Publishers have loaded their schedules to ensure titles are on bookshop shelves for the key World Book Day sales period in the early spring, with something for everyone.
A few February titles appear to have an air or spring about them but there are also plenty of books with year-round appeal.
Début authors will be up against a number of big literary prize-winners in the early part of the year, including Aravind Adiga and Anne Enright.
The New Year brings with it repackaged backlist titles from big names such as Margaret Atwood and Rose Tremain, and plenty of potential chart-toppers too.
The year gets off to a relatively quiet start this month, with around 15% fewer titles in my preview than January 2019. But don’t be fooled: over the past few years February has become an ever more...
New Year, New You titles are out in force as might be expected in January, but this month also hosts a selection of extraordinary memoirs.