Waterstones World Book Day Top 10

Looking for your next big read? Take a look at the top 10 suggestions from Waterstones Silverburn.

One Day – David Nicholls 

With its epic sweep and stunning structural conceit, One Day fizzes with wit, deft characterisation and sheer storytelling brio. A novel capable of moving the reader from laughter to tears in the course of a single sentence.

The Cloisters – Katy Hays 

Penned by an art history professor and combining the rich atmosphere of The Secret History with the sinister thrills of Ninth House, Hays’ debut about a mysterious group of art researchers and an invaluable fifteenth-century tarot deck is a mesmerising dark academia classic in the making.

Birnam Wood – Eleanor Catton 

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries comes a dazzling psychological thriller about a guerrilla gardening group and their compromised existence working the land of an abandoned farm, rich in profound characterisation and prescient, thought-provoking themes.

In Ascension – Martin MacInnes 

Masterfully combining a cosmic quest with the intimacies of an individual life, MacInnes’ stunningly imaginative speculative novel sees a researcher of ancient algae make a discovery which will propel her on a journey across the universe.

Steeple Chasing – Peter Ross 

A thoroughly beguiling tour around the manifold riches of Britain’s churches, Ross’ immersive book ranges from unassuming parish to mighty cathedral and tells a defiantly human story of art, architecture, history and culture.

Murdle – G.T Karber 

Prepare to become utterly obsessed with these addictive logic puzzles with a murder mystery spin, as you join Deductive Logico for one hundred brain-bending whodunits.

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas 

Dripping with passion and danger, this tantalising opening to the bestselling fantasy romance series (inspired by Beauty and the Beast) from Sarah J Maas follows mortal Feyre who, after accidentally killing a faerie, finds herself hostage in the mystical lands of Prythian.

Sunbringer – Hannah Kaner 

The breathtaking sequel to the hugely acclaimed Godkiller finds Kissen reluctantly putting her faith in a sea god as Inara and Skedi continue their search for answers to their bond. 

Atomic Habits – James Clear 

Filled with practicable advice and the inspirational real-life success stories of leading CEOs, distinguished scientists and top athletes, Clear’s bestseller yields invaluable insights into how small persistent habits can transform your career and your life.

Homecoming – Kate Morton 

A discontented journalist stumbles on a connection between her grandmother and a sixty-year-old Australian mystery in this electrifying thriller from the author of The Secret Keeper.