2021 In Books And Onwards To 2022

So another year has come and gone and although 2021 was not the long endless night that 2020 became, for me it was a year of big changes as I ended up moving house, who took a lot of time and a lot of stress and ate into my reading time.  On top of that the combination of lockdown courtesy of the virus that shall not be named and RL work ramping up meant it was harder to find time to read and review.  As a result, my reviews got a bit out of control and I’ve been later in updating than I wanted and it was only today that I finished my 2021 tally.

That said, 2021 did mark the 15th anniversary of my starting the blog and I did reach the 100 books that I’d targeted for the year.  In terms of my other targets:

  • I was aiming for a 50/50 gender split and almost achieved that with a 49/51 female/male split.
  • I wanted 20% of the book to be by writers of colour and ended up exceeding that with 26%.
  • 40% of the books were to be non-fiction and I exceeded that with 47%.

Stats wise, I remain very surprised at how well this blog is doing on WordPress.  The hit count has continued to grow and I’ve picked up some more subscribers, which is not bad going for a blog that solely does reviews.  My thanks to everyone who stops by and takes the time to like or comment.

I set up some Affiliate links to Amazon UKAmazon USABookshop.org UK or Waterstone’s, which all did a lot better than I expected so I’m going to keep them up in 2022.  Even so, I’m not turning this into a side hustle because I just don’t need the pressure. This is going to remain a personal review blog that reflects purely what I want to read at any given time and as a result, I will continue my tradition of not scheduling regular blog updates while aiming to try and post twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays.

My most popular review in 2021 was This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher, which I posted in May 2020 but seems to have gained in traction.  Of the reviews I wrote in 2021 the most popular was Slough House by Mick Herron, which wasn’t much of a surprise given that the SLOUGH HOUSE SERIES has become a bit of a phenomenon and with the TV adaptations starring Gary Oldman due to drop in 2022 there’s a lot more interest in it.

I’ve set out below my favourite reads of the year in no particular order.

ADULT NON-FICTION:

TEACHERS VS TECH? THE CASE FOR AN ED TECH REVOLUTION by Daisy Christodoulou is a well researched book, clearly written, fascinating and informative book that looks at the psychology of learning and teaching and how that ties in with the technology available to teachers (including initiatives from tech companies) to explain why tech hasn’t been as transformative for education as you’d expect it to be.

ESSAYING THE PAST: HOW TO READ, WRITE AND THINK ABOUT HISTORY by Jim Cullen is aimed at history students but is an excellent book that clearly sets out broad essay writing techniques, which can be used by students of any humanity or anyone in work who needs to write for their job.  It’s clearly written and easy to follow plus it contains lots of examples to illustrate its points.

MODERN LANGUAGES: WHY IT MATTERS by Katrin Kohl is a very readable book that makes a convincing case for why it is important to study modern languages, how they offer a deeper means of connecting with people and thinking about culture and ideas and makes interesting points about the benefits and limits of AI translation programmes.  As universities and schools increasingly cut language programmes, this is an important counterweight.

AUGMENTED REALITY by Mark Pesce is a slim but engrossing and deeply terrifying book that charts the origins and development of augmented reality (AR) technology before looking at how AR devices could use the information they gather about the world and its users and how the same could be utilised by Facebook, Google etc and the ethical issues that could result to privacy and property.

TWICE AS HARD by Opeyemi Sofoluke and Raphael Sofoluke is essential for Black people looking for navigating the corporate world or developing their own entrepreneurial brand and also vital for white people who want to be better, constructive allies to Black colleagues and entrepreneurs.

ADULT FICTION:

FORGED by Benedict Jacka is an adrenalin-fuelled action-fest that’s the 11th (and penultimate) book in this fantasy series, which concludes a few of the series’ plot strands (some in a very surprising manner) while setting up what promises to be a gripping conclusion.  Particularly good is the way Alex embraces his Dark Mage origins here – it’s chilling, logical and really makes you wonder how this will end and I am on tenterhooks for the last book so I can find out.

SLOUGH HOUSE by Mick Herron is the 7th book in the best selling SLOUGH HOUSE SERIES and another fast-paced, action packed spy thriller that adds biting satire to the temperature of the nation.  There is a sense of pieces being moved ready for further developments, most notably in the change in dynamic between Judd and Lady Di, and it’s not clear what the return of Sid will mean long term but the devastating ending and the question it leaves means I am very keen to read the next book.

THE LIAR OF RED VALLEY by Walter Goodwater is a slickly plotted, vividly imagined contemporary fantasy novel about power, authority and belonging and has a well realised main character who I rooted for.  The world building works very well and I loved the way he incorporates his fantasy elements but the ending was, for me, slightly anti climactical given the events building up to it.  Still there is scope here for a sequel, which I would definitely read.

THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE by Richard Osman is the thoroughly entertaining second novel in the THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES that draws on Elizabeth’s espionage past but has something to say about finding love in middle age and the fears that come with old age.  The plot slightly strains to unite its various strands at the end but Osman pulls it off with aplomb while providing some laugh out loud moments such that I’m already very keen to get book number 3.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION:

THE CROSSING by Manjeet Mann pitches the plight of refugees against increasing anti-refugee sentiment within the UK.  It’s told in verse and very well written with Mann effortlessly switching between Sammy and Nat to emphasise their common experiences and emotions.  Sammy’s experiences make it a difficult read at times while Mann shows why people are attracted to racism without excusing it.  This will be on the 2021 awards lists and it deserves to be.

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION:

YOU WILL BE OKAY by Julie Stokes and Laurène Boglio is a deeply compassionate, well written and timely book that’s sensitively illustrated by Laurène Boglio and offers practical guidance to children aged 9+ on how to handle a bereavement, including how to process and talk about their emotions.

Looking forward to 2022, my To Be Read Pile stands at a truly horrific 860.  At the start of 2021 it was a very slightly less horrific 793.  I had resolved last year not to take every book and ARC that was offered to me and to not go mad in the bookshops once they re-opened and basically I failed spectacularly.  However, having had to shift that mammoth To Be Read Pile when moving house, I am determined to get on top of it.  I am going to be a lot more selective in one I acquire in 2022 and I will not be buying so many books.  With that in mind my reading aspirations for 2022 are as follows:

  • a total reading target of 90.
  • a 50/50 gender split.
  • 25% of the books read to be by or co-written by writers of colour.
  • 40% of the books read to be non-fiction.

Once again, I want to give a big thank you to everyone who stops by this Blog – I very much appreciate your time and hope you find it useful.  I wish you all the very best for the coming year and very happy reading.

THE 2022 TO BE READ PILE OF DOOM!  ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO STARE AT IT AND REACT WITH HORROR TO THE DATES OF ACQUISITION, WHICH TESTIFY TO MY DESPAIR!

  1. The Political Animal by Jeremy Paxman.
  2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
  3. The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome by Robin Lane Fox.
  4. Don’t Know A Good Thing Edited by Kate Pullinger.
  5. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James.
  6. The Accidental by Ali Smith.
  7. The Collected Stories by Arthur C. Clarke.
  8. On Writing by Stephen King.
  9. The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft.
  10. On Beauty by Zadie Smith.
  11. Saturday by Ian McEwan.
  12. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  13. Vernon God Little by D. B. C. Pierre.
  14. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood.
  15. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell.
  16. China Shakes The World: The Rise Of A Hungry Nation by James Kynge.
  17. The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London by Sarah Wise.
  18. The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy.
  19. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser.
  20. Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson.
  21. Leviathan by Paul Auster
  22. The Bone People by Keri Hulme.
  23. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith.
  24. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
  25. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
  26. A Handbook On Hanging by Charles Duff.
  27. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
  28. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  29. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell.
  30. White Teeth by Zadie Smith.
  31. Blood and Oil by Michael Klare.
  32. Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis by Jeremy Leggett.
  33. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
  34. Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World by Richard Heinberg.
  35. The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.
  36. Jaws by Nigel Andrews.
  37. Nemesis by Bill Napier.
  38. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond.
  39. Gridlinked by Neal Asher.
  40. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.
  41. Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker.
  42. Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold.
  43. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones.
  44. Summer Chills Edited by Stephen Jones.
  45. Past Magic by Ian R. MacLeod.
  46. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.
  47. Making Money by Terry Pratchett.
  48. Movie Idols by John Wrathall and Mick Molloy.
  49. Kings of Comedy by Johnny Actob and Paul Webb.
  50. Winter Warriors by David Gemmell.
  51. Dark Moon by David Gemmell.
  52. Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2008

  1. The Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
  2. The Golden Age of Censorship by Paul Hoffman.
  3. Extras by Scott Westerfeld.
  4. He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott.
  5. The Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
  6. The Penguin Book of Columnists edited by Christopher Silvester.
  7. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
  8. The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson.
  9. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
  10. Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin.
  11. The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock.
  12. The Shadow Of The Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski.
  13. The Beach by Alex Garland.
  14. The Consolation Of Philosophy by Alain de Botton.
  15. Empire by Niall Ferguson.
  16. Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky.
  17. How To Be Good by Nick Hornby.
  18. The English by Jeremy Paxman.
  19. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.
  20. Wannabe A Writer? by Jane Wenham-Jones.
  21. Checkmate by Malorie Blackman.
  22. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman.
  23. Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz.
  24. Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry.
  25. Austerity Britain 1945 – 1951 by David Kynson.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2009

  1. The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham.
  2. The Graduate by Charles Webb.
  3. Out Of Africa by Karen Blixen.
  4. Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.
  5. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence.
  6. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.
  7. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
  8. Triskellion 2: The Burning by Will Peterson.
  9. Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks by Christopher Brookmyre.
  10. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
  11. Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
  12. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  13. A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe.
  14. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  15. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.
  16. The Lady With The Little Dog And Other Stories by Anton Chekhov.
  17. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox.
  18. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  19. Under Enemy Colours by Sean Thomas Russell.
  20. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik.
  21. Marketing Your Book: An Author’s Guide by Alison Baverstock.
  22. The Faerie Conspiracies by Holly Stacey.
  23. Midsummer Legend by Janet Foxley.
  24. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.
  25. Family Britain 1951 – 1957 by David Kynaston.
  26. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2010 

  1. Nation by Terry Pratchett.
  2. Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan.
  3. The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan.
  4. Tunnels Of Blood by Darren Shan.
  5. The City & The City by China Mieville.
  6. Angel of Death by J. Robert King.
  7. A Web Of Air by Philip Reeve.
  8. The Liberators by Philip Womack.
  9. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.
  10. The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  11. Hello Dubai by Joe Bennett.
  12. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.
  13. The Oath by Michael Jecks.
  14. The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans.
  15. Of Saints And Shadows by Christopher Golden.
  16. Time Riders: Day Of The Predator by Alex Scarrow
  17. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.
  18. Clouds of Witnesses by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  19. Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson.
  20. The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
  21. Lustrum by Robert Harris.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2011 

  1. 13 Secrets by Michelle Harrison.
  2. Shadow Chaser by Alexey Pehov.
  3. The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski.
  4. Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski.
  5. Altar Of Bones by Philip Carter.
  6. Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy.
  7. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr.
  8. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr.
  9. The Dark And Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan.
  10. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
  11. The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh.
  12. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie.
  13. The Lancashire Witches by Harrison Ainsworth.
  14. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman.
  15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré.
  16. Covenant by Dean Crawford.
  17. The True Tale Of The Monster Billy Dean Telt By Hisself by David Almond.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2012 

  1. Tideline by Penny Hancock.
  2. Something Of The Night by Ian Marchant.
  3. The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood.
  4. The Humorist by Russell Kane.
  5. Snakes And Ladders by Sean Slater.
  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
  7. Zombie Apocalypse edited by Stephen Jones.
  8. Huntress by Malinda Lo.
  9. Snuff by Terry Pratchett.
  10. Johnny Swanson by Eleanor Updale.
  11. Immortal by Dean Crawford.
  12. It’s Not Me, It’s You by Jon Richardson.
  13. The Blue Death by Joan Brady.
  14. Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard.
  15. The City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton.
  16. Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher.
  17. Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan.
  18. The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace.
  19. The Ripper Secret by Jack Steel.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2013

  1. Illegal by Miriam Halahmy.
  2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
  3. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison Of Belief by Lawrence Wright.
  4. The Invention Of Murder by Judith Flanders.
  5. The Merchant Of Dreams by Anne Lyle.
  6. Equations Of Life by Simon Morden.
  7. Railsea by China Mieville.
  8. Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys.
  9. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd.
  10. Jack Glass by Adam Roberts.
  11. The London Of Jack The Ripper Then And Now by Robert Clack and Philip Hutchinson.
  12. Starters by Lissa Price.
  13. Looking For Alaska by John Green.
  14. Every Day by David Levithan.
  15. Feather And Bone by Gus Smith.
  16. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
  17. The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig.
  18. The Republic Of Thieves by Scott Lynch.
  19. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
  20. Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell.
  21. Blood And Feathers: Rebellion by Lou Morgan.
  22. The Burning Circus – A British Fantasy Society Anthology edited by Johnny Mains.
  23. Unexpected Journeys – A British Fantasy Society Anthology edited by Juliet E. McKenna.
  24. Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti.
  25. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake.
  26. A Confusion Of Princes by Garth Nix.
  27. Dream London by Tony Ballantyne.
  28. The Watchers: A Secret History Of The Reign Of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2014

  1. The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer.
  2. We Danced All Night by Martin Pugh.
  3. Harbringer Of The Storm by Aliette de Bodard.
  4. Ripper by Stefan Petrucha.
  5. Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas.
  6. The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar.
  7. The Mammoth Book Of Steampunk edited by Sean Wallace.
  8. The Victorian City by Judith Flanders.
  9. A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz.
  10. A Million Suns by Beth Revis.
  11. The Bone Dragon by Alexia Castle.
  12. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest.
  13. Homunculus by James P. Blaylock.
  14. The Lives Of Tao by Wesley Chu.
  15. The Prince Of Lies by Anne Lyle.
  16. Ashes Of Honour by Seanan McGuire.
  17. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire.
  18. Seasons In The Sun by Dominic Sandbrook.
  19. Hang Wire by Adam Christopher.
  20. Lockwood & Co – The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.
  21. A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  22. Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan.
  23. Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson.
  24. Shadowplay by Laura Lam.
  25. Wounded: From Battlefield To Blighty by Emily Mayhew
  26. Our Lady Of The Streets by Tom Pollock.
  27. The City Of Silk And Steel by Mike, Linda and Louise Carey.
  28. Adam Robots Short Stories by Adam Roberts.
  29. The Path Of Anger by Antoine Rouaud.
  30. The House Of War And Witness by Mike, Linda and Louise Carey.
  31. The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel.
  32. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters.
  33. Role Models by John Waters.
  34. Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link.
  35. Costume Not Included by Matthew Hughes.
  36. Letters Between Gentlemen by Professor Elemental and Nimue Brown.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1ST JANUARY 2015

  1. Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime by Val McDermid.
  2. Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge.
  3. Moon’s Artifice by Tom Lloyd.
  4. Son Of The Morning by Mark Alder.
  5. Half Wild by Sally Green.
  6. Hack Attack by Nick Davies.
  7. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis.
  8. The Establishment And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones.
  9. Modernity Britain 1957 – 62 by David Kynaston.
  10. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey.
  11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
  12. Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
  13. The Peripheral by William Gibson.
  14. The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward.
  15. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.
  16. Messenger Of Fear by Michael Grant.
  17. Lock In by John Scalzi.
  18. The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne Harris.
  19. The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson.
  20. Long Reach by Peter Cocks.
  21. Body Blow by Peter Cocks.
  22. Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam.
  23. A Robot In The Garden by Deborah Install
  24. The Wolves Of London by Mark Morris.
  25. The Society Of Blood by Mark Morris.
  26. The Lazarus Gate by Mark A. Latham.
  27. Marked by Sue Tingey.
  28. Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien De Castell.
  29. The Knight by Pierre Pevel.
  30. Farlander by Col Buchanan.
  31. Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes.
  32. Absolute Pandemonium by Brian Blessed.
  33. No One Gets Out Alive by Adam Nevill.
  34. Station Eleven by Emile St John Mandel.
  35. Sleepless by Lou Morgan.
  36. I Think You’ll Find That It’s A Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre.
  37. Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  38. Digital Divide by K. B. Spangler.
  39. Mr And Mrs Prince by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2016 

  1. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
  2. The Big Short by Michael Lewis.
  3. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.
  4. Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton.
  5. The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson.
  6. The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar.
  7. Demon Road by Derek Landy.
  8. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman.
  9. Ace Of Spiders by Stefan Mohamed
  10. Spy Out The Land by Jeremy Duns.
  11. The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury.
  12. Half Lost by Sally Green.
  13. Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
  14. The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty.
  15. Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh.
  16. The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald.
  17. Desolation by Derek Landy.
  18. This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab.
  19. The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle.
  20. And I Darken by Kiersten White.
  21. This Is London by Ben Judah.
  22. SS-GB by Len Deighton.
  23. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.
  24. The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne.
  25. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith.
  26. They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper by Bruce Robinson.
  27. His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet.
  28. Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott.
  29. Iraq + 100: Stories From A Century After The Invasion edited by Hassan Blasim.
  30. My Gym Teacher Is An Alien Overlord by David Solomons.
  31. A Pocket Full Of Murder by R. J. Anderson.
  32. Demon Hunters: Trinity by Olivia Chase.
  33. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
  34. The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee and David John.
  35. Intercept: The Secret History Of Computers And Spies by Gordon Corera.
  36. Skyfaring: A Journey With A Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker.
  37. Way Down Dark by J. P. Smythe.
  38. The Wrong Case by James Crumley.
  39. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us And A Grander View Of Life by Ed Yong.
  40. Queen Bees: Six Brilliant And Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between The Wars by Sian Evans.
  41. The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2017

  1. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach.
  2. Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell.
  3. The Rain-Soaked Bride by Guy Adams.
  4. Those Above by Daniel Polansky.
  5. The Famished Road by Ben Okri.
  6. The One From The Other by Philip Kerr.
  7. The Silk Weaver by Liz Trenow.
  8. Die Of Shame by Mark Billingham.
  9. You Can Run by Steve Mosby.
  10. The Death House by Sarah Pinborough.
  11. Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin.
  12. Who Runs The World by Virginia Bergin.
  13. After The Fire by Will Hill.
  14. The Call by Peadar O’Guilin.
  15. Contagion by Teri Terry.
  16. Under My Hat: Tales From The Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan.
  17. Dangerous Women Part III edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois.
  18. Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence.
  19. Theft By Finding: Diaries (Volume 1) by David Sedaris.
  20. Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl.
  21. My Evil Twin Is A Supervillain by David Solomons.
  22. Enemies And Neighbours: Arabs And Jews In Palestine And Israel, 1917 – 2017 by Ian Black.
  23. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs.
  24. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake.
  25. Tarnished City by Vic James.
  26. Lost Kingdom: A History Of Russian Nationalism From Ivan The Great To Vladimir Putin by Serhii Plokhy.
  27. What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past And The Journey Home by Mark Mazower.
  28. Auntie Poldi And The Fruits Of The Lord by Mario Giordano.
  29. The Internationalists And Their Plan To Outlaw War by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro
  30. While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt.
  31. No Good Brother by Tyler Keevil.
  32. The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton.
  33. I Still Dream by James Smythe.
  34. The Bees by Laline Paull.
  35. A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr.
  36. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford.
  37. Witchsign by Den Patrick.
  38. The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris.
  39. Red Clocks by Leni Zuma.
  40. The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave.
  41. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin.
  42. A Hero Born by Jin Yong.
  43. The Siege by Helen Dunmore.
  44. Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky.
  45. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
  46. Hole In The Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2018 

  1. The Astonishing Colour Of After by Emily X. R. Pan.
  2. Kiss Me Kill Me by J. S. Carol.
  3. Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto For Science, Reason, Humanism And Progress by Steven Pinker.
  4. The Long ’68: Radical Protest And Its Enemies by Richard Vinen.
  5. Splinter In The Blood by Ashley Dyer.
  6. Marx And Marxism by Gregory Claeys.
  7. God Save Texas: A Journey Into The Future Of America by Lawrence Wright.
  8. Europe’s Crisis Edited by Manuel Castells.
  9. The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor.
  10. Defectors by Joseph Kanon.
  11. Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr.
  12. American By Day by Derek B. Miller.
  13. King Of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist.
  14. Property by Lionel Shriver.
  15. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin.
  16. Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser.
  17. Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies by Colin Barrow and John A Tracy.
  18. The Queens Of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton.
  19. Think Again: How To Reason And Argue by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.
  20. Digital @ Scale by Anand Swaminathan and Jürgen Meffert.
  21. Reinventing Capitalism In The Age Of Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Thomas Ramge.
  22. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen.
  23. The Silenced by Stephen Lloyd Jones.
  24. The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox.
  25. Tin by Pádraig Kenny.
  26. Lovel Like Blood by Mark Billingham
  27. Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan.
  28. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada.
  29. From Cold War To Hot Peace: The Inside Story Of Russia And America by Michael McFaul
  30. The Wolf by Leo Carew.
  31. Bitter Sun by Beth Lewis.
  32. Reporter: A Memoir by Seymour Hersh.
  33. The Value Of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato.
  34. Too Close To Breathe by Olivia Kiernan.
  35. The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers.
  36. The Death Knock by Elodie Harper.
  37. State of Emergency: Travels In A Troubled World by Navid Kermani
  38. Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart.
  39. Brazil: A Biography by Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling.
  40. If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio.
  41. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay.
  42. The Summer Of Us by Cecilia Vinesse.
  43. The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic.
  44. Liar Liar by Lisa Jackson.
  45. A Brush With Death by Quintin Jardine.
  46. The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
  47. The Adults by Caroline Hulse.
  48. City Of Devils by Paul French.
  49. The Truth Of Different Skies by Kate Ling.
  50. The Old Religion by Martyn Waites.
  51. Wyntertide by Andrew Caldecott.
  52. A Gathering Of Ghosts by Karen Maitland.
  53. The Inner Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
  54. Outpost H311 by Sara Jayne Townsend.
  55. The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath.
  56. The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan. (STARTED)
  57. On The Edge by Ilona Andrews.
  58. Private Equity In Action: Case Studies From Developed And Emerging Markets by Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl and Bowen White.
  59. Inhuman Resources by Pierre Lemaitre.
  60. Promise At Dawn by Romain Gary.
  61. Lou Out Of Luck by Nat Luurtsema.
  62. Release by Patrick Ness.
  63. The Huntress: Storm by Sarah Driver.
  64. The Returned: They Left To Wage Jihad, Now They’re Back by David Thomson.
  65. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott.
  66. The Huntress: Sky by Sarah Driver.
  67. Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh.
  68. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff.
  69. The Ultimate Finance Book by Roger Mason.
  70. The Hunter by Andrew Reid.
  71. Capitalism: A Conversation In Critical Theory by Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi
  72. Mastering Private Equity: Transformation Via Venture Capital, Minority Investments And Buyouts by Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl and Bowen White.
  73. Radicalized Loyalties: Becoming Muslim In The West by Fabien Truong.
  74. Seduction: Men, Masculinity And Mediated Intimacy by Rachel O’Neill.
  75. Digital Human: The Fourth Revolution Of Humanity Includes Everyone by Chris Skinner
  76. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative To Central Banking by Saifedeen Ammous.
  77. From The Corner Of The Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein.
  78. The Coddling Of The American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
  79. Inbound Selling: How To Change The Way You Sell To Match How People Buy by Brian Signorelli.
  80. No Small Change: Why Financial Services Needs A New Kind Of Marketing by Lucian Camp and Anthony Thomson.
  81. The Impossible: On The Run by Mark Illis.
  82. Force Of Nature by Jane Harper.
  83. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  84. The Future Of Capitalism by Paul Collier.
  85. The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story Of Cold War Espionage And Betrayal by David E. Hoffman.
  86. City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  87. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger.
  88. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.
  89. National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin.
  90. A Well Behaved Woman: A Novel Of The Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler.
  91. Attention Pays: How To Drive Profitability, Productivity And Accountability by Neen James
  92. This Book Is Not Rubbish by Isabel Thomas.
  93. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday.
  94. Snap by Belinda Bauer.
  95. Floored: When Seven Lives Collide by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
  96. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger.
  97. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth.
  98. Shadow Of The Fox by Julie Kagawa.
  99. Brothers In Blood by Amer Anwar.
  100. A Darkness Of Dragons by S. A. Patrick.
  101. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke.
  102. The Bus On Thursday by Shirley Barrett.
  103. The Right Amount Of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom For Safety by Fiona Vera-Gray.
  104. The Lost Man by Jane Harper.
  105. The Rumour by Lesley Kara.
  106. A Fistful Of Shells: West Africa From The Rise Of The Slave Trade To The Age Of Revolution by Toby Green.
  107. Tombland by C. J. Sansom.
  108. 84K by Claire North.
  109. Touch by Claire North.
  110. Bright Ruin by Vic James.
  111. The End Of The Day by Claire North.
  112. Skycircus by Peter Bunzl.
  113. Battle Sight Zero by Gerald Seymour.
  114. The Suspect by Fiona Barton.
  115. Artifictional Intelligence: Against Humanity’s Surrender To Computers by Harry Collins
  116. Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod.
  117. Cold Case by Quintin Jardine.
  118. AngloArabia by David Wearing.
  119. Cold Bones by David Mark.
  120. Forgotten Women: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng.
  121. Light Years by Kass Morgan.
  122. Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch.
  123. Fated by Teri Terry.
  124. Across The Void by S. K. Vaughn.
  125. Flowers Over The Inferno by Ilaria Tuti.
  126. How To Hold A Grudge: From Resentment To Contentment – The Power Of Grudges To Transform Your Life by Sophie Hannah.
  127. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.
  128. The Wolf And The Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Day
  129. Deliver Me by Karen Cole.
  130. To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne.
  131. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain.
  132. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu.
  133. The Familiars by Stacey Halls.
  134. How To Present To Absolutely Anyone by Mark Rhodes.
  135. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.
  136. Our Child Of The Stars by Stephen Cox.
  137. Leadership At Scale by Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie and Nicolai Chen Nielsen.
  138. Farsighted: How We Make The Decisions That Matter The Most by Steven Johnson.
  139. The Odysseum: Strange Journeys That Obliterated Convention by David Bramwell and Jo Tinsley.
  140. A Long Night In Paris by Dov Alfon.
  141. After She’s Gone by Camilla Grebe.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2019

  1. Village Of The Lost Girls by Agustín Martínez.
  2. A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris.
  3. Kingdom Of The Blind by Louise Penny.
  4. Scrublands by Chris Hammer.
  5. Dead Man’s Gift And Other Stories by Simon Kernick.
  6. The Art Of Statistics: Learning From Data by David Spiegelhalter.
  7. Places And Names: Dispatches Of War by Elliot Ackerman.
  8. The Hunted by Kerry Barnes.
  9. The Peculiar Peggs Of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin.
  10. What Dementia Teaches Us About Love by Nicci Gerrard.
  11. Greece: Biography Of A Modern Nation by Roderick Beaton.
  12. Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration And The Future Of White Majorities by Eric Kaufmann.
  13. The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
  14. King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  15. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes.
  16. Death Notice by Zhou Haohui.
  17. The Blood Road by Stuart MacBride.
  18. Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan.
  19. Past Life by Dominic Nolan.
  20. Principled Spying: The Ethics Of Secret Intelligence by David Omand and Mark Phythian.
  21. Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity To Logical Reasoning by Timothy Williamson.
  22. The River by Peter Heller.
  23. Metropolis by Philip Kerr.
  24. Pie Fidelity: In Defence Of British Food by Pete Brown.
  25. Master Of Sorrows: The Silent Gods by Justin Call.
  26. The Killer In Me by Olivia Kiernan.
  27. The Secret Runners Of New York by Matthew Reilly.
  28. Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
  29. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay.
  30. The Language Of Birds by Jill Dawson.
  31. Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly
  32. You Came Back by Christopher Coake.
  33. Nocturna by Maya Motayne.
  34. Viper by Bex Hogan.
  35. Deadland by William Shaw.
  36. How To Rob A Bank by Tom Mitchell.
  37. The Polymath: Unlocking The Power Of Human Versatility by Waqas Ahmed.
  38. Black Enough: Stories Of Being Young And Black In America edited by Ibi Zoboi
  39. Bloomberg By Bloomberg by Michael R. Bloomberg.
  40. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story Of The Future by David Wallace-Wells.
  41. Licence To Be Bad by Jonathan Aldred.
  42. The Hidden Wife by Amanda Reynolds.
  43. One Of Us by Craig Dilouie.
  44. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman.
  45. Righteous by Joe Ide.
  46. American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson.
  47. Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre.
  48. The Sharp Edge Of A Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir.
  49. The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie.
  50. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary.
  51. A Stranger City by Linda Grant.
  52. No Way by S. J. Morden.
  53. Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri.
  54. The Wisdom Of Bones by Kitty Aldridge.
  55. Whisper Network by Chandler Baker.
  56. The Case Against Reality by Donald D. Hoffman.
  57. Sanctuary by Luca D’Andrea
  58. The Anxious Triumph: A Global History Of Capitalism, 1860 – 1914 by Donald Sassoon.
  59. The Russia Anxiety And How History Can Resolve It by Mark B. Smith.
  60. Contender: The Chosen by Taran Matharu.
  61. The Cosmic Atlas Of Alfie Fleet by Martin Howard and Chris Mould.
  62. Witchcraft: The Invention Of Philosophy In English by Jonathan Rée.
  63. City Of Thieves by David Benioff.
  64. Skulduggery Pleasant: Bedlam by Derek Landy.
  65. Where The River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari
  66. Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer.
  67. The Boy Who Fell by Jo Spain.
  68. Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason
  69. Gods of Jade And Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  70. Can Everyone Please Calm Down? by Mae Martin.
  71. Missing Person by Sarah Lotz.
  72. Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need by Bruce Hood.
  73. Murder By The Minster by Helen Cox.
  74. This Is Gomorrah by Tom Chatfield.
  75. The Other Half Of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen.
  76. Nothing To Hide by James Oswald.
  77. Girl At Midnight by Katarzyna Bonda.
  78. The Bone Fire by S. D. Sykes.
  79. The Perfect Wife by J. P. Delaney.
  80. Call Him Mine by Tim MacGabhann.
  81. We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik.
  82. The Unsettling Of Europe by Peter Gatrell
  83. Learning From The Germans by Susan Neiman.
  84. Starfell by Dominique Valente
  85. The Liars by Jennifer Mathieu.
  86. The Secret Summer by Ali Standish.
  87. Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland.
  88. Black Flowers by Steve Mosby.
  89. No Time To Cry by James Oswald.
  90. Life Scale – How To Live A More Creative, Productive And Happy Life by Brian Solis.
  91. Don’t Look Back In Anger by Daniel Rachel.
  92. Top 10 Vienna:2020 (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide).
  93. The Light That Failed: A Reckoning by Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes.
  94. The Rules Of Security: Staying Safe In A Risky World by Paul Martin
  95. India In The Persianate Age 1000 – 1765 by Richard M. Eaton.
  96. Dopeworld: Adventures In Drug Lands by Niko Vorbyov.
  97. The Undying: A Meditation On Modern Illness by Anne Boyer.
  98. The Great Successor: The Secret Rise And Rule Of Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield.
  99. Bad Day At The Vulture Club by Vaseem Khan.
  100. Empire Of Democracy: The Remaking Of The West Since The Cold War 1971 – 2017 by Simon Reid-Henry.
  101. The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike.
  102. The Meritocracy Trap: The Tyranny Of Just Deserts by Daniel Markovits.
  103. The July Girls by Phoebe Locke.
  104. What You Pay For by Claire Askew
  105. Truth And Lies by Caroline Mitchell.
  106. Say Nothing by Brad Parks.
  107. What’s That In Dog Years? By Ben Davis.
  108. Queen Of Ruin by Tracy Banghart.
  109. Just One Damed Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor.
  110. Bitterseeds by Ian Tregillis.
  111. You Won’t Believe It by Adam Baron.
  112. By The Pricking Of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts.
  113. The Holiday by T. M. Logan.
  114. The Last by Hanna Jameson.
  115. Why We Get The Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman.
  116. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.
  117. The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang.
  118. Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up The Wall And What To Do About It by Dean Burnett.
  119. Forgotten Bastards Of The Eastern Front by Serhii Plokhy.
  120. How To Fight Anti-Semitism by Bari Weiss.
  121. Duet In Beirut by Mishka Ben-David.
  122. Winterland by Alan Glynn.
  123. Inland by Téa Obreht.
  124. The Village by Nikita Lalwani.
  125. Don’t Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech by Rana Foroohar.
  126. In A Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.
  127. Final Girls by Riley Sager.
  128. Death Is A Welcome Guest by Louise Welsh.
  129. The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow.
  130. Cold Granite by Stuart Macbride.
  131. Night Passage by Robert D Parker.
  132. Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker
  133. Me Me Me? by Jon Lawrence
  134. Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall.
  135. The 24 Hour Café by Libby Page.
  136. Boy In The Well by Douglas Lindsay.
  137. The Toll by Neal Shusterman.
  138. Twisted by Steve Cavanagh.
  139. The Boy Who Lived With The Dead by Kate Ellis.
  140. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained by Michael B Nevill.
  141. Food Or War by Julian Cribb.
  142. Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran And The Rivalry That Unravelled The Middle East by Kim Ghattas.
  143. Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd.
  144. In Your Defence by Sarah Langford.
  145. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe.
  146. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.
  147. Last Christmas edited by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.
  148. Orphans Of The Tide by Struan Murray.
  149. We Germans by Alexander Starritt.
  150. The Return Of The Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev.
  151. Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether And The Race To Measure The Speed Of Light by John C. H. Spence.
  152. Buzz by Kenneth Carter.
  153. The Binding by Bridget Collins.
  154. Midnight In Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham.
  155. Stonemouth by Ian Banks.
  156. Son Of The Night by Mark Adler.
  157. The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken.
  158. Soul Cage by Tetsuya Honda.
  159. Without The Moon by Cathy Unsworth.

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2020

  1. The Uncounted by Alex Cobham.
  2. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.
  3. Rag And Bone by Lisa Woollett.
  4. Into The Black by Rowland White.
  5. Aftershock by Adam Hamdy.
  6. Freefall by Adam Hamdy.
  7. Steps To The Gallows by Edward Marston.
  8. The Fifth To Die by J. D. Barker.
  9. The Wolves Of Winter by Tyrell Johnson.
  10. Day Of The Dead by Mark Roberts.
  11. Accursed Tower by Roger Crowley.
  12. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold.
  13. The Better Half: On The Genetic Superiority Of Women by Sharon Moalem.
  14. Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain
  15. Dear Child by Romy Hausmann.
  16. The Debt Delusion by John F. Weeks.
  17. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.
  18. The Haven Deadfall by Simon Lelic.
  19. Bury Them Deep by James Oswald.
  20. Framed by S. L. McInnis.
  21. After Dark by Dominic Nolan
  22. The Nightmare Place by Steve Mosby.
  23. The Natural Way Of Things by Charlotte Wood.
  24. The Liar by Steve Cavanagh.
  25. Vox by Christina Dalcher.
  26. No Smoke Without Fire by Paul Gitsham.
  27. The Last Straw by Paul Gitsham.
  28. Murder On The Moorland by Helen Cox
  29. Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley.
  30. Venom: Isles Of Storm And Sorrow by Bex Hogan
  31. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by Caroline Priado Perez
  32. The Octopus by Tess Little.
  33. Providence by Max Barry.
  34. Saturday Night Live And Philosophy edited by Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman
  35. Be Less Zombie by Elvin Turner.
  36. The Disappearance Of Stephanie Mailer by Joël Dicker.
  37. Grow The Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose And Profit by Alex Edmans
  38. The Audacity To Be A Queen by Gina DeVee.
  39. Bedlam by Catharine Arnold.
  40. City Of Sin: London And Its Vices by Catharine Arnold.
  41. Necropolis: London And Its Dead by Catharine Arnold.
  42. Dregs by Jorn Lier Horst.
  43. Closed For Winter by Jorn Lier Horst.
  44. A Line Of Forgotten Blood by Malcolm Mackay.
  45. I Always Find You by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
  46. The Possession by Michael Rutger.
  47. The Dinner Party by R. J. Parker.
  48. Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson.
  49. Children Of Virtue And Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi.
  50. The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford
  51. Down Cemetery Road by Mick Herron.
  52. Paper Dolls by Lisa Bradley
  53. Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar.
  54. The Other People by C. J. Tudor.
  55. The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware.
  56. Innocent by Erin Kinsley.
  57. Agent Running In The Field by John le Carré.
  58. Blood Line by Mark Billingham.
  59. The Bear Pit by S. G. MacLean.
  60. The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse.
  61. Purged by Peter Laws.
  62. Acts Of Omission by Terry Stiastny.
  63. Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith.
  64. The Tent, The Bucket And Me by Emma Kennedy.
  65. Wool by Hugh Howey.
  66. Dead Girls Dancing by Graham Masterton.
  67. Dark Matter by Michelle Paver.
  68. The Reunion by Guillaume Musso.
  69. A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay.
  70. The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown.
  71. Billy Connolly: Tall Tales And Wee Stories by Billy Connolly.
  72. The Bloomsbury Look by Wendy Hitchmough
  73. The Rose In Fashion by Amy De La Haye.
  74. The Invention of China by Bill Hayton.
  75. 65 Roses And A Trunki: Defying The Odds In Life And Business by Rob Law and Dr Peter Hughes
  76. Greener Marketing by John Grant.
  77. Starfell: Willow Moss And The Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente and Sarah Warburton.
  78. 25 Myths About Bullying And Cyberbullying by Elizabeth K. Englander.
  79. David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian by Rick Poynor
  80. Fur: A Sensitive History by Jonathan Faiers.
  81. The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle For Power In Pakistan by Owen Bennett-Jones.
  82. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  83. Firewatching by Russ Thomas.
  84. Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore.
  85. Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore.
  86. Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore.
  87. Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore.
  88. Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore.
  89. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  90. Bauman: A Biography by Izabela Wagner.
  91. The Empire of Depression: A New History by Jonathan Sadowsky.
  92. The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo.
  93. Never Somewhere Else by Alex Gray.
  94. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo.
  95. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson.
  96. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff.
  97. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu.
  98. Red Notice by Ben Browder.
  99. The Black Angel by John Connolly.
  100. Cause Of Death by Patricia Cornwell.
  101. Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen.
  102. Burned by Thomas Enger
  103. Pearl by Frank Delaney.
  104. Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan and Paul Kidby.
  105. A Bit Of A Stretch by Chris Atkins.
  106. Dark Pines by Will Dean

ACQUIRED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2021

  1. Despised: Why The Modern Left Loathes The Working Class by Paul Embery.
  2. Another End Of The World Is Possible by Pablo Servigne, Raphaël Stevens and Gauthier Chapelle.
  3. Wasted Years by John Harvey.
  4. The Book Of The Dead by Robert Richardson.
  5. Democracy For Sale: Dark Money And Dirty Politics by Peter Geoghegan.
  6. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo.
  7. The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell.
  8. How To Solve A Murder by Derek and Pauline Tremain.
  9. The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
  10. Calling Out For You by Karim Fossum.
  11. In The Secret State by Robert McCrum.
  12. Nightmare On Your Street: More Grisly Trails And Ghostly Tales by Alan Robson.
  13. The Doings Of Hamish And Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea? By Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.
  14. Cross Stitch Cards & Keepsakes by Jo Verso.
  15. Enigma by Robert Harris.
  16. Dead Head by C J Skuse.
  17. The Inheritance Of Loss by Kiran Desai.
  18. Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics And The Passion Of Knowledge by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Rebecca Bamford
  19. Just Deserts: Debating Free Will by Daniel C. Dennett and Gregg D. Caruso
  20. The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum
  21. Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl.
  22. Onward Virgin Soldiers by Leslie Thomas.
  23. Global Issues: An Introduction by Kristen A. Hite and John L. Seitz.
  24. Nuclear Folly: A New History Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by Serhii Plokhy.
  25. The British Prime Minister In An Age Of Upheaval by Mark Garnett.
  26. The Virtual Sales Handbook by Mante Kvedare and Christian Milner Nymand.
  27. Book Wars: The Digital Revolution In Publishing by John B. Thompson.
  28. Decolonizing Politics: An Introduction by Robbie Shilliam
  29. The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions To Hide Trillions by Chuck Collins
  30. Modern Epidemics: From The Spanish Flu To Covid-19 by Salvador Macip
  31. The Ungovernable Society: A Genealogy Of Authoritarian Liberalism by Grégoire Chamayou
  32. Silenced For Good by Alex Coombs.
  33. Death Bed by Leigh Russell.
  34. The Ice House by John Connor.
  35. The Vanishing by John Connor.
  36. The Opposite Of Mercy by John Connor.
  37. Checkmate In Berlin by Giles Milton
  38. How To Be A Complete And Utter F**k Up by Steve McDermott
  39. What To Watch When: 1,000 TV Shows For Every Mood And Moment by Christian Blauvelt, Laura Buller, Andrew Frisicano, Stacey Grant, Mark Morris, Eddie Robson, Maggie Serota, Drew Toal, Matthew Turner and Laurie Ulster
  40. The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set In War by Malcolm Gladwell
  41. New Pandemics, Old Politics by Alex De Waal
  42. The Dinner Guest by B. P. Walter.
  43. Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart.
  44. The Supreme Lie by Geraldine McCaughrean.
  45. The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton.
  46. Confessions Of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell.
  47. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna.
  48. Reel Ideas by Matthew Syed.
  49. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.
  50. Ace Of Spades by Àbìké-Íyímídé
  51. Women In Microbiology Edited By Rachel J. Whitaker and Hazel A. Barton
  52. Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh.
  53. Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley.
  54. Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce.
  55. The Green Grocer by Richard Walker.
  56. Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli.
  57. The Boyband Murder Mystery by Ava Eldred.
  58. You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green
  59. Doing Time by Jodi Taylor.
  60. The List by Carys Jones.
  61. We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker.
  62. The Book Club by C. J. Cooper.
  63. A Death In The Hospital by Caroline Dunford.
  64. City Of Spies by Mara Timon.
  65. Shatter The Bones by Stuart MacBride.
  66. Murder In The Crooked House by Soji Sjimada
  67. Pendulum by Adam Hamdy
  68. The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo
  69. The Anarchy by William Dalrymple.
  70. The Things We Don’t See by Savannah Brown.
  71. Madhouse At The End Of The Earth by Julian Sancton.
  72. Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson.
  73. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
  74. Goldilocks by Laura Lam.
  75. The Stratford Murder by Mike Hollow.
  76. The Killing Habit by Mark Billingham
  77. Pants On Fire by J. M. Joseph.
  78. Red Sky Burning by Teri Terry.
  79. My Wife Jodie by V. A. Rudys.
  80. Hexed by Julia Tuffs.
  81. Girl (In Real Life) by Tamsin Winter.
  82. Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
  83. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson.
  84. Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
  85. Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.
  86. A Hole In The World by Weston Ochse.
  87. Dark And Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain.
  88. Rise Above by John Jupp.
  89. Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi.
  90. Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  91. If I Ran The Country by Rich Knight.
  92. The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas
  93. The Appeal by Janice Hallett.
  94. Exit by Belinda Bauer.
  95. One By One by Ruth Ware.
  96. The Fine Art Of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard.
  97. Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney.
  98. Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide To Sex And Relationships by The School of Sexuality Education.
  99. Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.
  100. The Discomfort Zone: How To Get What You Want By Living Fearlessly by Farrah Storr.
  101. Do One Thing: The Breakthrough You Need For The Progress You Want by Dr Geraint Evans.
  102. Stand Out: 5 Key Skills to Advance Your Career by Debra Stevens
  103. The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell.
  104. Simply Climate Change.

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