My Favourite Books of 2018

In no particular order, here are my favourite books of this year. I reviewed most of them in The Big Issue magazine, if you’re interested. Happy Christmas!

Sayaka Murata, Convenience Store Woman (Portobello)

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Sara Gran, The Infinite Blacktop (Faber)

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William Boyle, Gravesend (No Exit)



William Boyle, The Lonely Witness (No Exit)

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Megan Abbott, Give Me Your Hand (Picador)

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George Pelecanos, The Man Who Came Uptown (Orion)

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Laura Lippman, Sunburn (Faber)



Willy Vlautin, Don’t Skip Out On Me (Faber)

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Amelie Nothomb, Strike Your Heart (Europa)

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Nick Drnaso, Sabrina (Granta)



Mikita Brottman, An Unexplained Death (Canongate)

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Jeff Tweedy, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) (Faber)


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