These are the eight best books of the year, according to Waterstones

Wednesday 12 November 2014 11:00

The eight contenders for Waterstones’ Book of the Year award were unveiled yesterday, with titles nominated by the chain’s UK stores. The winner is announced next month.

Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates (Simon & Schuster)

The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton (Picador)

The Narrow Road To The Deep North - Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus)

Persiana: Recipes From The Middle East & Beyond - Sabrina Ghayour (Mitchell Beazley)

Once Upon An Alphabet - Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

The Opposite Of Loneliness: Essays And Stories - Marina Keegan (Simon & Schuster)

H Is For Hawk - Helen Macdonald (Jonathan Cape)

Capital In The Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty (Harvard University Press)

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