This is our pick of the new year's shiniest, most thought-provoking and relevant books for now. Available for pre-order.
Dara McAnulty and Barry Falls£14.99 £13.94
Dara McNulty writes so beautifully and this is a gorgeously illustrated book. Dara has Aspergers and he is passionate about the natural world. He eally knows his stuff, so we can't wait to see how he follows up his huge hit "Diary of a Young Naturalist".
ELIZABETH MACNEAL£14.99 £13.94
Hollie McNish£14.99 £13.94
Avni Doshi£8.99 £8.36
Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and now available in paperback, Burnt Sugar is a riveting story centred around the strained relationship between a mother and daughter in India. Doshi plunges us deep into the thoughts of her protagonist, who wrestles between her duty to care for a mother losing her memory, and her resentment at her mother's newfound blissful ignorance of her past mistakes. Boldly unexotic despite a setting that would be unfamiliar to many, Burnt Sugar delivers a very real, very human story. Review by Peter, Bookshop on the Green
Kazuo Ishiguro£20.00 £18.60
Now published. Ishiguro explores the meaning of love in a story told through the eyes of an artificial robot. This is 2021's most eagerly awaited novel to date - and early reviews show we're unlikely to be disappointed.
Alan Warner£18.98 £17.65
"Alan Warner writes women like no one else in the business," starts Colin McPherson's review of this book in The Times. Rock gods, the 1970s, and an excruciatingly embarrassing dinner date - this sounds thoroughly enjoyable!
Francis (author) Spufford£16.98 £15.79
A dazzling book which imagines the lives that might have been led by five children killed in the Blitz.
Luke Kennard£14.99 £13.94
Luke Kennard's second novel promises to be beautifully-written, deft and funny. We can't wait to get our hands on it.
Matt Haig£8.99 £8.36
This was the huge feel-good bestseller of 2020 and it's now in paperback. Poignant and very readable, it's about second chances, regret and hope.
Amanda Gorman£9.99 £9.29
This is the highly-anticipated edition by talented young poet Amanda Gorman, who wowed everyone at Biden's inauguration in January.
Patricia Lockwood£14.99 £13.94
Louise Kennedy£14.99 £13.94
Zadie Smith£5.99 £5.57
Pat Barker£18.98 £17.65
Colm Toibin£18.98 £17.65
Sathnam Sanghera£18.98 £17.65
A personal history of British imperiolism and its legacy by the Wolverhampton-born writer.
Robert Tombs£16.98 £15.79
Bill Gates£20.00 £18.60
An optimistic account of how climate change might be solved without destroying the world's economies.
Georgina Lawton£18.98 £17.65
Juliet Nicolson£18.98 £17.65
Mark Carney£30.00 £27.90
Reverend Richard Coles£16.98 £15.79
Gordon Brown£25.00 £23.25
Lady Antonia Fraser£25.00 £23.25
Huma Qureshi£12.99 £12.08
Leah Cowan£9.99 £9.29
Musa Okwonga£8.99 £8.36
Anita Sethi£16.98 £15.79
Sally Rooney£16.98 £15.79
Ann Cleeves£8.99 £8.36
Mick Herron£8.99 £8.36
Sarah J. Maas£16.98 £15.79
Michael Rosen£14.99 £13.94
Jacqueline Wilson£12.99 £12.08
Marika Cobbold£14.99 £13.94
Catherine Fletcher£12.99 £12.08
Richard Walker£12.99 £12.08
Bella Mackie£14.99 £13.94
Caroline Taggart and Joanna Lisowiec£16.98 £15.79