Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

February 2019

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for February 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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Top Ten Books from the UK – March 2019

We had a record number of nominations for Books of the Month this month, and there are some wonderful titles to choose from. Please don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles — we all really want to know what you think!

Internment
Samira Ahmed
Atom
UK Edition

Love, Hate and Other Filters was one of the hottest YA titles of 2018, and Samira Ahmed’s follow up promises to be an even bigger hit.

Set ‘fifteen minutes in the future’, Internment follows Layla Amin as she leads an uprising against the Muslim-American concentration camp in which she’s been incarcerated. Stark, prophetic, chilling and thought-provoking.

Speak Up!
Laura Coryton
Red Shed
UK Edition

The perfect primer for the next generation of rebel girls, this is a celebration of standing up for oneself and challenging expected norms. Inspiring, uplifting and brilliantly engaging, this is ideal for any child’s library.

The Snakes
Sadie Jones
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

The author of the bestselling novel The Outcast, returns with her finest and most darkly affecting novel yet. A family on a well-earned break in France. An unplanned visit from parents. An unexpected tragedy. And snakes…

An American Marriage
Tayari Jones
Oneworld Publications
UK Edition

One of the most talked about and celebrated US novels of 2018 is finally published in the UK. Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. Until Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit…

Reasons to be Cheerful
Nina Stibbe
Viking
UK Edition

The natural heir to such British icons as David Nobbs and Sue Townsend, Nina Stibbe is one of the funniest writers around – and Lizzie Vogel is a character impossible to resist. Absolute comedy gold.

The Third Pillar
Raghuram Rajan
William Collins
UK Edition

Author of the bestselling Fault Line, Raghuram Rajan is one the world’s most important economic thinkers. The Third Pillar offers a comprehensive survey of the world we live in now – and how we might change it.

A Gift for Dying
M.J. Arlidge
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

This stand-alone thriller from the author of the bestselling Helen Grace series is a masterclass in mystery and suspense. Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist. He thinks he’s seen it all. Until he meets Kassie…

The Conviction of Cora Burns
Carolyn Kirby
No Exit Press
UK Edition

A superb historical novel that brings 19th century Birmingham thrillingly to life. Cora is born in jail, but works herself up to gain a position with scientist Thomas Jerwood. But he is a man with secrets…

Keep Her Close
M.J. Ford
Avon
UK Edition

M.J. Ford burst onto the crime scene last year with Hold My Hand and this second outing for DS Josie Masters is just as gripping. A missing Oxford student begins a deadly battle of cat and mouse.

String City
Graham Edwards
Solaris
UK Edition

There is a long tradition of SF novels sharing hard-boiled crime tropes (Blade Runner and The City and The City to name just two) and String City is a worthy entry to the canon. Unusual and mind-bending.

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

February 2019

LibraryReads has announced their February 2019 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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IndieNext

Indie Next List

February edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the February 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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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up the most loved covers that you voted on in 2018! Click on each cover to read the full description, request (or wish for) the title, and “Like” the cover if you haven’t already. If you’ve already read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends and followers.

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Top Ten Books from UK – February 2019

We’re looking ahead to the best February has to offer, and there are some real crackers for you to request this festive season.

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a very happy New Year! And don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles!

Lost Children Archive
Valeria Luiselli
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

This is the first novel written in English by Valeria Luiselli, and we confidently predict it will be one of the most reviewed and most loved books of the year.

The story of a family on a roadtrip across America, Lost Children Archive takes on the most important questions of our time – race, identity, migration and history – and weds them to a profound human drama. Funny, warm, fiercely intelligent and beautifully written, this is a truly exceptional work of fiction.

The Wych Elm
Tana French
Viking
UK Edition

Tana French is one of the most admired crime writers around, and her Dublin Murders series is soon to be a major TV series. But this is a standalone thriller of rare intelligence and skill. Creepy, unnerving and unmissable, it’s Tana French at her best.  

A Version of the Truth
B P Walter
Avon
UK Edition

Already a hit with NetGalley members, A Version of the Truth is a psychological thriller from the top drawer. A chance discovery by her son, upends Juliana’s life. Secrets from her past are soon coming for her in the present: deadly secrets.

When I Had a Little Sister
Catherine Simpson
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

This moving, emotionally charged and devastating memoir of love, family and grief is hugely powerful. Catherine’s sister, Tricia, committed suicide at the age of 46. Through Tricia’s diaries, she sees her sister’s life through new eyes.

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel
Ruth Hogan
John Murray Press
UK Edition

This tale of mothers, daughters and hotels is Ruth Hogan at the peak of her powers. Tilly’s childhood at Queenie Malone’s hotel is idyllic. But then her mother suddenly sends her to boarding school. Why?

The Burning
Laura Bates
Simon & Schuster
UK Edition

The debut novel from the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and the author of Girl Up, is the compelling story of one girl trying to escape her past. But running away doesn’t always mean you’re safe…

The Glass Woman
Caroline Lea
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

A captivating work of historical fiction, The Glass Woman is a tense, unnerving tale of death and superstition in 17th Century Iceland. Brilliantly atmospheric, this is the most chilling read of the season.

One Minute Later
Susan Lewis
HarperFiction
UK Edition

Susan Lewis is one of the most loved writers around, and One Minute Later is a brilliant example of her narrative gifts. Vivi has it all – until it all comes crashing down on her 27th birthday. What will she do now?

To Night Owl from Dogfish
Holly Goldberg-Sloan; Meg Wolitzer
Egmont
UK Edition

Two bestselling authors join forces in this superb take onThe Parent Trap. Avery and Bett are polar opposites; but their dads are dating so try to become friends. But when their dads break up, they have to try even harder…

The Unwinding of the Miracle
Julie Yip-Williams
Bantam Press
UK Edition

A startling memoir of an indefatigable life, lived in the constant threat of death, The Unwinding of the Miracle is a story of escape, immigration, love and hope. Julie’s story will touch your heart, and provide unexpected hope. 

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

January 2019

LibraryReads has announced their January 2019 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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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is. . . Descendants of the Grave by Joan He.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

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IndieNext

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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