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

Comments

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

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