The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date recommended: 12 November 2013
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date recommended: 12 November 2013
The Promise
by Nicola Davies
An unusual and sophisticated picture book about making a difference.
Listen to Catherine's choice for the month
Date recommended: 25 October 2013
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, this is a funny, quirky book containing letters from crayons to a little boy.
Listen to Catherine's choice for the month
Date recommended: 17 October 2013
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date recommended: 17 October 2013
Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult
For everyone who loves books, and wishes their favourite characters would come to life.
Date recommended: 2 July 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date recommended: 25 November 2013
One Dollar Horse
by Lauren St John
A feel-good story about overcoming the odds for a girl whose dream is to ride in the Badminton Horse Trials.
Date recommended: 7 May 2013
Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussman
A beautiful, astonishing, sensual account of long, hot summers on Martha's Vineyard where life is ruptured by betrayal and deception.
Date recommended: 19 April 2013
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date recommended: 27 January 2014