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!