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One of the most exciting debuts of 2019 for bookish booklovers. A magical and unforgettable story about a Bookbinder's apprentice, a mysterious vault, and an astonishing discovery. 100 lucky Caboodlers got the chance to read this before anyone else with Caboodle Firsts last year!
A spellbinding 19th century mystery from the author of The Thirteenth Tale. On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Riveting!
Another book we gave you the chance to read last year with Caboodle Firsts. The Flower Girls is the suspenseful and chilling story of Lauren and Primrose. One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity. Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.
With a high-flying job, a beautiful apartment and friends whose lives are as happy as her own, Vivienne Shager is living the dream. Then, on the afternoon of Vivi’s twenty-seventh birthday, one catastrophic minute changes everything… We have a free chapter for you to start reading straight away, too!
For readers in their teens and above, The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.
Described as an African Game of Thrones from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. Myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
Seventeen Muslim women speak frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. Nikesh Shukla, who edited The Good Immigrant, says it's an "incredibly important collection of essays".
Delve into the 1970s music scene with this stunning story about the whirlwind rise of a fictional rock group and their beautiful lead singer. This is one that music fans in the team are really looking forward to.
Set in an English village, whose inhabitants live with the shadow of something ancient, Porter's much-anticipated follow-up to Grief is the Thing with Feathers – winner of the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award in 2016 – promises something equally original, beautiful and unsettling. We can't wait to see where this unique literary voice takes us next.
We cannot wait to jump into this speculative story from the author of On Chesil Beach and Atonement. Set in an alternate '80s London where Britain has lost the Falklands war and Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, a love triangle emerges between Charlie, Miranda and Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans.
If your heart was pounding whilst reading Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie, picking up her twisted new thriller – which you can get one of 100 copies of with Caboodle Firsts this month – is a no-brainer. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is – but perhaps not what they thought.
Another fabulously nail-biting thriller. A terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves Lauren convinced someone or something is trying to steal her children. But with every step she takes to keep her babies safe, Lauren sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia and fear.
One of our favourite literary crime novelists, Kate Atkinson, returns. Jackson Brodie’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network—and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.
If you adored Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll have to check out Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book, a coming-of-age story set in 1940s New York.
We're excited to read this upcoming novel from the author of One Day and Starter for Ten. One life-changing summer, sixteen-year-old Charlie meets Fran…
The Underground Railroad is a National Book Tokens team favourite, and this is the follow-up about another strand of United States history, this time through the story of two boys sentenced to a stretch in a hellish reform school in Jim-Crow-era Florida.
This highly-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale is a must-read. "Dear Readers," wrote Margaret Atwood, "everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in."
Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt was one our favourites of 2017 – and Adam was one of our first Book Doctors. We love Adam's sense of humour and passion for the NHS, so this is sure to be a brilliant second book.
The Night Circus author returns after eight years with a new fantasy novel. The Starless Sea is a magical, timeless and wholly original love story set in a secret underground world. Fantastic!
Comment below, telling us which books you're looking forward to, and we’ll pick one winner to receive a £50/€60 National Book Token after Thursday 24th January 2019.Congratulations, Phillip Edwards! You've won a book token adventure. You can still comment with your most highly-anticipated books below - we'd love to hear about them!National Book Tokens gift cards can be bought and spent in thousands of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, including independents, Waterstones, WHSmith, Easons, and Blackwells, and can also be spent online and on eBooks. Find your nearest bookshop.
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