Waverton Good Read Award

Given by Village of Waverton, Chester, England

397 Works / 399 Items 254,398 Books 13,493 Reviews ½ 3.8
All, Winner (17), Shortlist (69), Longlist (313)
All, 2019 (21), 2018 (24), 2017 (24), 2016 (20), 2015 (29), 2014 (25), 2013 (31), 2012 (26), 2011 (22), 2010 (25), 2009 (20), 2008 (20), 2007 (20), 2006 (24), 2005 (22), 2004 (22), 2003 (24)

Winner 17

Shortlist 69

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili2019
Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie2019
Pieces of Me by Natalie Hart2019
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge2019
The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks2018
Bitter by Francesca Jakobi2018
Killer Intent by Tony Kent2018
The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson2018
Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary2017
Not Thomas by Sara Gethin2017
The Pinocchio Brief by Abi Silver2017
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart2017
Crisis by Frank Gardner2016
The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd2016
Belonging by Umi Sinha2016
The People We Were Before by Annabelle Thorpe2016
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey2015
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh2015
What She Knew by Gilly McMillan2015
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild2015
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray2014
Wake by Anna Hope2014
Daughter by Jane Shemilt2014
After Before by Jemma Wayne2014
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly2013
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer2013
What the River Washed Away by Muriel Mharie Macleod2013
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion2013
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt2012
Rhumba by Elaine Proctor2012
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood2012
The House on Paradise Street by Sofka Zinovieff2012
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards2011
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes2011
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson2011
Sister by Rosamund Lupton2011
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller2011
Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson2010
The Breaking of Eggs: A Novel by Jim Powell2010
The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller2010
Luke and Jon by Robert Williams2010
Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold2009
The Coroner by M. R. Hall2009
The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin2009
The Rescue Man by Anthony Quinn2009
A Girl Made of Dust by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi2008
The Outcast by Sadie Jones2008
Spider by Michael Morley2008
In the Woods by Tana French2007
The Solitude of Thomas Cave by Georgina Harding2007
Gifted by Nikita Lalwani2007
Mosquito by Roma Tearne2007
The Dead of Summer by Camilla Way2007
Gang of Four by Liz Byrski2006
Where They Were Missed by Lucy Caldwell2006
The Observations by Jane Harris2006
Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone2006
The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr2005
Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard2005
The Water Horse by Julia Gregson2005
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson2005
Perception of Death by Louise Anderson2004
Betrayal in Naples by Neil Griffiths2004
The Two Pound Tram by William Newton2004
At Risk by Stella Rimington2004
Brick Lane by Monica Ali2003
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall2003
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom2003
Spit Against the Wind by Anna Smith2003

Longlist 313

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther2019
You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr2019
Diary of a Somebody by Brian Bilston2019
Attend by West Camel2019
The Binding by Bridget Collins2019
Poster Boy by NJ Crosskey2019
The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox by Claire Gradidge2019
When All Is Said by Anne Griffin2019
Darkest Truth: She refused to be silenced (Finn Fitzpatrick Series Book 1) by Catherine Kirwan2019
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal2019
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides2019
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior2019
How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper2019
Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman2019
Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton2019
The Truants by Kate Weinberg2019
All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew2018
Home by Amanda Berriman2018
I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake2018
The French Girl by Lexie Elliott2018
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar2018
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood2018
Sal by Mick Kitson2018
If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch2018
Walking Wounded by Sheila Llewellyn2018
An Unremarkable Body by Elisa Lodato2018
The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson2018
Entanglement by Katy Mahood2018
The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin2018
The Lido by Libby Page2018
Yes: A heart-warming novel about love, loss and listening by Anne Patterson2018
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce2018
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman2018
The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor2018
The Very White of Love by S C Worrall2018
Dark Water by Sara Bailey2017
The Pictures by Guy Bolton2017
Larchfield by Polly Clark2017
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole2017
These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper2017
The Single Soldier by George Costigan2017
The Hopkins Conundrum: A Tragic Comedy About Gerard Manley Hopkins and Five Shipwrecked Nuns by Simon Edge2017
If You Knew Her: A Novel by Emily Elgar2017
The Mayfly: As Chilling as M. J. Arlidge by James Hazel2017
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan2017
The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F John2017
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land2017
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik2017
Clementine and Claudia: A heartbreaking novel of two sisters divided by love and war by Piper Milton2017
Elmet by Fiona Mozley2017
Holding by Graham Norton2017
Widdershins by Helen Steadman2017
Making Space by Sarah Tierney2017
The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown2017
The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs2016
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon2016
Gone Astray by Michelle Davies2016
My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal2016
When the Sky Fell Apart by Caroline Lea2016
Shtum by Jem Lester2016
Valentina by S.E. Lynes2016
Knowing Anna by Sarah Meyrick2016
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee2016
Alberto's Lost Birthday by Diana Rosie2016
The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner2016
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle2016
A Coin for the Hangman by Ralph Spurrier2016
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker2016
Blind by Cath Weeks2016
Precocious by Barnard Joanna2015
Ridley Road by Jo Bloom2015
Glass by Alex Christofi2015
Academy Street by Mary Costello2015
The Sisters by Claire Douglas2015
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller2015
The Artificial Anatomy of Parks by Kat Gordon2015
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer2015
Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock2015
Jakob's Colours by Lindsay Hawdon2015
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley2015
The Two of Us by Andy Jones2015
You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney2015
Disclaimer by Renee Knight2015
Someone Else's Conflict by Alison Layland2015
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan2015
Post Mortem by Kate London2015
Head of State: A Novel by Andrew Marr2015
Hush by Sara Marshall-Ball2015
The Good Son by Paul McVeigh2015
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley2015
Thornfield Hall by Jane Stubbs2015
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward2015
The Life of a Banana by PP Wong2015
The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander2014
The Missing One by Lucy Atkins2014
The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet2014
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton2014
Call of the Undertow by Linda Cracknell2014
The Killing Season by Mason Cross2014
Can Anybody Help Me? by Sinead Crowley2014
Inshallah by Alys Einion2014
The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans2014
The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson2014
Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes2014
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey2014
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies2014
The Undertaking by Audrey Magee2014
The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine2014
White Crocodile by Kate Medina2014
The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer2014
Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny2014
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark2014
The Death of the Poet by N. Quentin Woolf2014
A Map of Nowhere by Martin Bannister2013
The Flower Plantation by Nora Anne Brown2013
How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman2013
Jellybird by Lezanne Clannachan2013
The Trader of Saigon by Lucy Cruickshanks2013
Never Forget by Lisa Cutts2013
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot-Wright2013
Chaplin & Company: A Novel by Mave Fellowes2013
Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle2013
The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland2013
Nothing is heavy by Vicki Jarrett2013
The Night Rainbow by Claire King2013
The Last King of Lydia by Tim Leach2013
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach2013
Natural Causes by James Oswald2013
Reviver: A Novel by Seth Patrick2013
The City of Shadows by Michael Russell2013
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan2013
The Twins by Saskia Sarginson2013
The Mouse-Proof Kitchen: A Novel by Saira Shah2013
A Song From Dead Lips by William Shaw2013
City of Blood by MD Villers2013
What Lies Within by Tom Vowler2013
The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait2013
Dirty Work: A Novel by Gabriel Weston2013
She Rises: A Novel by Kate Worsley2013
So It Is by Liam Murray Bell2012
The Harbour by Francesca Brill2012
Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne2012
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan2012
Out of It: A Novel by Selma Dabbagh2012
A Small Fortune by Rosie Dastgir2012
The Coward's Tale by Vanessa Gebbie2012
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall2012
Jubilee by Shelley Harris2012
The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones2012
Alys, Always by Harriet Lane2012
This Is How It Ends by Kathleen MacMahon2012
Dark Winter by David Mark2012
After the Lockout by Darran McCann2012
The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy2012
Disappearing Home by Deborah Morgan2012
Flesh and Blood by Mark Peterson2012
Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes2012
Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell2012
The Innocents by Francesca Segal2012
Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide2012
Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates2011
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts2011
What Women Want by Fanny Blake2011
The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown2011
Solomon's Song by Sarah de Carvalho2011
The Somnambulist by Essie Fox2011
The Trouble with Alice by Olivia Glazebrook2011
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris2011
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes2011
Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt2011
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman2011
White Heat by M. J. McGrath2011
Mice by Gordon Reece2011
Invisibles by Ed Siegle2011
Sanctus by Simon Toyne2011
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman2011
The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott2010
Before the Earthquake by Maria Allen2010
Making Shore by Sara Allerton2010
Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown2010
The Missing by Jane Casey2010
The Spider Truces by Tom Connolly2010
Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai2010
The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi2010
Sacred Treason by James Forrester2010
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin2010
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly2010
The Soldier's Song by Alan Monaghan2010
The Master of Bruges by Terence Morgan2010
The Search by Maureen Myant2010
The Holy Thief by William Ryan2010
Beauty by Raphael Selbourne2010
Dry Season by Dan Smith2010
Mr Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons2010
American Devil by Oliver Stark2010
The Legacy by Katherine Webb2010
A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth2009
The Hungry Ghosts by Anne Berry2009
The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston2009
All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell2009
The Harrowing by Robert Dinsdale2009
Days of Grace by Catherine Hall2009
An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay2009
The Swansong of Wilbur McCrum by Bronia Kita2009
Cold Earth by Sarah Moss2009
Opposite Bastard (New Writing) by Simon Packham2009
Shame on You by Clara Salaman2009
The J-Word by Andrew Sanger2009
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw2009
Black Rock by Amanda Smyth2009
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama2009
The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams2008
One Man's Empire (Macmillan New Writing) by Geoffrey Bird2008
The Paradise Trail by Duncan Campbell2008
How To Survive Your Sisters by Ellie Campbell2008
The Palace of Strange Girls by Sallie Day2008
The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas2008
The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato2008
Testament by Alis Hawkins2008
Out of a Clear Sky by Sally Hinchcliffe2008
Nights Beneath the Nation by Denis Kehoe2008
Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom2008
The End of Sleep: A Novel by Rowan Somerville2008
The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling2008
Monster Love by Carol Topolski2008
An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson2008
The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse2008
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett2007
Alby and Me by John C Bird2007
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies2007
My Side of the Story by Will Davis2007
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki2007
Playing with the Moon by Eliza Graham2007
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn2007
White Rose Rebel by Janet Paisley2007
Absolution by Caro Ramsay2007
Asboville by Danny Rhodes2007
The Illumination of Merton Browne by JM Shaw2007
Resistance by Owen Sheers2007
The Lying Tongue by Andrew Wilson2007
The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi2007
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman2006
Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan2006
Shadow of the Serpent by David Ashton2006
Mr Midshipman Fury by G.S. Beard2006
The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne2006
The Emigrant's Farewell by Liam Browne2006
The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther2006
Medicus by Ruth Downie2006
Rites of Spring by Jessica Duchen2006
Mark II by Chris Farnell2006
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna2006
Sorrow of Sisters by Wendy K. Harris2006
Corn Dolls by Patrick Lennon2006
Demo by Alison Miller2006
Daddy's Girls by Tasmina Perry2006
Electricity by Ray Robinson2006
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir2006
Benighted by Kit Whitfield2006
Brethren: An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar by Robyn Young2006
Sayonara Bar by Susan Barker2005
How to Be Famous by Alison Bond2005
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke2005
Best Man by Matt Dunn2005
26a by Diana Evans2005
Dancing On Thorns by Rebecca Horsfall2005
Seventy-Two Virgins by Boris Johnson2005
Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride2005
Fitzgerald's Wood by David Nwokedi2005
The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens2005
Painter Man by Jeff Phelps2005
That We Might Never Meet Again by Philip Robinson2005
The Italian Quarter by Domenica de Rosa2005
Hide and Seek: A Novel by Clare Sambrook2005
The Republic of Trees by Sam Taylor2005
The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth2005
Long Gone Anybody by Susannah Waters2005
Valaida by Candace Allen2004
Frozen by Richard Burke2004
The Land as Viewed from the Sea by Richard Collins2004
Phoenix by John Connor2004
The Glass House by Sophie Cooke2004
The Honeymoon by Justin Haythe2004
How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland2004
The Greatest Gift by Danny Leigh2004
The Bad Mother's Handbook by Kate Long2004
The Society of Others by William Nicholson2004
Run for Home by Sheila Quigley2004
Stillriver by Andrew Rosenheim2004
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff2004
Something Beginning with by Sarah Salway2004
SAINT VALENTINE by Nick Tomlinson2004
The River by Tricia Wastvedt2004
The Sunlit Stage by Simonetta Wenkert2004
Offcomer by Jo Baker2003
The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick2003
What goes round by Maeve Clarke2003
The Navigation Log by Martin Corrick2003
English Correspondence by Janet Davey2003
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan2003
Backlash by Roderic Duncan2003
Spencer's List by Lissa Evans2003
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru2003
The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht2003
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor2003
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson2003
Don't Try This at Home by Katie Pearson2003
A Secret Life by Esther Rantzen2003
Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey by Dan Rhodes2003
Refusal Shoes by Tony Saint2003
Isabel and Rocco by Anna Stothard2003
Stripped Bare by Lowri Turner2003
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh2003


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