Recommended Reads for April

April’s theme is to read a book with a connection to the seaside.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not try one of our staff recommended picks?


General Fiction

Susan Lewis – The Secret Keeper or Believe in Me

Rosanna Ley – Her Mother’s Secret

Philippa Ashley – Confetti at the Cornish Café

Kate Riordan – The Stranger

Debbie Macomber – Silver Linings

Marcia Willett – Seven Days in Summer

Ali McNamara – Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van

Juliet West – The Faithful

Ian McEwan – On Chesil Beach

Sarah Blake – The Guest Book

Jenny Colgan – The Endless Beach

Fern Britton – A Seaside Affair

Veronica Henry – The Beach Hut Next Door

Dorothy Koomson – The Brighton Mermaid

Lucy Diamond – The Beach Café

Libby Page – The Lido

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea

Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Graham Greene – Brighton Rock

Edward Marston – Murder on the Brighton Express

Elly Griffiths – The Zig-Zag Girl




Emma Rous – The Au Pair

Denise Mina – Conviction

Megan Miranda – The Last House Guest

Michele Campbell – A Stranger on the Beach




Graham Bartlett – Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton

Patrick Barkham – Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

Jane Struthers – Beside the Seaside: A Celebration of the Place We Like To Be

Raynor Winn – The Salt Path



Teen/Young Adult

Lu Hersey – Deep Water

Carl Hiaasen – Flush

Jenny Han – The Summer I Turned Pretty



Children’s Books

Gareth P. Jones – Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates: Rise of the Slippery Sea Monster

Sibéal Pounder – Bad Mermaids

Hans Christian Andersen – The Little Mermaid

Helen Dunmore – Ingo

Tom Avery – Not As We Know It

Philip Reeve – Oliver and the Seawigs

Julia Donaldson – The Snail and the Whale



Reserve your books to collect from your local library by visiting our library catalogue, or use our free Staff Select service if you’d like us to pick out some books for you!



Can you think of any books we’ve missed from our list? Get in touch by email or on Facebook!

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