July 2021: Books of the Month
Updated: Mar 17, 2022
A quality quartet of paperbacks to enjoy
By Karl Littlejohn, Store Manager, Waterstones Epsom
From a brilliantly crafted novel of mutual mistrust and fractured communities to a thought-provoking dissection of the exploitation of outrage, and from a fiendishly original crime thriller, to the brand new winner of the 2021Waterstones Children's Book Prize, fill your July with great reading, thoroughly recommended by Waterstones.
Fiction Book of the Month: Summerwater by Sarah Moss
Picture: The front cover of Summerwater / Credit: Waterstones
A profound novel from Sarah Moss the author of the highly acclaimed Ghost Wall, Summerwater is a bittersweet portrait of modern Britain, presented through the microcosm of a drab Scottish cabin park.
Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Outraged by Ashley 'Dotty' Charles
Picture: The front cover of Outraged / Credit: Waterstones
Exploring the insatiable taste for outrage in today’s world, Outraged by BBC presenter and DJ Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles calls for a return to civility in this brilliant, punchy book.
Thriller of the Month: The Appeal by Janice Hallett
Picture: The front cover of The Appeal / Credit: Waterstones
In The Appeal by Janice Hallett, a drama production and a fundraiser lead to murder in this fiendishly clever whodunit, presented as a series of documents – emails, messages and transcripts – that hold the keys to the mystery.
Children's Book of the Month: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
Picture: The front cover of A Kind of Spark / Credit: Waterstones
When Addie decides to memorialise the victims of the historic witch trials that took place in her hometown, she hopes to change the way her neighbours see her. The Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner 2021, beautifully judged and peppered with wit and compassion, A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll, is truly inspirational reading.
Buy the Books
To purchase any of these July Books of the Month you can pop into Waterstones on Epsom High Street and speak to manager, Karl Littlejohn, or contact the store via its website and other media.