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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstone’s Ballymena

Waterstone’s Bookstore Ballymena

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


1. The World's Worst Monsters - David Walliams

Number one bestselling book The World's Worst Monsters by David Walliams

2. It Ends with Us - Colleen Hoover

3. The Padre - Jennifer O'Leary

4. Common Decency - Susannah Dickey

5. Lottie Brook's Totally Disastrous School Trip - Katie Kirby

This week’s top 10 bestselling books

6. Diddly Squat: Til the Cows Come Home - Jeremy Clarkson

7. Five Survive - Holly Jackson

8. All the Broken Places - John Boyne

9. Rememberings - Sinead O' Connor

10. Secret Life of an Uncool Mum - Serena Terry


Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 2nd September at 12pm. We will be reading 'Geoffrey Gets the Jitters' by Nadia Shireen.

Geoffrey Gets the Jitters children’s book by Nadia Shireen

This book is from the beloved creator of Grimwood and Barbara Throws a Wobbler comes another side-splitting story with an important message, as the titular anxious pooch finds ways to stop worrying about school.

We look forward to seeing everyone there. There will also be colouring in afterwards!


Learned by Heart - Emma Donaghue

Learned by Heart book by Emma Donaghue

Inspired by the real-life diaries of Eliza Raine and Anne Lister - 'the first modern lesbian,' also known as Gentleman Jack - Donoghue's mesmerising historical novel is a tour de force of rich characterisation and period detail.

The Palace - Gareth Russell

The Palace book by Gareth Russell

From the kitchens of Henry VII to the coronation ball of Elizabeth II, Russell's immersive tour through the opulent rooms of Hampton Court brings countless historical figures and multiple eras to vivid life.

Abroad in Japan - Chris Broad

Abroad in Japan book by Chris Broad

From missile incidents to love hotels, Broad's hilarious and insightful travelogue of Japan is based on his numerous misadventures in the decade since he arrived to teach English.


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