Nominations are now open for the Reader's Choice, and it's very easy to nominate: simply comment below the article explaining why a particular book should win.

The rest of the longlist will be taken from books publishers have sent - these will tend to be big presses, so this is really your chance to give a smaller press and less-known individual the spotlight.

I was very grateful to be the Reader's Choice two years ago, and chuffed that my nomination (May-Lan Tan) made it the next year. I think I might have to abstain from commenting this time around!