A profoundly affecting novella of subtle heroism in 1980s Ireland; literary tributes from a range of acclaimed writers; a pulsating game of deadly cat-and-mouse at high altitude; and a sinister selection of Christmas mysteries for children. Discover Waterstones’ breathtaking Books of the Month for November.
Fiction Book of the Month, Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, is set in a small Irish town. Following a coal and timber merchant confronted by the past, this magnetic tale of determination and quiet heroism from the author of Foster is as hopeful as it is haunting.
What Writers Read by Pandora Sykes is the Non-Fiction Book of the Month. It is a captivating, beautiful collection curated by the author of How Do We Know If We’re Doing it Right, in which a host of beloved authors from Nick Hornby to Derek Owusu and Ruth Ozeki to Marian Keyes reveal their favourite books.
Thriller of the Month, Breathless by Amy McCulloch, sees a journalist join a once-in-a-lifetime climbing expedition. But as thefts, accidents and ominous notes mount, the most dangerous threats seem to lie within the group in this gripping, high-altitude thriller from the author of The Magpie Society series.
Brimming with festive villainy, Children’s Book of the Month, The Very Merry Murder Club, is a joyous and unputdownable collection of Christmassy crime stories for young readers that boasts contributions from the likes of Robin Stevens, Elle McNicoll and Nizrana Farook.