Book of the month

Science Fiction – December

Eric Brown – Jani and the Greater Game is our Science Fiction book of the month for December. Jani and the Greater Game is the first book in a rip-roaring, spice-laden, steampunk action adventure series set in India and featuring a heroine who subverts all the norms...

Fantasy – December

E. C. Blake – Masks (Masks of Aygrima #1) is our Fantasy book of the month for December. Masks, the first novel in a mesmerizing new fantasy series

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – December

Nailini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Leasa Shearin – Night Shift is our Paranormal/Urban Fantasy book of the month for December. Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark…

Classic of the Month – December

Stella Gibbons  – Cold Comfort Farm is our Classic of the Month for December. 'We are not like other folk, maybe, but there have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm...'

Teen Reading – December

Terry Pratchett – Nation is our Teen Reading book of the month for December. When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation - his family and everyone he has ever known - Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck.

Book of the month – November

Natalie Haynes – The Amber Fury is our book of the month for November. When you open up, who will you let in? When Alex Morris loses her fiance in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on.

Book of the month – October

Karen Joy Fowler – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is our book of the month for October.

British Crime Book of the month – September

Antonia Hodgson – The Devil in the Marshalsea is our book of the month for September. London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London.

Book of the month – September

Dave Eggers – The Circle is our book of the month for September.

Book of the month – August

Nathan Filer – Shock of the Fall is our book of the month for August. Winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award! 'I'll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name's Simon. I think you're going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he'll be dead. And he was never the same after that.' The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man's descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.

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