Our Books of the Month for April

From the Land of the Rising Sun to a world of magical nature; our pick of the month's best reads

Across fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and children’s books, Waterstones Books of the Month spotlight the biggest and best fresh publications. Take a literary journey through the year with us and discover 2024’s most essential reads.

A brilliant study in the complexities of brotherhood, an entertaining education in Japanese culture, a startlingly original crime thriller, spectacular romantasy exploits and award-winning children's fiction; we proudly present our unmissable Books of the Month for April.


Fiction & Irish Book of the Month

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At once knife-sharp, tender and powerfully moving, Magee’s debut is a striking tale of poverty, love and trauma told through the lens of two working-class brothers in post-conflict Belfast.
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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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From missile incidents to love hotels, Broad's hilarious and insightful travelogue of Japan is based on his numerous misadventures in the decade since he arrived to teach English.
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Thriller of the Month

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Centring on a gloriously idiosyncratic titular protagonist reminiscent of Eleanor Oliphant, Nugent's ingeniously plotted murder mystery combines sly humour with edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book of the Month

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A thrilling fantasy epic that has taken BookTok by storm, Fourth Wing centres on the bookish Violet's attempts to become a dragon rider amidst the intrigue and deadly danger of the kingdom of Navarre.
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Children's Book of the Month

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A boarding-school runaway, a botanical genius and a seriously feisty cat must join forces to protect an enchanted verdant paradise from dark magic in Thomson's immersive fantasy.
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Scottish Book of the Month

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The scintillating sequel to Morrison's Bloody Scotland Crime Debut winner Edge of the Grave finds Dreghorn and McDaid embroiled in sectarian terrorism in 1930s Glasgow.
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Welsh Book of the Month

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Taut and suspenseful, Greene's stunning whydunnit set in the pines of the Pacific Northwest brings three people responsible for a decade-old murder back to the scene of the crime.
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Books of the Month

Abroad in Japan
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Chris Broad
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Fourth Wing
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Rebecca Yarros
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Strange Sally Diamond
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Liz Nugent
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Close to Home
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Michael Magee
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None of This is True
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Lisa Jewell
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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Gabrielle Zevin
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Greenwild: The World Behind The Door
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Pari Thomson
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Lessons in Chemistry
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Bonnie Garmus
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The Wager
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David Grann
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This Family
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Kate Sawyer
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Small Things Like These
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Claire Keegan
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Antarctica
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Claire Keegan
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Godkiller
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Hannah Kaner
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The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi
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S. A. Chakraborty
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Really Good, Actually
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Monica Heisey
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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brother. do. you. love. me.
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Manni Coe
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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Amor Towles
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Cleopatra and Frankenstein
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Coco Mellors
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Hercules: the Diary of a (Sort of) Hero
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Tom Vaughan
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The Future of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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In The Blink of An Eye
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Jo Callaghan
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The Drift
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C. J. Tudor
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Wandering Souls
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Cecile Pin
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