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LOVEREADING READERS’ CHOICE BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014

THE MEMORY BOOK CROWNED LOVEREADING READERS’ CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014

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A novel about the devastating effects of dementia has won the Lovereading Readers’ Choice for favourite book of 2014.

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman, which follows the story of a young woman struck down by Alzheimer’s, received the most votes in an annual poll by the recommendation site, Lovereading.co.uk.

Reviewers agreed that the book, published in January by Ebury Press, was “a work of literary excellence”.

In a separate review for the Richard and Judy Book Club, TV chat show host Richard Madeley – whose own mother died of dementia in April – said Rowan Coleman’s book was a “tear-jerker” and a  “metaphor for how love can transform a family tragedy”.

The book, Coleman’s eleventh novel, has now been crowned the Lovereading Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014.

It beat The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes, and A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman to the top spot.

Lovereading Readers’ Choice book of 2014?

In November we asked our 600+ Reader Review panel members, a lot of whom are regular book bloggers, to let us have their top 3 books of 2014; the top 10 choices then went to the public vote. 

 

1st

The Memory Book

Rowan Coleman

 

2nd

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

 

3rd

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

and the rest of the Top 10 were…

 

The Lovereading4kids Readers’ Choice book of 2014

Awful Auntie, a “screechingly funny” novel by comedian David Walliams, won the Lovereading4Kids Readers’ Choice Book of the Year 2014.

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy took second and third place in the children’s category respectively.

1st

Awful Auntie

David Walliams
(9+) Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie!

2nd

The Blood of Olympus

Rick Riordan
(11+) Another awesome Greek mythology epic in the series from Rick Riordan.

3rd

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Cathy Cassidy
(9+) The girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems.


and the rest of the Top 10 were…

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