Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep was first published in February 1939, but at Lovereading, sleep is the last thing on the agenda! We have all the usual thrills, spills, fact and fiction and, as it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, a little pinch of romance thrown in! Read on for what’s ‘hot’ this month and for some books specially chosen to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birth on 7 February.
Her latest title, Rescue, is a gripping and resonant tale of love, banishment and renewal, packed tight with drama, emotion and fantastic characters. If you’re not already a huge fan, click here and join the gang!
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It’s a clickable bookshelf of shiny, sexy titles this month. So many great books to choose from! Browse at your leisure and pick your own favourites. Don’t miss our MEGA Book of the Month. The compelling, complex and multi-layered novel from Aravind Adiga called Last Man in Tower his first novel after White Tiger won the Booker.
And our Travel book of the Month 1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz. So many of us start planning our Summer Holidays in Feb so dive in to this amazing guide to 1,000 of most astonishing destinations, it even has hotel and restaurant choices – perfect!
Needing no real introduction, our esteemed Guest Editor this month is Joanna Trollope. Since producing one of our Great Reads of 2011 Daughters in Law, the prolific Joanna is back with a sensational, contemporary and topical novel: The Soldier’s Wife. We are thrilled to have Joanna in the driving seat once more and that, she has agreed to share with us more of her own favourite titles. Rich pickings!
February’s eBook of the Month is:
Good People by Ewart Hutton – small town hypocrisy shamelessly satirised in a twisting murder plot in rural Wales.
With the meteoric rise of Scandinavian Crime Fiction comes a brilliant and accessible explanation for this phenomenon. Death in a Cold Climate by Barry Forshaw intelligently charts the massive appeal of these dark, icy favourites on the page and on screen, from Miss Smilla and Dragon Tattoos to Sarah Lund’s Christmas jumper! Start your investigation today.
Dickens 200th Anniversary
On 7 February 1812 Charles Dickens was born and 200 years on his stories are as contemporary now as they ever where. To celebrate his life we have a small selection of his novels and about his life and new stories that were inspired by Dickens’s original tales.
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For adults to enjoy with children:
A reminder that The TV Book Club is back! 10 great books reviewed over 10 weeks by a celebrity panel. Discover all the titles here and see what you think for yourself. Special mention must go to The Report by Jessica Francis Kane, the evocative true story of the worst UK civilian disaster of the Second World War – 173 people were crushed to death at Bethnal Green tube station during the Blitz.
Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, so look no further than our special section, filled with romance and love-enhancing gift titles, for that special someone. But be quick if you want the book to arrive in time!
Just a quick reminder that our ‘New Year, New You’ section is teeming with great, handpicked, lifestyle-changing titles to help you learn, develop, relax and be happier in 2012. We Love The Miracle of Olive Oil by Dr. Penny Stanway – a full guide to the curative properties of our favourite oil.
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