Our souls at night
by Kent Haruf
Date recommended: 27 June 2016
The Last Pilot
by Benjamin Johncock
A fascinating look at life at the start of the space race for a pilot, husband and father. Intriguing, clever and mesmerising.
Date recommended: 25 July 2016
My Life in Houses
by Margaret Forster
A wonderful account of the meaning of the houses, and homes, to this much-loved author.
Date recommended: 4 April 2016
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
A novella providing a snapshot of the life of a judge facing challenges personally and professionally.
Date recommended: 5 April 2016
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell
A powerful, compelling and moving tale of three generations.
Date recommended: 30 July 2007
Mango and Bambang the Not-a-Pig
by Polly Faber
A funny and charming collection of linked stories, beautifully illustrated by Clara Vuillaumy.
Date recommended: 24 December 2015
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
A wonderful book! Funny, touching and uplifting. Everyone must read it!
Date recommended: 10 April 2014
Grrrrr!
by Rob Biddulph
Fun illustrations, rhyming text and a grrrrreat story!
Date recommended: 10 November 2015
A Snow Garden
by Rachel Joyce
A magical, moving and uplifting collections of stories, as you would expect from the creator of Harold Fry.
Date recommended: 10 November 2015
The Longbow Girl
by Linda Davies
A thrilling adventure set in Wales with archery, adventure, time travel, romance and a strong female character. It's a brilliant book.
Listen to Catherine's recommendation
Date recommended: 17 August 2015

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