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To celebrate the official start of the summer season we have put together a selection of our top recommended reads to see you through beach holidays, city breaks and those treasured evenings on your own sofa. Most are new releases that we love already but we couldn't resist throwing in a few well-thumbed classics.
We also have a couple of events coming up this month and we've mentioned some brand new books we are particularly excited about so read on and we hope to see you soon!
Sarah-Lou & Team

Our Summer Reads!
Sarah-Lou Recommends...

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
"This is my favourite book of 2019 so far! A love triangle like no other, the voices of the three main characters are woven together to tell this multi-layered story of injustice and human frailty giving the reader a real and emotionally charged sense of life as a person of colour in the USA.

Other top picks
 Convenience Store Woman (Sayaka Murata, £8.99) and Queenie (Candice Carty-Williams, £12.99)

Kelsey Recommends

All Among the Barley
by Melissa Harrison

"In the Autumn of 1933, fifteen-year-old Edie Mather watches as a bold woman from the city arrives intent on recording the fading traditions of rural England. Harrision is an exquisite writer resulting in a powerful, relevant story with an unexpected ending."

Other Top Picks
Rough Magic (Lara Prior-Palmer, £16.99)
Anthology (Lochaber Writers Group, £6.99)
Esther Recommends

The Silence of the Girls 
by Pat Barker

"A retelling of The Iliad that brings the women of the Trojan War to the forefront of the narrative. A subversive take on the age old story, its main theme is that of survival. While their voices are silenced and their names forgotten, these women persist; they survive."

Other Top Picks 
Circe (Madeline Miller, £8.99) Spinning Silver (Naomi Novik, £8.99)
Alice Recommends

Normal People

by Sally Rooney
"Set in Ireland, the story follows Connell and Marianne through high school and university. Their ever-changing relationship is depicted in subtle yet striking prose, and Rooney captures the beauty and fallibility of being young and in love with depth and sensitivity."

Other top picks  
Any Human Heart (William Boyd, £8.99) and Where the Crawdads Sing £14.99 (Delia Owens)
Ruairidh Recommends

Good Omens
by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman 

"This iconic book was a fantastic read and is impossible to put down! The two main characters create a spectacular fission of clashed personalities and comedic menace that has been enjoyed for years."

Other top picks
 Heroes (Stephen Fry, £8.99) and Boom (Bob Berman, £9.99)
Just Landed...

This Is Not A Drill

An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

Time is running out and this is our last chance to do something about the global climate and ecological emergency. Once you finish this you will have become an Extinction Rebellion activist.


P.S. We are still giving a free copy of Greta Thunberg's No One is Too Small to Make a Difference with each copy bought in store.


The People's Favourite Poems

by Gary Dexter

The truly unique and remarkable real life story of Dexter who, when losing his sight, decided to learn 100 poems and earn his living reciting them to people on the street. 

Extra points for a spectacular cover!


Notes from a Public Typewriter

edited by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Ubertt

What would happen if you placed a typewriter in a public space and let fingers tap freely? Find out in this brilliant little book from the Literati Bookshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Up Coming Events at the Highland Bookshop
Please note these events are all hosted in our upstairs event space.
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