Since its introduction in 2012, the Waterstones Book of the Year has become the highpoint of our calendar. Nominated by our booksellers, each year we set about choosing that exceptional book which simply must be read, judged from the quality of its writing to the sheer beauty of its production.
Our winner will be chosen by a Waterstones panel headed by James Daunt, and the final decision will be announced on Thursday 29 November. We invite you to explore our shortlisted books.
To find out more and see the rest of the shortlist click here.