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Welcome to this week’s news, reviews, and ‘all-things-books’ latest from the team at Waterstone’s Ballymena!


1. It Ends with Us - Colleen Hoover

This week’s number one bestselling book It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

2. Too Late - Colleen Hoover

3. Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro

4. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides

5. Vivid Faces - R. F. Foster

This week’s Top 10 bestselling books

6. Game Changer - Cora Staunton

7. Gut - Giulla Endes

8. Just Like Everyone Else - Sarah Hagger Holt

9. A Game of Lies - Clare Mackinstosh

10. Dogman: Twenty thousand Fleas under the Sea - Dav Pilkey


Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 26th August at 12pm. We will be reading Pow! by Neil Clark.

Pow! Book by Neil Clark

This relatable picture book will help children to manage their worries, find their confidence within and shine like the stars they are! The playful characters, bouncy rhyming text and vibrant artwork make this the perfect book to enjoy together.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, there will be colouring in afterwards.


Our new Game of the Month is Dixit Disney!

Dixit Disney game

Applying the storytelling appeal of Dixit to the inspiring artwork of Disney and Pixar, this delightful game is creative fun for all the family.

Featuring enchanting Artwork by illustrator Natalie Dombois, this enchanting new addition to the Dixit family includes 84 cards, each based on one of 84 Disney and Pixar films. The Disney edition of Dixit is a standalone game that is fully compatible with the entire Dixit universe.

This game is exclusive to Waterstones until 14th September 2023.


The World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

The World's Worst Monsters book by David Walliams

The bestselling powerhouse that is David Walliams joins forces once more with talented illustrator Adam Stower for the latest hilarious and horrifying addition to the World's Worst series.

The Best Sleepover in the World - Jacqueline Wilson

The Best Sleepover in the World book by Jacqueline Wilson

Exploring themes of friendship, rivalry and family bonds, this heartwarming sequel to Jacqueline Wilson's classic novel Sleepovers sees Daisy try and organise a party her non-verbal sister will never forget.

Bosh! Meat - Harry Firth + Ian Theasby

Bosh! Meat book by Harry Firth and Ian Theasby

From chilli cheeseburger nachos to duck pancakes, the BOSH! boys serve up plant-based meals fit for a carnivore in their latest mouthwatering cookbook.


Rememberings - Sinead O'Connor

Rememberings book by Sinead O'Connor

Outspoken, provocative and enormously talented, singer Sinead O’Connor lived her life very much on her own terms and, in this forthright and considered memoir, she reveals all about stardom, motherhood and calling out hypocrisy.


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