Something to Live For by Richard Roper

Council worker and model railway fanatic Andrew lives an enviable and cosy existence with his family, or so he would have his colleagues believe. Everything changes for him when Peggy comes to work in his department and his ordered life is thrown into chaos. 


Full of Andrew’s wry and funny observations, this is a mysterious and absorbing book, where we are reeled into the protagonist’s world, learning more about his life and the reasons he has ended up where he is. 


It’s a book about reaching out and allowing people in, about making connections and about taking risks. It’s about loneliness but above all, hope. 


An easy and entertaining summer novel, I would recommend the Libraries NI July ‘Book of the Month’ to readers who enjoyed books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. 

Submitted by Christine