Highest Rated Books

The books in this section have all been rated very highly by our reviewers. The books have an average rating of 4.5 or higher and the number of high rating reviews the book receives is also taken into account.

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics) (Penguin Classics)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  3 reviews

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith; Amos; their sons, Seth and Reuben; and Aunt Ada Doom. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Read what others have to say. The great parody of the overl ...

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Room (Picador)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  3 reviews

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners.

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The Magicians' Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy Book One: Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1 (Orbit)

4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars  from  3 reviews

The first novel in the bestselling Black Magician Trilogy.

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At the Sign of the Sugared Plum (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC)

4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars  from  3 reviews

An historical novel set at the time of The Great Plague in London. It conveys how the atmosphere in London changes from a disbelief that the Plague is anything serious, to the full-blown horror of the death carts and being locked up - in effect to die - if your house is suspected of infection.

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The Time Traveler's Wife (Vintage)

4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars4.7 Stars  from  3 reviews

This is the story of a love affair between Henry & Clare. They first meet when Claire is 6 and Henry is 36 but marry when Claire is 20 and Henry 28. Henry is a time traveller.

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The Woman In Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 (Ruth Galloway 8) (Quercus)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. When Ruth's friend Cathbad sees a vision of the Virgin Mary, in a white gown and blue cloak, in the graveyard next to the cottage he is house-sitting, he takes it in his stride. Walsingham has strong connections to Mary, and Cathbad is a druid after all; visions come with the job. But when th ...

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Eligible (The Borough Press)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They’ve come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home, and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development. Once they are under the same roof, old patter ...

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (Orbit)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I ne ...

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Chosen: An Alex Verus Novel (Orbit)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.' For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit m ...

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Station Eleven (Picador)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

DAY ONE The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. WEEK TWO Civilization has crumbled. YEAR TWENTY A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life ...

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Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel (Orbit)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation. But when a mysterious woman bursts into the Arcana Emporium one night with an assassin on her tail, Alex is thrown into a plot to revive a long-forbidden ritual. His old enemies are after the secret, as well as a Council mage named ...

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My Life in Houses (Vintage Digital)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

‘I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.’ So begins Margaret Forster’s journey through the houses she’s lived in, from that sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead, the Lake District ...

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