Recommended eBook titles for adults & young adults

Wed 29 Apr 2020

We have come up with a list of recommended eBook titles for adults and young adults to enjoy during this time at home. 

The Mirror and the Light. By Hilary Mantel

The third and final part of the Wolf Hall Trilogy. England 1536, Anne Boleyn is dead. Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors- the blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the Spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth. He only has his wits to rely on. His  robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person shed the past like a skin.

The Mirror and the Light (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 3) eBook ...

Blue Moon. By Lee Child

In a nameless city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian the other Ukranian, are competing for control. They had not counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.

 Blue Moon: (Jack Reacher 24): Child, Lee ...

This is going to Hurt. By Adam Kay. ( non fiction)

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. You work 97 hours a week. You make life and death decisions. Adam Kay's diary was written in secret after long days, sleepless nights and missed weekends. It is funny, moving and shocking. Everything you wanted to know about life on the hospital ward.

 This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor: Amazon ...

Spy. By Danielle Steel

1939 - Alexandra Wickham is a volunteer for the First Aid Corps. Her courage, intelligence and talent for languages do not go unnoticed. She is approached by MI6 to go undercover and work as a spy.

Spy by Danielle Steel

The Family Upstairs. By Lisa Jewell

In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They've been dead for several days.  Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets.

 The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of ...

Becoming. By Michelle Obama  (non fiction)

The memoir of Michelle Obama. A deep reflection and mesmerising storytelling where she invites readers into her world. Chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time at the world's most famous address.

 Becoming: Michelle Obama: Books

A Bit of a Stretch. By Chris Atkins. (non fiction)

The diaries of a prisoner. This is a brutally honest and horrifying account of the author's time spent in one of the worst prisons in the UK. Chris Atkins was sentenced to five years in prison for tax evasion and kept a diary during his time in Wandsworth Prison.

 A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner: ...

Woman in the Water. By Katerina Diamond

When a woman's body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find that she is still alive.but she won't disclose her name, or what happened to her- even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed....

 Woman in the Water: The gripping twisty new crime thriller of 2019 ...

A Minute to Midnight. By David Baldicci

Atlee Pine wants to find out what happened to her six year old twin sister, Mercy. She was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. During an enforced leave of absence she returns to where it all began hoping to find some answers. The trip turns into a roller coaster ride of murder, long buried secrets and lies.

 A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine, #2) by David Baldacci

Too Much Time. By Lee Child

A Jack Reacher short story. Jack Reacher, hero of no fixed abode finds himself on the wrong side of the law. He is minding his own business in a town in Maine when he sees a youth snatching a woman's bag and like a good citizen steps in to stop him.

Too Much Time: A Jack Reacher Short Story eBook: Lee Child: Amazon ...

You can download any of these books from Derby Libraries online eLibrary service.

If you’re already a member of Derby Libraries, you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our online services for free. If you’re not yet a member, you can join online as a temporary member, and you will get a card that remains valid until the libraries reopen. This means we all can make the most of the excellent facilities our Derby Libraries have on offer during this time.