12 books that will make you a better person in 2018

Are you ready for a shocking statistic?

Whether it's your phone, computer or laptop, the average UK adult now spends around 9.5 hours a day staring at screens, presumably flicking carelessly between various media channels while tweets and Facebook posts sear our retinas.

That's more time staring at screens than the average person spends asleep every night.

And it's getting worse for young people, too, with the World Health Organisation warning that a dramatic rise in screen time is putting children at risk.

But you know what doesn't put people's health at risk?

Books. Well, asides from the odd paper cut or if the author has some particularly trash ideas.

That's why we've pulled together 12 books preparing to hit the shelves in 2018, the reading of which - we reckon - will make you a better person.

They certainly won't make you any worse, anyway.

Basically, it's a list of some really great and exciting books we think you should know about because they might just enrich your lives.

With 12 books and a confirmed 12 months in the next full calendar year, it's almost as if you could set yourself some kind of challenge...

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