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Indie Next List

January edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the January Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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NetGalley UK’s Top Ten Books of 2018

It’s been another tremendous year both in terms of books and in terms of NetGalley — thank you so much for all your reviews, and your support of NetGalley.co.uk!

As is traditional, we’ve compiled our rundown of the books we—and you!—loved the most this year. It’s a varied and eclectic list, and one we hope you’ll find interesting and stimulating as you compile your own end-of-year roundups. Enjoy!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton
Raven Books
UK Edition

Sometimes you read a novel’s synopsis and just want to dive in right away—as it was for The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Who could possibly resist a supernatural twist on an Agatha Christie-style Golden Age murder mystery? Not us! Which is why it’s our book of the year.

At the end of a glamorous ball, Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered. But she will not be killed just once. Each day will start the same, repeating itself with her death, unless Aiden can uncover the murderer…

Delivering on every level, this is a standout thriller that had us all on the edge of seats.

Dear Mrs Bird
AJ Pearce
Picador
UK Edition

One of our debuts of the year. Irresistibly funny, charming and moving, this story of a young woman dealing with, and then rebelling against her strict Agony Aunt boss in 1940s London was a total joy.

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
Macmillan Children's Books
UK Edition

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone was the fantasy novel of 2018—and it didn’t disappoint. Forced to hide the magic within her, Zeile must live in the shadows, until the time comes to rise up.

Anatomy of a Scandal
Sarah Vaughan
Simon & Schuster UK
UK Edition

One of the most reviewed titles of the year, Anatomy of a Scandal was one of 2018’s biggest thrillers. A real push-me-pull-you of a plot that was provocative, compelling suspenseful, it will be one of 2019s biggest paperbacks.

Ordinary People
Diana Evans
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

Acute, tender and insightful, Ordinary People is the story of two couples battling the daily pressures that can change lives. A bravura novel of identity, love and family—with a cracking soundtrack to boot.

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling
Emer McLysaght; Sarah Breen
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was the rom-com of the year. Aisling is 28 and decides to make a few changes. This country girl is ready for the big city—but is the big city ready for the complete Aisling?

The Tall Man
Phoebe Locke
Wildfire
UK Edition

The Tall Man was one of the year’s most celebrated and compelling chillers. Blending Stranger Things and Stephen King with contemporary domestic terror it creates something utterly captivating.

Boy Underwater
Adam Baron
HarperCollins Children's Books
UK Edition

Boy Underwater was a classic children’s tale to delight, amuse and inspire. Cymbeline’s mother has never allowed him near water. But why? At his first swimming lesson, Cym begins to find out why…

The Language of Kindness
Christie Watson
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

Our non-fiction pick of the year, The Language of Kindness was a tender, moving and timely memoir of the best and worst that life can deal us. It is a book of rare inspiration, hope and compassion.

Suicide Club
Rachel Heng
Sceptre
UK Edition

In a world where life expectancy is 300, society craves immortality. But Lea sees another path. Clever, compelling and wholly believable, this is a superb novel about our most basic desires.

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Librarians' Choice: top 10

December 2018 & January 2019

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for December 2018 & January 2019 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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LibraryReads List

Favorite of Favorites 2018

LibraryReads has announced their 2018 Favorites of Favorites list that librarians across the country loved. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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Indie Next List

December edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the December Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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Top Ten Books from UK – December 2018 & January 2019

We’re doubling up this month and highlighting the best books coming in both December and January. There are some crackers to brighten the winter gloom, and you’re sure to find something to shout about. Talking of which, don’t forget to leave feedback for all the titles you read – publishers can’t wait to hear what you think!

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Red Snow
Will Dean
Point Blank
UK Edition

Will Dean’s Dark Pines – a crime drama featuring the compelling and beguiling reporter Tuva Moodyson – was one of the big breakout successes of 2018. And this new investigation is sure to garner huge praise and even more loyal fans.

Two bodies are found in the town of Gavrik: one murdered, the other a suicide. Are they connected? Tuva Moodyson is due to move south but before she can, she must find out the truth….

Whiteout
Gabriel Dylan
Stripes Publishing
UK Edition

Charlie thought the skiing trip would be the perfect escape from home. But he was wrong. There’s something evil in the town of Kaldgellan, and it’s coming for him. A truly unnerving and chilling slice of YA.

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
Anstey Harris
Simon & Schuster UK
UK Edition

For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things, this is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but puts it back together in the most uplifting and exquisite way. Brilliantly done.

The Last
Hanna Jameson
Viking
UK Edition

A dystopian murder mystery with a twist, The Last is the tense, unsettling story of twenty survivors of a nuclear war, holed up in a Swiss hotel. When a girl’s murdered body is found, one of them must be a killer…

The Woman Who Kept Everything
Jane Gilley
Avon
UK Edition

Pitched somewhere between Alan Bennett and Rachel Joyce, this uplifting and often very funny novel traces 79-year-old hoarder Gloria’s emergence from her packed and dilapidated house into the world at large…

My Sister, The Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite
Atlantic Books
UK Edition

A blackly comic novel about lies, love, Lagos, and how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water. An original and hugely impressive novel, this is one to watch…

Jog On
Bella Mackie
William Collins
UK Edition

Hilarious, poignant and inspiring, Jog On is part homage to running, part self-help guide to conquering your fears. Using her own story, and others’, Bella shows how we can change our lives one step at a time.

The Chestnut Man
Soren Sveistrup
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

From the writer and creator of The Killing comes a nail-biting debut thriller following a race to find a serial killer terrorising Copenhagen. The most important Scandi thriller since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Godsend
John Wray
Canongate Books
UK Edition

Loosely based on a true story, John Wray’s mesmerising Godsend is the story of Aden, an American woman who disguises herself as a young man in Pakistan. There her faith, and her life, will be tested.

Counting on a Countess
Eva Leigh
Mills & Boon
UK Edition

Eva Leigh’s first book, From Duke Till Dawn, was a huge hit with NetGalley members, and Counting on a Countessoffers the same intoxicating blend of desire, mischief and period detail. Historical romance at its most fun!

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Librarians' Choice: top 10

November 2018

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for November 2018 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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LibraryReads List

November 2018

LibraryReads has announced the top ten books available in November 2018 that librarians across the country love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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Indie Next List

November edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the November Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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Top Ten Books from UK – November 2018

The penultimate Books of the Month of 2018 is a broad church of brilliant new fiction and nonfiction. There’s sure to be something to warm you on the coming winter’s days and nights, so request now and don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles!

The Winters
Lisa Gabrielle
Harvell Secker
UK Edition

Daphne du Maurier remains one of the most influential and inspiring novelists of the 20th Century, and The Winters is an incredible reimagining of her masterpiece, Rebecca.

Set in the glamorous, uber-rich Hamptons, The Winters is the tale of the second Mrs Winters, taking her place at the secluded mansion of Asherley. There she will be haunted by the memory of her husband’s first wife, and discover secrets that put her in mortal danger…

Gripping, clever and packed with suspense.

An Unexplained Death
Mikita Brottman
Canongate Books
UK Edition

True crime has evolved over the last few years, with real-life murder cases gripping viewers on Netflix. An Unexplained Death is a classic of the genre, and will keep you guessing to the last compelling pages.

Crimson
Niviaq Korneliussen
Virago
UK Edition

A sensation in her native Greenland, where she writes in its native language, Niviaq Korneliussen is one of the most exciting voices in world literature, and Crimson is a compellingly modern tale of love, gender and life.

The Importance of Being Aisling
Emer McLysaght; Sarah Breen
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

Aisling returns! The hit rom-com hero is back in the second hilarious outing for this generation’s Bridget Jones. After a series of disasters, Aisling heads home to live with her mother—what could go wrong?

Five Days of Fog
Anna Freeman
W&N
UK Edition

An exceptional work of historical fiction, Five Days of Fog follows Florrie Palmer through the Great Smog of 1952. Caught between the thieves she calls family and the man she loves, Florrie faces some tough decisions

The Little Snake
A.L. Kennedy
Canongate Books
UK Edition

A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and how we leave it.

How to Hold a Grudge
Sophie Hannah
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

From bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah comes an off-kilter, wonderfully witty book of self-help. Grudges are not usually considered ‘a good thing’, but Hannah shows they are far more than just a negative…

ROAR
Cecelia Ahern
HarperFiction
UK Edition

Much-loved author Cecelia Ahern has written thirty tales of thirty women, all of which show her compassion, understanding and flair for humour. Surprising, inspiring and deeply felt, these stories are unforgettable.

Haunted
G.L. Davies
6th Books
UK Edition

One of the spookiest writers around, G.L Davis dares you to enter his latest haunted house. A couple are pushed to breaking point as an entity possesses their home. Terrifyingly real, this is a must-read for horror fans.

The Stranger Diaries
Elly Griffiths
Quercus
UK Edition

A chilling new stand-alone thriller from Elly Griffiths, the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries. The Stranger Diaries has been described as Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer.

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