Hay Festival Book of the Month

Hay Festival's Book of the Month is our monthly recommendation of a title we've loved and think holds added resonance today. While many recommendations celebrate the new, this is a chance to celebrate great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry – new and old – that reaches through time to touch the present.

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!

Hay Festival Book of the Month
Americanah

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

£8.99
 
Athelstan

Athelstan

by Tom Holland

£4.99
 
Behold, America

Behold, America

by Sarah Churchwell

£9.99
 
Beloved

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

£9.99
 
Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

by Jokha Alharthi

£8.99
 
Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods

Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods

by Tishani Doshi

£9.95
 
House of Names

House of Names

by Colm Tóibín

£8.99
 
How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

£6.99
 
Pearl

Pearl

by Simon Armitage

£14.99
 
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

£8.99
 
The Old Ways

The Old Ways

by Robert Macfarlane

£9.99
 
The Road Home

The Road Home

by Rose Tremain

£8.99
 
Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve

by Elif Shafak

£8.99
 
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson

£9.99