And the winners are...
The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book awards curated by bookshops and chosen by readers. At National Book Tokens, we’re proud to have helped create these awards and continue to sponsor them every year. The awards included six shortlists chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland, while the Readers' Choice Award winner was chosen entirely by readers (like you!). Thousands of you voted for your favourite books, and the winners were unveiled in a virtual ceremony hosted by Grace Dent.
16-year-old Dara McAnulty won in the Non-Fiction category with Diary of a Young Naturalist, former Readers Awards winner Stuart Turton took home the Fiction award with The Devil and the Dark Water, whilst Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet has been voted your book of the year in the Readers’ Choice category.
5 lucky Caboodlers will each win a set of the winning books:
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year by Britta Teckentrup and Fiona Waters
Young Adult Fiction
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Jean Menzies author of Greek Myths
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Find out more about the Readers Awards and watch the ceremony.