Book of the month

General Fiction Book of the Month – September 2019

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019. Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost. A 1984 for our times.    

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2019

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.  Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019    

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2019

Sometimes getting it wrong is the only way to get it right... A fresh, funny and life-affirming debut novel about finding things where you least expect them.

General Fiction Book of the Month – June 2019

A feminist Iliad, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. ”This is a story about the very real cost of wars waged by men... Barker makes us re-think history” – Independent

General Fiction Book of the Month – May 2019

Set in London to an exhilarating soundtrack, Ordinary People is an intimate study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and ageing, and the fragile architecture of love. Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. ”An exuberant investigation into midlife malaise explores love, compromise and the way we live today” – The Guardian

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2019

A quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives. ”A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life” – Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2019

A dark comedy of female rage and a biting satire of the false promise of reinvention. ”The New Me is a bouncy, profane, highly addictive novel about work, female friendship, and other alienations. Halle Butler's insane talent shimmers on every page of this deadpan misanthrope's ode. A must-read!” – Claire Vaye Watkins

General Fiction Book of the Month – February 2019

A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award. The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place. The air hangs rich with the coconut-scent of gorse and the salty bite of the sea. Harsh winds scour the rocky coastline.

General Fiction Book of the Month – January 2019

A stirring love story with a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future.

General Fiction Book of the Month – December 2018

A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. A million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking Japanese tale that asks what it really is that makes life worth living.