BOOKMARK Books of the Month

We started providing Book of the Month recommendations in November 2019 - we hope you enjoy them.

September 2020


The Bear Pit

The Bear Pit by S G MacLean

Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Sight Unseen by Sandra Ireland

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Guardians by John Grisham

Three Hours by Rosamund Lipton

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August 2020


The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

Silver by Chris Hammer

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold by Daniel James Brown

Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World by David Maraniss

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap

For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell by Duncan Hamilton

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July 2020


The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Indigo: In Search of the Colour that Seduced the World by Catherine McKinley

Violet by SJI Holliday

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Here is a list of all the Books we have reviewed:

Biography

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Children's

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends by Theresa Breslin and Kate Leiper

Crime Fiction

Violet by SJI Holliday

Fiction

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Dark Town by Thomas Mullen

Florida by Lauren Groff

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Redhead By The Side Of The Road by Anne Tyler

Silver by Chris Hammer

Summer by Ali Smith

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

The Phoenix of Florence by Philip Kazan

The Wolves of Levinsky Prospekt by Sarah Armstrong

Historical Fiction

Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce

The Bear Pit by S G MacLean

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

History

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair

Photography & Poetry

Edinburgh by Alan Wright with poetry by Gerda Stevenson

Poetry

Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope

Being Alive by Neil Astley

Moder Dy by Roseanne Watt

The Zoo of the New by Edited by Nick Laird and Don Patterson

Scottish Fiction

A Blood is Still by Douglas Skelton

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The End of the Line by Gillian Galbraith

The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson

The Other Bennett Sister by Janice Hadlow

The Professor of Truth by James Robertson

Young adult

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray