by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, paperback £9.99 for young adults and above (reviewed by Amelia)

This stunningly written book is definitely one of the best things that I have read during the most recent lockdown. It is set in a peculiar coffee shop in a forgotten alley of Tokyo, and is a place where customers can explore the question “what would you do if you could travel back in time?”. Finding out is simple, as all you have to do is return before the coffee gets cold…
The story follows four visitors, with motivations ranging from seeing a daughter that they were never able to meet, to confronting the man who left her. This is a beautiful book that you will be unable to put down, and by the end you feel as if the characters are some of your oldest friends.