Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”
The Book of Science and Antiquities
"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5
In 2012, author Jojo Moyes introduced readers to delightful caregiver Louisa Clark in the best-selling novel "Me Before You," followed by the sequel "After You." Moyes' latest installment continues the story line across the pond in America, where Louisa learns what it takes to survive navigating the intricate rules of New York high society.... "Still Me" is full of all the charming antics you've come to expect from Louisa. Moyes once again pulls at the readers' emotions in a variety of entertaining ways, reminding us that sacrificial love may be painful, but it's the most rewarding in the end.