The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Kate Summerscale*

a bit of Don Quixote
(my New Year's resolution is to read it throughout the year, and finish it)

Emergency Sex (and Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone Heidi Postlewait, Kenneth Cain and Andrew Thomson


Believe Me by Nina Killham

Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

Couples by John Updike


The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Post Office Girl by Stefan Sweig*


One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding

Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold

A Mercy by Toni Morrison


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stig Larssen

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig


Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden

March by Geraldine Brooks


Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Listening Below the Noise by Anne Leclaire

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls


The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Small Wars by Sadie Jones

One Day by David Nicholls

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland


Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout*

Dirt Music by Tim Winton

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Deaf Sentence by David Lodge


Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

The Hare and the Tortoise by Elizabeth Jenkins

Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

Any Human Heart by William Boyd*

The 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi


When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Legend of a Suicide by David Vann

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin*

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson