Our Books of the Month for June

From Communist Albania to Cambridge colleges; our pick of the month's best books

A soaring story of aviation, acting and ambition; a revealing peek behind the Iron Curtain at a Stalinist regime; deadly games in the hallowed corridors of Cambridge University; and empowering magical thrills in a scintillating children's fantasy. Enhance your June with our fantastic selection of fresh Books of the Month.


Fiction Book of the Month

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Mapping the lives of a fearless female aviator and an actor who portrays her on screen decades later, Great Circle is an expansive tale of passion and ambition from the author of the award-winning Seating Arrangements.

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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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Questioning the true nature of freedom in moving, thoughtful prose, Ypi's unflinching memoir documents a childhood in the shadow of the oppressive Stalinist Albanian regime and an adulthood in the uncertainty and tumult that followed the fall of Communism.

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Thriller of the Month

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From the bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes another sophisticated and hugely original literary thriller revolving around Cambridge classicists and secret societies.

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Children's Book of the Month

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A debut children's novel packed full of memorable characters, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun is the effervescent story of a British-Nigerian girl who discovers her curls have psychokinetic abilities and the thrilling adventures she undertakes with her new-found superhero friends.

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Scottish Book of the Month

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McIlvanney’s pioneering Laidlaw series of crime novels proved an immense inspiration to Ian Rankin and now the creator of Rebus completes his idol’s last, unfinished novel - and Laidlaw's origin story - in reverent yet typically compelling prose.

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Welsh Book of the Month

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A sobering examination of prejudice, justice and the dispensability of truth, The Fortune Men tells the story of Mahmood, a chancer and petty criminal who finds himself wrongfully charged for murder in 1950s Cardiff.

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Irish Book of the Month

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An absorbing new history of the Irish Civil War that brings home both the devastation wrought by the conflict and its troubled and complex legacy in gripping and highly informative prose.

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Books of the Month

Great Circle
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Maggie Shipstead
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The Maidens
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Alex Michaelides
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Free
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Lea Ypi
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The Dark Remains
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Ian Rankin
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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
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Tola Okogwu
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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The Maidens
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Alex Michaelides
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
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Amy Jeffs
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Still Life
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Sarah Winman
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The Magician
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Colm Toibin
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The Power of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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The Khan
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Saima Mir
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Sorrow and Bliss
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Meg Mason
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The Fortune Men
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Nadifa Mohamed
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Between Two Hells
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Diarmaid Ferriter
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The Appeal
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Janice Hallett
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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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Open Water
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Caleb Azumah Nelson
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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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Empire of Pain
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Patrick Radden Keefe
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