Which has been YOUR favourite book of 2019? The one book you couldn't put down, haven't stopped thinking about, or couldn't wait to recommend to friends? We're looking for books that were published this year (from 1 January 2019) in either paperback or hardback, but won't be too precious about it.
Fill in the form below with your choice along with 100–300 words on why it's your book of 2019 and we'll share some of our favourites using #HayBookOfTheYear. By submitting your selection below you'll also be entering a prize draw to win a festive book bundle from Hay Festival – see terms and conditions below.
A shortlist of your submissions will be discussed at a special event at Hay Festival Winter Weekend this November, before our overall Hay Festival Book of the Year 2019 is chosen.