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Paperbacks of the Year

Foyles presents our Paperbacks of the Year collection. Browse our round up of our favourite paperbacks of the year, perfect for treating yourself or as gifts. 

Paperbacks of the Year

The Power
(Paperback)
Naomi Alderman
 
Foyles Fiction Book of the Year 2017. Winner of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize. What if the power to hurt...
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Swing Time
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Zadie Smith
 
'Smith's finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous' Observer 'Superb' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' TLS 'Pitch-perfect' Daily Telegraph 'A tale of two girls who meet...
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Milk and Honey
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Rupi Kaur
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
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The Sellout
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Paul Beatty
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2016
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The Course of Love
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Alain de Botton
 
A brilliant new novel about love and marriage in the modern world - from the author the bestselling novel Essays in Love Modern love is never easy. Society is...
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The Essex Serpent
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Sarah Perry
London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a...
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The Underground Railroad: Winner of...
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Colson Whitehead
 
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Margaret Atwood
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of...
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The Girls
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Emma Cline
 
Evie Boyd is fourteen and desperate to be noticed. It's the summer of 1969 and restless, empty days stretch ahead of her. Until she sees them. The girls. Hair long...
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Hot Milk
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Deborah Levy
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016 Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power - from the Man...
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Days Without End
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Sebastian Barry
 
After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. Having both...
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Nutshell
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Ian McEwan
 
The Sunday Times Number One BestsellerTrudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. But there...
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
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Joanna Cannon
 
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the...
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The Bricks that Built the Houses: The...
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Kate Tempest
 
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD Kate Tempest's critically acclaimed debut novel, the literary companion to her...
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The Dry
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Jane Harper
 
*Winner of The CWA Gold Dagger 2017* In a town without rain, some secrets are never washed away...
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Out of Bounds: A Karen Pirie Thriller
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Val McDermid
 
Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.
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4 3 2 1
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Paul Auster
 
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born.
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First Love
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Gwendoline Riley
 
'A singular, devastating journey into the ungovernable reaches of the heart' Observer SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 Neve is a writer...
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Autumn
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Ali Smith
 
In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of ...
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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen,...
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Hendrik Groen; Hester Velmans
 
Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he's told. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow...
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Cartes Postales from Greece
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Victoria Hislop
 
The new Top Ten bestseller from Victoria Hislop, author of the multimillion copy reading group classic, The Island and The Sunrise, one of the ten biggest selling novels of 2015
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Homegoing
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Yaa Gyasi
 
Selected for Granta's Best of Young American Novelists 2017Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First BookShortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. ...
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I See You: The Number One Sunday ...
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Clare Mackintosh
 
When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation: just a grainy image...
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What Belongs to You
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Garth Greenwell
 
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him...
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Not Working
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Lisa Owens
 
A hilarious, whip-smart, once-in-a-generation debut from an irresistible new voice.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? This...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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Yuval Noah Harari
Asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This book explores the projects, dreams and...
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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That...
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Tim Marshall
 
A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back into geopolitics
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When Breath Becomes Air
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Paul Kalanithi
 
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor...
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The Good Immigrant
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Nikesh Shukla; Nikesh Shukla
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play...
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The Descent of Man
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Grayson Perry
 
'A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently' Matt Haig 'GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT...
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Pour Me: A Life
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Adrian Gill
 
Shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize, this is a compulsive memoir of addiction and recovery by A. A. Gill, 'by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age' (Lynn...
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The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist...
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Dean Burnett
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOODREADS BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK AWARD Motion sickness. Nightmares. Forgetting people's names. Why did I walk into this room?? For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is...
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the ...
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Olivia Laing
 
A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.
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Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living
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Fumio Sasaki
'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times 'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade 'There's happiness in...
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L'art de la Simplicite (The English...
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Dominique Loreau; Louise Lalaurie
 
To simplify your life is to enrich it. Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller.
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Anxiety for Beginners: A Personal...
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Eleanor Morgan
 
Anxiety for Beginners offers a vivid insight into the often crippling impact of anxiety disorders, a condition that is frequently invisible, shrouded in shame and...
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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Simon Sebag Montefiore
 
The internationally bestselling epic history of Russia's imperial dynasty
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They...
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Peter Wohlleben
 
Sunday Times Bestseller`A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles FosterAre trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?
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Can You Solve My Problems?: A ...
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Alex Bellos
Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old?Can you beat Sherlock Holmes?If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.
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Head in the Cloud: Dispatches from a...
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William Poundstone
 
What's the point in knowing anything when facts are so easy to look up?
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Reality is Not What it Seems: The...
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Carlo Rovelli
 
'The physicist transforming how we see the universe' (Financial Times) 'An utter joy' (Adam Rutherford) 'A hugely engaging book...Rovelli is a charming,...
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Les Parisiennes: How the Women of...
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Anne Sebba
 
For readers of Suite Francaise and But You Did Not Come Back, Les Parisiennes recounts the true stories of Parisian women during and after the Second World War.
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Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck,...
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Susan David
 
No.1 Wall Street Journal bestseller USA Today bestseller Amazon.com Best Book of the YearEvery day we speak around 16,000 words - but inside minds we create tens of...
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Black and British: A Forgotten History
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David Olusoga
 
A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was...
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Born A Crime: Stories from a South...
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Trevor Noah
 
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and...
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A History of Britain in 21 Women: A...
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Jenni Murray
 
The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever...
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Adam Rutherford
 
A dazzling tour of the latest genetic discoveries which are blurring the boundaries between science and history - 'Brilliant, authoritative, surprising, captivating' BRIAN COX
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East West Street
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Philippe Sands
 
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart...
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Frans De Waal
 
What separates your mind from the mind of an animal? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future...
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