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

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


1. Aisling Ever After - Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen

This week’s number one bestselling book - Aisling Ever After by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen

2. The Boys from Biloxi - John Grisham

3. The Skeleton Key - Erin Kelly

4. The Twist of a Knife - Anthony Horowitz

5. Long Shadows - David Baldacci

This week’s top ten bestselling books

6. The Padre - Jennifer O'Leary

7. Again Rachel - Marian Keyes

8. Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook - Nathan Anthony

9. Good Vibes Good Life - Vex King

10. Tyger - SF Said


5 Ingredients Mediterranean - Jamie Oliver

5 Ingredients Mediterranean book by Jamie Oliver

Combining the concept behind Jamie's hugely popular 5 Ingredients with his abiding love for and knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine, this sensational cookbook serves up 125 flavour-packed, hassle-free recipes.

The Diary of a CEO - Steven Bartlett

The Diary of a CEO book by Steven Bartlett

The entrepreneur, podcast host and Dragon's Den star reveals the fundamental lessons he has learned in his business career in this insightful follow-up to Happy Sexy Millionaire.

Once Upon a Legend - Ben Miller

Once Upon a Legend book by Ben Miller

Marcus' attempts to get thrown out of Merlin's magical school go rather awry when he accidentally summons a mighty giant in this engaging fantasy yarn from the author of The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale.

Holly - Stephen King

Holly book by Stephen King

Holly Gibney - star of Mr MercedesFinders Keepers and The Outsider - returns in another chilling masterwork from Stephen King, as the eponymous investigator is drawn into the orbit of two sinister professors harbouring a terrifying secret.


Our next Saturday Storytime will be on Saturday 16th September at 12pm. We will be reading 'Ten Little Bugs' by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty.

Ten Little Bugs book by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

This book has  magical read-aloud sounds and lots of fascinating little details to spot, this joyous picture book of the Bug Hotel's Moonbeam Ball is a guaranteed hit for story time.

We will have fun colouring in afterwards as always. It is a completely free event with no need to book.


The next meeting of our Sci Fi and Fantasy Book Club will take place on Thursday 21st September at 7pm. We will be discussing 'Good Omens by Terry Prachett & Neil Gailman.

Good Omens book by Terry Prachett & Neil Gailman

We are a fun, informal group and especially welcome any newcomers!


Its back! Our popular Young Adult Book Club is back with a bang this September. Our first meeting back will be on Friday 28th September at 7pm. 

It's for the 13-18 year old age group, perfect for any teen who loves reading and wants to discuss books with like minded people.

Our first meeting back will be a casual one, we invite everyone to bring along your favourite book and we will discuss them. We will also have a fun Book based Quiz with prizes for everyone! Feel free to bring a friend with you. 


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