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


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