The New Year is the perfect time to reorganise your bookshelf and make room for all those new books on your reading list. Decluttering expert Marie Kondo offers her top tips on tidying your books, with this extract from her new book Spark Joy.

Helen Dunmore’s remarkable new novel Exposure will take you on an emotional journey of forbidden love and the deepest betrayal. In light of her new book, the author reflects on the process of reading in an essay that explores how we read not just with our eyes, but with our hearts.

The most famous author you’ve never heard of, Stefan Zweig’s influence has been an inspiration for many, from Ali Smith to Wes Anderson. His one and only novel, Impatience of the Heart, has been newly translated for 2016, and is a story that explores how one moment can change a life forever.

Jane Fallon, author of Strictly Between Us, talks us through her process of taking a blank page and turning it into a fully-fledged novel.

Fiona Barton, author of 2016’s compelling new thriller The Widow, discusses the process of writing that crucial first chapter, and bringing Jean’s voice to life.

A new year is always such an exciting prospect, and one of our favourite quotes is from Neil Gaiman on making the most of the fresh start a new year can bring.       

We’ve scattered some of our most talked about books and authors of 2015 in our very own crossword. Can you find them all?