Red’s literary editor selects some of the best books we have to look forward to this year.

The bestselling books of 2017 were Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients, David Walliams’ Bad Dadand Origin by Dan Brown.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

UK booksellers are scrambling for stock of Michael Wolff’s sensational Fire and Fury exposé of Donald Trump’s presidency. Free speech groups have praised Little, Brown’s decision to release Michael Wolff’s tell-all book on Donald Trump’s presidency despite the UK’s strict libel laws and legal threats from the president. The Guardian was quick on the uptake to review the book.

Staff at The Pool are reading Leila Slimani’s Lullaby and Craig Brown’s Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret this week, among other books.

Lily Cole — a model who has a double first from Cambridge — has responded to the controversy over her appointment to the Bronte Society.


Why do writers sometimes refuse knighthoods?

Mark Billingham speaks to the Guardian about the books that made him.