Here is a listing of my recent recommendations

by Araminta Hall
Two young women go missing and the man who last saw them is under suspicion. But don't jump to conclusions...
Publication date: 4th January 2024
Hardback edition
by William Sutcliffe
Recommended for children
A funny but challenging story of climate change, activism and family.
Publication date: 8th July 2021
by Saskia Sarginson
A chance meeting and a holiday romance - was this all they were destined to be? Or will Cat and Sam overcome all the odds and finally find a way to meet again, on their bench.
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
by Sarah Crossan
Another stunning read from this talented writer, this time presenting the ruins of an affair while exploring grief, loss and obsession.
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Hardback edition
by Robert Bryndza
A gripping thriller following former police officer Kate Marshall's investigation for a missing person. Great characterisation and fast moving plot.
Publication date: 3rd November 2020
Hardback edition
by Dolly Alderton
This is a funny and poignant tale of the challenges facing a young independent woman.
Publication date: 15th October 2020
Hardback edition
by Ben Davis
Recommended for children
A powerful message with engaging, resourceful characters. Loved it!
Publication date: 6th August 2020
by Louise Hare
Set in London after the Second World War, a jazz musician has arrived on the Empire Windrush. A beautiful, compelling read.
Publication date: 12th March 2020
by Helly Acton
Dumped on live television, Amy has a choice to make. This is an inventive, affirming, fun read celebrating self-belief, self-worth and reality tv!
Publication date: 9th July 2020
Hardback edition
by Laura Wood
Recommended for children
A charming, magical, escapist summer read, particularly for anyone who loves the 1920s and the Cornish coast!
Publication date: 5th July 2018
by Wilbur Smith
Recommended for children
A fabulous African adventure for older children from the master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, with Chris Wakling.
Publication date: 19th March 2020
by Joanna Cannon
Recommended non-fiction
A frank, moving and beautifully written memoir exploring, through the highs and lows of her career path as a junior doctor.
Publication date: 26th September 2019
Hardback edition
by Emily St John Mandel
An intriguing, beguiling, all-engrossing tale of wealth and power, guilt and regret, fate, choice, morality, corruption, delusion...
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Hardback edition
by Belinda Bauer
A quirky, comical murder mystery. Not what I was expecting! Loved it.
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Hardback edition
by Onjali Q. Rauf
Recommended for children
A beautifully told story of believing in a star, but with the backdrop of domestic abuse, grief and foster care.
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
by Hilary Boyd
A gripping family drama about choices and consequences.
Publication date: 6th August 2020
by Raynor Winn
Recommended non-fiction
An extraordinary and inspiring memoir of how a couple face the loss of everything they've held dear by going on a very long walk!
Publication date: 31st January 2019
by Richard Osman
Four friends in a retirement village meet to solve a murder. It's funny and there's lots of talk of cake. Looking forward to the next instalment already!
Publication date: 3rd September 2020