Our Books of the Month for January

From myth and magic to madness and mankind's departure; our pick of the month's best reads

An enthralling myth-retelling that illuminates the role of a Cretan princess, evocative analysis of the world's most uninhabited regions, edge-of-the-seat thrills in a creepy Alpine hotel, a compelling slice of Scottish noir and a bewitching adventure from an exciting new children's author. Welcome the new year with our engrossing selection of Books of the Month for January.


Fiction Book of the Month

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With her wonderfully executed debut that reimagines the classic tale of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur, Jennifer Saint joins the likes of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker in forging mesmerising retellings of ancient Greek myths from a female perspective.

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Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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A haunting journey through the world’s abandoned places, Flyn’s wide-ranging and reflective meditation on how nature continues in humanity’s absence is an eerie yet ultimately optimistic account of ecological diversity.

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Thriller of the Month

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Unexplained disappearances at a sinister hotel (and former sanatorium) in the Swiss Alps spell trouble for vacationing detective Elin Warner in Pearse’s disturbing closed-community thriller.

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Children's Book of the Month

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Magical milliners abound in this endlessly inventive and thoroughly charming debut about enchanted headwear, vanished ships and the dark rumblings of war.

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Scottish Book of the Month

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Historic blood feuds, vicious gangland bosses and corrupt coppers all coalesce in Lancaster's visceral, edge-of-the-seat Scottish police procedural .

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Welsh Book of the Month

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Both a meditative, enriching tour through the seasonal changes experienced in a lovingly tended garden and a memoir of life as a professional gardener and the curious relationships that such a position engenders, Seed to Dust bursts with lyrical prose and nuanced insight.

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Irish Book of the Month

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A blisteringly beautiful and raw portrait of vulnerability and destruction brought about by desire, Acts of Desperation announces the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction.

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The Appeal
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Janice Hallett
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Normal People
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Sally Rooney
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Hamnet
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Maggie O'Farrell
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Girl A
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Abigail Dean
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Circe
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Madeline Miller
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The Vanishing Half
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Brit Bennett
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Snow
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John Banville
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The Power of Geography
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Tim Marshall
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The Passenger
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Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
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The Manningtree Witches
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A. K. Blakemore
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The Wolf Den
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Elodie Harper
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River Kings
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Cat Jarman
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The Dinner Guest
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B P Walter
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The Castaways
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Lucy Clarke
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Why the Germans Do it Better
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John Kampfner
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Sapiens
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Yuval Noah Harari
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A Gentleman in Moscow
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Amor Towles
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Invisible Women
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Caroline Criado-Perez
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Amari and the Night Brothers
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BB Alston
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Slough House
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Mick Herron
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If We Were Villains
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M. L. Rio
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
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Gail Honeyman
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Summerwater
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Sarah Moss
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The Salt Path
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Raynor Winn
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