Book Blog

Raynor Winn on the Impact of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence

Ahead of the publication of The Wild Silence at the end of April, Raynor Winn describes how the success of The Salt Path shaped her latest book.

The Curious Traveller's A-Z Guide to Siberia

Sophy Roberts, author of The Lost Pianos of Siberia, provides a fascinating A-Z of the region's charms and perils.

Russ Thomas on the Importance of Place in Fiction

Russ Thomas, author of the explosive new crime thriller Firewatching, picks some premier novels with a great sense of place.

Candice Carty Williams on her Favourite Heroic Women in Literature

Candice Carty Williams, author of Queenie, our Waterstones Book of the Month for February, selects her favourite fictional heroes.

Francine Toon on her Favourite Folk Horror

The author of the chilling Pine selects her top books that dabble in the eerie and uncanny.

Hashi Mohamed Recommends 5 Books on Social Mobility

Hashi Mohamed, author of the enlightening People Like Us, picks his favourite books that address the issue of social mobility.

Jenny Quintana on her Favourite Thrillers with Female Leads

Jenny Quintana, author of the chilling psychological thriller Our Dark Secret, picks her top crime novels with female protagonists.

The Waterstones Round Up: February's Best Books

From peerless historical fiction to immersive memoir, February's selection of publishing really does have something for everyone.

Lewis Dartnell on the Original Brexit

To coincide with the paperback release of Origins, Lewis Dartnell examines the first time that Britain became cut off from mainland Europe.