This week Rob and Kate select their books of the year 2015!
Here are our choices:
Best re-read – Rob: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson / Kate: didn’t reread anything! Best SFF – Rob: The Peripheral by William Gibson / Kate: The Shore by Sara Taylor Best mystery/thriller – Rob: Disclaimer by Renee Knight / Kate: The Girls by Emma Cline, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters Best historical – Rob: The Architects Apprentice by Elif Shafak / Kate: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale The Simon Savidge Best Nazi Novel Award – Rob: Any Human Heart by William Boyd / Kate: The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis Best comic novel – Rob: Seconds by Bryan Lee o’Malley / Kate: Othergirl by Nicole Burstein, Remix by Non Pratt Most un-put-down-able – Rob: Any Human Heart by William Boyd / Kate: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill or Golden Son by Pierce Brown Best non-fiction – Rob: Becoming Steve Jobs / Kate: The Vagenda by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Coslett Best sense of place – Rob: The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson / Kate: After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah Perry, In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume Most manipulative – Rob: The Grown up by Gillian Flynn / Kate: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill Most emotional/moving – Rob: A Little Life by Hanya Yanaghara / Kate: The Followers by Rebecca Wait Best in translation – Rob: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz / Kate: Letter from an Unknown Woman by Stefan Zweig Best book-of-the-film – Rob: Kingsman Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons / Kate: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill Favourite lead character – Rob: Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird / Kate: the narrator, Monsters by Emerald Fennell Best villain – Rob: Mr Mercedes by Stephen King / Kate: Mark Watney, from The Martian by Andy Weir Most unusual/surprising – Rob: The Invisible Man by HG Wells / Kate: Unbecoming by Jenny Downham, A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Authors who’ve passed away – Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander books Book of the Year – Rob: To Kill A Mockingbird / Kate: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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