Canongate have had a good year.  They turned 40 and published a cracking set of books: 3 of which will appear in my best of 2013 list.  Hyperlinks lead to my review.

1) So good I read it twice: Laidlaw – William McIllvanney

2) Quirkiest and most uplifting novel The Humans – Matt Haig.

I read it during one of my gallivants and so didn’t have time to review.  So the question is, how can a novel about an assassin from outer space turn into the most uplifting novel of the year?  Watch this video to find out.

3) Best self-help book: The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies – Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud

I don’t usually disclose my best of list until 31st December.  So why am I telling you this?  Because they’re all available right now for silly prices (i.e up to 60% off) on the Canongate website. Go on, treat yourself!