Ender's Game - Scott Orson Card (seriously, why does everyone rave about this?)
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn (a crime page turner I enjoyed)
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (witty end of the world satire)
Before I Go to Sleep - S J Watson (really not my thing. Don't know what came over me)
Life after Life - Kate Atkinson (clever clever book. Too clever? Does it actually have anything to say?)
Into the Woods - John Yorke (not redesigning the wheel but an interesting read nonetheless)
When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro (I really couldn't recommend this to anyone. Sorry!)
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders - Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry (absolutely fascinating!)
The Quick - Lauren Owen (some quite evocative parts lost their impact in the OTT plot)
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (INCREDIBLY disappointing)
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King ('twas okay. Not exactly a return to form but not a turkey either)
What Dies in Summer - Tom Wright (quite enjoyed some parts of this but it felt underdeveloped)
Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert (preferred it to Dune. Very dark and fatalistic)
Pompeii - Robert Harris (I shamelessly enjoyed this. Painstakingly researched, has the nod from Mary Beard and does what it says on the tin)
The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer (it had its moments)
Drive - James Sallis (hard boiled pulpy LA low lifes)
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell (LOVED IT - ALL OF IT)
California - Edan Lepucki (a couple struggle with dystopian living. Some quite cool bits but went off at the end)
She Must Have Known: The Trial of Rosemary West (non-fiction so unusual for me. Explores the case from the courtroom)
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