I genuinely thought my Kindle had done something weird to the format when I started reading The Art of Taxidermy. I had no idea what was going on until it dawned on me – this book was written in verse.
Dreams belong in books, right? Cussy Mary is just trying to get those dreams to her patrons. Also boo to racists.
A tale of two lives connected by a love of dolls. This is the Marmite book of 2019 – you’ll either love or hate it.
A sumptuous insight into Chinese folklore, ancient superstition and the afterlife.
This book will have you grinning like an absolute nutcase, have you smirking on the bus whilst the person perched next to you gives you a dirty side-eye.
Lies, adultery, a loveless marriage, some men being super pricks, scheming staff and a hint of sneaky romance on the side. Everything you could want in a book.
I love you little book with a hint of witchy vibes. You are the perfect read for winter nights.
Perhaps I’m dead inside. Perhaps I just ‘didn’t get it’, or perhaps my humour, haunting or dark detection switch was set to off that day, but Convenience Store Woman wanders its way into the meh-you’re-alright-but-also-totally-average pile.