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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstones Ballymena

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




1. It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover


2. Devotion - Mickey Harte


3. Twisted Love - Ana Huang


4. Thursday Murder Club - Richard Oseman


5. Beautiful World, Where Are You? - Sally Rooney


6. Better Off Dead - Lee Child


7. The Worlds Worst Pets - David Walliams


8. Where The Crawdads Sing - Delia Owen


9. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? - Dr Julie Smith


10. How To Kill Your Family - Bella Mackie





Godmersham Park - Gil Hornby


From the author of the popular 'Miss Austen' comes her latest novel, 'Godmersham Park.'

A young governess takes up her post at the beautiful Godmersham Park, where she meets the intriguing and dashing Henry Austen, and also, Jane Austen herself...

This is a brilliant read, perfect for any fans of well written Historical Fiction. We have a gorgeous Waterstones Exclusive Edition, with a full colour landscape of Godmersham Park itself.




Adult Book Club


Adult Book Club will meet on Thursday the 7th July at 7pm, and will be discussing 'The Secret River' by Kate Grenville.

This is a historical novel set in 1806 when happily married William Thornhill makes a mistake and gets transported to New South Wales.... This novel is an international bestseller, and has proved popular with readers and critics alike, winning awards such as 'The Orange Prize' and The 'Commonwealth Writers' Prize.'


The Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club is for ages 13-18 and will meet on Friday the 15th July at 4pm. They will be discussing two shorter novels, 'Spin Me Right Round' by David Valdes and 'Truth Be Told' by Sue Divin.

‘Spin Me Round'  is a queer homage to the 'Back To The Future' when a knock to the head transports Luis Gonzalez  back to 1985 in order to save a young boy Chaz from being bullied.

The second book, 'Truth Be Told' is a brilliant novel centred on the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland, when two young girls, Tara and Faith realise their lives are very different but don't know why.

The Junior Book Club


The Junior Book Club is for ages 9-12 and will meet Friday the 22nd July at 4pm. They will be discussing 'Letters From The Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll.

This is a popular novel perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo. The novel takes place during the Second World War, and follows a young Olive carrying important correspondence in beautiful rural Devon.


Everyone will be made most welcome to any of our book clubs. We always appreciate new members!




Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 2nd July at 12pm.

We will be reading 'Milo's Monster' by Tom Percival. This is a part of the popular Big Bright Feelings series, when Milo meets a green- eyed monster who moves into his neighbourhood.

There will be some colouring-in afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!


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