Book of the month

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.

General Fiction Book of the Month – October 2018

The story of a woman who becomes obsessed with the fox who visits her garden in a story that toys with the real and the imagined. ”An intriguing and subversive debut, charged with the power of the ignored and the suppressed.” –  Hilary Mantel

General Fiction Book of the Month – September 2018

Goblin is a child like no other, caught between creativity and chimera. A true original, with an unforgettable story to tell. ”A profoundly affecting, intellectually challenging and beautifully written fable ... a marvellous piece of work.” 
– Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2018

”Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling” – The Times

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2018

Who says you can’t run away from your problems? A failed writer tries to escape his problems by traveling abroad... This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.   

General Fiction Book of the Month – June 2018

Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose. The darkly comic story of how far a lonely boy will go to find what he's looking for, and how in searching for what we've lost, we risk losing sight of what we have. Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize.    

General Fiction Book of the Month – May 2018

In her much praised debut Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney takes us to Ireland and the spoken word poetry scene, where a ménage à quatre in post-crash Dublin tests the bonds between close friends. A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading.” – Sunday Telegraph

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