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Cathy Kelly’s The Year That Changed Everything Released Today!

Cathy Kelly's The Year That Changed Everything

Cathy Kelly is back with the release of The Year That Changed Everything. The popular author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters.  Published By Orion and out on the shelves today, the book is a comforting hug, and ideal to curl up and immerse yourself in. Cathy Kelly has received great reviews from Good Housekeeping, The Lady and, of course, our Expert Reviewers and Reader Review Panel. The No.1 bestselling author has released yet another great new book. You can check out the other fabulous books written by Cathy here.

This latest novel follows three characters as they reach milestone birthdays. Ginger, Sam and Callie are celebrating their 30th, 40th and 50th with life changing consequences. Ginger’s birthday has the potential to be the first day of the rest of her life, or a complete disaster. Sam has spent ears trying to have a baby, and on her 40th birthday her waters break. With this also comes the realisation that she has no idea how to be a mother. Callie is throwing a party to celebrate her 50th, but an uninvited guest turns everything on its head.

Audiences able to sit back and enjoy the wisdom and humour that flows through the pages. The variety of main characters used offers something that everyone could relate to. Also with Mother’s Day just around the corner, Cathy Kelly’s latest release would be a great gift. Click here to read the extract, and to see the Expert and Consumer Reviews for yourself.

Our Expert Reviewer Liz Robinson is one of the many fans of Cathy Kelly. Liz has said that The Year That Changed Everything is  “uplifting” and “delightful”. Also, Liz described the characters as “just so likeable and relatable, I would be more than happy to be their friend…to hug, to console to cheer them on”. This lighthearted read is full of wisdom and shows that your life can change completely at any point. Click here to Read Liz’s full review and see what our Consumer Review Panel had to say.

Cathy Kelly is a bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Based in Ireland, witty storytelling comes easily to Cathy, with tales about modern life delivered  with a captivating, uplifting voice. To find out more and keep up to date with Cathy Kelly, check out her Facebook.

So, if you’re wanting to check out a charming new book that offers a story about  finding happiness with an emphasis on strong female characters from a number one bestselling author, then head to LoveReading and use our selection of online retailers to get your hands on a copy of The Year That Changed Everything today!

 

 

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LoveReading Reader Review Panel Insight

LoveReading’s Reader Review Panel helps us to deliver a more accurate service to our users, allowing people to have their say on a book before it is released, and help those that visit LoveReading choose what book they want to read next. We love sharing a wide range of fabulous books with our readers and with around 1,000 people signed up to our panel, and only ever a limited number of review copies available to share with you all, it is vital that we work to distribute opportunities as fairly as possible. Keep reading to find out more about our Reader Review Panel, and the answers to some FAQs.

How are invites sent out?

We aim to send out at least one email a month which will invite our panel members to put themselves forward to review a selection of titles. However, depending on demand, and the number of titles that we have available, this could vary.

Once we have received your responses, and have allocated names to the different books we have on offer we will send you a follow up email, telling you whether or not you have been successful. If you missed out this time, don’t lose heart and keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities in the future.

We focus on making sure that everyone gets to read what they ask for, and expressed preferences when responding to our invite are great. It is also brilliant to have reviewers that are happy to read anything, so if more than one book tickles you fancy, let us know! A prompt response to the invite also allows us to act quicker, allocate the copies we have available and get them sent out to you.

Often, LoveReading promotes books in the weeks and months leading up to their publication. A great way of advertising a book is to show those searching for a new book what other readers have thought about it. There are always reader reviewed titles in the LoveReading Top 10 and this is because the response you have really does make a difference. It is also great to get reviews submitted as early as possible so that we can pass them back to the publisher for their own advertisement. It is great to see one of LoveReading Review panel members used on the cover of a book, or in the publisher’s marketing campaign (All uses of you reviews well be credited accordingly).

How can I guarantee that I get to review the book I choose?

As mentioned earlier, we have around 1,000 people signed up to review pre-publication titles for the LoveReading site. Unfortunately because of this, we can’t ‘guarantee’ that you will be able to receive every book that you request. We try our hardest to be fair when it comes to selection reviewers from our panel and try to give books to those who have been waiting the longest, or randomly selected if this isn’t the case. We also have a small number of trusted ambassadors, who are known for being prompt and consistent in review quality.

There a number of areas that can be worked on in order to increase your chances of selection. These include

  • Responding to our initial invite promptly.
  • Make sure that the details we have on our system for you are up to date. This will avoid any delays or problems in receiving you invite or books.
  • Let us know if, for whatever reason you are unable to submit a review. We will them make sure that it isn’t marked as outstanding on our system and affect any future invites.
  • Submitting detailed and good quality reviews through our submission form. More on this later.
  • Submitting your reviews as early as you can.

What should my review look like?

On our blog there is the LoveReading Reader Review Entry page:

http://blog.lovereading.co.uk/make-the-most-of-lovereadings-unique-features/helping-you-choose-your-next-book/reader-review-entry/#.WnsOw6hl_cc

This submission form is a handy way of gathering all of your reviews, so we can get them uploaded quickly. The form is quick and easy to use. Just fill in the boxes, type up your reviews and press send. We also like to return the favour, so if you have a blog or public social media page, pop it into the box at the bottom and we will attach a link to your review.

On the site there are two spaces for you review. This is because we ask for a full review which is longer and more detailed. This review is shown on the site in PDF form and passed back to the publishers. We ask that this review is around 200 words, with a maximum of 1,500 characters.

The Short Review is also required as a succinct summary of your overall opinion of the book. This, also credited to you, will feature on the main book page on the LoveReading site. The short reviews act as a quick snippet for those looking at our site. For this short review we ask that you submit no more than 200 characters, which is around 30 words.

We upload these reviews manually and may tweak them slightly. This is to make sure that the best quality reviews a featured on the site and to make sure that there are no spoilers. We do try not to edit them, to allow your true voice to shine through.

Do you have any tips for writing a review?

We love to hear you express your opinions on the books we feature. If you are wanting a couple of tips to make your review shine then look for:

  • Passion- whether you feel positively or negatively towards the book, let us know how this book made you feel. Explain your why you felt this way to offer more detail.
  • If perhaps you didn’t quite enjoy this book as much as you thought, we would still like your honest feedback. Why not let us know who you think would enjoy the book?
  • Don’t worry, we don’t want an essay! Try to give your review as though you were chatting to a friend.
  • Try not to give away the story. We will make sure that any spoilers are removed so that other readers can discover the story for themselves.

There are a few more tips here that one of our Expert reviewers came across and could also be useful.

It is also great if panel members could feature their reviews or snippets in their blog, vlog or through social media. We really hope all our panel members will get involved in these social media activities and credit/link to LoveReading/Lovereading4kids so word of mouth can be spread on the titles you’ve read and loved.  Do follow/like us too – we have absolutely thriving Facebook/Twitter communities so if you’ve not joined us there yet, please do. Also please share your reviews on sites like Amazon and GoodReads (it’s great for both the book and author). Please just remember to credit LoveReading/Lovereading4kids for your review copy.

We hope that this will offer you more of an insight in to the reader review process. We are very grateful for the members of our review panel across LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids. You provide a valuable contribution to the website. A great book becomes part of our life, part of who we are and your reviews help people to choose those books.

Best Wishes.

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LoveReading Expert on Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Judging Panel

The Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the judges for this year’s Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year. Among the judging panel this year is our very own LoveReading Expert Reviewer, Liz Robinson. Liz is joined by Fiction Buyer Matt Bates, editor Alex Hammond, and writer Elizabeth Buchan on the judging panel.

300 books have been submitted by hopeful writers to this year’s Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. The submissions are narrowed down, with a shortlist to be announced on the 8th February. The winner will be announced by Richard Coles at the RoNA Awards in London on the 5th March. This prestigious event will be hosted by a familiar face, the Reverend Richard Coles. Rev. Richard will present the winner with a trophy and a cheque for £5,000 at The Gladstone Library in London. The event’s host first became famous as a part of the 80s chart-topping bands Bronski Beat and The Communards. Following his musical success, Richard became a Church of England priest. However, he remains a popular figure, most recently appeared as a contestant in the latest season of Strictly Come Dancing.

There will be seven awards up for grabs at the Romantic Novel Awards: Contemporary, Epic, Historical, Paranormal or speculative Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult and the RoNA Rose Award for Shorter Romantic Novel. The four independent judges will read the winners of each category and then decide the overall winner of the Award. The RNA Chair Nicola Cornick has said that they are “thrilled to have such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable panel of judges with such a commitment to the romantic fiction genre”.

We look forward to finding out the winner of the Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year!

A Bit More About the Judges

Matt Bates is a Fiction Buyer for WH Smith Travel. He featured in the Evening Standard Top 1000 most influential Londoners. Aside from his work, Matt has also contributed to book-related articles for The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and The Bookseller. The RNA awarded Matt Bates the Bookseller of the Year Award in 2015, and he was a judge for the Novel category of The Costa Book Prize and The Booksellers’ Association Debut Fiction Category Prize in 2016.

The editor, Alex Hammond holds a BA (Hons) in American Literature with Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing. Alex is also currently working towards his PhD in Creative Writing. With a CV that includes working with literacy agency Rogers, Coleridge & White, with a number of different authors such as Zadie Smith, Phillip Henser and Joe Dunthorne, Alex is now an editor, mentor and scout as part of the Cornerstones Literary Consultancy in 2014.  

Elizabeth Buchan had a job in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Consider the Lily won he Romantic Novel of the Year in 1994, and Middle-Aged Woman not only became an international bestseller but was transformed into a CBS Primetime Drama. The author was also the chair of the RNA, the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliot literary prizes. Elizabeth has also been a judge for the Whitbread First Novel Award and the 2014 Costa Novel Award. Her vast judging experience will mean she knows exactly the quality required for an award-winning book.

Liz Robinson has been a part of the team at LoveReading since the start of 2014. Liz is an integral member of our panel of expert reviewers and the editorial team. Before this Liz worked as a Police Civilian for twenty years. During this time, one of her roles was a Criminal Intelligence Analyst. Her well-honed scrutiny will be perfect when working to choose the Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year. Liz enjoys all genres from crime, mysteries and thrillers to romance, family dramas and relationship tales.

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Feel Better this Blue Monday with LoveReading

Blue Monday at LoveReading

“Good Morning, Pooh Bear” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it IS a good morning… Which I doubt”- A.A Milne

We will relate to one of the gloomiest characters ever created today, according to scientists. January 15th 2018 has been named as Blue Monday, calculated to be the most depressing day of the year, with New Year’s Resolutions left in the dust, the January pinch growing ever tighter and the distinct lack of any festive cheer while the weather reminds us it is still winter. Depression is not dictated by the date, and the seriousness of such an illness is not to be overstated. However, the middle of January can leave a lot of us looking for distractions while waiting for temperatures to rise.

While we hunker down and wait for the rain to stop, according to our favourite sad donkey “it always does. Eventually.” we’ve had a look at things that could brighten Blue Monday, the gloomiest day of the year.

Of course LoveReading recommends curling up with a good book, a blanket and a warm drink on this miserable Monday. Why not try one of our weekly staff picks, like the heartfelt ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon? For those wanting a peek in to the past, how about Alison Weir’s ‘Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession’? We also have a wide range of non-fiction, encouraging you to have another crack at your New Year’s resolutions. For the health-conscious we have Roger Frampton’s ‘The Flexible Body’, Tom Kerridge’s ‘Lose Weight for Good’ or ‘James Duigan’s Blueprint for Health’.

It is vital that we all remember Depression isn’t reserved for one day each year, despite how much we relate to Blue Monday. For those of you wanting to be more mindful and less anxious; or perhaps wanting to be more of a glass half full kind of person, why not have a read of ‘The Little Book of Happiness: Live. Laugh. Love’ by Kim Quadrille, ‘Calm’ by Fearne Cotton, or James Cowart’s ‘The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety’. Jennie Miller and Victoria Lambert’s self-help book ‘Boundaries’ has transformed a long known genre for today’s world. The book offers a four step programme could help to change your life for the better.

Another great way to feel better is to support those who suffer with mental health issues no matter the date. One option is to perhaps make a donation some fantastic charities such as MINDCALM or the Samaritans.

 

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Mid-June Summer Reading

A mid-month reminder that as we stroll into summer, there is no better time to look for your next fantastic read. Outside in a tranquil spot, or by an open window, these are the days to kick back and get lost in the stories of others. But what to choose? Pop into our newly launched Summer Reading category, a lovingly hand-picked picnic of perfect summer books.

Start planning your Summer Reading

Have a look at the shelf below for some of our favourites, scroll down to see more or visit the special category on the site to see them all.

Deserved Debut – Desmond Elliott Prize Winner Announced








Possibly the most coveted prize for UK first novelists, The Desmond Elliott Prize was founded in 2007 to celebrate the best 1st novel by a new author and to support writers just starting what will be long and glittering careers. Ten years on it has succeeded in its mission in a manner that would make Elliott proud.

This year’s winner has just been announced and it is Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. Chair of the judges Sam Leith, Literary Editor at the Spectator, described the novel as, “miraculously constructed… at once so fabulously entertaining, so exquisitely wrought and so moving that it stands among not just the best first novels of the year, but the best novels of this or any year.” Find out more.

One for the Mantel-piece? The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction








Founded to honour the legacy of historical novelist Sir Walter Scott, this is the largest prize, outside London, to reward the best in historical fiction. The first winner was Hilary Mantel who remains an avid supporter of the Prize, describing it as ‘much the best thing that has happened for fans of historical fiction‘.

The winner was announced on 17 June at the Borders Book Festival and was awarded to the big-hearted, beautiful and splendidly sweeping tale of war, survival and love in the American West, Days Without End by Sebastian Barry.

Start choosing your July reads today!

Our gift to you! A chance to read extracts of excellent books before they’re published. You’re welcome!

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon – A brilliantly conceived, jaw-dropping, incredibly realistic psychological thriller. From the author of Try Not to Breathe. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce – From the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes a heartrending, gloriously life-affirming, ode to vinyl, love story. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter – A dramatic, powerful, and so incredibly addictive, breathtaking whammy of a read, pure escapism at its best.
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You liked that? Try this! – If You Like You’ll Love

This is our no-brainer category for people looking for new authors with the talent to match their favourites. You tell us authors you like and we introduce you to others you’ll love. Simple!

If you Like Victoria Hislop or Rosie Thomas you’ll love The Invitation by Lucy Foley, a captivating story of dark secrets and forbidden love. If you like Erica James you’ll love The Forever House by Veronica Henry, a gorgeously affectionate, loving, and generous read.
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The Cream! – Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction





With a widely varied judging panel from the top of their professions, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the most prestigious award to honour fiction written by a woman. Previous winners include: Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver, Rose Tremain and Ali Smith.

This year’s gong went to The Power by Naomi Alderman. Chair of the judges Tessa Ross said that while her judging panel debated the shortlist “for many hours“, they “kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia – her big ideas and her fantastic imagination.

     

Mid-June Highlights

Take a moment to discover the top titles that may have passed you by this month. Books like:

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer – A dark, harrowing and weirdly uplifting future vision from the celebrated author of the creepily brilliant, post-apocalyptic Southern Reach Trilogy.

The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway – Brimming with stunning writing and historical illuminations. Perfect for fans of Gone with the Wind and Tracy Chevalier’s The Last Runaway.

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Mid-June ‘New Gen’ Highlights

Younger (or young at heart) readers take note of three cracking novels out this month:

After the Fire by Will Hill – Inspired by the Waco siege in Texas in 1993. The tension rarely abates and we think it is one of the most gripping and suspenseful books you’ll read all year. A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard – Be prepared to be moved, enthralled, heartbroken and inspired by this moving tale of hope and survival, set in a bleak, war-torn world. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – A moving story of a teenage girl coping when her world turns upside down. A thoughtful and well-written book that tugs at the heartstrings. The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight – The nail-bitingly tense sequel to the original and incredible The Outliers.  ‘Action packed and gripping – I flew through the pages’ Amy, 15.

Dear (e)Reader! – eBooks of the Month

For all you digi-book doyens out there, a perfect selection of terrific tales to take away whatever your taste. Here’s what’s up for download (or is it ‘down for upload’? – Ed) this month.

The Girl Who Ran by Nikki Owen – The final book in the ‘Project Trilogy’ and it’s an absolute belter as the story surges to a fittingly dramatic conclusion. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik – Fast-paced, suspenseful and travels the gamut of life experiences as the narrative races towards a splendid climax. The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne – Hugely compelling and highly recommended. Second adventure for a Jack Reacher/Superman cross with shades of Jason Bourne called Solomon Creed.

The Big Jakubowski – Maxim’s Top Tips for June

Crime aficionado Maxim Jakubowski has been delving deep into the underworld of wonderful writing again this month to bring you the best books about for lovers of thrill, suspense and edge-of-your-seat reading. It’s a labour of love, he says. 








This month his top tips take you on a whirlwind tour of the world from Bosnia to Mount Everest, without ever needing to leave your favourite chair! See the whole lot here, or check out the top two titles:

His Book of the Month is Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang by Mike Ripley – Witty, entertaining and meticulously researched exploration of British thrillers that will have you scouring the second-hand shelves for classics of a bygone era.

And Highly Recommended is The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker – A humdinger of a serial killer thriller in sheer overdrive, it is a winner from the get go.

Read, Loved and Highly Recommended! – Reader Highlights

We take the views of our Consumer Reader Reviewers (many of them bloggers) very seriously and we’ve collected the books they loved the most into one handy section of superstars. Click here for more.

The Bureau of Second Chances by Sheena Kalayil – A wonderfully atmospheric picture of life in India ‘A gem of a novel! A delight to read!’ (Reader Review). Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – ‘I feel deeply privileged to have read such an exceedingly exceptional book….heart wrenching and yet light-hearted and funny.‘ (Reader Review).
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Barnett Fare – The Books of Laura Barnett





Author, journalist and theatre critic Laura Barnett is a versatile and powerful writer whose understanding and deep affection for her characters practically drips off every page.

Versions of Us is a heartbreaking and beautiful love story about the ‘what if’ moments in our lives and Greatest Hits, her brand new novel is ‘ … a lyrically soulful novel, full of warmth, passion … that rocked to the core of my heart.’ (Reader Review). Find out more.

The Queen of Social Commentary

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Her novels continue to delight and there have been numerous TV and film adaptations of them (who can forget Colin Firth after the swim in the lake?). So, we have created a special category where you will find some of her classic novels along with modern re-workings of them and also a selection of non-fiction titles that explore her life and work and the continuing fascination it exerts upon readers. Discover more today.

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Don’t forget to visit the site to see more Summer Reading Selections.

P.S. Find out more about a unique event, REBUSFEST, in Edinburgh at the end of the month. And don’t miss the chance of winning some exclusive Rebus books and other exclusive book goodies in our free prize draw category.

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June 2017 eNewsletter

June. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. So, we’ve married all our tastes and talents this month to focus on bringing the very best recommendations for book-lovers, whatever your poison. And if you are a fan of new crime writing don’t miss the longlist for the CWA, New Blood, John Creasey Dagger – all highly recommended.

Satis-Fiction! – Books of the Month

A flourish of fantastic fiction awaits the eager reader this month on our bookshelf of June’s best reads. Click here to get started.

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Satis-Factual! – Non-Fiction Books of the Month

Non-fiction fans will find a treasure trove of true stories this month. We highly recommend:

Blue: A Memoir by John Sutherland – A candid, objective, cooly passionate and often unsettling account of policing from a Met police officer.

Letting Go by Alex Hanscombe, Rachel Nickell’s son, is a touching and at times heartbreaking read, yet it also compellingly celebrates life, love and family.

That’s a First! – Debuts of the Month

Often the result of years of passionate work and intimately enriched with the author’s soul, a first novel is a very special thing. These are the top debutants around this month. Don’t miss:

The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan – Big-hearted, unforgettable story of loss and recovery, of everyday people transforming lives. Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig –  ‘Your heart will ache for Ginny. She will make you laugh, she will make you cry, and you won’t forget her.’ (Reader Review). The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – ‘A juicy page-turner as you discover whether dysfunction can ever start to function as a family.’ (Reader Review). Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – ‘… an exceedingly exceptional book … Light-hearted and funny. ‘ (Reader Review).
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Top of the Pops! Father’s Day 18 June 2017





Robert Frost once mooted that a mother’s love is unconditional but a father’s must be ‘deserved’. A bit simplistic perhaps, but just in case, don’t forget Father’s Day! We’ve done the hard work for you (and our Dads said we’d never amount to anything … pah!) with a special shelf filled with perfect gift ideas. Books like Dad, You Suck by Guardian columnist Tim Dowling. This giggle-filled, snort-inducing collection of moments is a wonderfully candid, intensely funny antidote to the pressure to be the perfect parent. See below for a taster of other titles or visit the site to see them all.

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Pre-Publication Exclusives!

A golden opportunity to have a peep behind the fly covers of some excellent books before they are published. The ultimate ‘try before you buy’! 

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Get on the ReBUS!





Not only are we celebrating the 30th year of Ian Rankin’s impeccable crime series by giving the self-abusing Scot sleuth his own special category, we’re also running a free prize draw. Three lucky winners will receive copies of 5 key Rebus books and a Goody bag including a festival tote bag, Rebus 30 pen, beermat, bookmark and a miniature bottle of Highland Park whisky. Haven’t read a Rebus case yet? Criminal! Click here to get started. 

Six of the Best! – The Austen Project

200 years since Jane Austen’s death, six contemporary authors have been charged with reimagining her classics. So far, Joanna Trollope, Val McDermid, Alexander McCall Smith and Curtis Sittenfeld have taken up the challenge. The latter’s Eligible, now in paperback, is Pride and Prejudice in modern-day Cincinnati and a thoroughly enjoyable read. No-one knows yet who the last two authors will be to complete the project. We’re on the edge of our seats and you will be the first to know! Find out more.

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Don’t Desert Gobi! 





Named after the desert she was found in by ultra-marathon competitor and author Dion Leonard, Gobi is an extraordinary dog whose story has already touched many. 

Finding Gobi is a story of hope and courage; of life-changing lessons learned and the unbreakable connection between man and dog. A connection that was lost and miraculously found again. Neither Dion or Gobi will ever be the same again and, perhaps, neither will you. Click here for more.

We are Friends of Dorothy (Koomson)








Packed with emotion, humour and razor-sharp observation, the powerful writing of Dorothy Koomson features time and time again on our Book of the Month and Book of the Year lists.

Often boldly exposing difficult subjects and delving deep into human relationships. Her latest, The Friend, is no exception. A gloriously dramatic, compelling tale of secrets, lies and the friends we choose. ‘A wonderful read that keeps you guessing right to the end.’ (Reader Review). We also recommend you look at her earlier novels When I Was Invisible and That Girl from Nowhere. Click here for more.

Alex Rides Again!





Tell your young teens and all their friends and all those closet adult fans too [market research has told the publisher there are many!] Alex Rider has a brand new action-packed, stylish adventure to get stuck into, Never Say Die.

If you know anyone who hasn’t read these action-packed novels by Anthony Horowitz, we can’t recommend them highly enough! Of course, we also know that, as the first story Stormbreaker came out 17 years ago, you may be an old (okay not so old) fan. In which case, click here and get your copy and squirrel yourself away for a high-octane trip down memory lane!

20 years of the Boy Who Lived

Amazingly it is 20 years since the publication of the first Harry Potter book. As we all now know J K Rowling had dozens of rejections before the brilliance of her story was noticed and the rest is history. To celebrate the event Bloomsbury have created some stunning ‘house’ editions of the first title both in paperback and hardback.

 




Perfect for a new generation of readers or just to keep on your bookshelf and remember when you queued at midnight to get the latest one! Also don’t miss the chance to win a set of these amazing books!

 





Scroll down to see more hand-picked selections in the categories you have told us you like to be kept up to date with. To change them just log in to your account








P.S. Don’t forget to visit our Free Prize Draws category. This month we have sets of The Grantchester Mysteries  a DVD box set of Prime Suspect 1973 to give away and tickets to an exclusive Desmond Elliott Book Award event on 22 June in London. Good luck.

Happy Reading.

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Mid-May eNewsletter

Welcome to our mid-May update full of the latest, best and most exciting books all selected by our team of incredibly experienced book experts. And don’t miss Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel, the winner of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize… a perfect gift for Father’s Day perhaps?.

 

Pre-Publication Exclusives

Your monthly peek between the sheets of books yet to hit the shelves! Books like: Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett – A musical journey through a life lived to the full and a compelling tale about making peace with our mistakes.

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E-asy Reading! – eBooks of the Month








For those still seeking the next great e-read, stay in touch right here with the latest digital delights with our definitive list of the best in eBooks.

Scared to Death by Kate Medina – With a whipping, corkscrewing plot and fast-paced action, ‘Scared to Death’ just roars along, ensuring a worthwhile and entirely captivating read.

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood – A captivating courtroom drama, and a poignant personal story that explores social disadvantage and London gang culture from a unique perspective.

A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival





Letting Go by Alex Hanscombe is a truly touching, considered, and frank life story of the young son of Rachel Nickell who, aged nearly 3, witnessed the brutal attack on his mother.

Liz Robinson, one of our Lovereading expert reviewers wrote. ‘I felt pain, yet I also felt admiration, and wonderment as difficult choices were made while Alex and his father were in a world of pain and confusion. ‘Letting Go’ is at times a heart-breaking read, of course it is, yet it also compellingly celebrates life, love and family.’

Maybe you Missed… Mid-May Highlights

This is where we highlight excellent titles that may have passed you by this month. Titles like:

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson – An Agatha Christie-style mystery with Christie herself at the centre of it. Great fun; full of red herrings, clues and twists. Sound: Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst – Engaging and intelligently fascinating study of the nature of listening and the science of hearing. The Cardinal’s Court by Cora Harrison – Captivating, transportive historical mystery and a murderous journey in the murky corridors of the past.
The Fireman by Joe Hill – Nightmarish, super-powered, mankind survival tale jam-packed with pulsing emotion, breathless adventure and quirky characters. An Unlikely Agent by Jane Menczer – An enthralling Edwardian espionage thriller featuring an endearing, independent female lead and lashings of intrigue.
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Exuberant, Sensual, Imaginative








New York born, but resident in Rome, Jonathan Levi writes with a nimble style and lithe perception that demands your full attention.

Septimania is a ‘brilliantly bonkers’ (our expert reviewer) magical-reality tale of one man’s search for love and A Guide for the Perplexed is a dazzling Pandora’s Box of literary delights: a flabbergasting feat of imagination. We don’t want to give too much away; you should really find out for yourself! Suffice to say Levi is one of our major author highlights in the month. Click here.

     

Recommended by Readers – Our Reader Review Highlights

The books loved by other book lovers just like you. This month, don’t miss:

Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson – ‘A jewel of a read’; ‘Raw, high-energy and distressing’; ‘ … gripping thriller’; ‘ … brings something unique to the world of crime writing’ (Reader Reviews). Crimson Lake by Candice Fox – A sharp, clever crime thriller set in Australia that is menacing, absorbing and edgily entertaining. No wonder the author is being celebrated as a new star of crime fiction. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – ‘A distinctive, funny and moving voice’; ‘Heart-warming and captivating’; ‘brilliantly written, bittersweet, thought-provoking.’ (Reader Reviews).

Making History – Debut Novel from Lucy Hughes-Hallett





Already an established Historical Biographer, Lucy Hughes-Hallett has now penned her first novel. The first of many we hope. Spanning centuries and multiple relationships, Peculiar Ground is a superbly written literary tome with a family drama at its centre. It’s a book of layers and levels and unexpected places. ‘A beautifully written, captivating and quirkily clever tale … I loved, loved, LOVED this book… a magical and appealing novel.’ (Reader Reviews).

Wolfson Winner! – Wolfson History Prize 2017




May is turning out to be the month to be a fan of History! The Wolfson History Prize was founded in 1972 and has become synonymous with the best History writing. The winner was Christopher de Hamel for his book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. The judges said “Imaginatively conceived, beautifully written and illustrated… de Hamel offers serious new insights in every chapter.” Find out more





While we’re celebrating a passion for history, this is the perfect time to whet your appetite about the upcoming Chalke Valley History Festival (26 June – 2 July).

There are incredible events, speakers and activities, as well as camping, glamping, re-enactments and an airshow. Not to mention the fabulous food! Interested? Look out for our special blog and join the show! Plus you can enter our competition to win a family ticket.

In Short! – Short Stories Category





We’re big fans of the short form here at Lovereading. A well-crafted short story is a wonderful thing; a mini escape, perfect for the bus or train and something to talk about with friends. New this month is Alexander McCall Smith’s Chance Developments, a poignant collection of tales inspired by a series of old photographs.

Liked that? You’ll LOVE this!

Our If You Like You’ll Love category suggests books we think you’ll love, based on the ones you’ve already enjoyed! Say goodbye to the ‘end of book blues’.

Like Anne Tyler?… You’ll Love Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. Like Victoria Hislop?… You’ll Love Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson. Like Erica James?… You’ll Love The Forever House by Veronica Henry. Like Liane Moriarty?… You’ll Love What Alice Knew by T A Cotterell.

Daddy Cool! – Father’s Day 2017




Every Dad has his day. This year, it’s Sunday 18 June! A book is a thoughtful, lasting way to say ‘I love you’. It certainly beats another pair of socks or novelty tie. Click here to see our collection of great reads, bursting with brilliant ideas to get in Dad’s good books!

Pure Magic!





Every now and then a crossover novel comes along that is written for young adults but is too good not to be read by older ones too! The magical, head-spinning first book of the new Spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell is just such a book! Perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s a fantasy novel that’ll keep you guessing on every page, filled with wit, adventure and fantastic characters. There’s more than a dollop of magic too.

Rich and compelling and bursting with tricks, it’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Find out more.

Crime Watch – Maxim’s Recommendations




Once again, crime writing sleuth Maxim Jakubowski has been lifting the lid this month on the best books for crime and thriller fans. It’s an eclectic gathering which includes everything from literary studies of the evils of the Nazi regime to supernatural dangers and twisted school children! 





His top two tips for success this month are:

Book of the Month Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson  – A stunning, eerie and scarily real serial murder tale, translated by Maxim himself.

Highly Recommended Mischling by Affinity Konar – An incredible, harrowing, beautiful and unforgettable novel about the horrors and huge heart of humanity.

Friends Forever, Enemies Never




If you have teenage children, it can be hard watching them go through all the trials and tribulations that life can hurl at them. Nicola Morgan’s The Teenage Guide to Friends is essential reading for teens and parents alike, tackling the all-important subjects of making and keeping friendships, as well as what to do when they break down (as they do). It’s a truly illuminating read that you will want to dip into over and over again. Get it here.





P.S. Don’t forget to enter our free prize draws especially the chance to win DVD box sets of Prime Suspect 1973

P.P.S. If you are a fan of fiction that will make you laugh look no further than the shortlist for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. Our top pick is the outrageously funny, fast-paced and uniquely addictive Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen.

And that is just about all from us this month. We hope you get to use the extra light of the evenings for some window-side reading and we’ll be back next month to help fill the gaps in your bookshelf!

 

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May eNewletter

May’s recommendations are fluffier and brighter than a basket of blossom and we’re blooming with joy to bring you the fruits of our labour this month! Whatever your taste, your next great escape is just a few clicks away. Read on for more.

May Queens! – Books of the Month

A right royal basketful of the best books about awaits you this month. Books like:

Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi – A captivating, fiendishly puzzling crime drama with an exotic, fascinating backdrop and a heart-stopping finale. A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride – Gruesome, unpredictable and excitingly dark serial murder drama and an investigating team with a twist! The Ice by Laline Paull – From the award-winning author of The Bees, a beautifully written, complex, thought-provoking and intense Arctic drama. The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork – Nail-biting suspense combined with masterful writing… the very best of Nordic Noir.
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The Best Reads. Fact. – Non-Fiction Books of the Month

It’s not just fiction that floats our boat! Here, for fact fans, are the best non-fiction finds this month: We particularly love:

The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom by Nujeen Mustafa –  The inspiring and illuminating first-hand account of a daring escape from a war-torn home, in a wheelchair.

East West Street by Philippe Sands – Multiple strands form one compelling and award-winning history, exposing the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Calling all enfoodiasts! This month don’t miss: The Plagiarist in the Kitchen by Jonathan Meades – An ‘anti-cookbook’. No recipe is truly original and to prove it, here are 125 of the best stolen ones for you to try!

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Darling Buds! – Debuts of the Month

Somerset Maugham said: There are three rules to writing novels. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are”. Here are our top tips for the best first-time authors who have tried to work them out! Don’t miss:

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach – Clever, twist-filled family tale in which mistrust leads to a suspenseful journey of searing tension. Perfect for fans of S K Tremayne. What Alice Knew by T A Cotterell – Devastating relationship tale: ‘A rollercoaster of emotion … A definite page-turner which will keep you hooked (Reader Review). Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – ‘… an exceptional book … Heart-wrenching … yet light-hearted and funny…’ (Reader Reviews). Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson – ‘A jewel of a read’; ‘Raw, high-energy and distressing’; ‘… a gripping thriller that brings something new’ (Reader Reviews).
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Crime and Cake – The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie





Charming, atmospheric, and compellingly crafted, The Grantchester Mysteries is the epitome of ‘cosy crime’, with a quintessential English detective for a hero. No wonder the sleuthing Archdeacon, Sidney Chambers is already on his sixth case, Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love and the TV adaptation is such an enormous hit! This month you can win one of 5 sets of all six books! Click here to try your luck.

Pre-Publication Exclusives





Read exclusive extracts of highly recommended books before they hit the shelves! Books like:

Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson – Perfect Summer Read. A beautiful, heart-breaking and all too human story of love and sacrifice in the face of evil.

Plus, if you are quick, there is a special offer currently on the eBook format ahead of the physical edition.   

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Prestigious awards galore this month…





First Prize! – Desmond Elliott 2017 ShortlistSupported by Lovereading and just about the best prize around for first-time novelists, the Desmond Elliott shortlist has just been announced. Is your favourite among them? And who’s your tip for the top honours?

Chair of Trustees for the Desmond Elliott Prize, Dallas Manderson said: “The judges have done a commendable job of selecting three titles from a strong, varied and ambitious longlist and we are delighted to present such an exemplary shortlist in our 10th anniversary year.” 

Browse the hopefuls, read what our expert reviewers have to say and pick your winner. The winner is announced on 21 June 2017.

 




Great Scott! – Walter Scott Prize 2017 ShortlistMuch the best thing that has happened for lovers of Historical Fiction’ (Hilary Mantel).

Why not peruse the shortlist for the hotly contested Walter Scott Prize and get the chance for you to win tickets to the Borders Book Festival on 17 June to see the winner announced in person! Click here for more.

 





Pages of History – Wolfson History Prize 2017 Shortlist – A quick reminder for History fans that you can now see the shortlisted titles vying for the top spot in the Wolfson History Prize.

We’ve added our own Lovereading Expert Reviews and free downloadable extracts so you can judge for yourself! Click here for more.

Find your next favourite reads

If you like Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train you’ll love The Second Sister by Claire Kendal. If you like The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett you’ll love The Other Us by Fiona Harper. If you like Harriet Evans you’ll love The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke.

‘Chalke’ it up to History! – Chalke Valley History Festival 2017





While we’re celebrating a passion for history, this is the perfect time to whet your appetite about the upcoming Chalke Valley History Festival (26 June – 2 July).

There are incredible events, speakers and activities, as well as camping, glamping, re-enactments and an airshow. Not to mention the fabulous food! Interested? Look out for our special blog and join the show! Plus you can enter our competition to win a family ticket.

Gripping and Frighteningly Realistic – The Books of Paul E Hardisty





Radiating the resonance of the author’s own life experience, the adventures of Claymore Straker, a modern justice seeker in the hot zones of the Middle East, are searingly real, incredibly topical and brilliantly written.

The first in the series was nominated for a CWA Dagger and Hardisty’s work has been strongly endorsed by his peers. The latest complex tale, Reconciliation for the Dead, is out now and is a dangerous and compelling return of a gripping hero. For fans of James Lee Burke, Lee Child and Terry Hayes, author of I am Pilgrim. Click here for more.

Don’t miss our Free Prize Draws this month




Lots of booky prizes are up for grabs this month but in the office we are enviously eyeing the box set of series 7 of the wonderfully acerbic Vera, based on the Vera Stanhope series of books penned by Ann Cleeves. Enter this and more today to claim your chance.

Scroll down to see more hand-picked selections in the categories you have told us you like to be kept up to date with. To change them just log in to your account.

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Mid-April eNewsletter

We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter and found the time to enjoy a bit more reading time than usual. Our mid-month email is packed with book recommendations from the Lovereading editorial experts including a virtual shelf full of titles you can read opening extracts of before they hit the virtual and physical bookshops!

     

Why wait for the publication date?

Sneak a peek at some carefully selected novels we rate very highly, before they’re published. You know you want to

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Making History! – The Wolfson History Prize




A quick reminder for fans of brilliant non-fiction that you can now see the shortlisted titles vying for the top spot in the Wolfson History Prize 2017. We’ve added our Lovereading Expert Reviews and free downloadable extracts to help you choose your favourite. Click here for more and don’t miss the chance to win all the shortlisted titles worth £175!

And speaking of prize-winning fiction…





If you are part of a reading group why not read The Blood Miracles, the follow-up novel from last year’s Desmond Elliott Prize winner Lisa McInerney.

It’s outstanding, compelling, convincing, captivating and very, very readable.

In the Bag! – April Highlights

These are the best books this month that may just have escaped your beady eye. Must-haves for your book-bag! Books like:

The Museum of You by Carys Bray – 2nd novel from the author of award shortlisted A Song for Issy Bradley. Sarah Broadhurst described it as ‘sad, poignant and tender with some lovely secondary characters’. And Reader Reviewer Janet said ‘A magical thought-provoking book.’ Billionaires’ Banquet by Ron Butlin – An exceedingly original novel that evokes the zeitgeist of Thatcher’s Britain with wit, humour and an exhilaratingly zesty touch. Complex, astute and often acerbic, this is an utterly involving depiction of a transformative period in British history. Well of the Winds by Denzil Meyrick – A stimulating, fascinating and so very readable addition to the D.C.I. Daley Series, this time set on an island off the coast of Kintyre. If you’ve not yet met Daley and Scott, do sink into the pages and introduce yourself.

 

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The eye-opening account of a refugee’s incredible strength and bravery





Nujeen is a teenager. She loves TV and wants desperately to fit in and be normal. Yet Nujeen has also travelled an arduous journey through seven borders in a wheelchair in the hope of finding a better life.

The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom will give you the opportunity to understand the plight of the people fleeing. The story, although personal and unique, is still the story of many, many ordinary people seeking safety and deserves to be heard and better understood.

     

Transportive Historical Fiction – Karen Maitland





Fans of Kate Mosse and C.J. Sansom may already know the novels of Karen Maitland. Her impeccable research and deep understanding of community have helped craft some truly brilliant works of historical fiction. It’s no wonder she’s a firm favourite with reading groups up and down the country. Her latest title, The Plague Charmer, is a harrowing, enthralling and ultimately exciting look at the horror of apocalyptic illness in an age of superstition and its effects on real people. Find out more.

I Came, I Read, I Recommended! – Reader Highlights

Some of the popular books with our band of book lovers on our consumer Reader Review Panel, all gathered into one place to help you find your next great read!

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova – A beautifully crafted novel told in beautiful, descriptive prose. Watching Edie by Camilla Way – A truly compulsive read. Menace hangs over the whole story. The Lauras by Sara Taylor – A captivating and subtle novel, where heart-catching surprises lie in wait.
The Cows by Dawn O’Porter – Oh my word, this is an eyebrow-raising, mouth openingly good read. The Cutaway by Christina Kovac – A compelling and stylish psychological thriller from a fine new voice in crime fiction. A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys –  A scrumptiously entertaining mystery that fizzes with glamour, romance and intrigue.

Take it from the Max! – Maxim Jakubowski Recommends

Crime guru Maxim Jakubowski has been reflecting this month that the genre seems to go from strength to strength in spite of all the greats that have gone before.








With no signs of a slowdown in exciting plots, incredible twists and engaging protagonists, crime writing is alive and well. Good news for avid fans! See all his picks for the month here, or go straight to his top two:

Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker – Reminiscent of Twin Peaks and Fargo, a small-town missing child story that is poignant and comic as well as dark and disturbing.

And What You Don’t Know by JoAnn Chaney – Atmospheric and gripping psychological crime thriller where lives are changed forever in a dark, wonderfully voiced page-turner.

Gritty, Real, Northern Crime Saga

Julie Shaw’s grandparents were Annie and Reggie Hudson, the crime lords of the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford. Her gripping series ‘Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ based on real events is provocative, edgy and at times unbelievably sad but highly readable. The 6th in the series, Blood Sisters, is just out and is perfect for fans of Martina Cole.

That’s it from us this month. We’ll be back in May with more top tips for your next great read. Happy Reading!





P.S. Are you a fan of Ian Rankin’s Rebus? Find out more about RebusFest happening at the end of June in Edinburgh… but be quick, events are selling out fast.

P.P.S. The Baileys Women’s Prize shortlist has recently been announced and we are rooting for Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. You can find all the shortlist in our book awards category.

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April eNewsletter

Sebastian Faulks, famed writer of Birdsong always wanted to be a taxi driver. That is until he read George Orwell in 1968 and changed his mind. That’s the power of books! And that’s why we’re 100% dedicated to bringing you our top recommendations for the best books about, whatever your taste. Read on for your next adventure…

Books of the Month

This month’s bookshelf is burgeoning with brilliant titles just waiting for your love! Books like:

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay – Captivating, terrifying and deeply moving thriller about a fragile family and haunting tragedy. The Lauras by Sara Taylor – An amusing and tender road trip coming of age story that will have you looking at your parents and yourself in a whole new light! Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor – ‘A beautifully written novel of ordinary life transformed by tragedy.’ (Reader Review). The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova  – Author of The Historian gives us an intelligent and beautifully crafted tale of humanity, history and the effects of grief.
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Factual & Satisfactual! – Non-Fiction Books of the Month








For fans of non-fiction, there is no better place to look than right here! Check out:

Four Mums in a Boat – Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough… even if that includes rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean!

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands – An immersive and compelling multi-prize-winning book that explores personal and public legal attempts to hold Nazi warmongers to account at Nuremberg and the first stirrings of international law. 

     

The Firsts of April – Debuts of the Month

Delectable debuts that we are tipping for the top! Books like:

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter – Eye-brow raising, wince-inducing and warm tale about three women’s muddled battle through modern life. The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett – Clever sharply-observed examination of an intense friendship between new neighbours and the disastrous fallout. Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito – Provocative, compelling Nordic mind-bender! ‘An excellent, if unnerving read.’ (Reader Review). A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys – Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in a mystery that fizzes with glamour, romance and intrigue.
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Malorie Blackman, Crossover Author of the Month





With her heart-rending story of love and space exploration Chasing the Stars out in paperback this month, there’s no better time to dive into the wondrous world of Malorie Blackman.

She is also the author of the groundbreaking and award-winning Noughts and Crosses series. Her novels are primarily aimed at Young Adults but they easily ‘crossover’ into adult fiction with her unique blend of wit, thrill and emotional realism. See our special category to find out more.

Pre-Publication Exclusives!

A chance to read exclusive extracts of highly recommended books before they even hit the shelves. You’re welcome! Don’t miss:

The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork – A chilling, stimulating, intensely dark tale. Second in the ‘Munch and Kruger’ series which started with I’m Travelling Alone. Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi – Captivating, intimate and fiendishly puzzling exotic crime drama with an unmissable, heart-stopping finale. Night Market by Daniel Pembrey – Following up on his highly accomplished debut The Harbour Master is Henk van der Pol’s next thrilling and convoluted case.
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A History Hand-out! – The Wolfson History Prize 2017 Shortlist





We’re delighted to be supporting The Wolfson History Prize that honours (with a sizeable cash sum) the best historical writing in the UK, combining readability with excellence in research. History fans will be thrilled to know that the shortlist has just been announced and you can find it here. History in the making! Three lucky readers also have the chance to win all the shortlisted books, worth £175!

Debutants’ Ball! – The Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 Longlist Announced




Supported by Lovereading and the most coveted prize for UK first novelists, The Desmond Elliott Prize is as characterful as its eponymous patron. Three expert judges lovingly assess the hopefuls for compelling narrative, arresting character and confident storytelling.

Last year’s winner The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney will be a hard act to follow. Check out the longlist here and the newest voices in great literature.

The Cream of Historical Fiction –  The Walter Scott Prize 2017 Shortlist





The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded in 2009 is the largest annual fiction prize to be judged outside London, and the winner receives £25,000!

The shortlist for 2017 has seven novels that, through insightful research and impeccable writing, will transport you to unusual subjects and times. You can see them all in our special category. The winner is announced at the Borders Book Festival on 17 June and one lucky reader can win tickets to the prize-giving!

     

Not Read Rebus? Criminal! – Rebus 30 Category




Fans of Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels will be aware that we are celebrating the 30th year of this eponymous crime series with a special category featuring all of the gritty Edinburgh cop’s cases. It’s a fest of crime fiction!

Talking of festivals did you know about REBUSFEST in Edinburgh at the end of June?  Hosted by Ian Rankin and the Orion Publishing Group REBUSFEST is a weekend of literature, art, film, music and more to celebrate 30 years of the iconic detective. Taking place in Rankin and Rebus’ hometown of Edinburgh, this is your chance to step into the world of your favourite detective for an unmissable weekend. Find out more by visiting our Rebus category!

What to Read when The Girl on the Train has Alighted?




Some novels are hard to follow. After the last page is turned, you feel a sort of bereavement. Well, we think we’ve found the next must-read thriller. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.

It is a novel to meddle with your reasoning and taunt your gut instincts that is, on occasion, uncomfortable and challenging and walks a razor sharp edge of belief and understanding. Will you discover the truth?

One Reader Reviewer wrote:  ‘Sometimes I Lie has to be THE BEST novel I have read, it is clever, unsettling, intriguing and utterly convincing.‘ Don’t just take their word for it, find out for yourself!

More If You Like… You’ll Love recommendations

If you like Jojo Moyes or Jodi Picoult you’ll love This Love by Dani Atkins. If you like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn you’ll love Good as Gone by Amy Gentry.  If you like Kate Mosse or C.J. Sansom you’ll love The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland.
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Scroll down to see more hand-picked selections in the categories you have told us you like to be kept up to date with. To change them just log in to your account.

Happy Reading.

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