Books We’re Loving this Month: October

Books We’re Loving this Month: October

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Get your family cooking and eating together with 120 delicious and inspiring recipes from The Big Family Cooking Showdown. The Big Family Cooking Showdown is the ultimate recipe book from anyone who wants to bring their family together around the kitchen table.

Only Fools and Stories – David Jason

In his first book David Jason told us about himself from his early years training as an electrician through to making it as one of Britain’s greatest actors. This autumn, in a follow up autobiography, he tells us about the many other lives he has lived.

The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that shouldn’t exist.Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world – to make it a better place.

Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape

Everyone’s favourite Italian chef takes us on a journey of discovery, as he sails along the stunning coast of Italy to explore delicious, local food by the sea.

The Girl with the Lost Smile – Miranda Hart

The first children’s book from award-winning, bestselling author and comedian Miranda Hart, a story guaranteed to make you laugh and cry! With fabulous illustrations by Sainsbury’s Book of the Year winner, Kate Hindley.

The Book of Dust – Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

147 Things – Jim Chapman

From YouTube superstar, TV presenter, model and fact-obsessive over-sharer Jim Chapman comes a hilarious user’s guide to the universe. In 147 Things, Jim takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best bits of everything.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

Get ready, Book 12 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! Join Greg on a family holiday he’ll never forget! To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home.

Ali-A Adventures: Game On!

It’s launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever – but what he doesn’t count on is just how real the action is about to get!

Bad Dad – David Walliams

The new hilarious story from Number One bestselling author David Walliams, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission break an innocent man into prison!

“Turtles All the Way Down – John Green ”

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back. First edition includes an exclusive jacket poster featuring some of John’s most brilliant and memorable quotes.

Two Kinds of Truth – Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch works cold cases as a volunteer for the San Fernando police department when he’s called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town’s three-person detective squad sift through the clues.

Stir Crazy

In Stir Crazy, Ching explains the techniques behind making a good stir fry, with tips on controlling the heat, choosing the right oils and the right order in which to add your ingredients, focusing on simple preparation to entice even those with little or no cooking skills to try something new.

“When I Grow Up – Tim Minchin ”

This hugely exciting picture book collaboration by internationally celebrated musician-comedian Tim Minchin and award-winning illustrator Steve Antony is an absolute treat for all ages.

The SACCONEJOLYs and the Great Cat-Nap

Hello, Friends! Welcome to the world of the Friendliest Friends – six Maltese puppies on a mission to be the Best. Dogs. Ever! Inspired by the real-life SACCONEJOLY family, this children’s picture book is packed full of fun, adventure and mischief.

The Racehorse Who Disappeared – Clare Balding

Clare Balding’s second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals.Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior.

Undercover Princess – Connie Gylnn

Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who longs to be a princess, attending Rosewood Hall on a scholarship. Ellie Wolf is a princess who longs to be ordinary, attending Rosewood Hall to avoid her royal duties in the kingdom of Maradova.

Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story

Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that the family can enjoy together at Christmas.Christmas is a time when families come together.

MasterChef Kitchen Bible

The essential cookbook for any home cook looking to create and innovate like a MasterChef champion. The MasterChef Kitchen Bible covers everything you need to know to get perfect results every time.

What’s Next?

Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future.

Origin – Dan Brown

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”.

“The Creakers – Tom Fletcher ”

The darkly magical new story about the monsters under the bed, from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher. What silently waits in the shadows at night? What’s under your bed, keeping just out of sight?

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure

The brand new hilarious and fully-illustrated instalment of the bestselling Tom Gates series! Having two sets of grandparents is turning out to be very good for me.

Ask an Astronaut – Tim Peake

Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.

The Grand Tour Guide to the World

The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

“Private Eye Annual: 2017 ”

The Private Eye Annual 2017 present’s the year’s best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK’s best selling satirical magazine. Now in its 21st year the Private Eye Annual has become both a collector’s item and a perennial Christmas bestseller – the perfect secret Santa gift at under a tenner!

“Viz Annual: The Jester’s Shoes 2018 ”

The Jester’s Shoes is the 33rd annual from Britain’s funniest magazine, and is a fantastic 25% bigger than its predecessors, it is a 200-page romp through the best of issues 242 to 251.

What Does This Button Do?

Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden’s legendary front man – is one of the world’s most iconic singers and songwriters. But there are many strings to Bruce’s bow, of which larger-than-life lead vocalist is just one.

Mirror, Mirror – Cara Delevingne

riend. Lover. Victim. Betrayer. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose are like anyone their age: figuring out who they are and trying to navigate the minefield of school and relationships.

Blue: All Rise

For the first time, more than 15 years after four boys from London were first thrown together to form what would go on to become one of the most successful and infamous groups of the boyband era, Lee, Antony, Duncan and Simon tell their full, no-holds-barred story in their own inimitable words.

Thinking Out Loud: Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad

In 2015, former England football star Rio Ferdinand suddenly and tragically lost his wife and soulmate Rebecca, aged 34, to cancer. It was a profound shock and Rio found himself struggling to cope with the pain of his grief.

Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe

Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the twelfth instalment of the bestselling series! Now with over 30 million copies in print worldwide!

Little Me: My life from A-Z

The hilarious, heart-warming and tear-jerking memoir from one of Britain’s best-loved comedians and actors, Matt Lucas.

How to Build a Universe

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.

Me. You. A Diary

This is Dawn French’s fabulous new non-fiction book for 2017, and it’s totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn’s diary, personalized by you . . . perfection.

Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cromwell

A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.