Quick Reads 2024

6 new Quick Reads titles are out now!

Quick Reads 2024 are short books and great stories by bestselling authors, written in an accessible and easy to read style.

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Kia Abdullah, Those People Next Door
(abridged) (HQ, HarperCollins)

ISBN: 9780008654344
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Welcome to your dream home… meet your new neighbours… and prepare for the nightmare to begin…

Book cover of Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, Boys Don’t Cry
(abridged) (Penguin, Penguin Random House)

ISBN: 9780241688106
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The bestselling Noughts & Crosses author delivers a page-turning story of an ambitious A-level student Dante who unexpectedly finds himself carrying an enormous new responsibility.

Matt Cain, Game On
(Headline, Hachette)

ISBN: 9781035409730
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A media-averse footballer and a football-hating journalist discover a shared hidden passion – for each other – in this rollicking rom-com full of heart.

Book cover of Without Warning and Only Sometimes by Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal, Without Warning and Only Sometimes
(abridged) (Headline, Hachette)

ISBN: 9781035413683
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A poignant memoir painting a vivid portrait of cultural identity, family dynamics, and resilience in 1960s Birmingham.

Jo Nesbo, The Jealousy Man
(Vintage, Penguin Random House)

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Murder. Assassination. Revenge. A riveting and mysterious crime story, exploring the dark shadows of envy and betrayal.

Book cover of The Last Summer by Karen Swan

Karen Swan, The Last Summer
(abridged) (Pan Macmillan)

ISBN: 9781035029143
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Summer on St Kilda – a wild, remote Scottish island. Two strangers from drastically different worlds meet …

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