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Favourite 15 Books

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
  • Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovksy
  • WOOL, by Hugh Howey
  • 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver
  • The Dinner, by Herman Koch
  • Batavia, by Peter FitzSimons
  • Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • The Beach, by Alex Garland
  • The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston
  • The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
  • The Mistborn Trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson

There’s a bit of a surreal/gothic/sci-fi/fantasy theme going on here. I’m not very consistent when it comes to genres – sometimes I’ll be on a speculative fiction kick, sometimes psychological thriller/crime, sometimes non-fiction. But the one thing that all of these books have in common is that they’ve all left an impact; reading them changed me in some way. Hard-hitting, confronting, deeply unnerving – some of them are genre-changing, and all of them pack an emotional punch and make us questions things about ourselves and the world we live in.

I love hearing about other peoples’ favourite books – what are yours? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Favourite 15 Books

    1. “Wool” is absolutely fantastic! Hugh Howey is a very talented author. It’s the first book in a trilogy, but I think it stands best when just read as a stand-alone.

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