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The Best Books to Look Out For in August 2018

From harvest nights All Among the Barley to the Eastern Horizons we round up August's new books.

10 Books to Read After The Handmaid's Tale

Found yourself enthralled by Margaret Atwood's haunting dystopian vision in The Handmaid's Tale? Here are our recommendations for 10 reads to to try next.

The Best Books to Look Out for in July 2018

From Rumpelstiltskin's legacy to the robots of the future: welcome to our selection of the best new books in July.

The Best Books to Look Out For in May 2018

Wartime stories, weird and wonderful flights of fancy; from the bones beneath our feet to the clues in the night-time skies, we offer our selection of the best of May’s publishing.

The Enduring Reign of The Little Prince

75 years after it was first published, we consider the enduring appeal of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novel, The Little Prince.

M.R. Carey Recommends 5 Apocalyptic Novels

Mike Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on The Bridge, knows a thing or two about creating gripping dystopian fiction. Here he rounds up some of his favourite apocalyptic reads exclusively for Waterstones.

Best Books to Look Out for in February 2018

Whether this Valentine's finds you loved-up, love sick, or simply locked away until the whole thing is over and done with, take comfort. Whatever your relationship status, these are the books to fall for this February.

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: Joseph Knox Recommends Four Books Every Crime Fiction Lover Should Read

Described by The Times as a book that "jumps straight into the top league of English noir", Joseph Knox's electrifying debut, Sirens is hypnotic reading, plunging readers headlong into the malevolent urban sprawl of Manchester’s criminal underbelly. Our Thriller of the Month for January, Sirens is a novel honed by Knox’s experience drawn from the bars and nightlife of the city, fused with his voracious hunger for the very best crime fiction. Who better then to suggest a trousseau of criminal delights? Here he selects an unmissable quartet: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Patrice Lawrence's Top 5 Young Adult Reads of 2017

The author of the bestselling teen novels Orangeboy and Indigo Donut recommends five young adult reads she couldn't put down this year.