Alexandra Heminsley on The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

“The book that I love more than any other in the last year, maybe in the last five or ten years, is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.

Alexandra Heminsley on her book Running like a girl

“You’ve got a running book here about what you will see, about how much more you get out of life by getting up and going out.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.

Ann-Marie MacDonald on her book Adult Onset

“Answering the question why I love this book is, when it’s with reference to a book I’ve written, is extremely hard.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.

DBC Pierre on his book Breakfast with the Borgias

“Why I love this book: it says something that I really, really want to say.” DBC Pierre, 53, writer, London.

Gary Shteyngart on his book Little failure

“Come for the words, and stay for the photographs. Or maybe the other way around.” Gary Shteyngart, 42, writer, United States.

Lisa Gardner on Cop Town – Karin Slaughter

“She does an excellent job of recreating a very historical moment of when a lot of minorities were joining the forces of the police.” Lisa Gardner, 43, author, Jackson, New Hampshire, USA.

Philipp Blom on his book Fracture

“It was a fascinating time for experiments, terrible political experiments, wonderful cultural experiments. and I tried to capture them.” Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.