Our Books of the Month for May

From the magical roots of Britain to the lure of a treasure island; our pick of the month's best books

An exquisitely witty take on mental health and modern life, a stunning repository of the myths beneath our feet, a gangland page-turner with the pace of a speeding bullet, and a cracking desert island yarn for children; say hello to our brilliant Books of the Month for May.


Fiction Book of the Month

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Tackling the issue of long-term mental illness with wit and candour, Mason’s remarkable novel takes a rounded, empathetic look at the condition through the experiences of a middle-aged woman who has struggled to find contentment in her adult life.

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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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Art historian and printmaker Amy Jeffs brings a fresh perspective to the mythology that flows through Britain for an enlightening, transporting survey of the stories that suffuse our landscape and have shaped its people.

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Thriller of the Month

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Following a young British-Asian lawyer who’s broken away from her family’s criminal background after her father’s murder, The Khan is a gripping and multifaceted crime thriller that explores the meaning of community and justice with breathtaking dexterity.

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Children's Book of the Month

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A group of children are stranded on an uninhabited island with a mysterious treasure map in this typically assured and delightfully funny tale from the author of Millions and Framed.

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Scottish Book of the Month

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The captivating story of a woman attempting to reconnect to her absent father through a book of fairy tales he wrote and dedicated to her, Block's engrossing debut touches on themes of family, loss and mental illness with immense skill and sensitivity.

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Welsh Book of the Month

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DCI Laura Hart’s new life on the peaceful Isle of Anglesey is disrupted by an all-too-familiar nightmare in McCleave’s gripping, edge-of-the-seat thriller loaded with atmosphere and chilling twists.

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Irish Book of the Month

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Following the privileged Cleverly family as they navigate the jungle of modern living, The Echo Chamber is a deliciously constructed story about reputation and presumption from the bestselling author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

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Books of the Month

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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Amy Jeffs
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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The Khan
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Saima Mir
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Noah's Gold
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Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Still Life
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Sarah Winman
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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The Magician
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Colm Toibin
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The Lost Storyteller
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Amanda Block
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The Power of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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Open Water
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Caleb Azumah Nelson
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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The Echo Chamber
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John Boyne
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The Appeal
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Janice Hallett
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Empire of Pain
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Patrick Radden Keefe
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
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Louie Stowell
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The Passenger
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Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
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The Last Bear
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Hannah Gold
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Greenwich Park
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Katherine Faulkner
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If We Were Villains
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M. L. Rio
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The Last Bear
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Hannah Gold
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Lean Fall Stand
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Jon McGregor
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Hamnet
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Maggie O'Farrell
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Spring Cannot be Cancelled
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Martin Gayford
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