By Yotam Ottolenghi
Ottolenghi's previous eponymous volume was not only one of the most beautifully illustrated cookbooks of recent times, it was also one of the most mouth-watering, with recipes to tempt even the most kitchen-shy. This follow-up will seem familiar to many - it is a collection of vegetarian recipes from The Guardian - but unless you cut out every one, this is a perfect way of making sure you don't miss meat.
The Hand That First Held Mine
By Maggie O'Farrell
Two parallel stories - one set in the 1950s, the other in contemporary London - are woven together, charting a passionate affair and the effect a new baby has on a relationship. That's until the two worlds join in this study of love and parenthood.
The Unfortunate Dreams of Jack
By Matt Campbell
In this heartfelt tale aimed at eight to 12-year-olds, Jack yearns to be part of the popular crowd. But when he gets his chance to win glory for the school football team he scores an own goal. Walking in the woods afterwards he finds an old wishing well and his life takes a peculiar turn.