Shortlists for the 2019 Books Are My Bag (BAMB) Readers Awards have been announced, including some titles and authors of genre interest in the following categories:
- The Binding, Bridget Collins (Morrow)
- Washington Black, Esi Edugyan (Knopf)
- Circe, Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)
- Lanny, Max Porter (Graywolf)
- The Girl Aquarium, Jen Campbell (Bloodaxe)
- Poems to Fall in Love With, Chris Riddell, ed., illustrated by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)
- Rumblestar, Abi Elphinstone (Simon & Schuster)
- Pages and Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers, Anna James (Philomel)
- Malamander, Thomas Taylor, illustrated by Tom Booth (Walker)
Circe and The Binding are also among the shortlisted titles for the Beautiful Book Award.
The shortlists were “chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland” and winners will be selected by public vote, which is open until November 3, 2019. For more information, including complete shortlists and how to vote, see the National Book Tokens website.
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