#readtogether

#readtogether

Hi everyone!
We hope you are staying safe during these times. Book Depository has put together a series of great reading sessions to help keep you entertained at home. We have an exciting list of authors reading especially for you until the 5th of May! Stay tuned for the full programme via this page and social media channels.
We'd like to hear from you as well! So please join us with your own reading session tagging us at #readtogether
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Tuesday 5th May

Veronica Henry
Veronica Henry

Veronica Henry reads from...
A Wedding at the Beach Hut

Escape to Everdene Sands, where the sun is shining - but is the tide about to turn?

Robyn and Jake are planning their dream wedding at the family beach hut in Devon. A picnic by the turquoise waves, endless sparkling rose and dancing barefoot on the golden sand...

But Robyn is more unsettled than excited. She can't stop thinking about the box she was given on her eighteenth birthday, and the secrets it contains. Will opening it reveal the truth about her history - and break the hearts of the people she loves most?

As the big day arrives, can everyone let go of the past and step into a bright new future?

A Wedding at the Beach Hut

A Wedding at the Beach Hut

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Tuesday 5th May

Craig Smith
Craig Smith

Craig Smith sings...
The Wonky Donkey

Based on the popular song, The Wonky Donkey has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey?

This hilarious picture book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!

The Wonky Donkey

The Wonky Donkey

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Monday 4th May

John Marrs
John Marrs

John Marrs read from...
What Lies Between Us

Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.

They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the past.

Every other night, Maggie and Nina have dinner together. When they are finished, Nina helps Maggie back to her room in the attic, and into the heavy chain that keeps her there. Because Maggie has done things to Nina that can't ever be forgiven, and now she is paying the price.

But there are many things about the past that Nina doesn't know, and Maggie is going to keep it that way--even if it kills her.

What Lies Between Us

What Lies Between Us

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Monday 4th May

Catherine Bybee
Catherine Bybee

Catherine Bybee read from...
My Way To You

A woman's journey through tragedy leads to the discovery of love in a novel about hope and survival by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair's family home, it's just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents' untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn't spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain...

My Way To You

My Way To You

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Sunday 3rd May

Pavana Reddy
Pavana Reddy

Pavana Reddy read from...
Where Do You Go Alone

In 1977, Voyager I was sent into interstellar space on a mission to reach a star 17.6 light-years from Earth. Included on the spacecraft was the Golden Record, or planet Earth's musical "message in a bottle", consisting of sounds and images selected to represent the life and diversity of our planet. The music chosen to be on this interstellar mixtape was handpicked by Carl Sagan and includes the likes of Guan Pinghu, Louis Armstrong, and Blind Willie Johnson. When I first listened to this record, one particular song which stood out for me among the rest was written by a singer from a remote hilly village in the heart of Goa known as Kesarbai Kerkar – a woman whose legacy on Earth has literally "crumbled to dust”, while her voice still lives on far away among the stars.

Kesarbai's raga, "Jaat kahan ho, akeli gori" was launched into space the same year she died...

Where Do You Go Alone

Where Do You Go Alone

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Sunday 3rd May

Nick Alexander
Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander read from...
You Then, Me Now

She's given her daughter everything. Now it's time to give her the truth.

Becky's father is not just absent: he's a mystery, a gaping hole in her past. He died before she was born and for her mother, Laura, the subject is strictly off-limits. But when Laura books an unexpected trip to Greece, Becky decides to join her, determined to get closer to her mother--and to the truth.

As they make their way to the beautiful island of Santorini, it becomes clear that this holiday is not as impulsive as Becky thought. Laura's hiding something from her daughter--and she's been hiding it for as long as Becky can remember. Laura has been here before, and that last visit holds the answers to Becky's past.

But Laura's memories of that first trip are tinged with pain and heartbreak, secrets she's kept buried for twenty-five years. Now, with the truth emerging into the sunlight at last, can mother and daughter lay the ghosts of their past to rest and find the happiness they've both been looking for?

You Then, Me Now

You Then, Me Now

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Saturday 2nd May

Greg James and Chris Smith
Greg James & Chris Smith

Greg James & Chris Smith read from...
Kid normal and the final five

The epic conclusion to the awesome, award-winning, bestselling, super-charged KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris Smith.

Murph Cooper is famous... and he's not happy about it.

Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes used to save the day in secret. But suddenly everyone knows who they are.

Oily villain Nicholas Knox has told the public that superheroes are dangerous. He wants to lock them all up and take over the world! *Cue evil cackling*

Murph must expose Knox's evil plan, or the world of heroes is doomed forever!

Kid normal and the final five

Kid normal and the final five

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Friday 1st May

Melinda Leigh
Melinda Leigh

Melinda Leigh reads from...
Cross her heart

A homicide detective's violent family history repeats itself in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh's novel of murder, secrets, and retribution.

For more than twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has tucked away the nightmarish childhood memories of her parents' murder-suicide...Until her younger sister, Erin, is killed in a crime that echoes that tragic night: innocent witnesses and a stormy marriage that ended in gunfire. There's just one chilling difference. Erin's husband, Justin, has vanished.

BBree knows how explosive the line between love and hate can be, yet the evidence against her troubled brother-in-law isn't adding up. Teaming up with Justin's old friend, former sheriff's investigator and K-9 handler Matt Flynn, Bree vows to uncover the secrets of her sister's life and death, as she promised Erin's children. But as her investigation unfolds, the danger hits close to home. Once again, Bree's family is caught in a death grip. And this time, it could be fatal for her.

Cross her heart

Cross her heart

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