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Nahal Ghanbari

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Nahal Ghanbari studies children's and youth literature, and spends a lot of time reading fiction or watching TV-series, preferably of the fantastic kind. She resides in Uppsala and likes to be opinionated. You can also find her at www.owlandpussycat.se

Book of the month

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.

Book of the month – July

David Leavitt – The Two Hotel Francforts is our book of the month for July.

British Crime Book of the month – June

Andrew Martin – Night Train to Jamalpur is our book of the month for June. India, 1923. On the broiling Night Mail from Calcutta to Jamalpur, a man is shot dead in a first class compartment. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was sleeping in the next compartment along. Was he the intended target?

Book of the month – June

Kevin Kwan – Crazy Rich Asians is our book of the month forJune. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian jet set; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money - and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

Book of the month – May

Alice Nutting – Tampa is our book of the month for May. Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought.

Book of the month – April

Bernardine Evaristo – Mr Loverman is our book of the month for April. French Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather – but he is also secretly homosexual, lovers with his great childhood friend, Morris.

Book of the month – March

Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days is our book of the month for March. Eleven Days is, at its heart, the story of a mother and a son.It begins in May 2011: Sara's son Jason has been missing for nine days in the aftermath of a special operations forces mission. Out of devotion to him, Sara has made herself knowledgeable about things military, but she knows nothing more about her son's disappearance than the press corps camped out in her driveway.

Book of the month – February

Karen Campbell – This is Where I Am is our book of the month for February. A tender and eye-opening novel about loss and survival, and an unlikely friendship between a Glaswegian widow and a Somali asylum seeker.

Book of the month – January

G. Willow Wilson – Alif the Unseen is our book of the month for January. Alif the Unseen is a stunning and propulsive debut novel in which a young Arab hacker is caught up in an adventure for the ages…

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