How to Stop Time wins a Readers Award 2017
22 November 2017
The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are the
only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the
only major awards voted for by booklovers.
Now in their second year, the awards included two new categories
for books written for younger readers, alongside six adult
categories. Seven of the shortlists were chosen by booksellers
across the UK and Ireland: Popular Fiction, Novel, Non-Fiction,
Middle Grade (7-11), Young Adult (12-18), Breakthrough Author and
Beautiful Book. The Readers Choice Award - nominated and voted for
entirely by booklovers - completes the set.
The 2017 Awards announced on 21 November saw Matt
Haig enjoy his second year as a Readers Awards winner
after taking home the Non-Fiction Award in 2016; this year he
returned to pick up the award for Popular Fiction for his most
recent novel How to Stop Time (Canongate
There was also a double win for Adam Kay, whose
memoir This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior
Doctor (Picador) took home both the Non-Fiction Award and the
coveted Readers Choice Award.
For the full list of winners, see the National Book Tokens Awards website.