Win the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2020 winners

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

Children's Fiction
The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Breakthrough Author
Jean Menzies author of Greek Myths

Readers' Choice
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

5 Caboodle PointsFind out more about the Readers Awards and watch the ceremony.


Win all seven books

This competition ended on 10/12/2020

Terms and Conditions

5 x winners will each receive a set of the 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards winners

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 10th December 2020.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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