A crowded bookstore

Emerald Street's top ten fiction books of 2016

Literature that has made this year more bearable


Our favourite non-fiction books of 2016

Let's get real


New fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Wh …

A stunning, brutal and hugely imaginative book


Four memorable houses in novels

From stately grandeur to divine decadence


Why do I keep re-reading bits of old books?

Sometimes only your personal classics will do, says our weekend editor Anna-Marie Crowhurst

Darling Days by iO Tillet-Wright

New memoir: Darling Days by iO Tillet Wright

A bold and beautiful book, full of explosions of sensation