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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstones Ballymena

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




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

2. It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover

3. Where The Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

4. Twisted Love - Ana Huang

5. Revenge - Tom Bower

6. Apples Never Fall - Liane Moriarty

7. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller


8. Beautiful World, Where Are You - Sally Rooney

9. A Fatal Crossing - Tom Hindle

10. Thursday Murder Club - Richard Oseman





• How To Go Plant Based - Ella Mills Woodward

This is a wonderfully accessible and deliciously curated how-to guide from Ella Mills Woodward(otherwise known as Deliciously Ella)is a perfect tool for putting together balanced meals. The perfect gift for the plant based friend in your life.


• Jane's Patisserie Celebrate! - Jane Dunn

Online baking sensation Jane Dunn returns with a delicious new volume that features seventy exclusive recipes for spectacular, celebratory bakes, as well as firm favourites from the blog, such as Mini Egg NYC cookies and Kinder Bueno cheesecake.


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

This book has consistently featured in our top 10 bestseller list for some time now, and it is easy to see why. it is an invaluable  collection of coping tips from clinical psychologist Dr Julie Smith that will empower the reader with an enhanced sense of resilience and control.



Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 27 August at 12pm.

We will be reading 'This Is Not A Unicorn!' by Barry Timms and Ged Adamson. 

This book is a bright, colourful and delightfully silly tale about a unicorn whose horn can change into the most incredible things, Timms’s picture book bursts with wit, wordplay and warmth. We look forward to seeing everyone there, this is a completely free event and there is no booking required.




We can now announce that Waterstone's exciting new Game of the Month is... Poetry for Neanderthals!

We have included some information about this game below to help you get to grips with how it all works. This game will be perfect for a rainy day, or indeed those cold dark evenings that are approaching...

Players: 2+

Ages: 7+

Gameplay: 15 minutes

Ideal for: fans of Taboo and Charades. You'll love this game if you love the game play of Pictionary and Articulate with the added challenge of only being able to use one syllable words.

Poetry for Neanderthals is a family-friendly party game similar to Taboo, where players earn points by getting their teammates to guess words and phrases. The catch is that you are only allowed to use single syllable words - if you use any words with more than one syllable, you will lose vital points and the other team gets to bop you with a two-foot inflatable club!



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