Hopefully Mark Zuckerberg doesn't subscribe to the Books in the Media newsletter—Robert McNamee's Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (HarperCollins) has been hailed as "a hugely damaging book" for the social media giant. In the Sunday Times, Bryan Appleyard declared, "Apart from Jaron Lanier's work, it is the best anti-Big Tech book I've come across," and Hannah Kuchler in the Financial Times praised it as "an excellent account of the story so far".
Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give (Walker) is one of Books in the Media's best-ever rated titles, and her second book On the Come Up seems to be following in its predecessor's footsteps. In the Guardian, Patrice Lawrence described it as "a celebration of African American cultural achievement in music, TV and film" and "a gift to readers who don't usually see their lives represented in this way". The Times' Alex O'Connell said the title's 448 pages "fly along with the agility of one of Bri's freestyles".
Niklas Natt och Dag's The Wolf and the Watchman (Hodder & Stoughton) clawed into the reviewers' good books, with the Sunday Times' Nick Rennison describing it as "a remakable debut novel" and Declan Burke in the Irish Times praising it as "vividly written" and "a superbly detailed historical mystery".
By Kiera O'Brien, Charts & Data Editor, The Bookseller