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


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