Richard and Judy Spring Book club

The StorytellerApple Tree YardA Commonplace KillingThe Rosie ProjectThe Never ListSisterlandLongbournRage Against The Dying 
 A cracking new list of Richard and Judy’s picks. They’re all in stock in Leeds Libraries so click the link if you want to reserve them.

This book is about Sage, who has a past she wants to hide, and an old man, Josef, whom she befriends. Josef has an ancient, evil secret which concerns Sage’s own heritage and past. Can she offer Josef redemption and forgiveness, as he begs her to? This is a gripping, terrific novel – worthy of Picoult at her best…Read More

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Happily-married, middle-aged Yvonne has a random encounter with a complete stranger while she is on a formal visit to the Houses of Parliament. Within minutes of meeting him in the cafeteria there, she is having raw, passionate sex in a secluded corner of the ancient building…Read More

A Commonplace Killing  by Sian Busby

A Commonplace Killing is exactly that – a grubby, tawdry sex murder committed in immediate post-war London. The author wonderfully re-creates the shabbiness, bombed-out, rationed-to-the-hilt atmosphere of the shattered capital and the grey, pinched lives of those who had survived Hitler’s war….Read More

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Laugh-out-loud funny, this brilliant, witty, and beguiling story. Don Tillman, a scientist and geneticist, has rampant Asperger’s Syndrome – but he doesn’t know it…Read More

The Never List by Koethi Zan

Two young women are kidnapped and imprisoned in a cellar for years by a psychopathic psychiatrist who uses them, and his other victims, for sadistic experiments…Read More

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

It’s an eerie tale of identical twin sisters who share a hidden gift. They are psychic, but one has chosen to bury her powers to lead a normal family life…Read More

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jo Baker writes utterly convincingly about the lives of servants labouring in the Longbourn of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. ..Read More

Rage Against The Dying by Becky Masterman

Another unbelievable chilling debut thriller. What makes it different is that the heroine, Brigid Quinn, is a 59-year-old retired FBI agent with a difficult past…Read More