Ep 90; Books We Are Excited About Coming Early 2014

Gavin is back! Just a one-off as it’s that time of the year again where Simon and Gavin look forward to the next six month’s book releases and select their twelves choices, they also sneak a few extras  (‘they’ being mostly Simon).

Before they read out their choices Simon and Gavin have a little catch up and then after the main event discuss their (lack of) new year’s resolutions.

Don’t worry if you didn’t catch the whole list as here they are:

Simon’s selections are:


The Night Guest – Fiona McFarlane



The Last Asylum – Barbara Taylor

Irene – Pierre LeMaitre

The Bear – Claire Cameron


Writers Block – Judith Flanders

The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Why Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic – Katy Colquhoun


A God in Every Stone – Kamila Shamsie


The House of Fiction – Susan Swingler


I am China – Xiaolu Guo

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healy

Mother Island – Bethan Roberts

Gavin’s choices are:


The Girl With All The Gifts – M R Carey

The Echo – James Smythe


Babayaga  – Toby Barlow

The Gospel of Loki – Joanne M Harris

Cat out of Hell – Lynne Truss

Annihilation (The Southern Reach Trilogy) – Jeff VanderMeer


Clariel – Garth Nix


The Librarian – Mikhail Elizarov

Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor

Telling Tales – Patience Agbabi


The Three – Sarah Lot


Bête – Adam Roberts

And there we have it, twenty four exciting books to look forward to.

Thomas will be back with Simon in two weeks time with your regular edition of The Readers.

Have a happy new year everyone!

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