There is encouragement to look to what lies under our noses and beneath our feet in September’s reading highlights. In the mix is a winding tale of lost children and found secrets, a stark warning of climate change crisis, an impeccably crafted psychological thriller and an absolute treat of a shaggy dog story.
Fiction Book of the Month – Once Upon a River from Diane Setterfield
Secrets and stories converge by the banks of the meandering Thames in a beguiling novel of love and lost children from the author of The Thirteenth Tale.
Non-Fiction Book of the Month – The Uninhabitable Earth from David Wallace-Wells
Unflinchingly frank and unapologetically apocalyptic, journalist David Wallace-Wells’ transformative book is a game-changing assessment of climate change.
Thriller of the Month – The Wych Elm from Tana French
Tana French takes the psychological thriller into knotty new territory for a gripping tale tracing one man’s descent into paranoia, suspicion and agonising self-doubt.
Children’s Book of the Month – I, Cosmo from Carlie Sorosiak
Follow canine hero Cosmo as he attempts to dance his way to victory and save his family on the way in this witty, moving animal classic.