2022 In Books And Onwards To 2023

2022 felt like a bit more of a return to normal – or at least, a new normal.  Certainly, I had more time to read this year thanks to a return to commuting but also, I had some health issues this year, which are continuing into 2023 (albeit will hopefully be rectified early in January) which also created more reading time.

I ended up reading 118 books in 2022, which was much more than my target of 90.  In terms of my other reading targets for 2022:

  • I actually managed the 50/50 gender split with 60 of the books I read this year being written by women;
  • I was just short of my target for 25% of the books read to be by or co-written by writers of colour.  I ended up hitting 23%, with 28 of the 118 books being by or co-written by writers of colour so I need to work on this more in 2023 – I have bought a number of books by writers of colour so will look to read them rather than leaving them on my shelves;
  • I exceeded my target of 40% of the books read to be non-fiction with 44% (or 52 of the books read).

My blog’s stats have really taken off this year, for which I have to thank Gary Oldman and the team behind the SLOW HORSES TV adaptation because those reviews are by far the most popular ones on my site.  In fact Slough House by Mick Herron was my most popular review of the year, which was first posted in 2021 and my most popular review from those written in 2022 was Bad Actors by Mick Herron.  I expect both to do good numbers in 2023 when series 3 of SLOW HORSES drops.

I’m going to retain the Affiliate links to Amazon UK, Waterstones and Bookshop.org because they’ve been performing fine but I am reviewing whether to keep the Affiliate link to Amazon USA.  I don’t view this site as a side hustle – it’s very much a hobby – but Amazon USA has strict criteria for sales and if you don’t reach it, then they pull your account and you have to start over and with the number of reviews I’ve done, that takes upwards of 4 hours to do, which is a lot of time to spend on it.  (That is not a whinge, by the way – it’s purely because I have a number of projects I want to tackle in 2023 and that’s going to put other demands on my time).  If I do pull the Amazon USA links then I’ll review how things stand in 2024.

I’m still not going to schedule regular reviews but aim to post about 2 per week, most likely on Wednesdays and Sundays.

As has become my tradition, I’ve set out below my favourite reads of the year in no particular order:


Buzz! Inside The Minds Of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, And Adrenaline Junkies by Kenneth Carter is very easy to read book delves into the psychology of why some people engage in thrill-seeking behaviour (e.g. BASE jumping, eating exotic and potentially deadly foods or sky diving).  I found it fascinating and came away with more of an understanding for what drives people to do these things and what they gain from it.

The Return Of The Russian Leviathan by Sergei Medvedev is a very readable book (translated from Russian by Stephen Dalziel) first published in Russia in 2017 and published in the UK in 2020 that’s scarily relevant and prescient to Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine. Through short essays, Medvedev describes what’s driving Putin’s colonialism and how it’s caused by Russia’s failure to reckon with the traumas of its past.

Critical Thinking: The Essential Guide by Tom Chatfield is a really useful book is aimed at students but has a lot for ‘ordinary’ people who want to work on their critical thinking skills, including sorting through and questioning information, understanding biases and how to make a strong argument.  It’s clearly written, easy to follow and has useful summaries at the end of each chapter.

Nothing But The Truth by The Secret Barrister is a searing memoir recounting their journey to the bar and later as a blogger and, more importantly, how working as a criminal lawyer changed their own views of criminal law and those who run up against it.  It’s honest, funny, horrifying and is a great way of learning how the legal system works.


Bad Actors by Mick Herron uses a missing person case to incorporate a savage commentary on UK politics.  Like SLOUGH HOUSE there’s a strong set-up feel with Herron manoeuvring characters and motivation for Book 9 but Wheelan’s return, Taverner’s tribulations and Shirley’s rage issues are all a lot of fun, I enjoyed seeing John Bachelor from the novellas and there are some hilarious lines such that I can’t wait for Book 9.

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman is an absolute delight.  Osman’s lightness of touch carries the plot forward with a lot of humour while Ron and Ibrahim are fleshed out a lot more here than in the previous books.  At the same time, Stephen’s Alzheimer’s is sensitively shown and is slowly becoming more heart breaking while the hint of a new Coopers Chase resident in the next book offers a lot of potential.


Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson accomplishes that rare feat of being an even better read than the first book.  Jackson sensitively deals with the fall out from the first novel (for Pip and her friends and family) and then creates a new mystery that significantly overlaps with the first.  I have some nitpicks (mainly around the rape trial but also some about Cara) but it is a genuinely gripping read and I am looking forward to the concluding book in this trilogy.


Ambrose Follows His Nose by Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers sees Josie Rogers complete her great-grandfather Dick King-Smith’s unfinished manuscript for release on what would have been his centenary, creating an utterly delightful read for children aged 6+ that’s filled with King-Smith’s warmth and wit.  The illustrations by Stephanie Laberis are charming and there’s a lovely end note by Rogers.  Younger readers will enjoy the adventurous bunnies while older readers will enjoy the sly humour and nostalgia.


Marie Curie by Nell Walker is a fascinating biography of Marie Curie for readers aged 7+ covers her childhood in Poland (where education opportunities were restricted), her work on radioactivity and marriage to Pierre and role in the development of x-ray machines.  Charlotte Ager’s sensitive illustrations work well alongside photographs and Walker clearly conveys a woman of remarkable spirit and ability.

I Don’t Have Enough by Pat Thomas and Claire Keay is a deeply compassionate non-fiction book (part of a series) aims to introduce the subject of poverty to children aged 5+ in a very sensitive way that encourages discussion and understanding without causing stress or worry or causing bullying or alienation.  It’s a great book with wonderful illustrations and worth a read.

Artists: Inspiring Stories Of Their Lives And Works by Susie Hodge for readers aged 8+ combines profiles of artists from Ancient Egypt to the present day with summaries of schools of art and how to make art.  Hodge features a diverse selection of artists and mediums and Jessamy Hawke’s illustrations perfectly complement the text.  It’s perfect for young readers with an interest in art because it conveys passion for the topic.


Mr Men And Little Miss: The Royal Party by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves has all the charm and silly humour of the original books and although it’s aimed to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, works on its own merits aside from that.  I particularly enjoyed Little Miss Naughty’s devilish cunning and how things nevertheless come good at the end.

Big Sister: Ruby And The New Baby by Fiona Munro with illustrations by Darshika Varma is perfect for young readers who are finding it difficult to deal with a new baby sibling and gives useful tips for parents who want to help them with that adjustment.  Varma’s illustrations deserve special mention for the inclusivity, including Ruby’s wheelchair using mum but Munro also gets Ruby’s emotions spot on and I really felt for her when Ravi snaffled Blue Bear.

Mr Men and Little Miss Happy Eid by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves has all the charm and silly humour of the original books but offers very young readers a chance to learn a little about Eid and Ramadan in a way that’s entertaining and informative.

Gretel The Wonder Mammoth by Kim Hillyard is both a charming and moving story about feeling anxious and alone and how the best way of coping is to tell someone and ask for help.  I really loved the birds who think Gretel is awesome and Gretel herself is adorable (loved the spectacles).  All in all, I think young readers will enjoy it and it’s also a good way of introducing them to managing their mental health.

Anansi And The Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi is boldly and beautifully illustrated by Tinuke Fagborun and takes the traditional Akan character of Anansi and weaves him into a clever tale of family and the importance of being generous while also introducing children to the food and folklore of Ghana.  It’s an entertaining read that parents will enjoy with their little ones and I particularly enjoyed the illustrations of Anansi himself, with his dapper outfit.

JoJo & Gran Gran Go To The Hairdresser by Pat-A-Cake Books is the 5th in the JOJO & GRAN GRAN picture book series that accompanies the CBeebies series (which itself is based on a book/characters by Laura Henry-Allain).  Sometimes tie-ins can feel stale and ho-hum, but a lot of thought has gone into this and I loved the way it celebrates Black hair and hairstyles.  JoJo has a lot of personality and the love between her and Gran Gran is very moving and I think younger readers will thoroughly enjoy it.

Our Tower by Joseph Coelho and Richard Johnson is a beautiful read that shows both the wonders of the natural world and the community within city tower blocks.  Coelho brings an evocative lyricism to the text (although having stayed in a tower block, I did find myself having to suspend disbelief at times) while Johnson’s illustrations are extraordinarily beautiful, using a muted palate to bring nature and city to life.

Looking forward to 2023, my To Be Read Pile stands at a humiliating 888 (at the start of 2022 it was 860).  I was better behaved last year and did not take every ARC and review book that was offered to me and neither did I go crazy in book stores, but there’s still no getting away from the fact that I’m ending the year with more books than I started it with, even if I did manage to get through some books that have been in that pile since 2006.

My reading aspirations for 2023 are:

  • I want to make some inroads into my To Read Pile in 2023 and ideally end the year with fewer books than I started with.  No laughing at the back.
  • I am setting a reading target of 100 books minimum.
  • I want to read a gender split of 50/50 male and female authored books.
  • I want 25% of the books I read in 2023 to be by writers of colour.
  • I want 40% of the books I read in 2023 to be non-fiction.

I’ll round up by offering a sincere and massive thank you to everyone who has stopped by this blog during the year.  I really do appreciate you taking the time and I hope that you find my reviews helpful.  I hope that you all have a smashing 2023 and wish you all happy reading.


  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. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith.
  23. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.
  24. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
  25. A Handbook On Hanging by Charles Duff.
  26. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  28. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell.
  29. White Teeth by Zadie Smith.
  30. Blood and Oil by Michael Klare.
  31. Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis by Jeremy Leggett.
  32. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
  33. Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World by Richard Heinberg.
  34. The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.
  35. Jaws by Nigel Andrews.
  36. Nemesis by Bill Napier.
  37. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond.
  38. Gridlinked by Neal Asher.
  39. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.
  40. Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker.
  41. Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold.
  42. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones.
  43. Summer Chills Edited by Stephen Jones.
  44. Past Magic by Ian R. MacLeod.
  45. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.
  46. Making Money by Terry Pratchett.
  47. Movie Idols by John Wrathall and Mick Molloy.
  48. Kings of Comedy by Johnny Actob and Paul Webb.
  49. Winter Warriors by David Gemmell.
  50. Dark Moon by David Gemmell.
  51. Glasshouse by Charles Stross.


  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. The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson.
  8. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
  9. Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin.
  10. The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock.
  11. The Shadow Of The Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski.
  12. The Beach by Alex Garland.
  13. The Consolation Of Philosophy by Alain de Botton.
  14. Empire by Niall Ferguson.
  15. Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky.
  16. How To Be Good by Nick Hornby.
  17. The English by Jeremy Paxman.
  18. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.
  19. Wannabe A Writer? by Jane Wenham-Jones.
  20. Checkmate by Malorie Blackman.
  21. Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman.
  22. Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz.
  23. Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry.
  24. Austerity Britain 1945 – 1951 by David Kynson.


  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.


  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. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.
  12. The Oath by Michael Jecks.
  13. The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans.
  14. Of Saints And Shadows by Christopher Golden.
  15. Time Riders: Day Of The Predator by Alex Scarrow
  16. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.
  17. Clouds of Witnesses by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  18. Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson.
  19. The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
  20. Lustrum by Robert Harris.


  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. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr.
  7. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr.
  8. The Dark And Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan.
  9. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
  10. The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh.
  11. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie.
  12. The Lancashire Witches by Harrison Ainsworth.
  13. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman.
  14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré.
  15. Covenant by Dean Crawford.
  16. The True Tale Of The Monster Billy Dean Telt By Hisself by David Almond.


  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. Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard.
  14. The City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton.
  15. Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher.
  16. Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan.
  17. The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace.
  18. The Ripper Secret by Jack Steel.


  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.


  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


  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.


  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.


  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. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs.
  23. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake.
  24. Tarnished City by Vic James.
  25. The Internationalists And Their Plan To Outlaw War by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro
  26. While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
  27. No Good Brother by Tyler Keevil.
  28. The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton.
  29. I Still Dream by James Smythe.
  30. The Bees by Laline Paull.
  31. A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr.
  32. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford.
  33. Witchsign by Den Patrick
  34. The Colour Of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris
  35. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
  36. The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave
  37. The Siege by Helen Dunmore.
  38. Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky.
  39. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
  40. Hole In The Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer.


  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. On The Edge by Ilona Andrews.
  57. Private Equity In Action: Case Studies From Developed And Emerging Markets by Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl and Bowen White.
  58. Inhuman Resources by Pierre Lemaitre.
  59. Promise At Dawn by Romain Gary.
  60. Lou Out Of Luck by Nat Luurtsema.
  61. Release by Patrick Ness.
  62. The Huntress: Storm by Sarah Driver.
  63. The Returned: They Left To Wage Jihad, Now They’re Back by David Thomson.
  64. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott.
  65. The Huntress: Sky by Sarah Driver.
  66. Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh.
  67. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff.
  68. The Ultimate Finance Book by Roger Mason.
  69. The Hunter by Andrew Reid.
  70. Capitalism: A Conversation In Critical Theory by Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi
  71. Mastering Private Equity: Transformation Via Venture Capital, Minority Investments And Buyouts by Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl and Bowen White
  72. Radicalized Loyalties: Becoming Muslim In The West by Fabien Truong.
  73. Seduction: Men, Masculinity And Mediated Intimacy by Rachel O’Neill.
  74. Digital Human: The Fourth Revolution Of Humanity Includes Everyone by Chris Skinner
  75. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative To Central Banking by Saifedeen Ammous.
  76. From The Corner Of The Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein.
  77. The Coddling Of The American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
  78. Inbound Selling: How To Change The Way You Sell To Match How People Buy by Brian Signorelli.
  79. No Small Change: Why Financial Services Needs A New Kind Of Marketing by Lucian Camp and Anthony Thomson.
  80. The Impossible: On The Run by Mark Illis.
  81. Force Of Nature by Jane Harper.
  82. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.
  83. The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story Of Cold War Espionage And Betrayal by David E. Hoffman.
  84. City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  85. Under My Skin by Lisa Unger.
  86. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.
  87. National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin.
  88. A Well Behaved Woman: A Novel Of The Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler.
  89. Attention Pays: How To Drive Profitability, Productivity And Accountability by Neen James
  90. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday.
  91. Snap by Belinda Bauer.
  92. Floored: When Seven Lives Collide by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
  93. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger.
  94. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth.
  95. Shadow Of The Fox by Julie Kagawa.
  96. Brothers In Blood by Amer Anwar.
  97. A Darkness Of Dragons by S. A. Patrick.
  98. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke.
  99. The Bus On Thursday by Shirley Barrett.
  100. The Right Amount Of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom For Safety by Fiona Vera-Gray.
  101. The Rumour by Lesley Kara.
  102. A Fistful Of Shells: West Africa From The Rise Of The Slave Trade To The Age Of Revolution by Toby Green.
  103. Tombland by C. J. Sansom.
  104. 84K by Claire North.
  105. Touch by Claire North.
  106. Bright Ruin by Vic James.
  107. The End Of The Day by Claire North.
  108. Skycircus by Peter Bunzl.
  109. Battle Sight Zero by Gerald Seymour.
  110. The Suspect by Fiona Barton.
  111. Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod.
  112. Cold Case by Quintin Jardine.
  113. AngloArabia by David Wearing.
  114. Cold Bones by David Mark.
  115. Forgotten Women: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng.
  116. Light Years by Kass Morgan.
  117. Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch.
  118. Fated by Teri Terry.
  119. Across The Void by S. K. Vaughn.
  120. Flowers Over The Inferno by Ilaria Tuti.
  121. How To Hold A Grudge: From Resentment To Contentment – The Power Of Grudges To Transform Your Life by Sophie Hannah.
  122. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.
  123. The Wolf And The Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Day
  124. Deliver Me by Karen Cole.
  125. To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne.
  126. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain.
  127. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu.
  128. The Familiars by Stacey Halls.
  129. How To Present To Absolutely Anyone by Mark Rhodes.
  130. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.
  131. Our Child Of The Stars by Stephen Cox.
  132. Leadership At Scale by Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie and Nicolai Chen Nielsen.
  133. Farsighted: How We Make The Decisions That Matter The Most by Steven Johnson.
  134. The Odysseum: Strange Journeys That Obliterated Convention by David Bramwell and Jo Tinsley.
  135. A Long Night In Paris by Dov Alfon.
  136. After She’s Gone by Camilla Grebe.


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


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


  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. The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell.
  7. How To Solve A Murder by Derek and Pauline Tremain.
  8. The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
  9. Calling Out For You by Karim Fossum.
  10. In The Secret State by Robert McCrum.
  11. Nightmare On Your Street: More Grisly Trails And Ghostly Tales by Alan Robson.
  12. The Doings Of Hamish And Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea? By Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.
  13. Enigma by Robert Harris.
  14. Dead Head by C J Skuse.
  15. The Inheritance Of Loss by Kiran Desai.
  16. Nietzsche’s Dawn: Philosophy, Ethics And The Passion Of Knowledge by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Rebecca Bamford.
  17. Just Deserts: Debating Free Will by Daniel C. Dennett and Gregg D. Caruso
  18. The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum
  19. Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl.
  20. Onward Virgin Soldiers by Leslie Thomas.
  21. Global Issues: An Introduction by Kristen A. Hite and John L. Seitz.
  22. Nuclear Folly: A New History Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by Serhii Plokhy.
  23. The British Prime Minister In An Age Of Upheaval by Mark Garnett.
  24. The Virtual Sales Handbook by Mante Kvedare and Christian Milner Nymand.
  25. Book Wars: The Digital Revolution In Publishing by John B. Thompson.
  26. Decolonizing Politics: An Introduction by Robbie Shilliam
  27. The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions To Hide Trillions by Chuck Collins
  28. Modern Epidemics: From The Spanish Flu To Covid-19 by Salvador Macip
  29. The Ungovernable Society: A Genealogy Of Authoritarian Liberalism by Grégoire Chamayou
  30. Silenced For Good by Alex Coombs.
  31. Death Bed by Leigh Russell.
  32. The Ice House by John Connor.
  33. The Vanishing by John Connor.
  34. The Opposite Of Mercy by John Connor.
  35. Checkmate In Berlin by Giles Milton
  36. How To Be A Complete And Utter F**k Up by Steve McDermott
  37. 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
  38. The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set In War by Malcolm Gladwell
  39. New Pandemics, Old Politics by Alex De Waal
  40. The Dinner Guest by B. P. Walter.
  41. Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart.
  42. The Supreme Lie by Geraldine McCaughrean.
  43. The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton.
  44. Confessions Of A Bookseller by Shaun Bythell.
  45. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna.
  46. Reel Ideas by Matthew Syed.
  47. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.
  48. Ace Of Spades by Àbìké-Íyímídé
  49. Women In Microbiology Edited By Rachel J. Whitaker and Hazel A. Barton
  50. Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh.
  51. Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley.
  52. Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce.
  53. The Green Grocer by Richard Walker.
  54. Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli.
  55. The Boyband Murder Mystery by Ava Eldred.
  56. Doing Time by Jodi Taylor.
  57. The List by Carys Jones.
  58. We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker.
  59. The Book Club by C. J. Cooper.
  60. A Death In The Hospital by Caroline Dunford.
  61. City Of Spies by Mara Timon.
  62. Shatter The Bones by Stuart MacBride.
  63. Murder In The Crooked House by Soji Sjimada
  64. Pendulum by Adam Hamdy
  65. The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo
  66. The Anarchy by William Dalrymple.
  67. The Things We Don’t See by Savannah Brown.
  68. Madhouse At The End Of The Earth by Julian Sancton.
  69. Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson.
  70. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
  71. Goldilocks by Laura Lam.
  72. The Stratford Murder by Mike Hollow.
  73. The Killing Habit by Mark Billingham
  74. Pants On Fire by J. M. Joseph.
  75. Red Sky Burning by Teri Terry.
  76. My Wife Jodie by V. A. Rudys.
  77. Hexed by Julia Tuffs.
  78. Girl (In Real Life) by Tamsin Winter.
  79. Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
  80. A Hole In The World by Weston Ochse.
  81. Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  82. The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas
  83. The Appeal by Janice Hallett.
  84. Exit by Belinda Bauer.
  85. One By One by Ruth Ware.
  86. The Fine Art Of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard.
  87. Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney.
  88. The Discomfort Zone: How To Get What You Want By Living Fearlessly by Farrah Storr.
  89. The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell.
  90. Simply Climate Change.


  1. Flames Of Mira by Clay Harmon.
  2. The Secret Of Haven Point by Lisette Auton.
  3. Rock Star Detectives by Adam Hills.
  4. Raven Winter by Susanna Bailey.
  5. What’s New Harper Drew? by Kathy Weeks and Aleksei Bitskoff.
  6. Diary Of A Confused Feminist: Must Do Better by Kate Weston.
  7. The Catastrophic Friendship Fails Of Lottie Brooks by Katie Kirby.
  8. Frankie Best Hates Quests by Chris Smith.
  9. Beastheart – Slayer by A. H. Blade.
  10. Wilder Than Night by Cerrie Burnell.
  11. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka.
  12. How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie.
  13. A Spoonful Of Murder by J. M. Hall.
  14. Silverview by John le Carré.
  15. Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber.
  16. The Pug Who Wanted To Be A Fairy by Bella Swift.
  17. Beast Quest: Ossiron The Fleshless Killer by Adam Blade.
  18. The Good Turn by Sharna Jackson
  19. Vile Stars by Sera Milano.
  20. Ghosted by Emily Barr.
  21. Beast Quest – Styx The Lurking Terror by Adam Blade.
  22. Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye.
  23. Bright by Jessica Jung
  24. The Khan by Saima Mir.
  25. Murder: The Biography by Kate Morgan.
  26. Sea Keepers: The Missing Manatee by Coral Ripley.
  27. The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh.
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  45. We Are Liars by Carys Jones.
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  47. One For Sorrow by Helen Fields.
  48. Friends Don’t Tell by Nadz & Grace.
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  51. The Last Days by Ali Millar.
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  59. The Rules Of Everything by Richard Templar.
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  62. Amari And The Great Game by B. B Alston.
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