In need of inspiration for the month ahead? Check out Waterstones Orpington - books of the month for May.
For fans of fiction...
The End We Start From
The dystopian novel sees Britain covered by water as the protagonist gives birth to her child. As the country collapses, there's only one way forward - North.
Non-fiction book of the month
This is going to Hurt
Kay details his days as a junior doctor chronicling his journey from green enthusiasm to defeat. There's humour tinged with sadness as he details the message of a system that is fundamentally broken.
Thriller of the month
If We Were Villains
An epic Shakespearian tragedy filled with obsession, rivalry and murderous intent.
Children's Book of the Month
The House with Chicken Legs
Sophie Anderson, Melissa Castrillon
Baba Yaga is one of the world's oldest tales about seeking the ordinary and chasing the unknown. As Marinka is bound to a life of spirits, will she find what she's looking for?
Scottish Book of the Month
The Hidden Ways
From the Borderland to the Grampians Moffat walks in the footsteps of the past following the routes of medieval pilgrims and Jacobite marchers in an ever-changing Scottish landscape.