia. It will send readers’ heartbeats soaring as their fears for the safety of central character Wylie increase,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2016
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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 contemporary YA. There's a murderer on the loose in Cassie's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
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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 sassy first instalment of Alyson Noël’s Beautiful Idols series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Kook by Chris Vick
Reader Reviewed Kook
Chris Vick
Fifteen-year-old science geek Sam has returned to Cornwall from London. It’s his first time back since his dad drowned here when he was four. Sam has no idea what his new life holds, and then he meets Jade, the stunning...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
The Art of Not Breathing
Sarah Alexander
Five years have passed since Elsie's twin brother vanished into the sea on their birthday. Her parents and brother are still broken by their loss and Elsie feels like half of her is missing, but also as if Eddie is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2016
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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 a sprinkling of full-page colour illustrations that exude the feel-good...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
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Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Reader Reviewed Beautiful Broken Things
Sara Barnard
February 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. 16-year-old Brightonians Caddy and Rosie have been best friends all their lives, their relationship enduring even when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Reader Reviewed Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
September 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month. A great new debut about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Sky Is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears! It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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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 Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £8.79
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Reader Reviewed We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her cousins that means long hot summers on their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
An utterly captivating love story about opening your heart by major US bestselling author, Rainbow Rowell, whose debut novel in the UK, Eleanor & Park was a huge hit and her ever-growing legion of fans here in the UK...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Billy and Me
Giovanna Fletcher
June 2013 Debut of the Month. A potentially predictable 'girl meets boy' chick-lit standard is pulled up by its bootstraps into a highly enjoyable,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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