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

Waterstone’s bookshop in Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena, County Antrim

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


THIS WEEK'S TOP 10...


1. Wonder Brothers by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


Waterstone’s Ballymena bestselling number one book Wonder Brothers by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

2. Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


3. House of Flame and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


4. Noah's Gold by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


5. The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith



This week’s top 10 bestselling books from Waterstone’s bookshop in Ballymena

6. Love Untold by Ruth Jones


7. The Lock Up by John Banville


8. Dog Man 6: Brawn of the Wild by Dav Pilkey


9. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff


10. In Ascension by Martin MacInnes



FEBRUARY BOOKS OF THE MONTH...


Fiction of the Month

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton


Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

A dazzling psychological thriller about a guerrilla gardening group and their compromised existence working the land of an abandoned farm.

Non Fiction Book of the Month

Steeple Chasing by Peter Ross


Steeple Chasing by Peter Ross

A thoroughly beguiling tour around the manifold riches of Britain's churches, Ross' immersive book ranges from unassuming parish to mighty cathedral and tells a defiantly human story of art, architecture, history and culture.


Science Fiction & Fantasy Book of the Month

In Ascension by Martin MacInnes


In Ascension by Martin MacInnes

Masterfully combining a cosmic quest with the intimacies of an individual life, MacInnes’ stunningly imaginative speculative novel sees a researcher of ancient algae make a discovery which will propel her on a journey across the universe.


Children's Book of the Month

Paper Dragons by Siobhan McDermott


Paper Dragons by Siobhan McDermott

Inspired by Chinese culture and folklore, the first instalment of McDermott's breathtaking fantasy series finds orphan Zhi Ging apprenticed to the Immortals and about to begin her magical training in an underwater realm.



Irish Book of the Month

My Father's House by Joseph O' Connor


My Father's House by Joseph O' Connor

From the acclaimed author of Star of the Sea comes a riveting, emotionally acute novel of resistance and rescue during the Second World War as an Irish priest prepares a daring mission in Vatican City from under the noses of the Nazis.


Thriller Book of the Month

The Claustros by Katy Hays


The Claustros by Katy Hays

Penned by an art history professor and combining the rich atmosphere of The Secret History with the sinister thrills of Ninth House, Hays' debut about a mysterious group of art researchers and an invaluable fifteenth-century tarot deck is a mesmerising dark academia classic in the making.



Young Adult Book Club


The next meeting of our Young Adult Book Club for 13-18 year olds will take place on Thursday 29th February at 7pm.


Lightlark book by Alex Aster

We will be reading ‘Lightlark’ by Alex Aster. Newcomers are especially welcome!

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