Our Books of the Month for February

From buildings of faith to oceans of the unknown; 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 compelling eco-thriller from a Booker-winning icon, the fascinating stories of Britain's churches, art history meets dark academia mystery, a powerful hymn to nature and the cosmos, and a children's adventure steeped in Chinese folklore; embrace our fantastic selection of Books of the Month for February.


Fiction Book of the Month

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries comes a dazzling psychological thriller about a guerrilla gardening group and their compromised existence working the land of an abandoned farm, rich in profound characterisation and prescient, thought-provoking themes.
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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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A thoroughly beguiling tour around the manifold riches of Britain's churches, Ross' immersive book ranges from unassuming parish to mighty cathedral and tells a defiantly human story of art, architecture, history and culture.
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Thriller of the Month

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Penned by an art history professor and combining the rich atmosphere of The Secret History with the sinister thrills of Ninth House, Hays' debut about a mysterious group of art researchers and an invaluable fifteenth-century tarot deck is a mesmerising dark academia classic in the making.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book of the Month

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Masterfully combining a cosmic quest with the intimacies of an individual life, MacInnes’ stunningly imaginative speculative novel sees a researcher of ancient algae make a discovery which will propel her on a journey across the universe.
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Children's Book of the Month

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Inspired by Chinese culture and folklore, the first instalment of McDermott's breathtaking fantasy series finds orphan Zhi Ging apprenticed to the Immortals and about to begin her magical training in an underwater realm.
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Scottish Book of the Month

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Steeped in intrigue and gothic atmosphere, McGill’s gripping debut takes inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to deliver a powerful and evocative tale of passion, ambition and old secrets exploding out into the open.
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Welsh Book of the Month

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Tracing the England-Wales border through breathtaking landscapes and contentious history, Parker's delightful and perceptive volume poses searching questions about identity, culture and political power.
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Irish Book of the Month

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From the acclaimed author of Star of the Sea comes a riveting, emotionally acute novel of resistance and rescue during the Second World War as an Irish priest prepares a daring mission in Vatican City from under the noses of the Nazis.
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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Gabrielle Zevin
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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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Godkiller
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Hannah Kaner
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Really Good, Actually
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Monica Heisey
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Antarctica
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Claire Keegan
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Small Things Like These
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Claire Keegan
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In The Blink of An Eye
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Jo Callaghan
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The Future of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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The Skeleton Key
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Erin Kelly
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Cleopatra and Frankenstein
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Coco Mellors
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Wandering Souls
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Cecile Pin
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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In Memoriam
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Alice Winn
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The Drift
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C. J. Tudor
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Agatha Christie
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Lucy Worsley
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The Bookseller of Inverness
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S. G. MacLean
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Trust
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Hernan Diaz
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The Golden Mole
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Katherine Rundell
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If We Were Villains
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M. L. Rio
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Prisoners of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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The Lost Rainforests of Britain
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Guy Shrubsole
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Wrong Place Wrong Time
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Gillian McAllister
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