Books of the Month

Books of the Month

Fiction Book of the Month

Lullaby by Leila Slimani

The story opens with an explosive introduction. The baby is dead; it only took a few seconds. Myriam and Paul’s idyllic life has been shattered. Rather unsettlingly, we already know what has happened but we’re left wanting to know why.

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman, who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris, stays late without complaint and is even able to host enviable birthday parties. However, as you might expect, this is no picture-perfect story. The couple and nanny become more and more dependent on each other, with jealousy, resentment and suspicions quickly creeping up on them.

Explosive to claustrophobic in a heartbeat, Lullaby keeps you constantly on edge and you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough.

Non-Fiction Book of the Month

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

The sequel to the sensational international bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 offers 100 new bedtime stories, each based on the life and adventures of extraordinary women including Nefertiti, Beyonce, J.K. Rowling and many more.

The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling you with a burning curiosity to know more about each heroine. With an incredible platform already established by the first book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 promises even more stories to learn from and be inspired by, with magnificent female role models to help you dream bigger, better, harder and faster.

Containing stories about all the inspirational women you can think of, from astronauts and inventors to ballerinas and lawyers, this book will show you that you can be anything you want to be.

Kids’ Book of the Month

Love from Lexie by Cathy Cassidy

The first in a great new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls, Love from Lexie is the perfect next step for 9+ fans of Jacqueline Wilson.

Ever since Lexie’s mum vanished, her world hasn’t stopped spinning. She has a new home, a new school and even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back, so she writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life. And there’s plenty to tell including the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes, but there are also secrets to hide. Much to her disappointment, her letters remain unanswered and Lexie starts to feel more alone than ever…but sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found.

Covering a huge range of topical and current issues in an engaging, easy to understand way for children, Love from Lexi is full of music, big dreams and taking chances.

YA Book of the Month

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Goodbye, Perfect is a beautiful and emotional contemporary YA novel with a powerful friendship at its heart by bestselling, and previous Zoella Book Club author, Sara Barnard.

Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it comes as a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about, five days before the start of their GCSEs…and it’s the last person she would have expected.

Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts. As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.