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The Burglar's Christmas

Willa Cather Paperback 32 pages 'He drew a long sigh of rich content. The old life, with all its bitterness and useless antagonism and flimsy sophistries, its brief delights that were always tin...

Donna Tartt

The Secret History

Donna Tartt Paperback 640 pages 'What we did was terrible, but still I don't think any of us were bad, exactly; chalk it up to weakness on my part, hubris on Henry's, too much Greek prose composi...

Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens Paperback 384 pages For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found d...

Murder On The Christmas Express

Alexandra Benedict Hardback 352 pages Eighteen passengers. Seven stops. One killer. In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train to the Highlands is derailed, along with the festive...

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (Softcover)

Shehan Karunatilaka Paperback 400 pages A searing satire set amid the murderous mayhem of Sri Lanka beset by civil warColombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet gay, has...


Katherine J. Chen Paperback 351 pages Girl. Warrior. Heretic. Saint? France is mired in a losing war against England. Its people are starving. Its king is in hiding. Yet out of the chao...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey Paperback Pitching an extraordinary battle between cruel authority and a rebellious free spirit, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel that epitomises the spirit of the ...

Maggie Nelson


HardbackMaggie Nelson A Guardian Book of the YearMaggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia...

Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

SoftbackMarkus Zusak 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents ha...

Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking

PaperbackJoan Didion From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life - in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stu...

Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

PaperbackOttessa Moshfegh Discover this deliciously dark satire on modern privilege from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; wha...

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Melissa De La Cruz Paperback 240 pages As partner at a major New York hedge fund, Darcy's only serious relationship is with her work cellphone. The truth is, she's too busy being successful an...


For your friend who went on a hike in Scotland once and still won't shut up about it....

Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin Paperback This is not a romance, but it is about love Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. T...

Pandora's Jar : Women in the Greek Myths

Natalie Haynes Softcover The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the he...

George Orwell


PaperbackGeorge Orwell (introduction by Robert Harris) THE AUTHORATITIVE TEXT "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."The year is 1984. War and revolution have left...

Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong Paperback 256 pages ** The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller **Brilliant, heartbreaking and highly original, Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a...

A Man's Place

Annie Ernaux Paperback 80 pages Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her exams for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his la...

The Complete Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde

For your friend who might like the wit of Oscar Wilde, but prefers something lighter than Victorian Gothic literature....

Donna Tartt

The Secret History : 30th anniversary edition

Hardback 640 pages Everything, somehow, fit together; some sly and benevolent Providence was revealing itself by degrees and I felt myself trembling on the brink of a fabulous discovery, as though...

These Impossible Things

Salma El-Wardany Paperback 394 Pages...

The American Roommate Experiment

Elena Armas Paperback 416 pages From the author of the Goodreads Choice Award winner The Spanish Love Deception, the eagerly anticipated follow-up featuring Rosie Graham and Lucas Martin, who ...

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (Hardback)

It won the Booker Prize, so even if your friend doesn't like novels written in the Second Person, that's on them....

John Steinbeck

East of Eden

Paperback 640 pages 'There is only one book to a man,' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often b...
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