As editors for Penguin, a huge number of books cross our desks each year, some great, some just fine, and a rare few that remind us exactly why we read: they whisk us somewhere incredible at a time we need it most, or they show us how we might live better, becoming a crucial part of the fabric of our lives.
In 2021, as ever, we were treated to another handful of those spectacular kinds of books. Below, the editors of Penguin.co.uk reveal the reads that moved them this year.
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