It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood

Told from the perspective of the bookish, smart yet knowingly introverted Natalie, this witty, contemporary story of self-acceptance, friendship...

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The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

This superbly gothic book follows the stories of three women, each connected by the both subtle and overt ways male perpetrated violence hangs o...

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Fauna by Donna Mazza

Taking place in the near future, Fauna tells the story of a couple taking part in a first-in-human trial for a gene editing ...

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Bone Silence by Alastair Reynolds

"Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly" – Guardian  Book three of the Revenger Series! Revenger is one of my favour...

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

A fun, teen-friendly satire of the traditional superhero versus super-villain tale, complete with a trash-talking, shape-shifting sidekick whose...

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The Debatable Land by Graham Robb

A fascinating look at a part of the world that remained lawless until surprisingly recently, and that remains inhospitable even today - surprisi...

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Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

I have recommended Sand Talk to everyone, ranging from education students (such as myself) to my 92 year-old grandfather. Yunkaporta writes as i...

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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

I really loved this book and was surprised that it was Reid’s debut novel. An important contemporary read about race, class, agenda and co...

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The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

The third book in the Cormac Reilly series sees Reilly in trouble at work (again). Peter Fisher has been shipped off to a small town where he me...

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In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

A literary triumph that unequivocally redefines what a memoir can be and do. I urge you to pick this up and flick through, to catch a glimpse of...

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Heartstopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman back at it again with one of the cutest, most wholesome teen relationships ever. This is part three of Nick and Charlie's story...

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The Wandering by Intan Paramaditha

The most ingenious, unique novel you may read all year, where you choose your own story as you travel across the world with a pair of magic red ...

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments was one of my favourite books of 2019, an essential read for lovers of The Handmaid's Tale. It explores...

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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Forget The Road and Blood Meridian, this book is, in my opinion, Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece. Set in Texas, straight-shooter Lewellyn st...

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Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Fun, punchy comic with gorgeous illustrations following the adventures of two gladiator space wives and their newly adopted kid as they rescue p...

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Doctor Who The Target Storybook

A fantastic read for all the Whovians out there! New adventures that follow all of our most beloved characters. It is always fun to read collect...

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The Ear by Piret Raud

Of all the Estonian children's book authors/illustrators you can think of, Piret Raud has to be among the best (definitely in the top ten). ...

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Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

This was my favourite book of 2019. An apocalyptic horror that some people (i.e. me) are calling a masterpiece.  Fans of the Stephen King&#...

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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Do you dream of working amongst the great writers, Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, Tolkien, Bronte? Read this book. Do you hold onto the roman...

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Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino blends cynical humour with empathetic optimism in a dazzling collection of essays about selfhood and identity that feel incredibly...

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