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Lovereading Top 10 books 11 – 18 December 2016

Lovereading Top 10

1
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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2
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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3
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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4
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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5
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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6
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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7
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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8
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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9
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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10
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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