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Lovereading’s most popular books 7 – 14 May 2016

Lovereading Top 10

1
The Girls The Girls
Lisa Jewell
May 2016 Book of the Month.
A captivating and deeply dark family drama and mystery, set in the midst of a London communal garden square. ‘The Girls’ begins as a party is ending, a thirteen year old girl is found unconscious …
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2
When I Was Invisible When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
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 years pass their relationship changes, yet in …
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3
Keep Me Posted Keep Me Posted
Lisa Beazley
May 2016 Debut of the Month.
An entertaining, perceptive and sharply witty debut, this is a novel that will have you cringing one minute and smiling the next. Sisters Cassie and Sid, separated by half the world, decide to put pen …
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4
The House at the Edge of the World The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016.
Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016.
A wonderfully unconventional and thought-provoking read, where a mystery waiting to be solved shelters behind a penetrating and wryly emotional family tale. The first paragraph, short …
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5
A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip
Alexander Masters
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
A detective story, investigating the life of the person whose diaries – 148 of them at least – turned up in a skip in 2001. Who was this person, this I who had written …
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6
The Sea Detective The Sea Detective
Mark Douglas-Home
This is a compelling and just fabulous start to ‘The Sea Detective’ series. Cal McGill, something of a loner, determined, yet caring, runs Flotsam and Jetsam Investigations in Scotland. As an oceanographer and environmentalist, he finds himself hounded by the …
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7
The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new ‘hot’ genre. The author was best known under another name for chick lit entertainments. …
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8
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Jackie Copleton
May 2016 Debut of the Month.
Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016.
A bittersweet, page-turning love story which jumps back and forth in time. It tells of a Japanese couple, Ameterasu and Kenzo, now living in America and the …
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9
The Hanging Club The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
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 human female boss here has some sad personal tragedy to cope with …
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10
That Girl from Nowhere That Girl from Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson
April 2016 Book of the Month.
What a terrific and powerful book, I reckon it is her best yet.  It covers race, adoption, rejection and even murder (or does it?).  Our hero, Smitty, a black girl, white adopted parents, white long-term …
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