Hay Festival Book of the Month

Every month we recommend a title we love and think holds added resonance today.

Throughout the month, we share interesting links and articles relating to our selection on social media using #HayBookOfTheMonth and invite you to get involved with questions and comments.

Over on Hay Player, a special playlist of talks to view online offer additional perspectives on the books from some of the greatest writers and thinkers around the world.

If you'd like to recommend a book for consideration, please email publicity@hayfestival.org. Happy reading!

Category
Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

by Jokha Alharthi

£8.99
Pearl

Pearl

by Simon Armitage

£14.99
Men Who Hate Women

Men Who Hate Women

by Laura Bates

£16.99
All the Young Men (signed copy)

All the Young Men (signed copy)

Ruth Coker Burks

£16.99
How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

£6.99
Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods

Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods

by Tishani Doshi

£9.95
The Half God of Rainfall

The Half God of Rainfall

by Inua Ellams

£10.00
Poor

Poor

by Caleb Femi

£9.99
The Mabinogi

The Mabinogi

by Matthew Francis

£10.99
The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

£16.99
Pandora's Jar

Pandora's Jar

by Natalie Haynes

£20.00
Athelstan

Athelstan

by Tom Holland

£4.99
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

by Judith Kerr

£6.99
The Old Ways

The Old Ways

by Robert Macfarlane

£9.99
Beloved

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

£9.99
Male Tears (signed copy)

Male Tears (signed copy)

by Benjamin Myers

£16.99
Americanah

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

£8.99

Hamnet

by Maggie O'Farrell

£20.00
The Sleeping Beauties

The Sleeping Beauties

Suzanne O'Sullivan

£16.99
China Room

China Room

Sunjeev Sahota

£16.99
Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve

by Elif Shafak

£8.99
Adèle

Adèle

by Leïla Slimani

£8.99
The Accidental

The Accidental

by Ali Smith

£8.99
The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

by Rebecca Solnit

£9.99
Light Perpetual (Signed Copy)

Light Perpetual (Signed Copy)

Francis Spufford

£16.99
House of Names

House of Names

by Colm Tóibín

£8.99
The Road Home

The Road Home

by Rose Tremain

£8.99
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson

£9.99
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

£8.99