20 New Books for Your To-Read Pile - Courtesy of the Costa Book Awards

Last night Costa announced the short lists for the five categories in their Costa Book Awards 2020.

You have a Biblical 40 days and 40 nights to read as many as you can and pronounce personal judgements before the winners are officially announced on Monday 4th January, 2021.

If you do give them a read, let us know what you thought of them.

First Novel Award

Big Girl Small Town by Michelle Gallen

The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

All the Water in the World by Karen Raney

Costa Novel Award

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Peace Talks by Tim Finch

The Less Dead by Denise Mina

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Biography Award

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes

Dear life by Rachel Clarke

the Louder I Will Sing by Lee Lawrence

Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadow Play by Jeff Young

Poetry Short List

The Air Year by Caroline Bird

The Historians by Eavan Boland

My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long

Citadel by Martha Sprackland

Costa Children’s Book Award

Wranglestone by Darren Charleton

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff


Margaret James said…
I must make a start on Piranesi - it's on my to-read list.
Jo Cole said…
I was thinking the same, Margaret