Books Are My Bag Readers Awards - Popular Fiction

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the only major awards voted for by book-lovers. These awards are organised by the Booksellers Association and sponsored by National Book Tokens.

The Winner - Matt Haig's How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time
By Matt Haig

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig - Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love...

The Shortlist

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. But one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

The Dry by Jane Harper - Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke - his only alibi for a murder 20 years previous. Falk soon discovers that small towns hide big secrets.

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan - Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Now, in the twilight of his life, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

By Robert Harris

Munich by Robert Harris - From the internationally best-selling author comes a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September, 1938.

The Power by Naomi Alderman - Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.

The other Books Are My Bag awards categories are here: Novel, Non-Fiction, Middle Great 7 - 11, Young Adult and Popular Fiction