I’ve been invited to join a group of book bloggers who post regular features about new books coming out every month. This is very exciting for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, when I moved to London in 2000 one of my favourite places to regularly visit was the Waterstones in Piccadilly Circus. This was the largest bookstore I’d ever been in and I spent countless hours browsing through their shelves. Plus they hold fantastic author readings and events. So it’s an honour to be recommending new books for their customers now.

Secondly, the group of people I’ll be posting alongside are some of my favourite book bloggers out there. These include Simon of SavidgeReads & TheReaders, Naomi of TheWritesOfWomen, Kim of ReadingMatters, Nina of NotesFromTheChair, Gav of GavReads & AnUnReliableReader and Kate of AdventuresWithWords. Read about their full bios in our Bloggers Introductions on the Waterstones Blog.

My first choice went up on the Waterstones site today and I picked Olivia Laing’s very moving The Lonely City. Today’s post also includes some great recommendations from Naomi.

My brief thoughts on the Waterstones blog: https://www.waterstones.com/blog/waterstones-bloggers-the-lonely-city-the-living-and-more

Read my extended review here: http://lonesomereader.com/blog/2016/2/26/the-lonely-city-by-olivia-laing

So check in regularly at the Waterstones blog to see what we’re all recommending and buy books from this fantastic bookstore.

AuthorEric Karl Anderson