Books we've already loved

What we’re loving at the moment…

Here are some of our favourite titles from the past few months…

Akin

Akin

From Emma Donoghue, the international bestselling author of Room, comes Akin, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family, enjoyed by our evening book group in August. A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French...

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Pizazz

Pizazz

Sussex-based author and illustrator Sophy Henn is a firm local favourite having wowed local primary schools with her highly entertaining author visits for her previous series, the hilarious Bad Nana books. Her young fans will be delighted that she’s now back with the...

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The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

INDIE BOOKSELLERS AUGUST 'BOOK OF THE MONTH' Emily St John Mandel’s previous novel, the best-selling cult hit ‘Station Eleven’ uncomfortably imagined a post-pandemic world, ravaged by a lethal swine-flu. Fans of ‘Station Eleven’ will spot familiar characters and...

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The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, set in the fascinating, unforgettable world of the formidable female pearl divers of Jeju, a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook are best friends who come from...

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Expectation

Expectation

What happened to the women we were supposed to become? Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to...

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The Mystery of Henri Pick

The Mystery of Henri Pick

In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels...

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The Infinite

The Infinite

The Infinite by Patience Agbabi. Canongate £7.99 The Infinite is the first children’s novel by Nigerian-born poet Patience Agbabi, and it’s a thoroughly entertaining time travel eco-adventure, perfect for ages 9-13. Elle Bibi Imbele is a ‘Leapling’ – she was born on...

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No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen. Anderson Press £7.99 Susin Nielsen is rapidly becoming our favourite writer for the hard-to-reach spot between kids’ books and hard-hitting ‘YA’. She writes with humour, empathy, and sensitivity, and creates authentic, relatable yet...

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Recursion

Recursion

Recursion by Blake Crouch. Pan Macmillan £8.99 'Recursion' is the perfect lockdown page-turner! Blake Crouch may just have invented something totally new - his genre-bending novel 'Recursion', is a mash-up of mind-blowing sci-fi and suspenseful thriller, embedded...

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The Dutch House

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Bloomsbury 8.99 'Do you think it’s possible to ever see the past as it actually was? I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.’ Living in their beloved...

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