Are we human, or animal? Well, a bit of both according to Sara Pascoe. Her literary debut takes an intelligent look at behaviour and evolutionary characteristics, and asks whether our genetic make-up or cultural background defines our gender and sexuality.
New York-based writer David Means is usually associated with the short story form, but here he makes his first foray into the "wide-open space" that a novel offers.
The bestselling author of A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian returns to page-turning form with this addictive tale of death, (a lack of) sex, and the London property market.
The best-selling author returns with a hilarious, heart-warming and happy-ever-after book which tells the story of Nina, who follows her heart, and her dreams, to a new life in the countryside.
Welcome to The Brilliant & Forever – a unique literary festival for a unique Scottish island.
You know the phrase, stick to your day job? Well I am so glad that Rob Ewing didn’t follow that way of thinking.
American academic Katie Roiphe has a track record of tackling tricky subjects, such as pay inequality and sexual politics.
The diversity and beauty of life is the metaphor for the eponymous sparkle jar in this very unconventional memoir from Springwatch presenter and conservationist Chris Packham.
It's 2029, and driverless cars, household cyborgs and children named after search engines are the norm - but so are water shortages, hyperinflation and the sight of commuters routinely weeping on their way to work.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. But what happens in Robin Wasserman's Girls On Fire is no teddy bears' picnic.
One of the easiest to spot signs that a guide book is doing its job is that it survives into a 12th edition. That is the case with Scotland the Best, Peter Irvine’s fully revised guide to the finest features of the country.
Fletcher, a historian specialising in the Renaissance and whose work has been praised by Hilary Mantel, here excavates the intriguing figure of Florence's first Medici Duke, born a bastard and possibly of mixed race origin.
For a topical read that packs a punch, this is an angry and unapologetic first novel from the prize-winning short-story writer Lisa Blower.
Stylistically similar to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, the characters in Jules Grant's debut novel do not only speak in dialect, they narrate in it too.
Only one thing is for certain when reading Nicola Barker's latest and totally brilliant, yet unclassifiable novel - you have absolutely no idea which direction the story is heading in.
We'll Always Have Paris is a memoir from journalist and award-winning blogger Emma Beddington.
He was a constructive disturber of the peace, a raw but highly intelligent artist, a man for all good causes.
Over three months over the summer of 2015, Lorraine Wilson from Dundee, travelled solo through Europe by train, stopping at 57 destinations in 21 countries and covering 11,500 miles.
Take a disillusioned hotel receptionist, an embittered former priest and a recently released hitman and what do you get? Yet another madcap tale from one of Sweden's most popular literary exports, Jonas Jonasson, the author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window And Disappeared.
How well do you know your colleagues? You may have forged good friendships in the workplace, but this psychological thriller from Tammy Cohen will have you questioning everyone you know. What are they hiding? Who are they really?
It's fitting that futurist Richard Watson kicks off this tome with a quote from former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, as he certainly comes out fighting.
To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, the Royal Collection Trust has published a new children's book, written by Davide Cali, the well-known author of books for children and young adults and illustrated with highly original collage illustrations by Kate Slater.
James Leatham was a prominent figure in his day, has been all but forgotten because he was a radical independent socialist who refused to be restricted by any ‘party line’.
Malorie Blackman, former children's laureate, wrote what is undeniably one of the best Young Adult fiction series of all time. It's a travesty that Noughts And Crosses hasn't yet been made into a big-budget film franchise - but then, movie producers are damningly hesitant when it comes to stories that tackle race, power and segregation.
Chocolat author Joanne Harris' latest book is a sequel to her 2005 psychological thriller Gentlemen & Players, set in the same Yorkshire boys grammar school, St Oswald's, a year after that novel was set.
Bestseller Nora Roberts returns with a new thriller. Naomi Carson will be 12 in two days time. During one humid night, the youngster follows her father, convinced he is planning her present.
Did you know Queen Mary had a strong German accent? I didn’t, and neither apparently did the throng of Clydesiders who turned up to see her launch the Cunard liner named after her in 1934 and were somewhat surprised to hear her speak.
Make sure you are not home alone when you tackle this Scandinavian thriller, which records detective Jeanette Kihlberg's attempts to track a deranged killer.
David F Ross made a striking entrance to Scottish fiction last year with his debut novel, The Last Days of Disco, and his latest work continues in much the same vein.
For fans of Irvine Welsh's fiction, Frank Begbie is a terrifying proposition. Remorseless, humourless and prone to flurries of extreme violence, he is feared (and secretly ridiculed) by his friends and foes. But in his this outing, Welsh shows his hardman character in a new light.
As April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, there are a slew of books honouring the playwright, including Tony Bradman's tale making the Bard extremely accessible for readers aged 7-10.
Book review: The Path: A New Way To Think About Everything by Professor Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
There is no shortage of pop-psychology and self-help literature clogging up the nation's bookshelves. Not much of it, however, can claim the pedigree of The Path, a beginner's guide to Chinese philosophy co-authored by a Harvard professor and a journalist from prestigious US magazine, The Atlantic.