We are delighted to have some of our favourite authors share the books they most enjoyed in 2021. From powerful politics titles and illuminating history books to spellbinding fiction for adults and children alike, and from inspiring life writing to delicious recipe guides, discover these exclusive recommendations on our blog.

Sathnam Sanghera's Favourite Reads of 2021

The author of Empireland shares his favourite books published this year, plus one title he would like to receive for Christmas.

Adam Rutherford & Hannah Fry's Favourite Reads

The beloved science sleuths and authors of Rutherford and Fry's Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything reveal their top books of 2021.

Elizabeth Day's Favourite Reads of 2021

The bestselling author of Magpie and How to Fail recommends the books she's most enjoyed this year.

Tim Marshall's Favourite Reads of 2021

The bestselling author of The Power of Geography recommends his favourite books published this year, plus one title he would like to receive for Christmas.

Samantha Shannon's Favourite Reads of 2021

Samantha Shannon, the author of the internationally bestselling The Bone Season series, shares her top reads of the year.

Sarah Moss' Favourite Reads of 2021

Sarah Moss, the author of Ghost Wall and Summerwater, shares the top five books she's enjoyed most this year.

Rukmini Iyer's Favourite Reads of 2021

The Queen of the Roasting Tin shares her favourite books of 2021 and reveals which title she'd most like for Christmas.

Elle McNicoll's Favourite Reads of 2021

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2021-winning author of A Kind of Spark shares the titles she's most enjoyed this year.

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's Favourite Reads of 2021

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, the author of the bestselling Ace of Spades, recommends her favourite books from 2021.