With the overall Costa Book of the Year
announced on January 27th, we're looking at a different nominee each day. The next title vying for the Costa Book of the Year
is H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald,
winner of the Best Biography.
Exploding books and authors preferred computer games. It's all go in this week's quiz.
The Golden Globes
have been awarded, the Oscars
nominations are in and we can't help but notice a lot of books have made it onto the red carpet this year. Here's a round-up of book adaptations nominated this season.
Are you a sugar addict? Take a new fresh approach and go sugar-free with this healthy recipe for roast tomato pasta from Davina McCall
's new book, 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free
With the release of Reese Witherspoon
's new film in cinemas today, we bring you this extract from the book that inspired the film, Wild
by Cheryl Strayed
, author of Man V Fat: The Weight Loss Manual
, offers up five tips for weight loss that actually work. Read more
We've got everything from poetry to chocolate in this week's quiz.
The shortlist for the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize has been announced. Read more
After a two-year battle with cancer, Kate Gross
died peacefully at home on Christmas morning. Denied the chance to "bore her children and grandchildren with stories when she became fat and old", she offers her thoughts on how to live, the wonders found in the everyday and how to fill your life with hope and joy, even in the face of tragedy. Here, she introduces her moving memoir, Late Fragments
Hobbits, agony uncles and more in our first book quiz of the year!
Bestselling crime author and World Stovies Champion 2014 (that's a real thing. We checked) Stuart MacBride
shares his recipe for an iconic Scottish dish, stovies! Potatoes not included. Tatties on the other hand...
explains how hypnosis unlocked the root of her over-eating habits and shares a deliciously healthy recipe for steamed yoghurt chicken and cumin rice with spicy tomato salad, from her book Mind Over Fatter
, Emma Healey
and Helen Macdonald
are among this year's Costa Book Award winners, who will go on to compete for the overall Costa Book of the Year. Plus, a chance for Waterstones Cardholders to win the entire Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlist.
We're delighted to share with you our latest Waterstones Book Club selection this Spring.
As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome an exciting new year, we look back at a thrilling year of star-studded events across our shops, in this gallery.
We all want a little happiness in our lives and quite often it feels like everything seems to be working out for everyone else but you. Our Non-fiction Book of the Month, Happiness by Design
by Paul Dolan
, shows us how to actively re-design our immediate environment and incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives. Read the first chapter here.
In the third part of our round-up of the year, we take a look at the highlights from September through to December and prepare to turn the page on an excellent 2014. Here’s to leaping into the unknown and dusting off our bookshelves for a new year of brilliant books.
In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.
What do U2
and turkey have in common? Mina Holland
, author of The Edible Atlas: Around the World in Thirty-Nine Cuisines
, contemplates the traditional Christmas dinner and how, no matter where we are in the world or which cuisine adorns our table, we all share in one very important Christmas tradition.
Another year is coming to a close, but oh, what a year it's been! In this, the first of three posts, we take a look at the book highlights from 2014, from January to April.
movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films to The Goonies
, Jurassic Park
and Star Wars
. Matthew O'Donoghue
caught up with Andrea Alvin
to discuss John
's iconic movie art and the stunning new collection, The Art of John Alvin
. Read more
Birthdays, bears and BBC adaptations feature in this week's books quiz. Test your knowledge of the book news here...
This week our Booksellers reveal which books were their personal favourites in 2014...
Kristen Bell and Rob Bell explain the meaning of the 'zimzum' of marriage in pictures, in this extract from their book, The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage.
With the film The Theory of Everything
arriving in cinemas shortly, Jane Hawking
recalls first meeting Stephen Hawking. Read more