Book of the Month

Per Hay Festival

Per Hay Festival

Our monthly recommendation of new books we think hold particular resonance today...

The Library Suicides

Fflur Dafydd

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our Book of the Month for February 2023 is the English-language reimagining of Fflur Dafydd's award-winning welsh thriller Y Llyfrgell

Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World

Irene Vallejo

25,00 鈧 23,75 鈧

Starting the year in style, our January 2023 Book of the Month offers an enthralling history of the written word.

Lessons in Chemistry: The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick

Bonnie Garmus

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

After hundreds had their say, we're delighted to reveal our Hay Festival Book of the Year 2022 is... Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

Hay Festival Faces

Billie Charity i Hay Festival Foundation Ltd

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our Book of the Month for November 2022 is a visual record of this year's spring event, our first in-person for three years, from acclaimed photographer Billie Charity.

In Isolation: Dispatches from Occupied Donbas

Stanislav Aseyev

17,95 鈧

Our October 2022 Book of the Month illuminates the war in Ukraine with dispatches from the Donbas, a special selection as we partner the country's biggest book festival, Lviv BookForum.

Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum

9,99 鈧 9,49 鈧

Our Book of the Month for September 2022 is a special collection of ten stories from ten Latin American writers, inspired by the narratives about our past that we create through museums.

All The Lovers In The Night

Mieko Kawakami

14,99 鈧 14,24 鈧

Our August 2022 Book of the Month is the third novel from internationally bestselling author Mieko Kawakami.

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet

George Monbiot

20,00 鈧 19,00 鈧

Our Book of the Month for July 2022 was one of the most talked about titles at Hay Festival 2022. Regenesis is a breathtaking first glimpse of a new future for food and for humanity.

Drift: A story of love, magic and the irresistible lure of the sea

Caryl Lewis

14,99 鈧 14,24 鈧

Our June 2022 Book of the Month is the debut English language novel from one of Wales' most accomplished writers.

Welsh (Plural): Essays on the Future of Wales

12,99 鈧 12,34 鈧

Our Book of the Month for May 2022 is one very close to our hearts. Edited by a trio of former Hay Festival Writers at Work participants, Welsh (Plural) invites writers to consider the future of Wales and their place in it.

Paradais

Fernanda Melchor

10,99 鈧 10,44 鈧

Our Book of the Month for April 2022 comes from one of our most thrilling new writers. Paradais explores the explosive fragility of Mexican society.

The Instant

Amy Liptrot

14,99 鈧 14,24 鈧

Our March 2022 Book of the Month is is an unapologetic look at the addictive power of love and lust from the author of the bestselling The Outrun.

Ulysses

James Joyce

20,00 鈧 19,00 鈧

Marking 100 years since its first publication, our February 2022 Book of the Month is James Joyce's Ulysses, now in a beautiful Clothbound Classics centenary edition.

Free Love: 'So real and humane and utterly transporting' - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

Tessa Hadley

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our January 2021 Book of the Month comes from Tessa Hadley, bestselling author of Late in the Day and The Past. Free Love is a compulsive new novel about one woman's sexual and intellectual awakening in 1960s London.

Real Estate: Living Autobiography 3

Deborah Levy

10,99 鈧 10,44 鈧

After hundreds had their say, we're delighted to reveal our Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021 is... Real Estate by Deborah Levy.

Bewilderment: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

Richard Powers

18,99 鈧

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, our Book of the Month for October Bewilderment is the latest novel from Richard Powers. His last book, The Overstory, was an international sensation, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Country of Others

Leila Slimani

14,99 鈧 14,24 鈧

Our Book of the Month for August 2021 sees novelist Le茂la Slimani follow up her bestsellers Lullaby and Adele with a novel about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country鈥檚 fight for independence.

The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness

Suzanne O'Sullivan

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our July 2021 Book of the Month sees neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan explore 'psychosomatic illnesses', travelling the world collecting fascinating stories of culture-bound syndromes.

Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a'r Ceffyl

Charlie Mackesy

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our November Book of the Month sees acclaimed poet and Hay Festival fellow Mererid Hopwood translate an extraordinary Welsh edition of Charlie Mackesy's bestselling The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, bringing its inspiring message to readers in Welsh for the first time.

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

Jordan Ellenberg

20,00 鈧

Our Book of the Month for June 2021 is from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong. Shape is a hugely entertaining exploration of the geometry that underlies our world, revealing the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face, from the spread of coronavirus to rise of machine learning.

China Room: The heartstopping and beautiful novel, longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

Sunjeev Sahota

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our May 2021 Book of the Month is Sunjeev Sahota's multigenerational novel of love, oppression, trauma and the pursuit of freedom, inspired in part by the author's own family history. China Room twines together the stories of a woman and a man separated by more than half a century but united by blood.

Male Tears

Benjamin Myers

16,99 鈧

Our Book of the Month for April 2021 is a debut collection of short stories from Benjamin Myers investigating modern masculinity in all its many and varied forms.

What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract

Minouche Shafik

18,99 鈧 18,04 鈧

Our March 2021 Book of the Month sees LSE director Minouche Shafik offer lucid and accessible new answers to age-old questions and equips every reader to understand and play their part in the urgent and necessary transformation ahead.

Light Perpetual: 'Heartbreaking . . . a boundlessly rich novel.' Telegraph

Francis Spufford

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our Book of the Month for February 2021 comes from the winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize with a novel of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting.

Poor

Caleb Femi

9,99 鈧 9,49 鈧

Our Book of the Month for November 2020 sees Caleb Femi combine poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in twenty-first century Peckham.

Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths

Natalie Haynes

20,00 鈧

Our October 2020 Book of the Month is a long overdue take on the Greek Myths, putting the women of those stories on equal footing with the menfolk.

Men Who Hate Women: From incels to pickup artists, the truth about extreme misogyny and how it affects us all

LAURA BATES

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

Our Book of the Month for September 2020 is an urgent and groundbreaking study that exposes the vast misogynist networks and communities online. It鈥檚 a deep dive into the worldwide extremism nobody talks about.

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

18,99 鈧 18,04 鈧

Our August 2020 Book of the Month is the latest novel from Matt Haig, a poignant story about regret, hope and forgivenes

The Half-God of Rainfall

Inua Ellams

10,00 鈧 9,50 鈧

Our Book of the Month for July 2020 is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge.

Hamnet: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 - THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER

Maggie O'Farrell

9,99 鈧 9,49 鈧

Our June 2020 Book of the Month is a stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, a lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard鈥檚 only son.