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Books Are My Bag Readers' Award 2021


Ronan Hession

15,00 € 13,95 €

FICTION SHORTLIST - Panenka has spent 25 years living with the disastrous mistakes of his past, which have made him an exile in his hometown. Faced with losing everything, he meets Esther, a woman who has come to live in the town to escape her own disappointments. Together, they find resonance in each other's experiences and learn new ways to let love into their broken lives.


Natasha Brown

12,99 € 12,08 €

FICTION SHORTLIST - A Black British woman is preparing to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend's family estate as she considers the carefully assembled pieces of herself. A story about the stories we live within - those of race and class, safety and freedom, winners and losers and about one woman daring to take control of her own story, even at the cost of her life.

Still Life

Sarah Winman

16,98 € 15,79 €

FICTION SHORTLIST - Two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together as bombs fall around them in a ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa in 1944. Moving from the Tuscan Hills and piazzas of Florence, to the smog of London’s East End, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful novel about beauty, love, family and fate.

The Appeal: The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Year

Janice Hallett

8,99 € 8,36 €

FICTION SHORTLIST - It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood and ends with a tragic death. Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and is currently in prison, but we suspect they are innocent. An inventive crime debut in which the reader is challenged to solve the crime … and predict the victim.

Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials

Alice Roberts

20,00 € 18,60 €

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST - An extraordinary exploration of the ancestry of Britain through seven burial sites. By using new advances in genetics and taking us through important archaeological discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts helps us better understand life today.

I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

Anita Sethi

16,98 € 15,79 €

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST - Anita Sethi was on a journey through Northern England when she became the victim of a race-hate crime. A crushing sense of claustrophobia made her long for wide open spaces, to breathe deeply in the great outdoors. A journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the North, brilliantly exploring identity, nature, place and belonging.

The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us

Nick Hayes

9,99 € 9,29 €

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST - The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. The Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access.

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

Tim Marshall

9,99 € 9,29 €

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST - Exploring ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a new age of great-power rivalry: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Greece, Turkey, the Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and Space and delivered with Tim Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is a lucid and gripping exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present – and future.

Empty Nest: Poems for Families

Carol Ann Duffy

14,99 € 13,94 €

POETRY SHORTLIST - Carol Ann Duffy has selected 99 classic and modern poems exploring parenting. The poems range along the tender line between parent and child, covering growing old, the deep love of a parent, the everyday of family life and leaving home to live an independent life, but also unthinkable grief, loss and estrangement.

Slug: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Hollie McNish

14,99 € 13,94 €

POETRY SHORTLIST - The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winner. Slug holds a mirror lovingly up to the world, past and present, through Hollie's driving, funny, hopeful poetry and prose. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between.

The Heeding

Rob Cowen y Nick Hayes

12,99 € 12,08 €

POETRY SHORTLIST - The world changed in 2020. The Heeding paints a picture of a year caught in the grip of history, yet filled with revelatory perspectives close at hand. Across four seasons and thirty-five poems and illustrations, Cowen and Hayes lead us on a journey that takes its markers from nature and a world filled with fear, but beauty too. Nick Hayes is also shortlisted in the Non-Fiction category for The Book of Trespass.

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem

Amanda Gorman

9,99 € 9,29 €

POETRY SHORTLIST - On 20th January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to deliver a reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation with her powerful and historic poem The Hill We Climb.

Amari and the Night Brothers

BB Alston

7,99 € 7,43 €

CHILDREN'S FICTION SHORTLIST - An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie. Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother has gone missing. No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret…

By Ash, Oak and Thorn

Melissa Harrison

7,99 € 7,43 €

CHILDREN'S FICTION SHORTLIST -Three tiny, ancient beings – Moss, Burnet and Cumulus, – wake from winter hibernation in their beloved ash tree home. But when it is destroyed, they set off on an adventure to find more of their kind.

Show Us Who You Are

Elle McNicoll

6,99 € 6,50 €

CHILDREN'S FICTION SHORTLIST - An instant hit with booksellers, Scottish author Elle McNicoll’s first children’s novel, A Kind of Spark, was a the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Children’s Fiction in 2020. A Neurodivergent writer with a passion for improving inclusivity within the publishing industry, McNicoll’s second novel is Show Us Who You Are.

When the Sky Falls

Phil Earle

7,99 € 7,43 €

CHILDREN'S FICTION SHORTLIST - Inspired by a true story, When the Sky Falls is set in 1941, as war rages on. One angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies.

Ace of Spades

Faridah Abike-Iyimide

8,99 € 8,36 €

YOUNG ADULT FICTION SHORTLIST - A contemporary thriller about two students and their struggles against an anonymous bully. A heart-pounding suspense thriller with relevant social commentary from this debut author.

All Our Hidden Gifts

Caroline O'Donoghue

7,99 € 7,43 €

YOUNG ADULT FICTION SHORTLIST - An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!

The Great Godden

Meg Rosoff

7,99 € 7,43 €

YOUNG ADULT FICTION SHORTLIST - The story of one family over one summer where everything changes. Set in a holiday house by the sea, this is a quintessential coming-of-age tale.

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

Jonathan Stroud

7,99 € 7,43 €

YOUNG ADULT FICTION SHORTLIST - Set in a broken, future England, where gunfights and monsters collide, this is the exciting first title in a phenomenal fantasy teen series by the bestselling children's novelist.


Dara McAnulty

9,99 € 9,29 €

BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR - Dara McAnulty is a 17-year-old autistic naturalist, conservationist and activist from Northern Ireland. His debut book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, won the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction and was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize - the youngest ever author to do so. Dara is the youngest ever winner of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Medal for services to conservation and nature. He is also the recipient of 10 Downing Street's 'Points of Light' and the winner of The Daily Mirror Young Animal Hero award

You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be

Marcus Rashford

9,99 € 9,29 €

BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR - Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. 2021 saw the publication of his positive and inspiring guide for life, written with Carl Anka, showing young people how they can achieve their dreams and the launch of The Marcus Rashford Book Club, which aims to inspire children to develop a love of reading and literacy as a life skill.

The Mermaid of Black Conch: The spellbinding winner of the Costa Book of the Year as read on BBC Radio 4

Monique Roffey

8,99 € 8,36 €

BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR - Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is the author of six novels and a memoir. The Mermaid of Black Conch won the Costa Book of the Year and the Costa Novel Award 2020. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021, the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021, and longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the Ondaatje Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2021. Monique Roffey is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and a tutor for the National Writers Centre.

A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll

6,99 € 6,50 €

BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR - An instant hit with booksellers, Scottish author Elle McNicoll’s first children’s novel, 'A Kind of Spark', was a the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Children’s Fiction in 2020. A Neurodivergent writer with a passion for improving inclusivity within the publishing industry, McNicoll’s second novel is 'Show Us Who You Are.'