As we know, authors with books out during lockdown really need our help, even if that’s just shouting about their existence. The availability of titles here might change, but this is what I’ve previously rounded up for the month of April.

If your local bookshop has been affected by the shutdown of Gardners (a major book distributor who also runs Hive) you can still pre-order physical books from Waterstones, Foyles, Blackwell’s and Wordery. And of course there are ebooks and audiobooks to keep you going.

As always, inclusion here isn’t an endorsement and dates stated are generally for the UK print edition unless otherwise noted.


Pretending by Holly Bourne (h)
Monstrous Heart by Claire McKenna (h)
Department of Mind-Blowing Theories by Tom Gauld (h)
Most Likely by Sarah Watson (p)


The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (p)
Godshot by Chelsea Bieker (h)(US)
American Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett (h)(US)
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (h)


How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang (h)
Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth (p)


The Switch by Beth O’Leary (h)
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley (h)
Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O’Connell (h)
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold (h)


The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman (p)
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken (h)(US)


Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova (h)(US)
Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar (h)(US)


Goldilocks by Laura Lam (h)
Fake Law by The Secret Barrister (h)
Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters (p)*
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (h)
The Wailing Woman by Maria Lewis (p)*
Q by Christina Dalcher (h)

(e) early ebook release
(p) paperback
(h) hardback
(US) US only
* ebook already available