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!