The Undertaking
by Audrey Magee
Date recommended: 15 September 2014
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
A deceptively simple, light narrative of a man revisiting his childhood home, where all is not as it seems
Date recommended: 16 June 2014
by Isabel Allende
Quirky modern crime novel set in San Francisco.
Date recommended: 17 February 2014
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
Date recommended: 16 December 2013
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
Date recommended: 12 November 2013
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.
Date recommended: 14 October 2013
Where'd you go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Date recommended: 29 July 2013
Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussman
A beautiful, astonishing, sensual account of long, hot summers on Martha's Vineyard where life is ruptured by betrayal and deception.
Date recommended: 21 May 2013
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is a beautiful and moving tale of love and loss, in Burma and New York, in the 1950s and the present day.
Date recommended: 25 March 2013
Why be happy when you could be normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.
Date recommended: 14 January 2013