Bird Box By: Josh Malerman – “a terrifying psychological thriller that will haunt you long after reading”. There’s a movie on Netflix based on the story, but I’m bit scared of watching it. Have you seen it, what do you think?
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle By: Stuart Turton – “A brilliantly original high-concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception by way of Agatha Christie.”
Sunburn By: Laura Lippman – another psychological thriller, recommended by Roxanne Gay: ‘Thrilling . . . I read this book at a furious pace and never forgot about it all year.’
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them By: Scarlett Curtis – I’m a feminist and I love pink! The list of women involved in the project is amazing, and I need to listen to their stories.
A Heart in a Body in the World By: Deb Caletti – “Each step on Annabelle’s 2,700 mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti’s novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward.” Young adult book with the fascinating premise that could break my heart.
How Do You Like Me Now? By: Holly Bourne – “The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.”
Becoming By: Michelle Obama – I love memoirs narrated by the authors themselves, and I couldn’t ignore Michelle Obama and her story! I already started it and it’s amazing.
Normal People By: Sally Rooney – I read in one of the reviews that it’s a Pride and Prejudice for millennials, and that convinced me that I must listen to it.
The Water Cure By: Sophie Mackintosh – those two quotes made me buy it: ‘Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It transported me, savaged me, filled me with hope and fear. It felt like a book I’d been waiting to read for a long time’ Emma Jane Unsworth and ‘If you’re a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale you’ll love this one’ Evening Standard. Also, it was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2018.
Conversations with Friends By: Sally Rooney – contemporary love story, complex ménage-à-quatre.
Save the Date By: Morgan Matson – said to be a cute contemporary YA novel, and I wanted to read something by Morgan Matson for a while.
Sadie By: Courtney Summers – “An innovative audiobook production featuring more than 30 voices, Sadie explores the depth of a sister’s love – poised to be the next story listeners won’t be able to pause.” I am a big fan of full-cast audiobooks, so I had to pick this one up.