Books We’re Loving this Month: August

Books We’re Loving this Month: August

A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena

Your home still isn’t the safe place it should be, in Shari Lapena’s pulse-pounding new thriller. You come home after a long day at work, ready for dinner with your wife. But she’s not there. And it looks like she left in a blind panic.

SAS: Rogue Heroes – Ben Macintyre

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would inflict mayhem behind enemy lines.

The Great Caravan Catastrophe – Mark Lowery

Incredibly, unbelievably, Roman’s cousin is marrying the cousin of Rosie Taylor (AKA The Worst Person Who Ever Lived) cousin. Roman can’t believe this (as Rosie says: “How can we be in the same family, we’re barely in the same species”).

16th Seduction – James Patterson

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer’s life was perfect and she felt nothing could go wrong. But her husband isn’t everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she’s still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes victims across San Francisco.

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold – Margaret Atwood

Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds.

The People at Number 9 – Felicity Everett

Meet the new neighbours. Whose side are you on? When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara’s street seem dull by comparison.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian.

Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough

David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?

I Am, I Am, I Am – Maggie O’Farrell

This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. It is a book to make you question yourself: what would you do if your life was in danger?

The Last Tudor – Philippa Gregory

Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king’s half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower.

How Not To Be a Boy – Robert Webb

RULES FOR BEING A MAN Don’t Cry; Love Sport; Play Rough; Drink Beer; Don’t Talk About Feelings But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

Lagom The Swedish Secret of Living Well – Lola A Åkerström

As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living.

Girlhood – Cat Clarke

Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back.

Marge and the Great Train Rescue – Isla Fisher

Things do SOMETIMES go off the rails when Marge is around but Jakey and Jemima don’t mind that. After all, no one else could rescue a train, help Jakey’s wobbly tooth or cause chaos at the zoo!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two – J. K. Rowling

The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The playscript was originally released as a ‘special rehearsal edition’ alongside the opening of Jack Thorne’s play in London’s West End in summer 2016.

F2: Football Academy – F2 Freestylers

Take your game to the next level with the new book from the world’s biggest football YouTubers, the F2. We’re the F2 and in our brand new book we’re going to show you how to take your football skills to the next level.

Girl Online: Going Solo – Zoe Sugg

Penny’s life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is.

Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos – Brian Cox

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe. We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom.

Good Friday – Lynda La Plante

Jane Tennison is now a fully-fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured.

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

The phenomenal New York Times Bestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face?

Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. A modern Romeo and Juliet, this is perfect for readers who loved All the Bright Places or Eleanor and Park.

5 Ingredients – Jamie Oliver

It’s all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you’ve let the oven do the hard work for you.

The Organized Mind – Daniel J. Levitin

Even the smartest mind can’t beat the organized mind…In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded.

Tom Kitchin’s Meat and Game – Tom Kitchin

With a focus on seasonality and the very best produce, Tom Kitchin’s Meat and Game offers great recipes to try at home. From venison to partridge, game is an increasingly popular subject, and Tom shows readers how to get the very best out of it.

The Wizards of Once – Cressida Cowell

This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure.

Damaged – Martina Cole

The new novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Martina Cole, sees the return of her iconic detective heroine DI Kate Burrows, best known for THE LADYKILLER.

After the Fire – Will Hill

Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.

Fear – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He’s crossed both Poles on foot. He’s been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he’d rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

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