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The Books You Need to Read in 2024: July - December

We reveal the books you really can't afford to be without in the second half of 2024.

The Fiction You Need to Read in 2024: July - December

From contemporary fiction to crime thrillers and from science fiction to dark fantasy, check out our pick of the best fiction arriving in the rest of the year.

The Non-Fiction You Need to Read in 2024: July - December

From cookery to history, discover the must-read books for the rest of the year.

The Children's Books You Need to Read in 2024: July - December

Stock up on the kids' reading from now until Christmas with our expert selection of the biggest and best new books.

Ruth Ware on Writing a Reality TV Thriller

Ruth Ware, author of One Perfect Couple, discusses doing the research for her murderous Love Island-inspired new thriller.

Ulrik Skotte on the Enduring Enigma of the Umbrella Murder

The author of The Umbrella Murder on hunting down the perpetrator of the most infamous unsolved killing of the Cold War.

Emma Carroll on the Famous Figure Behind The Houdini Inheritance

Emma Carroll, author of The Houdini Inheritance, on legendary escapologist Harry Houdini and his influence on the novel.

Chris Whitaker on Writing an American Epic as an Englishman

Chris Whitaker, author of All the Colours of the Dark, on the challenges of writing fiction rooted in American culture.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Becoming Waterstones Children's Laureate

Congratulations to Frank Cottrell-Boyce on becoming the 13th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Here's what the position means to him.

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