Book of the Month

By Give a Book

Book of the Month

By Give a Book

To promote and inspire reading, each month we invite a special guest to recommend a book. This can be the children's book that first inspired them to read or a book that has particularly meant something to them. 


Book of the Month titles are then sent to our various projects to enjoy - and now you can enjoy them too! 


We've received recommendations from a number of inspiring individuals including Dame Penelope Wilton, Neil Gaiman, Russell Brand and Cathy Rentzenbrink.  


Take a look at our eclectic mix of monthly recommendations and purchase your copies below!

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by The Leviathans Reading Group at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

The Leaf Thief

Alice Hemming and Nicola Slater

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Pupils at Longwood Primary School

In Love with the World: What a Monk Can Teach You About Living from Nearly Dying

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

£10.99 £10.44

Recommended by Rory Stewart

Life in the Balance: A Doctor’s Stories of Intensive Care

Dr Jim Down

£18.99 £18.04

Recommended by Alastair Campbell

Address Book

Neil Bartlett

£10.99 £10.44

Recommended by Patrick Gale

The Joys of Motherhood

Buchi Emecheta

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Stephen Buoro

Chain-Gang All-Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

£18.99 £18.04

Recommended by Max Porter

Tell No-One About This: Collected Short Stories 1975-2017

Jacob Ross

£14.99 £14.24

Recommended by Bernardine Evaristo

The Salt Eaters

Toni Cade Bambara

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Ben Aaronovitch

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

£6.99 £6.64

Recommended by Sarah Waters

Book Thief

Markus Zusak

£8.99 £8.54

Recommended by James Patterson, Author

Jane Eyre (Easy Classics)

Charlotte Bronte

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Elizabeth Buchan, Author

The Gallows Pole

Benjamin Myers

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Ralph Ineson, Actor & Narrator

Things Fall Apart: A Novel

Chinua Achebe

£8.99 £8.54

Recommended by Ronke Phillips, Senior News Correspondent

Not Now, Bernard

David McKee

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Kes Gray, Children's Author

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

£14.99 £14.24

Recommended by Edna O'Brien, winner of The Pleasure of Reading Prize, 2022

The Bronte Sisters (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): Three Novels

Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte, et al.

£35.00 £33.25

Recommended by Edna O'Brien, winner of The Pleasure of Reading Prize, 2022

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Edna O'Brien, winner of The Pleasure of Reading Prize, 2022


Toni Morrison

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Louise Doughty, Author

Numbers in the Dark

Italo Calvino

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Hisham Matar

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds and Chris Priestley

£8.99 £8.54

Recommended by Ali Smith, Author

Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

£10.99 £10.44

Recommended by Mick Herron & Neil Gaiman


Yaa Gyasi

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Cathy Rentzenbrink, Author

The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books that Inspired Them

Lady Antonia Fraser

£14.99 £14.24

Recommended by Give a Book

Prisoner Of Love

Jean Genet

£23.00 £21.85

Recommended by Ahdaf Soueif

All Passion Spent

Vita Sackville-West

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Joanna Lumley

The Leopard: Vintage Quarterbound Classics

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Colin Firth

The Beginning of Spring

Penelope Fitzgerald

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Julian Barnes

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Matt Smith


Steve Tesich

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Howard Jacobson

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Richard Holmes

£14.99 £14.24

Recommended by Martin Rees

Love and Summer

William Trevor

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Lady Antonia Fraser, Give a Book Patron

Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Frederick Forsyth

The Sea, The Sea

Iris Murdoch

£10.99 £10.44

Recommended by Jude Law

About Love and Other Stories

Anton Chekhov

£8.99 £8.54

Recommended by William Fiennes

The Summer Book: A Novel

Tove Jansson

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Esther Freud

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Felicity Kendall

The People's War: Britain 1939-1945

Angus Calder

£20.00 £19.00

Recommended by Sir Richard Eyre

Uncle Fred in the Springtime: (Blandings Castle)

P.G. Wodehouse

£9.99 £9.49

Recommended by Rowan Atkinson

First Love

Ivan Turgenev

£10.99 £10.44

Recommended by Jung Chang

Don Juan

Lord Byron

£16.99 £16.14

Recommended by Peter Stothard

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Eden Rickson, Student

The Once and Future King

T. H. White

£12.99 £12.34

Recommended by Zoë Wanamaker, Actor

The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

John Lahr and Kenneth Tynan

£16.99 £16.14

Recommended by Anne Robinson, Presenter

Finn Family Moomintroll: 75th Anniversary Edition

Tove Jansson

£7.99 £7.59

Recommended by Philip Pullman, Author

Love That Dog

Sharon Creech

£6.99 £6.64

Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet, Writer, Musician

Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

£6.99 £6.64

Recommended by Eoin McLaughlin, Children's Author

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