Here at Stock Services, we are very busy ordering and processing new Reading Group titles, for your enjoyment.  They are coming in thick and fast, and we hope you will love them as much as we do. There’s nothing better than seeing a trolley full of lovely, pristine new books!

So look out for these, when ordering your next group collection. Jan.



Aravind Adiga    Selection  Day

A moving and beautifully observed novel, of adolescence, ambition and self-realisation, of fathers and sons, set in contemporary Bombay, by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower.

Geraldine Brooks    The Secret Chord

The story of David, King of Israel, an utterly engrossing and unique novel. Geraldine Brooks is a truly marvellous writer.

Amanda Craig      The Lie of the Land 

“Part Trollope, part Jilly Cooper, and as satisfying a novel as I have read in years. It is a wickedly observant comedy of manners, very alert to the way we live now, but somehow never cruel or judgmental” Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent.

Kamel Daoud        The Meursault  Investigation 

“The Meursault Investigation is perhaps the most important novel to emerge out of the Middle East in recent memory…searing.”  Financial Times

Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt

Winner of the Goncourt du Premier Roman

Winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents

Winner of the Prix François Mauriac



Claire Fuller    Swimming Lessons

“Thrilling, transporting, delicately realised and held together by a sophisticated sense of suspense…more than matches the power of Fuller’s debut… Powerful, pleasing and pleasurable.” Sunday Times

Tessa Hadley      Bad Dreams & other Stories

In these gripping and unsettling stories, the ordinary is made extraordinary and the real things that happen to people turn out to be every bit as mysterious as their dreams.

Matt Haig         How to Stop Time

“A rollicking time-hopping fantasy . . . How to Stop Time will provoke wonder and delight” (Observer)

Mohsin Hamid      Exit West

An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope – a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination.



Susan Hill    The Travelling Bag and other Ghostly Stories

“Traditional ghost stories of wonderful elegance … Hill builds an atmosphere of creepiness in very few words; the pictures she creates in these stories are unforgettable.” (Kate Saunders,The Times)

Gail Honeyman     Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

An outstanding debut.

“A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping” Jojo Moyes

Bernard  MacLaverty     Midwinter Break

“Midwinter Break is a work of extraordinary emotional precision and sympathy, about coming to terms – to an honest reckoning – with love and the loss of love, with memory and pain… this is a novel of great ambition by an artist at the height of his powers” Colm Tóibín

Jon McGregor    Reservoir 13

“Fiercely intelligent. . . . [An] astonishing new novel . . . strange, daring, and very moving. . . . The book is a rare and dazzling feat of art.” –George Saunders, The Paris Review Daily



Sarah Moss     The Tidal Zone

A poignant, funny and engrossing exploration of family life centred around a cataclysmic event and its aftermath, from the author of Night Waking and Signs for Lost Children.

George Saunders   Lincoln in the Bardo

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017.

Poetic and unusual.

Elif Shafak      Three Daughters of Eve

“One of the most important writers at work today, Elif Shafak eloquently explores Turkey’s tumultuous present and past. Her magnificent latest moves between Istanbul and Oxford in a fascinating exploration of faith and friendship, rich and poor, and the devastating clash of tradition and modernity” (Independent)

Ali Smith    Autumn

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2017.

The first of four books about the seasons



Amor Towles   A Gentleman in Moscow

The Times book of the year 2017 “A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.” (Nick Rennison Sunday Times)

Colson Whitehead     The Underground Railroad

Winner of the Pullitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

This thrilling tale of escape from a Deep South plantation takes in terror, beauty and the history of human tragedy. “This uncanny novel never attempts to deliver a message – instead it tells one of the most compelling stories I have ever read. Cora’s strong, graceful hands touch on the greatest tragedies of our history” (Cynthia Bond, Guardian)