Our Bestsellers in 2018

Our topselling titles of the year.

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Adam Mars-Jones writes:

The blandness of Sally Rooney’s novels, last year’s Conversations with Friends and her new one, Normal People, begins and ends with those oddly non-committal titles. ...

The Cost of Living

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

The audacious and elegiac second installment in her ‘living autobiography’ on writing and womanhood, from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and ...

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Mary Beard

From the publisher:

An updated edition of the Sunday Times Bestseller Britain’s best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender ...


Anna Burns

Christopher Tayler writes:

This novel begins with a blast of voice:

The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the ...

Outline: A Novel

Rachel Cusk

Patricia Lockwood writes:

The observation that some people do not like Rachel Cusk is so omnipresent in criticism of her work that it’s surprising no one’s ever led off a review with ‘I, ...