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Acton, Helly – The Couple

Adams, Jamie – The Fathers, the Sons and the Anxious Ghost

Adebayo, Ayobami – Stay With Me

Ahern, Cecelia – P.S. I Love You, Postscript

Akutagawa (and Others) – Three Japanese Short Stories

Albanese, Joe – Smash and Grab

Alderton, Dolly – Everything I Know About Love

Ali, Monica – Brick Lane

Allcott, Charlene – The Single Mum’s Wish List

Andrea, Jean-Baptiste – A Hundred Million Years and a Day

Angelou, Maya – I Know Why The Caged Birds Sings

Arikawa, Hiro – The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Atkinson, Kate – Transcription, Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Au, Maggie K.C. – Setting the World on Fire


Backman, Fredrick – My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologies

Baker, Joanna – Devastation Road, The Elsinore Vanish

Balding, Clare – Walking Home, The Ration Book Olympics

Bareilles, Sara – Sounds Like Me

Barnes, Adrian – Nod

Barnett, Laura – The Versions of Us

Barr, Emily – The One Memory of Flora Banks

Barrett, Kathryn – True Courage

Bartram, Peter – The Beach Party Mystery

Bassett, Tony – Smile of the Stowaway, The Lazarus Charter

Beagin, Jen – Pretend I’m Dead

Bellairs, George – A Knife for Harry Dodd, Corpses in Enderby

Bennett, S.J. – Murder Most Royal

Berg, Gretchen – The Operator

Bernadini, Ilaria – The Girls Are Good

Bloom, Rachel – I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

Bloom, Tracy – The Weekend Before the Wedding

Bourland, Barbara – I’ll Eat When I’m Dead

Boyle, Lucienne – Death Makes No Distinction

Boyne, John – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Braithwaite, Oyinkan – My Sister, the Serial Killer, The Baby is Mine

Brown, Amanda – The Prison Doctor

Brown, Craig – Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Brown, Hamish – East of West, West of East

Brown, Natasha – Assembly

Bryson, Bill – Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe

Burton, Jessie – The Muse, The Miniaturist


Cahill, Jennifer L. – One?

Callaghan, Helen – Dear Amy

Campbell, Michele – A Stranger on the Beach

Campbell, Sophie – Breakfast at Bronzefield

Camel, West – Attend

Camilleri, Andrea – A Nest of Vipers

Candlish, Louise – The Skylight

Cannon, Joanna – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Carey, M.R. – The Boy on the Bridge, The Book of Koli, The Trials of Koli, The Fall of Koli

Carson, Jan – The Fire Starters

Carter, Chris – Written in Blood

Carver, Will – Good Samaritans, Hinton Hollow Death Trip

Cavendish, Lucy – Jack and Jill

Channer, Josie – Diary of a Prison Officer

Chatwin, Bruce – In Patagonia

Chbosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Che Guevara, Ernesto – The Motorcycle Diaries

Chee, Alexander – The Weddings

Clarkson, Jeremy – Diddly Squat

Claypole White, Barbara – The Promise Between Us

Cleave, Chris – Little Bee, Incendiary

Cline, Emma – The Girls

Costello, Paulo – The Alchemist

Cousens, Sophie – This Time Next Year

Crane, Arlana – Mordecai’s Ashes

Croft, Adam – What Lies Beneath, On Borrowed Time

Crowe, Kevin – No Home in this World

Crowhurst, Anna-Marie – The Illumination of Ursula Flight


Davies, Michelle – Dead Guilty

Davis, Charlotte Nicole – The Good Luck Girls

Day, Elizabeth – Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong

DeFede, Jim – The Day the World Came to Town

deGrasse Tyson, Neil – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Denman, Candy – #YouToo

Dennison, Hannah – Dangerous Deception at Honeychurch Hall

Diamond, Lucy – Christmas at the Beach Café

Díaz, Junot – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul – The Reader on the 6.27

Didion, Joan – Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It as It Lays

Dix, Rose Ellen & Spaughton, Rosie – Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

Donnelly, Jennifer – Poisoned

Doshi, Avni – Burnt Sugar

Drewery, Kerry – The Last Paper Crane

Ducie, Elizabeth – Gorgito’s Ice Rink


East, Tara – Every Time He Dies

Ebershoff, David – The Danish Girl

Edwards, Kim – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Evaristo, Bernardine – Girl, Woman, Other

Everett, Felicity – The People at Number 9 , The Move


Fallon, Jane – Tell Me a Secret

Farnworth, Dan – 999 – My Life on the Frontline of the Ambulance Service

Farr, Romola – Bridge to Eternity

Fawkes, Richard – The History of the Musical

Ferrante, Elena – Troubling Love

Fielding, Helen – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Fielding, Joy – All The Wrong Places

Fields, Helen – Perfect Remains, Perfect Prey, Perfect Death

Fitzgerald, Penelope – The Bookshop

Flanders, Cait – The Year of Less, Adventures in Opting Out

Fletcher, Giovanna – Some Kind of Wonderful

Frazier, Ian – Gone to New York: Adventures in the City

French, Dawn – Dear Fatty

Friedan, Betty – The Problem That Has No Name

Frost, Claire – Living My Best Li(f)e

Fuller, Claire – Our Endless Numbered Days


Gaige, Amity – Sea Wife

Gannon, Emma – Olive

Gattis, Ryan – All Involved

Gayle, Mike – Wish You Were Here, The Man I Think I Know, The Hope Family Calendar, All the Lonely People

Gifford, Elisabeth – The Lost Lights of St Kilda

Gilbert, Elizabeth – Eat Pray Love

Gilligan, Ruth – The Butchers

Golding, William – The Lord of the Flies

Grant, Adam – Give and Take

Grant, Linda – Upstairs at the Party

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing


Haig, Matt – How to Stop TimeThe Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive, The Midnight Library

Haigh, Jennifer – Zenith Man

Halabi, Anna – Syrian Brides

Hall, Graeme – The Goddess of Macau

Halls, Stacey – The Familiars, The Foundling, Mrs England

Han, Jenny – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Hannah, Sophie – Haven’t They Grown

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train

Hayes, Hazel – Out of Love

Hayes, Terry – I am Pilgrim

Hazard, Leah – Hard Pushed

Heaberlin, Julia – Black Eyed Susans

Healey, Emma – Elizabeth is Missing, Whistle in the Dark

Heiny, Katherine – Early Morning Riser

Helle, Helle – This Should Be Written in the Present Tense

Heminsley, Alexandra – Running Like a Girl

Higashida, Naoki – The Reason I Jump

Hiraide, Takashi – The Guest Cat

Hoffman, Alice – Everything My Mother Taught Me

Hogan, Ruth – The Keeper of Lost Things, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Madame Burova

Holmes, Lucy-Anne – Just a Girl Standing in Front of a Boy

Hoover, Colleen – It Starts with Us

Hope, Anna – Expectation

Hughes, Egan – The One That Got Away

Hunter, Megan – The End We Start From

Hurley, Andrew Michael – Starve Acre


Ishikawa, Masaji – A River in Darkness


Jackson, Shirley – The Missing Girl, The Haunting of Hill House

Jackson, Stina – The Last Snow, The Silver Road

Jansson, Tove – The Summer Book

Jenkins Reid, Taylor – Daisy Jones and The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, Malibu Rising

Jennings, Luke – Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle

Jewell, Lisa – The Family Upstairs

John, Justine – Gilding of the Lily

Johnstone, Doug – A Dark Matter, The Big Chill

Jonasson, Jonas – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Joncour, Serge – Wild Dog

Jones, Sadie – The Snakes

Jones, Tayari – An American Marriage, Silver Sparrow

Joyce, Rachel – A Snow Garden and Other Stories


Kantaria, Annabel – The Disappearance, I Know You

Kapuscinski, Ryszard – An Advertisement for Toothpaste

Kawaguchi, Toshikazu – Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Kawakami, Hiromi – Strange Weather in Tokyo, Record of a Night Too Brief, The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino

Kay, Adam – This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Keats, Israel – Behind the Screen

Kelso, Alix – The Perfect Moment, A Little Romance, The Next Forever

Kendrick, Anna – Scrappy Little Nobody

Khan, Awais – In the Company of Strangers

Knapp, Jake (and Zeratsky, John) – Make Time

Kuang, R.F. – Babel


Ladipo Manyika, Sarah – Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

Laguna, Sofia – The Choke

Lake, Alex – The Last Lie, Seven Days

Lansens, Lori – The Girls

Lapena, Shari – The Couple Next Door, Someone We Know, A Stranger in the House

Le Moignan, Anthony – A Long Goodbye

Lefteri, Christy – The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Levez, Olivia – The Island

Levy, Deborah – Billy & GirlHot Milk, Swimming Home, The Unloved, An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell, The Cost of Living

Ley, Rebecca – For When I’m Gone

Ley, Rebecca – Sweet Fruit, Sour Land

Liu, Simu – We Were Dreamers

Lodge, David – The Man Who Wouldn’t Get Up and Other Stories

Lucas, Rachael – The Winter Cottage

Luther King Jr, Martin – Letter From Birmingham Jail


Macfarlane, Robert – The Lost Words

Mackie, Bella – Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

Mackintosh, Clare – I See You, I Let You Go, After the End

Malik, Ayisha – Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues

Mangan, Lucy – Are We Having Fun Yet?

Manning, Sarra – The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Manson, Mark – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Marra, Anthony – The Lion’s Den

Martin, Holly – The Holiday Cottage by the Sea, The Cottage on Sunshine Beach, Coming Home to Maple Cottage

Masters, S.R – The Killer You Know

Matayoshi, Naoki – Spark

May, Katherine – Enchantment

May, Sarah – Becky

McCall Smith, Alexander – The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

McFadyen, Ian – Blood on His Hands

McFarlane, Mhairi – Don’t You Forget About Me, Last Night

McInerney, Lisa  – The Glorious Heresies

McSorley, Callum – Squeaky Clean

Michell, Tom – The Penguin Lessons

Mina, Denise – Rizzio

Mitchell, David – Slade HouseThe Bone Clocks, The Reason I Jump

Miyashita, Natsu – The Forest of Wool and Steel

Moriarty, Liane – Big Little LiesThe Last Anniversary

Mostyn, Nicola – The Love Delusion

Monaco, J.M – How We Remember

Moore, Ian – Death and Croissants

Moran, Caitlin – How to Be a Woman

Moss, Sarah – Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland, Ghost Wall

Moyes, Jojo – After You, Still Me

Murakami, Haruki – Norwegian Wood

Murata, Sayaka – Convenience Store Woman, Earthlings

Murphy, Lois – Soon


Nam-Joo, Cho – Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Natsukawa, Sōsuke – The Cat Who Saved Books

New York Magazine – My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City

Newton-John, Olivia – Don’t Stop Believin’

Ng, Celeste – Everything I Never Told You

Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda – The Arrangements

Nicholls, Davis – Us

Nneka Arimah, Lesley – What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

Norman, Charity – The Secrets of Strangers

Norton, Graham – The Swimmer


O’Connor, Rebecca – He is Mine and I Have No Other

O’Farrell, Maggie – This Must Be The Place, I Am, I Am, I Am

O’Halloran Schwartz, Liese – The Possible World

O’Porter, Dawn – Goose, Life in Pieces

Obama, Michelle – Becoming

Offill, Jenny – Weather

Ogawa, Yōko – Hotel Iris, Revenge, The Diving Pool, The Housekeeper and The Professor, The Memory Police

Ólafsdóttir, Auður Ava – Animal Life

Onda, Riku – The Aosawa Murders

Orringer, Julie – Can You Feel This?

Otsuka, Julie – The Swimmers

Overton, Hollie – Baby Doll

Owens, Delia – Where the Crawdads Sing


Page, Libby – The 24 Hour Cafe

Papworth, Becky – Janet Jackson’s Yorkshire B&B

Parker, G.D. – Black Matter

Parton, Dolly – Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Patterson, James – Private India (#8), Private Vegas (#9), Private Paris (#10), Private Delhi (#13)

Pearce, A.J. – Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully

Pentland, Louise – Time After Time

Picoult, Jodi – Small Great Things

Pooley, Clare – The Authenticity Project

Prak, Michelle – Media Queen

Prose, Nita – The Maid



Reid, Kiley – Such a Fun Age

Riva, Lana Grace – The Existence of Amy

Robertson, S.D. – If I Ever Fall

Robertson North, Elaine – I Can’t Tell You Why

Rooney, Sally – Conversations With Friends, Normal People

Ropper, Allan H. – Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

Rosende, Mercedes – Crocodile Tears

Rowley, Steven – Lily and the Octopus

Rowling, J.K. – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard


Sabolo, Monica – All this Has Nothing to Do with Me

Schleich, Kathryn – Salvation Station, Darkness and Grace

Schweblin, Samanta – Little Eyes

Seddon, Holly – The Woman on the Bridge

Shamsie, Kamila – Home Fire

Shepard, Richard – Unnatural Causes

Shortall, Eithne – Three Little Truths, Grace After Henry, It Could Never Happen Here

Shraya, Vivek – She of the Mountains

Shukla, Nikesh – Coconut Unlimited

Simmons, John – Leaves

Slimani, Leïla – Lullaby

Smith, Ali – Public Library and Other Stories

Smith, Richard – Homeward Bound

Smith, Zadie – Swing TimeOn Beauty

Sopinka, Heidi – The Dictionary of Animal Languages

Spaughton, Rosie & Dix, Rose Ellen – Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

St. John Mandel, Emily – Station Eleven, Last Night in Montreal

Stjernström, Peter – The Best Book in the World

Stovell, Sarah – The Home

Strout, Elizabeth – My Name is Lucy Barton, Olive Kitteridge

Stuart, Douglas – Shuggie Bain

Sudjic, Olivia – Sympathy

Sukegawa, Durian – Sweet Bean Paste

Swanson, Peter – Rules for Perfect Murders, Nine Lives


Tavengerwei, Rutendo – The Colours That Blind

Teo, Sharlene – Ponti

Thatcher, Lucy – Small Thoughts: And Poetry

Thornton, Rebecca – The Fallout

Thunberg, Greta – No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit

Toon, Paige – If You Could Go Anywhere, Someone I Used to Know

Treacher, Liz – The Wrong Envelope

Treseder, Jill – The Birthday House

Trollope, Joanna – City of Friends

Tudor Owen, Paul – The Weighing of the Heart

Tugwell, Jem – Proximity, No Signal



Van Ness, Jonathan – Over the Top

Vaughan, Laura – The Favour


Walker, Matthew – Why We Sleep

Walter, Jess – Parable

Ward, Jacqueline – How to Play Dead

Ware, Ruth – In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10

Warhol, Andy – Fame

Waters, Sarah – AffinityThe Paying Guests, The Night Watch

Watson, Christie – The Language of Kindness, The Courage to Care

Westover, Tara – Westover

Whitehall, Jack & Michael – Him & Me

Wilson, James – Coyote Fork

Winman, Sarah – Tin Man

Winn, Raynor – The Salt Path, The Wild Silence

Wood, Dan – Ignatius

Wood, Levison – Walking The Himalayas

Woodson, Jacqueline – Before Her



Yi, A – Two Lives

Young, Glenda – A Mother’s Christmas Wish

Young, Will – To Be a Gay Man

Youngson, Anne – Meet Me at the Museum


Zeratsky, John (and Knapp, Jake) – Make Time

Zhang, Amy – Falling into Place

Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief