This year, we have reached a total of 20 books which have been nominated for the Great Reads Award by librarians all over the country.
Our panel of readers will be spending their summer holidays reading these debut novels, and will make the difficult selection for this year’s shortlist by the end of August.
Voting will begin once the shortlist is announced, but until that time, enjoy the reads!
The Great Reads Award Longlist 2017 is as follows;
1. The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt (Penguin: Oct 2016)
2. Girl of Ink and Tears by Kiran Millwood Hargreave (Chicken House: May 2016)
3. The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill (1/9/2016)
4. Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley (April 2016)
5. See You in the Cosmos / by Jack Cheng Junior (Feb 2017)
6. Sarah Carroll: The Girl in Between June 2017
7. The Hate U Give /by Angie Thomas (Blazer and Bray: February 2017)
8. The Path of Revenge /by Aaron Byrne (Olympia: June 2016)
9. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry (Razorbill: Jan 2016)
10. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (Katherine Tegan Books: March 2016)
11. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Delacorte: April 2016)
12. Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia (Hyperion: August 2016)
13. Joaquin Lowe: Bullet Catcher (Hot Key Books: February 2016)
14. When Morning Comes, Arushi Raina (Tradewind: June 2016)
15. The sign of one by Eugene Lambert (Egmont: April 2016)
16. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
17. The Space between by Meg Grehan
18. Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe (One World: 2017)
19. The Ministry of Strange Unusual and Impossible Things by Paul Gamble
20. One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus (Penguin: 2017)