National Book Lovers Day

Whether you’re curling up indoors, lounging on a beach, or stretching out on the grass, there’s nothing better than settling down with a good book. National Book Lovers Day

As it’s National Book Lovers Day on Wednesday 9th August we thought we’d celebrate by spilling the tea on five fabulous fiction novels – whatever your preference, there’s a genre for everyone!

A Secret Scottish Escape: Julie Shackman

Genre: Romance

Year published: 2021

Following a betrayal that brings about an unexpected inheritance, Layla is dead set on fleeing the sleepy Scottish hamlet she’s always called home. But a spate of gossip and the arrival of a mysterious celebrity in the village brings new horizons in this heart-warming novel that’s sure to make you smile.


The Humans: Matt Haig

Genre: Sci-Fi

Year published: 2013

An immortal alien departs the planet Vonnadoria and journeys to Earth on a deadly mission to stop mathematical progress. Posing as a Cambridge professor, he puzzles over what it means to be human in this wryly funny and ultra clever sci-fi novel.


Nine Perfect Strangers: Liane Moriarty

Genre: Thriller

Year published: 2019

Nine frazzled Australians arrive at a luxury retreat in the hope of resolving their troubles – but all is not as it seems in paradise. Buckle in for non-stop entertainment, sinister undercurrents, and endless plot twists!


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Seth Grahame-Smith

Genre: Horror

Year published: 2009

If you’re partial to a spooky read with a dash of absurdity, look no further than this action-packed parody of an all-time classic. The plucky heroine Elizabeth Bennet will stop at nothing to keep the undead monsters out of her village – until the dashing Mr. Darcy diverts her attention…


Instructions for a Heatwave: Maggie O’Farrell

Genre: Drama

Year published: 2013

Plunge into the stifling summer in 70’s London and meet the Riordan’s, a complicated Irish family whose father pops out for a newspaper and mysteriously doesn’t return. This beautifully written page-turner is funny and captivating – expect domestic drama in spades.

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