Book of the Month

By Hay Festival

By Hay Festival

Our monthly recommendation of new books we think hold particular resonance today. Each month we host a free Q&A with the selected author over on our website - register over on our site now to join us.

Male Tears

Benjamin Myers

£16.98 £15.79

Our Book of the Month for April 2021 is a debut collection of short stories from Benjamin Myers investigating modern masculinity in all its many and varied forms.

What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract

Minouche Shafik

£18.98 £17.65

Our March 2021 Book of the Month sees LSE director Minouche Shafik offer lucid and accessible new answers to age-old questions and equips every reader to understand and play their part in the urgent and necessary transformation ahead.

Light Perpetual: from the author of Costa Award-winning Golden Hill

Francis (author) Spufford

£16.98 £15.79

Our Book of the Month for February 2021 comes from the winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize with a novel of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting.

All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

Ruth Coker Burks

£16.98 £15.79

Our January 2021 Book of the Month is the true story of a young, single mother who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis and who risks everything to give victims back their humanity.


Caleb Femi

£9.99 £9.29

Our Book of the Month for November 2020 sees Caleb Femi combine poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in twenty-first century Peckham.

Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths

Natalie Haynes

£20.00 £18.60

Our October 2020 Book of the Month is a long overdue take on the Greek Myths, putting the women of those stories on equal footing with the menfolk.

Men Who Hate Women: From incels to pickup artists, the truth about extreme misogyny and how it affects us all


£16.98 £15.79

Our Book of the Month for September 2020 is an urgent and groundbreaking study that exposes the vast misogynist networks and communities online. It’s a deep dive into the worldwide extremism nobody talks about.

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

£16.98 £15.79

Our August 2020 Book of the Month is the latest novel from Matt Haig, a poignant story about regret, hope and forgivenes

The Half-God of Rainfall

Inua Ellams

£10.00 £9.30

Our Book of the Month for July 2020 is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge.


Maggie O'Farrell

£8.99 £8.36

Our June 2020 Book of the Month is a stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, a lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard’s only son.

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