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Top 10 books on Lovereading 14 – 21 May 2017

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See You in September See You in September
Charity Norman
May 2017 Book of the Month.
Gosh, what a stunning read this is, I simply couldn’t put it down and devoured it in one glorious sitting! Cassy travels half way around the world to New Zealand with her boyfriend, when they …
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Sweetpea Sweetpea
C. J. Skuse
May 2017 Book of the Month.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
The first adult novel by an acclaimed children’s book author, Sweet Pea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm …
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Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
May 2017 Book of the Month.
Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ arrived on my desk, Liane Moriarty has a very special touch, her …
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Exquisite Exquisite
Sarah Stovell
Wow! This is a cracking psychological thriller. Told in first person from two different viewpoints it causes you to question the reliability of both women. Smart, sensitive, talented Bo, always mothering, always looking to save someone and Alice, young, damaged …
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A Talent for Murder A Talent for Murder
Andrew Wilson
May 2017 Book of the Month.
A fascinating foray into the past, and the intriguing missing period of time so well documented, yet little known about in Agatha Christie’s life. I’ve visited the Silent Pool and Newlands Corner where Agatha Christie …
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Peculiar Ground Peculiar Ground
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
May 2017 Book of the Month.
A huge book both in scope and length, it begins with the journals of a landscape gardener building a great park in 1663 then moves to 1961 and follows the lives of a large group …
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An Unlikely Agent An Unlikely Agent
Jane Menczer
May 2017 Debut of the Month.
An enthralling Edwardian espionage thriller featuring an endearing, independent female lead and lashings of intrigue.London, 1905, and Margaret Trant is living a humdrum live until she sees an interest-piquing advertisement for a secretarial position. “Was …
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
May 2017 Debut of the Month.
It is the standard reply when people ask,  “How are you?” ….you say “I’m fine.” Well, Eleanor is most definitely not fine and has not been since she was 10 years old. Shifted from one …
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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Christopher de Hamel
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2017.
Christopher de Hamel is a man happy in his work – his enthusiasm and love for his subject lights up this account of medieval manuscripts and their history. With first-rate illustrations, we too can …
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Spellslinger Spellslinger
Sebastien de Castell
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month.
In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path
There’s trickery, traps, and action aplenty in this vividly conjured magical fantasy – the first in a series – about finding your place and discovering …
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Top 10 most popular books on Lovereading 2 – 9 April 2017

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Black Water Lilies Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
April 2017 Book of the Month.
Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude Monet’s homeland, where murder, death, lies, and deceit stalk the village of Giverny. Three women …
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The Cows The Cows
Dawn O’Porter
April 2017 Debut of the Month.
Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and battling their way through this world as best they can. Emotional growing pains can occur …
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The People at Number 9 The People at Number 9
Felicity Everett
April 2017 Debut of the Month.
Solid, surburban couple with two boys at the local school have their safe, perhaps a little monotonous, life disrupted by the arrival of an artistic golden couple next door. All glitter and shine, oozing charisma …
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The Stolen Child The Stolen Child
Sanjida Kay
April 2017 Book of the Month.
Terrific, truly a one-sitting read so be warned and allow space for it to be so.  Zoe and Ollie adopt baby Evie, the unwanted child of a drug addict, father unknown.  Premature, incubated and fighting …
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Sometimes I Lie Sometimes I Lie
Alice Feeney
A novel to meddle with your reasoning and taunt your gut instincts… Amber is in hospital in a coma, her thoughts are knocking at the door of her awareness as she attempts to remember what has happened to her. The …
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Before the Fall Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
April 2017 Book of the Month.
A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a private aircraft returning from a wealthy holiday hideout plunges into the sea off New …
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The Shadow Land The Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova
April 2017 Book of the Month.
This is a beautifully crafted novel. Those familiar with Kostova’s writing will be delighted to know that her beautiful, descriptive prose has yet again created a masterful novel that will hold you entranced throughout as …
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Reservoir 13 Reservoir 13
Jon McGregor
April 2017 Book of the Month.
Aged 13 a girl goes missing.  The whole village turns out to search.  Over the course of thirteen chapters and thirteen years we follow the affect of this tragedy on the villagers.  We meet them …
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A Dangerous Crossing A Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
April 2017 Debut of the Month.
All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939.
As the world teeters on the edge of another war, working class Lily is about to …
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When I Was Invisible When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
April 2017 Book of the Month.
An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they are 8 years old, as the years pass their relationship changes, yet in their …
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Lovereading Top 10 book 12 – 19 March 2017

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The Cows The Cows
Dawn O’Porter
Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and battling their way through this world as best they can. Emotional growing pains can occur at any age, life doesn’t …
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I Found You I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month.
A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of the mind where the memories …
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The Lauras The Lauras
Sara Taylor
A captivating and subtly beautiful novel, where heart-catching surprises lie in wait. Alex recalls life on the road at the age of 13, a trip undertaken with Mom, where lessons are learned, and the truth within explored. The writing here …
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Don't Let Go Don’t Let Go
Michel Bussi
A captivating, fiendishly puzzling crime drama with an exotic, fascinating backdrop. Martial, Liane, and their daughter Sopha are on holiday on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, then Liane disappears and Martial finds himself the only suspect. The …
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The People at Number 9 The People at Number 9
Felicity Everett
Solid, surburban couple with two boys at the local school have their safe, perhaps a little monotonous, life disrupted by the arrival of an artistic golden couple next door. All glitter and shine, oozing charisma and chasing fun, they dazzle …
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A Dangerous Crossing A Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939.
As the world teeters on the edge of another war, working class Lily is about to plunge headlong into a new …
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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir 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 …
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Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors
B. A. Paris
February 2016 Debut of the Month.
‘Behind Closed Doors’ is an intriguing, sharply gripping debut thriller, where for a fairly short novel, there’s an awful lot packed into the pages. Jack and Grace appear to be a perfect couple however on …
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When the Sky Fell Apart When the Sky Fell Apart
Caroline Lea
March 2017 Debut of the Month.
Prepare for your heart to break… this is a powerful, evocative tale of life during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the 1940’s. The first page made me flinch, yet I couldn’t, didn’t want to …
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Rather Be the Devil Rather Be the Devil
Ian Rankin
A truly fabulous blast of crime fiction. John Rebus continues to ignore retirement, and an unsolved case haunts his thoughts as he shoulders his way into the middle of a current investigation. Ok, hands up, I confess… this is my …
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Most popular titles on Lovereading 5 – 12 March 2017

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Black Water Lilies Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
March 2017 Book of the Month.
Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude Monet’s homeland, where murder, death, lies, and deceit stalk the village of Giverny. Three women …
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Let the Dead Speak Let the Dead Speak
Jane Casey
March 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
An absolute belter of a crime novel, and the seventh in the ‘Maeve Kerrigan’ series. 18 year old Chloe returns home to find her mum missing and the house drenched …
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When the Sky Fell Apart When the Sky Fell Apart
Caroline Lea
March 2017 Debut of the Month.
Prepare for your heart to break… this is a powerful, evocative tale of life during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the 1940’s. The first page made me flinch, yet I couldn’t, didn’t want to …
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Birdcage Walk Birdcage Walk
Helen Dunmore
March 2017 Book of the Month.
A breathtaking, evocative, and stormy tale set in the early 1790’s, just as the fallout from the French Revolution was spilling over into life in Britain. Lizzie Fawkes, daughter of a radical thinker and writer, …
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I Found You I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month.
A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of the mind where the memories …
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The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1) The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1)
T. P. Fielden
March 2017 Debut of the Month.
A snappy, vibrant, romp of a read, set in a 1950’s Devonshire seaside town. Miss Judy Dimont (in her forties), the shrewd and very able journalist for The Riviera Express, investigates the suspicious deaths of …
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Modern Women 52 Pioneers Modern Women 52 Pioneers
Kira Cochrane
March 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
To quote from Jacky Fleming’s book, The Trouble with Women (listed in Like for Like Reading below) “Why did we only learn about 3 women in school – What were the others doing?” Well, …
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Ragdoll Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
March 2017 Debut of the Month.
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 …
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Her Perfect Life Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
March 2017 Debut of the Month.
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 …
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Secrets of a Happy Marriage Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Cathy Kelly
March 2017 Book of the Month.
A gorgeously warm, loving, and occasionally tempestuous tale set within a large family as they learn to cope with grief, new loves, and family revelations. Bess has found love in her sixties, Jojo is desperate …
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Lovereading most popular books 19 – 26 February 2017

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The Moment She Left 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 to date. The rather wonderful …
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Black Water Lilies Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude Monet’s homeland, where murder, death, lies, and deceit stalk the village of Giverny. Three women and two investigators dance through …
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A Summer at Sea A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde
February 2017 Book of the Month.
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If you’re a fan of Katie Fforde, then you know you’re about to be …
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A Secret Garden A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her latest book! Philly, Lorna and Anthea, all wonderful ladies, in various stages of their lives, sit centre stage in this …
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 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 are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to find God. They spend the hot …
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Orange Blossom Days Orange Blossom Days
Patricia Scanlan
A large collection of multi-national, mostly retired couples, invest in a new development of luxury apartments, La Joya, in Andalucia on the Costa del Sol in Spain.  We follow a securely married Irish couple with a demanding family, an American …
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When the Sky Fell Apart When the Sky Fell Apart
Caroline Lea
Prepare for your heart to break… this is a powerful, evocative tale of life during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the 1940’s. The first page made me flinch, yet I couldn’t, didn’t want to stop reading. Ten year old …
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The Breakdown The Breakdown
B. A. Paris
February 2017 Book of the Month.
Right from the start Paris throws you into an intense atmosphere of confusion, suspense and fear.  Taking a shortcut home on a stormy, summer night proves to have life-changing consequences for Cass when she spots …
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Behind Her Eyes 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 uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is …
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Her Perfect Life 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 …
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Top 10 most popular books on Lovereading 15 – 22 January 2017

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The Bone Field The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
January 2017 Book of the Month.
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 …
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2
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir 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 …
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3
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 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 are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to find God. They spend the hot …
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My Sweet Revenge 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 having an affair, she is determined to make him fall …
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The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
January 2017 Debut of the Month.
A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own story. We get to know Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae, and because their lives revolve …
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The Veil (Testaments I and II) The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D’Lacey
January 2017 Book of the Month.
A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked to ‘the long silence’ that …
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The Affair The Affair
Amanda Brooke
A family drama full of suspense, tension and heartache. Nina’s 15 year old daughter Scarlett is pregnant, and the father is a married man. As the main story moves from before to after the revelation, Scarlett also tells her story, …
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Behind Her Eyes Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
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 uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is sublime, it’s shrewd, artful, cunning, …
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The Essex Serpent 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 rather, a …
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The One Memory of Flora Banks The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month.
In a nutshell: the unforgettable story of a girl with no memory.
Can there ever have been a heroine like Flora Banks? She’s 17 when the book opens, but an accident aged 10 has …
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Top 10 most popular books on Lovereading 8 – 15 January 2017

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The One Memory of Flora Banks The One Memory of Flora Banks
Emily Barr
January 2017 NewGen MEGA Debut of the Month.
In a nutshell: the unforgettable story of a girl with no memory.
Can there ever have been a heroine like Flora Banks? She’s 17 when the book opens, but an accident aged 10 has …
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2
Behind Her Eyes Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
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 uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is sublime, it’s shrewd, artful, cunning, …
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 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 are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to find God. They spend the hot …
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4
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Nadiya Hussain
January 2017 Debut of the Month.
A lovely warm and joyful squeeze of a read. When a family bombshell hits, four sisters each tell their own story. We get to know Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae, and because their lives revolve …
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5
The Watcher 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 bird watcher protagonist, Lily, and her people watching is a clever one as she …
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Foxlowe 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 – are children growing up in Foxlowe, a huge old home on the moors. They run free, …
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The Veil (Testaments I and II) The Veil (Testaments I and II)
Joseph D’Lacey
January 2017 Book of the Month.
A provocative, gut-wrenching and oh so readable pair of tales. Two novellas, testaments I and II, are included in this book of ‘The Veil’, both very different stories, yet linked to ‘the long silence’ that …
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Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen 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 Henry …
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Dodgers 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 2016.
Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking literary thriller which follows the reluctant journey …
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The Bone Field The Bone Field
Simon Kernick
January 2017 Book of the Month.
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 …
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Top 10 most popular books 1 – 8 January 2017

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Lyrebird 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 has a special gift, will she be exploited or set free? …
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When I Was Invisible When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
May 2016 MEGA Book of the Month.
An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they are 8 years old, as the …
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3
Behind Her Eyes Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
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 uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is sublime, it’s shrewd, artful, cunning, …
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The Beautiful Dead 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 old TV crime reporter Eve Singer looks for murder and mayhem, but she needs to watch …
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The Spy 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 events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari. Mata Hari is a name that …
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I'm Travelling Alone I’m Travelling Alone
Samuel Bjork
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
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 ITV series. When a young girl …
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Where My Heart Used to Beat 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 …
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The Crow Girl The Crow Girl
Erik Axl Sund
If you thought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the epitome of Nordic noir’s savage darkness, think again. Graphic, violent and weaving a thread of evil with the dexterity of a malevolent spider, this Swedish trilogy by a collaborative …
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The Gustav Sonata 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 all …
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The Hanging Club 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 Saville Row Crime Squad. His very …
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Lovereading Top 10 books 11 – 18 December 2016

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The Beautiful Dead 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 old TV crime reporter Eve Singer looks for murder and mayhem, but she needs to watch …
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Small Great Things 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. After Turk Bauer accuses nurse Ruth Jefferson of murdering his new born son, Kennedy McQuarrie defends …
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The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
Jackie Morris
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even …
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The Woman Who Ran The Woman Who Ran
Sam Baker
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
The prologue paints a vivid picture of a house fire, of the naked female narrator escaping, of falling over a dead body and just getting out. It is very dramatic. She, Helen, runs, …
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Dear Amy 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 problems from the loneliness of a …
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The Glorious Heresies 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 of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016.
A quite simply sensational debut, one that reaches into …
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Black Rabbit Hall 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 then a couple much younger, a …
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What Alice Knew 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 as she did but OMG she had some tough choices to make after a dreadful …
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The Cartel 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 war against drugs that felt suffocating and sweaty and scary. This lengthy …
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction and Breakthrough Author Award 2016.
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016.
February 2016 Debut of the Month.
The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year …
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Most popular books on Lovereading 4 – 11 December 2016

Lovereading Top 10

1
What Alice Knew 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 as she did but OMG she had some tough choices to make after a dreadful …
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2
The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow
Jackie Morris
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
Gosh, this is absolutely and completely enchanting. The moment I laid eyes on ‘The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ I knew I had fallen in love, I hugged the book before even …
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3
What Remains of Me What Remains of Me
A. L. Gaylin
December 2016 Book of the Month.
A clever, thrilling tale full of impact and drama set in the heart of Hollywood. In 1980 17 year old Kelly is convicted of murder, 30 years later and five years after her release, she …
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4
The Beautiful Dead 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 old TV crime reporter Eve Singer looks for murder and mayhem, but she needs to watch …
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5
Small Great Things 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. After Turk Bauer accuses nurse Ruth Jefferson of murdering his new born son, Kennedy McQuarrie defends …
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6
The Spy 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 events that surrounded, enclosed and smothered the notorious Mata Hari. Mata Hari is a name that …
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7
Lyrebird Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
December 2016 Book of the Month.
Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she has a special gift, will she …
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8
Behind Her Eyes Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough
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 uncertainty. Sarah Pinborough’s writing is sublime, it’s shrewd, artful, cunning, …
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9
The Affair The Affair
Amanda Brooke
A family drama full of suspense, tension and heartache. Nina’s 15 year old daughter Scarlett is pregnant, and the father is a married man. As the main story moves from before to after the revelation, Scarlett also tells her story, …
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When I Was Invisible When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
One of our Books of the Year 2016.
May 2016 MEGA Book of the Month.
An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they are 8 years old, as the …
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