The July book of the month is the Costa Award winner and Waterstones Book of the Year ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney.

Here is a bit of information about the book to tempt you –

Marianne is the young, affluent, intellectual wallflower; Connell is the boy everyone likes, shadowed by his family’s reputation and poverty. Unlikely friends, and later lovers, their small town beginnings in rural Ireland are swiftly eclipsed by the heady worlds of student Dublin. Gradually their intense, mismatched love becomes a battleground of power, class, and the falsehoods they choose to believe.

Every month Manchester Libraries join Becky and her lunch-timers on the Becky Want Show on BBC Radio Manchester to discuss the latest bestsellers. We also buy extra copies of the books for your libraries in Manchester so that you can read along with us.

You can reserve a copy of the book and get it sent to your nearest library. All you need is your library card.

Tune in on Friday 26th to hear what we thought of Normal People. Becky would love to hear what you thought of the book as well. Tweet your review to her at @BeckyWant.