Book of the month

Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – August 2018

A novel about family, adventure, and the art of the con from acclaimed crime writer Richard Lange – one of the very best writers of SoCal/Border Noir. Recommended by Jan!

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2018

”Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling” – The Times

Mystery Book of the Month – July 2018

A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy mystery novel from Molly MacRae. A cozy crime with a murder in a Scottish bookshop – what more can you ask for?

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2018

Who says you can’t run away from your problems? A failed writer tries to escape his problems by traveling abroad... This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.   

Noir Book of the Month – June 2018

A taut exploration of the ways we hurt and save (or try to save) one another. With unforgettable characters, a fist for a plot, and a deeply evocative setting, Boyle navigates alleys and streets with the best of them, Lehane, Price, and Pelecanos.

General Fiction Book of the Month – June 2018

Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose. The darkly comic story of how far a lonely boy will go to find what he's looking for, and how in searching for what we've lost, we risk losing sight of what we have. Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize.    

Mystery Book of the Month – May 2018

When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players - but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith.

General Fiction Book of the Month – May 2018

In her much praised debut Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney takes us to Ireland and the spoken word poetry scene, where a ménage à quatre in post-crash Dublin tests the bonds between close friends. A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading.” – Sunday Telegraph

Noir Book of the Month – April 2018

Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountain-top house. An entertaining story of fracture in paradise, where an idyllic summer retreat becomes a stage for lies, lust and revenge. 

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2018

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. Longlisted Women's Prize for fiction 2018. Winner of the 2017 National Book Award.
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