1) The Poppy War, R. F. Kuang

2) Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood

3) Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller

4) Necronomicon, H. P. Lovecraft

5) The Machine Stops, E. M. Forster

6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling

7) Whispers Under Ground, Ben Aaronovich

8) The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín

9) The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters

10) The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden

11) The Invincible, Stanislaw Lem

12) The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak

13) Oval, Elvia Wilk

14) Lieutenant Hornblower, C. S. Forester

15) Last Orders, Graham Swift

16) Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir

17) The Reality Dysfunction, Peter Hamilton

18) Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, Philip K. Dick

19) Gnomon, Nick Harkaway

20) Permafrost, Alastair Reynolds

21) The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon

22) The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall

23) Last Friends, Jane Gardam

24) How to Pronounce Knife, Souvankham Thammavongsa

25) The Axe and the Throne, M. D. Ireman

26) Amazons!, ed. Jessica Amanda Salmonson

27) King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard

28) Excession, Iain M. Banks

29) Pain: A Very Short Introduction, Rob Boddice

30) A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor

31) Cécile is Dead , Georges Simenon (trans. Anthea Bell)

32) The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Female Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars, N.A. Durova (trans. Mary Fleming Zirin) 

33) Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch

34)The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio

35) The Queen in Hiding, Sarah Kozloff


The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939-1940, Iris Origo

The Carter of La Providence, Georges Simenon (trans. David Coward)

Tangled Hair: Selected Tanka from Midaregami, Akiko Yosano (trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda)

Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

Pattern Recognition, William Gibson

Death of a Naturalist, Seamus Heaney

Fraud: Essays, David Rakoff

All the Dogs of My Life, Elizabeth von Arnim

Miles from Nowhere, Nami Mun

Some Tame Gazelle, Barbara Pym

Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot

Land of Smoke, Sara Gallardo (trans. Jessica Sequeira)

Swan: Poems and Prose Poems, Mary Oliver

War in Val D’Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944, Iris Origo

Aetherial Worlds, Tatyana Tolstaya (trans. Anya Migdal)

Dreamtigers, Jorge Luis Borges (trans. Mildred Boyer and Harold Morland)

Skin Folk, Nalo Hopkinson

Thurber’s Dogs, James Thurber

Maigret and the Flemish Shop, Georges Simenon (trans. Geoffrey Sainsbury)

Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

A Horse Walks Into a Bar, David Grossman (trans. Jessica Cohen)

Hot Water, P. G. Wodehouse

Post-War Japanese Poetry, trans. and ed. Harry and Lynn Guest and Kajima Shozo

Fantastic Night: Tales of Longing and Liberation, Stefan Zweig (trans. Anthea Bell)

Tales of the Tikongs, Epeli Hau’ofa

The Sweet Dove Died, Barbara Pym

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, Robyn Maynard

Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A., Eve Babitz

The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa (trans. Stephen Snyder)

Wow, no thank you., Samantha Irby

More Than Somewhat, Damon Runyon

Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm

Sonnets, William Shakespeare

There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (trans. and ed., Keith Gessen and Anna Summers)

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays, Esmé Weijun Wang

Maigret at the Gai-Moulin, Georges Simenon (trans. Geoffrey Sainsbury)

The Journal to Eliza & Letters to Eliza, Laurence Sterne

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk (trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

In the Land of Pain, Alphonse Daudet (ed. and trans. Julian Barnes)

I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer, Ahmet Altan (trans. Yasemin Çongar)

Cane, Jean Toomer

The Vinland Sagas, trans. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson

Cox’s Diary, William Makepeace Thackeray

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Elizabeth Tova Bailey

Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury, Peter Strohm

The Confessions of Lady Nijō, trans. Karen Brazell

The Walk, Robert Walser (trans. Christopher Middleton with Susan Bernofsky)