LOCKDOWN READS TO GET LOST IN!

Lockdown Reads

Getting lost in a good book can feel like being transported to another place and time, so if lockdown is getting you down then why not treat yourself to something new?

Waterstones and The Works at the Bridges has a huge selection of titles to choose from, so here are our top recommendations for the fascinating stories to get lost in next.

Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux

We may be used to seeing Louis Theroux coax details out of his subjects, but this time the focus is on the presenter himself. Covering parenthood, travels and his amazing career, find out how he went from a budding journalist to one of the most recognisable faces on British TV.

Price £7.49 at Waterstones
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Troy by Stephen Fry

Fans of Stephen Fry’s retellings will love his newest release, which focuses on one of the most famous Greek myths. A story of war, heroism, love, despair and revenge, it’s sure to have you gripped from the first pages to the very end.

Price £20 at Waterstones
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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Two flatmates who share a room, but never meet due to one working night shifts and the other holding down a regular 9-5, is the perfect recipe for a romcom. Throw in an ex-boyfriend, challenging clients and a brother in prison and you have a really engaging novel with a heartwarming centre.

Price £7.49 at Waterstones
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

If you’re looking for a novel full of twists and turns then a classic Agatha Christie tale might be just what you’re looking for. This famous murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seat while you wait for Poirot to put together the pieces and solve the crime.

Price £8.99 at Waterstones
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The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis

Being indoors so much over the last year has meant that many of us have had more time than ever to keep up with Netflix’s latest releases. If The Queen’s Gambit was one of the series you found yourself bingeing, why not immerse yourself back into that world and give the novel a try?

Price £4 at The Works
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The Yorkshire Forager by Alysia Vasey

Alysia Vasey’s story is one that can be traced back all the way to a tale of survival during the Second World War, which served as a catalyst for her family’s vast knowledge of edible plants. Now, one of the UK’s leading foragers with many of the country’s top restaurateurs among her clients and friends, she is sharing her fascinating life for the first time in her debut book.

Price £20 at Waterstones
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The Shining by Stephen King

One of Stephen King’s earliest novels and one of his most famous, The Shining stills stands the test of time more than forty years after it was first published. With an isolated location, a young family and dark supernatural forces, it’s not difficult to see why the author has been dubbed the King of Horror.

Price £6.99 at The Works
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The classics can seem daunting but many of them tackle the same themes we read today, including class, gender, religion and feminism. Jane Eyre revolutionised the literary world when it was published, so it’s a great one to start with.

Price £7.99 at Waterstones
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The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous murderers in British history, but what about the lives of the women he killed? The Five is one that true crime fans won’t want to miss, shifting the narrative away from the murderer and shining a spotlight on the lives of his victims.

Price £7.99 at Waterstones
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Rather than asking you to figure out who committed the crime, this novel asks its reader to consider why they did it. Revealing a murder by a group of friends in the very first pages, the rest of the story explores the events leading up to the killing and their attempts to pick up the pieces afterwards.

Price £5.99 at The Works
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*All prices correct at date of publishing.