BookGeek Book of the Year 2017 shortlist

Vote for your BookGeek Book of the Year

Article published on December 9, 2016.

Rob Boffard makes a second appearance in BookGeek Book of the Year, this time with Zero-G, the sequel to space-age thriller Tracer. Could 2017 be his year to win? Read an extract to help you decide…

nb/nudge contributor Phil Ramage thought The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell would make for some interesting book club discussion – and Arzu Tahsin, Deputy Publishing Director at W&N, told us why they’re backing this magical mystery and why you should too.

If you’re a comic-loving BookGeek you should definitely check out Rocketeer by Dave Stevens – reviewer Erin Britton said it’s ‘a nostalgic love letter to pulp adventure and mystery serials, and it’s certainly a hell of a lot of fun’.

Actor John Barrowman teamed up with his sister Carole to write Conjuror, a supernatural YA thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat – find out how to listen to the Conjuror playlist and read an extract.

Reviewer Ian Simpson said The Fireman by Joe Hill is ‘simply good old-fashioned edge-of-your-seat reading’ and Carolyn Fraser agreed, noting that, ‘as the son of Stephen King, Joe Hill has inherited his dad’s ability to tell a rollicking good tale, but in his own style.’ Read an extract and decide for yourself.

Dan Vyleta has already been named a reading group favourite in nb magazine – can new novel Smoke prove just as popular? Read an extract and watch the trailer made by Dan’s US publisher to get a flavour.

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton was described as ‘a very emotive and thought-provoking book’ by reviewer Eleanor King who gave it 4 stars – read an extract and discover an exciting new writer of space-age fiction with feelings.

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky won the 30th Arthur C. Clarke Award and you can find an extract here of the novel that has been described as ‘an epic spider space opera’ – intrigued? Or terrified?

We welcomed back nb and nudge favourite Karen Maitland with her new novel, The Plague Charmer – read an extract and an introduction by Karen.

Leviathan’s Blood is the second in author Ben Peek’s Children Trilogy and made our final BookGeek Book of the Month slot in 2016. We asked Ben to tell us more about it to tempt our readers…


And now you have to choose just one and tell us why!


Voting for the BookGeek Book of the Year has now closed. Results will be announced on 10th March.




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