23 Jan

Bookshops we like!

BookHugger Books, cafe, deli and home goods – you like it already, don’t you! Rosamund de ......
23 Jan

The Strange Library, by Haruki Murakami

BookHugger The tale of an avid reader whose everyday library visit descends into an uncanny nightmare....
21 Jan

Jade Craddock reviews T.S Eliot Prize Winner ‘Fire Songs’ by David Harsent

BookLife The Poetry Book Society is delighted to announce that the winner of the T S Eliot ......
16 Jan

The Inheritors, by William Golding

BookChap A chewy but fascinating and impressive prehistorical novel by the author of Lord of the Flies. Golding himself thought i...
16 Jan

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

BookHugger Some books appear from nowhere and take the world by storm – or so it ...
16 Jan

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

BookLife First published in 1933, Testament of Youth is about to be discovered all over again ......
15 Jan

The Quest to identify The Book of the 21st Century

BookHugger Here beginneth our quest to identify the Book of the 21st Century (so far!). Obviously, ......
15 Jan

2014 Costa Book Awards Category Winners announced

BookHugger The announcement of the outright winner of the 2014 Costa Book Awards is still two ......
15 Jan

DFWI dysfunctional family with issues

BookHugger I think I may have invented another genre. DFWI – not very catchy, I know, ...
15 Jan

Stanfords Travel Writing Festival

BookLife For a travel bookseller established in 1853, Stanfords have taken their time in staging their ......
15 Jan

Neverhome, by Laird Hunt

BookDiva Laird Hunt’s sixth novel reveals the little-known history of women fighting in America’s Civil War. Gallant Ash’s ...
09 Jan

The Relic Guild, by Edward Cox

BookGeek The first completed novel by Cox which delivers magical fantasy in abundant creative doses....
08 Jan

newbooks reader reviews of Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

BookHugger         Lindsay Healy, Maddy Broome and Nicola Smith review debut novel Elizabeth is ......
07 Jan

A Most Wanted Man, by John le Carre

BookNoir John le Carre once again showcases his ability to write taut contemporary espionage tales with compelling characters....
07 Jan

Doomed, by Chuck Palahniuk

BookHugger There will always be stories about the chosen one. The chosen one to love. The chosen one to save us. The chosen one to ...
03 Jan

A Different Class of Murder, by Laura Thompson

BookNoir As true crime stories go, they don’t get much more enduring or engaging than that ......
02 Jan

An Interview with Carl Walker, by Mike Stafford

BookLife What inspired you to write Picked Up, Patched Up & Sent Home? Being an academic ......
02 Jan

Picked Up, Patched Up and Sent Home, by Carl Walker

BookLife In the run-up to the general election, not a day passes where the NHS isn’t ...
01 Jan

Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch

BookGeek With Foxglove Summer, the Peter Grant series hits its fifth instalment – it is now ......
01 Jan

I Refuse, by Per Petterson

BookHugger This book focuses on the life and experiences of two long standing friends Tommy and ......
31 Dec

Wild – A Journey from Lost to Found, by Cheryl Strayed

BookLife Cheryl is a self-professed nomad whose hedonistic life is interrupted by the premature death of her mother. After unsucc...