Star Books

At LoveReading we read a LOT of books. Here you can find a selection of our favourites, the ones that really stand out from the crowd. If you are only going to buy a few books this year, pick from this list as they are all stars! Each calendar year the books featured here become our Books of the Year. And every quarter you can enter our competition to win the recent Star Books - head to our competitions page to enter!

The Illustrated Child

A young girl. A hidden treasure. A dark family secret. 'Evocative and enchanting - a future classic' Veronica Henry 'An extraordinary debut... beautiful, dark, haunting' Edward Carey 'A captivating coming-of-age story' Daily Mail 'A bewitching read' Woman & Home Romilly Kemp has an idyllic childhood, roaming the wilderness that surrounds her father's ramshackle farmhouse. But when he makes her the star ...

Mr Wilder and Me

**The dazzling new novel from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Middle England** In the heady summer of 1977, a naive young woman called Calista sets out from Athens to venture into the wider world. On a Greek island that has been turned into a film set, she finds herself working for the famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder, about whom she knows ...

Kill A Stranger what would you do to save your loved one?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE YOUR LOVED ONE? AND DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE REALLY IS? 'Great plots, great characters, great action' LEE CHILD 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal' HARLAN COBEN They took your fiancee. They framed you for murder. You're given one chance to save her. To clear your name. You must ...

The Coffinmaker's Garden

A Sunday Times bestseller for the w/c 11th January 2021 A house of secrets... As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith's home is falling into the sea. The trouble is: that's where he's been hiding the bodies. A killer on the run... It's too dangerous to go near the place, so there's no way of knowing how ...

The Castaways

*A Waterstones Thriller of the Month selection & the Sunday Times bestseller* A SECRET BEACH. A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME. WISH YOU WERE HERE? THINK AGAIN... 'We're tipping it as one of 2021's best reads' Marie Claire 'Totally addictive, clever and atmospheric' Erin Kelly 'Tense, unnerving and emotional' C. L. Taylor 'Packed full of intrigue' Heidi Perks You wake on a ...

Last Flight to Stalingrad

'Historical fiction of a high order... Hurley's descriptions of the cauldron of Stalingrad, and of Shakespearean vengeance are well worth relishing' The TimesBerlin, 1942. For Werner Nehmann, a journalist at the Ministry of Propaganda, the dizzying victory of the last four years has felt like a party without end. But the Reich's attention has turned East, and as winter sets in, ...

Bear Head

Honey the genetically engineered bear starts a revolution on the Red Planet in the new novel from the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time. WELCOME TO HELL CITY, MARSJimmy Martin has a sore head. He's used to smuggling illegal data in his headspace. But this is the first time it has started talking to him. The data ...

The Children God Forgot

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror A TERRIFYING BIRTH A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous ...