"It’s wonderful to hear the sound of Rooney’s voice on the page again..."
— The New York Times
4.52 out of 5
"Slimani writes devastatingly perceptive character studies..."
4.51 out of 5
You Are Awesome
Dear Mrs Bird
"a winning wartime romp..."
— The Guardian
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
"A non-fiction account might have been a better option, though perhaps less beguiling to readers..."
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
"Hermes Gowar tells her tale of mismatched lovers with great panache and energy,..."
— The Sunday Times
4.15 out of 5
"Gavin & Stacey co-creator’s debut is a soggy squib..."
3.56 out of 5
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
"an exuberant mash-up of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery and time-travelling, body-swap science fiction..."
4.37 out of 5
"a gripping take on modern marriage..."
— Daily Mail
"Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny..."
The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
"The novel is halfway over before the first reveal, but it’s worth the wait, if only for its singularity...."
Close to Home
"one of those books that you want to read quickly, but hold back because you’re enjoying thre experience so much..."
— Crime Fiction Lover
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
4.5 out of 5
The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
"One of the years most gripping thrillers..."
In A House of Lies
"strong stuff... as gripping as it is intoxicating..."
4.17 out of 5
Why Mummy Swears
"Why Mummy Swears ultimately falls between snark and heart, never quite recreating the pitch dark humour of her original blog..."
— Irish Independent
"Jojo Moyes charms readers again..."
C. J. Sansom
"Sansom’s deep reading about the past, creatively processed, gives Shardlake’s adventures special historical value. ..."
— London Review of Books
4 out of 5
"a wry, enjoyable thriller..."
— The Observer
3.78 out of 5
"a high-voltage stream of unhinged, raconteur lyricism..."
4.45 out of 5
The Ice Monster
David Walliams, Tony Ross
"a tale that has conviction and laughs..."
The House with Chicken Legs
"Marinka’s story is magical, delightfully macabre and utterly engrossing..."
— Book Trust
David Baddiel, Steven Lenton
"notable for its heart-in-the-right-place satire..."
Children of Blood and Bones
"Princesses, betrayal and persecution in the first in a series about a magical kingdom..."
My Mum Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt
"Wilson makes it look so easy..."
— The Times
4.4 out of 5
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
— The Daily Telegraph
5 out of 5
Politics for Beginners
Alex Frith, Rosie Hore, Louie Stowell, Kellan Stover
"clearly written with engaging graphics and doesn't skirt around the nuances of issue..."
Oi Duck-billed Platypus!
Kes Gray, Jim Field
"more than a fantastically funny story – it’s a book that will encourage talk, play, rhyme and laughter..."
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World
"It showcases some of their great achievements in a fun and accessible way for younger readers...."
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter
"a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement..."
— Financial Times
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
"...a beautifully illustrated collection of nature poems for children – one for every day of the year..."
— The Independent
Slay In Your Lane
Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebenene
"Slay in Your Lane demonstrates how effective subtle forms of hostility can be. ..."
— Times Literary Supplement
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies)
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book
Ordnance Survey, Dr Gareth Moore
Lose Weight for Good
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
"a deeply compassionate book ..."
4.23 out of 5
First Man In
"effectively packaged and highly readable..."
— Evening Standard
Fire and Fury
"Fire and Fury is lively, gossipy, became one of the talking points of the year...and drove the president into a rage. What author could ask for more?..."
4.65 out of 5
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
— The Spectator
4.55 out of 5
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
— New Statesman
4.71 out of 5
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
— Irish Times
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
La Belle Sauvage
"His reflections on how to nourish the imagination of children in an age of screens are excellent. Until we get to God......."
4.83 out of 5
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White Peopl...
"this incredible book just made history..."
— Woman & Home
4.77 out of 5
Lies, Lies, Lies
"action-packed, densely plotted read..."
The Secret Commonwealth
"Pullman is a consummate and gifted storyteller and his narrative skill and linguistic dexterity are on full display here..."
The Giver of Stars
"Misfit women rule in a beguiling tale of unlikely love..."
4.43 out of 5
"the novel is one long caper..."
3.96 out of 5
Girl, Woman, Other
"engrossing and empathetic..."
4.19 out of 5
"As always, Child gets a charge out of flaunting Reacher’s impressive build, but he’s also unafraid to show his hero’s softer side..."
3.69 out of 5
How the Dead Speak
"It is a touching development in their relationship, but feels more like an interlude than a fully realised novel..."
3.5 out of 5
The Silent Patient
"Watch out for this on beach towels and deck chairs this summer; I'm sure it will be everywhere...."
3.85 out of 5
The Hunting Party
"Lucy Foley's gripping thriller stays chilling to the final page..."
4.18 out of 5
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"a joyous stab against the patriarchy, as well as a suspenseful thriller..."
4.05 out of 5
Lady in Waiting
"This is a captivating account of a life lived with resilience and grace...."
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
"funny, disgusting and moving tales with a festive twist – and a show of support for overworked NHS staff..."
"It is no mean feat to capture the essence of the human body and the history of medicine and modern clinical practice in a single volume, but Bryson manages it phenomenally well..."
4.24 out of 5
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
"Elton makes no effort to make himself seem good or worthy of the reader’s approval...."
4.39 out of 5
"a compelling snapshot of women’s lives in middle America,..."
4.09 out of 5
Caroline Criado Perez
" as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all...."
4.25 out of 5
Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar, Naved Nasir
Hinch Yourself Happy
You Got This
The Smeds and the Smoos
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
"stellar pairing of Donaldson and Scheffler ..."
Prisoners of Geography
Nathan Bryon, Dapo Adeola
Heartstopper Vol 1
A Star Outside My Window
Onjali Q. Rauf
The 117-Storey Townhouse
Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
A Pinch of Magic
"We challenge you not to finish it in less than a week..."
4.46 out of 5
Pinch of Nom
Kay Featherstone, Catherine Allinson
"simple, accessible and easy to follow..."
4.6 out of 5
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
"tightly-plotted account of a small town..."